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    Fryars

    Location: London

    Fryars didn't let a few years of label limbo get him down, finally releasing POWER, a sweeping, experimental pop gem that is packed with both soaring instantly catchy choruses and moody, reflective moments of minimalism on November 14. The album is actually his second, and Ben Garrett, the man behind Fryars, also has songwriting credits on Lily Allen's Sheezus and a feature on Rae Morris' (another English artist to look out for) excellent "Cold."

    Regardless, he should still be known and appreciated on a wider scale than he is right now, and if people give POWER the chance it deserves, it could be the turning point.