I typed up one of these a while back but since then I've found a lot more bands/singers that are really cool but also really under the radar. So without further delay here are the bands;
Description: Femm (an acronym for Far East Mention Mannequins) is a very new band formed in 2014, in Japan.This duo has an electronic pop sound, usually up beat. RiRi and LuLa are pretty odd and that's what makes them cool--they have really unique videos. What makes them really interesting is that RiRi and LuLa are really mannequin voiced by Honey-B and W-Trouble. When live the two (Honey and W) try to mimic a mannequin style. They often have 'girl power' (as it has been called) themed lyrics.
Have a listen;
Party All Night: link
FxxK Boyz Get Money: link
Genre: Indie Pop
Zella Day is an American singer who started making music in 2012. If you're into bands like Borns or MGMT or singers like Lana Del Ray (she reminds me of her espically), then you'd probably enjoy Zella's music. Zella's songs bring to me a rather hipster feeling. Like her music is perfect for those lazy summer days. For me they have a sort of dreamy quality. Her song 'Sacrifice' was played on the Insurgent soundtrack.
Mustang Kids: link
Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
Getting her start in the year of 2008, Kreayshawn is an American singer with an iffy reputation. Her songs get both a lot of hate and a lot of love. To be honest her vocals take some getting used to. At first I thought she lacked talent but her voice kind of grew on me. It's kind of snooty sounding and something people would describe as 'poor' or 'bad'. But I'd give the girl a chance. Her songs are catchy and fun. Most of them aren't too deep and are about just having fun. But some actually go rather deeper than that. An interesting fact about Kreayshawn is that her mother was actually in a punkish band called The Trashwomen.
Bumpin Bumpin: link
Genre: Gothic Rock
The Dreamside is another wonderful band from the Netherlands. I swear, Dutch music is the best. These guys were formed in 1994 and are still going strong. So they're a pretty old band. The songs these guys put out are like fairy tales. Their music has an enchanting feel to it and the lyrics are always deep, poetic, and unique. Singer, Kemi Vita also has a very beautiful visual concept going on and her voice has a lot of range and for me kind of borders on operatic.
Open Your Eyes: link
Sorrow Barring Tree: link
Mind In A Box
Mind.in.a.Box is another very unique band. It is an electronic one and all of the lyrics seem to tell as sifi type story. In fact the album booklets actually do contain a mini story. These guys are an Austrian band formed in 2000. Vocally they have a very machine like sound seeing as they are an EDM band.
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Battle Beast is a Finnish band formed in 2008. They have a sort of 80's metal sound to them. So if you are into singers like Doro or Lita Ford you may enjoy this band. Both Nettie and Noora (the vocalists) have pretty raspy and powerful voices perfect for the genre. The guitar playing is on point as well; all around great band.
Let It Roar: link
Chelsea Wolfe is probably one of the most interesting singers on this list. She's another American singer who started officially singing in 2009. Though she started early on at the age of 9. Her music is said to have gothic and folk and even doom metal influences and is on the strange side. She made an album in 2006 but it was never officially released as she called it embarrassingly bad. Her vocals are have a very ethereal sound to them. Soft and lulling but also mysterious.
Feral Love: link
The Warden: link