The Brit List: Summer of London – Music

Ben Howard

Ben Howard in concert at the Scala, London, Britain - 26 Oct 2011 (Photo by Helen Boast/Music Pics/Rex Features via AP Images)

Style: Soulful Acoustic Folk

What’s The Story: Ben Howard is one of the many young artists emerging from the burgeoning British indie-folk scene. Word-of-mouth buzz and vigorous touring has helped this singer-songwriter build a religiously devoted following across the pond. Howard’s smokey vocals and cello-infused acoustic renderings have won the hearts of girls all over the UK.

Video Pick:
Ben Howard on Jools Holland performing “Old Pine.”

In the Headlines: Howard’s brooding cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge is currently making its rounds on the interwebs: (Via Spinner

What’s Next: Summer festivals, galore! Followed by a North American tour in the fall in support of his debut album, Every Kingdom. Tour dates here.

For Fans Who Like: Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons

Recommended Track:
“The Wolves”

NEXT: The Maccabees

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