Other... - January 14, 2015

hmv's Next Big Thing... #2 Sinead Harnett
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hmv's Next Big Thing... #2 Sinead Harnett

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week's it's sultry songstress Sinead Harnett...

Who Is She?

Harnett hails from London and bizarrely owes her start in music to Twitter. Eccentric rapper Wiley tweeted that he needed a singer to do backing vocals on his new single 'Walk Away' and although there were hundreds of applicants, he settled on Harnett. 

More high profile hook-ups followed with Disclosure and Rudimental, before she started out on the solo path. Her debut album is now in its final stages and will be out later this year. 


Who Does She Sound Like?

Harnett's sound is a sultry one, with her voice paired up with distant electronics and groovy guitars. You can hear plenty of Lauryn Hall and Aaliyah in there, along with flecks of early Lil Kim, Jessie Ware and Sade. 


Why should I be excited?

She's got an incredible voice and the ears of the world's hottest producers, what else do you need? 

When you say ‘Big’? What do you mean?

With singer-songwriters it's impossible to tell, the good ones either strike pay dirt and end up in Ed Sheeran territory, or end up in respectable mid-level venues and sales. Or instinct is the latter, more like BANKS or London Grammar, that sort of status. 


Can I hear something?

Sure. Her recent single 'No Other Way' is below for you and available here in our digital store. 

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