Vance Joy is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne and has already hit the Australian top ten with the brilliant Riptide. The 25 year old's acoustic indie tune almost sounds tailor made for charming and quirky independent film soundtracks. It has a warm summer evening feel to it and will hopefully manage some interational chart success in the coming months!
TJ Bilham is an upcoming singer-songwriter from Glasgow who's set to release his new single One More Kiss in September. The single, co-written with Andy Brown from Lawson, showcases TJ's instantly distinctive and powerful deep voice. It boasts an anthemic chorus and some fantastic pop-rock production similar to Katy Perry's hit Waking Up In Vegas.
Matt Cardle is hardly a rising star so perhaps it's cheating to include him in this post but his profile has certainly been resurrected with the release of his new single Loving You, a duet with Spice Girl Melanie C. The rousing duet, written by Matt, is set to be his biggest hit since he won X Factor 2010 (beating One Direction no less!) with the now million selling single When We Collide. Sounding like a cross between James Morrison and Nelly Furtado's Broken Strings and Melanie C's own Bryan Adams collaboration When You're Gone, the duo put everything into this fantastic song and it seems certain to debut inside the UK top 15 this weekend, giving them both their biggest hit single in years!