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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycenius View Post
    Definitely The War On Drugs is up there.

    I used to think John Mayer was pretty awesome, and although I still enjoy his music (mainly the earlier albums like Room for Squares, Heavier Things, etc) I don't know if I'd consider him in this category (but TBF I have not listened to his most recent post-2010 work)... In some ways to me he's like Chris Isaak (who I also enjoy) - both are a little 'paint by numbers' as musicians IMO.
    I often listen to "San Francisco Days" album by Isaak. It creates a certain mood. (And Isaak really puts on a fun live show; his band has been with him forever and they do seem to really enjoy playing)
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    Riverside, a Polish progressive rock band. Sadly the original lead guitarist who was obviously a Dave Gilmour fan died a couple of years ago.

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    Hidden Orchestra
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    Portico Quartet
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Hidden Orchestra
    GoGo Penguin
    Portico Quartet
    Where do you find these bands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Where do you find these bands?

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    I think Hidden Orchestra I heard on 6 Music the others from Spotify UK Jazz


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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I think Hidden Orchestra I heard on 6 Music the others from Spotify UK Jazz


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    Most of the bands I find that I haven't previously heard of come from Radio Paradise, War on Drugs being one of them. I can go for hours on Radio Paradise without hearing a band I recognise sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Hidden Orchestra
    GoGo Penguin
    Portico Quartet
    I saw GoGo Penguin in Manchester a few years ago, along side Mathew Halsall & The Godwana Orchestra, another band of the same ilk, amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    I saw GoGo Penguin in Manchester a few years ago, along side Mathew Halsall & The Godwana Orchestra, another band of the same ilk, amazing!
    I should have added Matthew Halsall as well!
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    Discovered this on NPR a few years back. It was released in 2010 and I think it's their only full album. There is an EP, but most of the songs are on this album. It has a flapper / burlesque kind of sound, but I'd put it under Pop/Rock. All songs were written by April Smith and boy howdy, can she sing! If not 5 stars it comes awfully close.

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    I can second GoGo Penguin and Riverside being mentioned here. Have seen both two times now and would always go again.

    It's hard to limit myself to only three artists. But if I'd have to these would be my favorites (I'm also mentioning country, main instruments, genre)

    Michael Wollny (de, p, jazz)
    Nils Frahm (de, p/kb, electronica/ambient)
    Anna Ternheim (se, voc/gt, singer-songwriter)

    Here are some more that would also nicely fit (in alphabetical order):

    Ëlafur Arnalds (is, p/var., classical/electronica/ambient)
    Courtney Barnett (au, voc/gt, indie-rock)
    Ane Brun (no, voc/gt, singer-songwriter)
    Tina Dico (dk, voc/gt, singer-songwriter)
    Mathias Eick (no, tr/var., jazz)
    Ben Howard (uk, voc/gt, singer-songwriter)
    London Grammer (uk, voc/var., indie-pop)
    Ibrahim Maalouf (lb/fr, tr, jazz)
    Agnes Obel (dk, voc, singer-songwriter)
    Martin Tingvall (se, p, jazz)
    Nils WŘlker (de, tr, jazz)

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