Ones To Watch 2019

Ones To Watch 2019
It's that time of year once again where we look back on a fantastic twelve months here at Caesar Live N Loud, and also to the year ahead. This is a list of new acts I've discovered and others I've grown to love even more and I can't wait to hear what they have in store for us in 2019!

As always, to make a list of the Ones To Watch is quite difficult and I struggled to keep a list of 10 (this one is actually 12 but I've got a good reason). It was a great year for new music and I am proud and honoured to have been able to share music from these artists, and many others, with you guys.

alextbh

alextbh

22-year-old Malaysian singer-songwriter alextbh is an R&B breakthrough artist with his lush, soulful vocals and infectious melodies. His groovy and sensual single Still Mine got me hooked on his music with walls, a stunning R&B ballad, cementing my love to his voice and musical talents.
Alex is a self-taught producer who at a young age taught himself music software programs so that he could produce his own beats. He has also designed and produced his own videos with friends. Alex is also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community in Malaysia and has a desire to create a future for queer people in Malaysia!

Archie Faulks

Archie Faulks

London-based singer-songwriter Archie Faulks is not a stranger to music as he first released music under the moniker of Tenterhook back in 2014. Deciding to create a piece of more honest and heartfelt music he left behind that moniker and earlier this year released his debut single It Rains, as Archie Faulks.
But it was his touching single Blackout that made me fall in love with his music. I am a sucker for emotionally-charged songs with great songwriting and a melancholic atmosphere and this song has it all. To accompany the song Archie unveiled a music video which conveys a surreal dreamlike ambience that simultaneously straddles both the romantic and unnerving; an ethereal visual journey into the fantastic and unsettling mindset of an individual plagued by lonely, obsessive desire.

bülow

bülow

17-year-old Netherlands-based bülow, surprised me this year with her smooth vocals and infectious cuts of Electro Pop music. A child of the globe, the bright-eyed young singer has grown up in five countries including Canada, Germany, the UK, the US, and is currently finishing high-school in The Netherlands. 

With 2 EPs released this year, Damaged Vol 1 & 2, she has gifted with incredible pop gems such as Not A Love Song and You & Jennifer. Her most recent release, Two Punks In Love, is a more stripped back, folksy approach to her music and showcases her versatility as an artist and songwriter. bülow is truly a very talented artist and I'm glad I get to know her music! 

Grace Carter

Grace Carter

British rising star Grace Carter has gifted us this year with stunning music that showcased her powerful and soulful vocals via songs like the emotionally charged single Silhouette.

Grace grew up in Brighton listening to the likes of Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, which is evident in her powerful songwriting, which shows emotional and musical maturity.  She has just released her debut EP, Why Her Not Me, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for 2019. Armed with emotionally exposing songs and a once-seen-never-forgotten live presence, make way for Grace Carter.

Lewis Capaldi


Since his debut track Bruises exploded online last year, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has been able to boast incredibly rare markers in his still fledgling career, whether it be selling a staggering 50,000 headline show tickets, amassing over 200 million plays across streaming services & selling out no less than three back-to-back headline tours, with demand outstripping supply at every turn.

He just appeared on my radar this year with the powerful single Grace which was accompanied by a funny video which immediately caught my attention. Lewis has such powerful and distinctive vocals that get you to feel each and every word he sings and that was highlighted in his latest single, the heartfelt piano-based ballad Someone You Loved. This song is so raw in emotion and it is so powerful that I can't wait to hear what he has for us in 2019!

Lyves

Lyves

Following the release of her stunning single Certain Things (which reached No. 1 on Hype Machine), London-based, alt-soul, singer-songwriter and producer Lyves won my heart with her gorgeous and magical single