Bands to Watch #141: Ellie Goulding

By on Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 at 12:00 pm

Ellie Goulding (side)Here at There Goes The Fear, we’re set on bringing you new music – fast. We want to get you in on the know, way before the big wigs at Radio 1 finally decide to play the records a whole 6 months later. We’re already asking you, the readers, to tell us who you think will be big in 2010, but be sure to keep a check on TGTF for our coming musical tip-offs.

One lady who I think deserves a place on your list is Ellie Goulding, a super cute electro star from Wales. Goulding is currently busying herself supporting, quite aptly, BBC’s Sound of 2009 winner, Little Boots. The question on everyone’s lips, however, is will Ellie be the one to take Miss. Boots’ glittery crown in 2010…?

Well, Goulding certainly has a great chance with her contagiously catchy synth-pop. Her music is quite literally packed-full of hooks just waiting to anchor themselves deep inside your brain. But as well as embracing electronica, Ellie also mixes a gentle wisp of folk into her music, which is super complimented by that quirky, buoyant voice of hers.

As well as counting Perez Hilton as fan, Ellie recently blagged herself a spot on the coveted Later With Jools Holland, which, for an upcoming artist, is always a good sign. Goulding’s music is both edgy enough to appeal to indie kids, but is similarly sprinkled with just the right amount of pop beats to please listeners of Chris Moyles. Basically, this girl is a sure-fire hit, and, in my opinion, certainly deserves a spot on your ’10 for 2010′.

Do you agree? Vote now!

And while you’re here, be sure to check out Ellie’s brand spanking new video to ‘Under the Sheets’, below.


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