hmv's Next Big Thing... #225 Briston Maroney
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you hazy folk type Briston Maroney...
Who Is He?
Maroney is 21 years old and grew up in Tennessee and Florida. Now settled in Nashville, he's released a series of tracks and is building himself a big reputation, a reputation a world away from his foray into music, which consisted of an audition for American Idol.
He's newly signed up with Parlophone Records, has just dropped a new EP and will tour the UK in October.
What Does He Sound Like?
Maroney blends the dreamy folk-pop of The Shins with the bite of early White Stripes and the rambunctious power of Kings Of Leon.
Why Should I Be Excited?
Elegant folk with warm, warm fuzz layered over the top of it. It's a lovely sound.
Can I Hear Something?
For sure. You can hear his new jam 'Fool's Good' below: