@ everyone else; please excuse the inclusion of some male artists in this reply. It's not my intention to polute/dilute/derail the thread. This is just a one-off, specifically in response to request for artist suggestions, as per quote below:
Originally Posted by Dreaming Of A Better ...
i like Sarah Jaffe, Melody Gardot, and Beth Gibbons (Portishead), i'd be grateful if anyone could recommend me some singers to check out :)
Re' Melody Gardot, you might like Stacey Kent. Not exactly the same, but... well, just check her out and make up your own mind:
Also check out Rumer:
Re' Beth Gibbons, I don't have a specific suggestion for anyone similar, but, on the Portishead side of things, I highly recommend you take a listen to John Martyn's cover of 'Glorybox' - it's absolutely superb:
I used listen to Portishead, Morcheeba, and Massive Attack a lot, during my university days... memories... If you haven't heard Morcheeba or Massive Attack, you might find enough of their sound in common with Portishead's 'trip-hoppy' sound:
Axiom Funk (feat. Bootsy Collins):
Nightmares on Wax:
Re' Sarah Jaffe, you might try Julia Stone:
and, although they are male artists, you might like Ray LaMontagne:
And, of course, there's Lana Del Ray, though she seems to attract strongly polarised love/hate opinions from the listening public, so she may not be your cup of tea:
Or Paloma Faith:
If I think of any others, I'll let you know. To be honest, I didn't find it particularly easy coming up with suggestions for the 3 artists you mentioned, because all three of them have quite a unique sound.
Edited by Mython - 12/23/13 at 11:32am