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If you like Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin or John Legend, you'll love these Searchlight artists
By
Kerry Martin

Published

February 23, 2017

Artists of all ages and from every corner of the country have brought their music forward for Searchlight 2017. Each and every artist brings something special and a few of them even strike an uncanny musical resemblance to some of the world's most renowned acts.

Below, you will find 25 acts ranging in musical stylings from Led Zeppelin and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), to PARTYNEXTDOOR and FKA Twigs.

Don't forget to discover all of the Searchlight 2017 acts and vote for your favourites right here.


Who: The Static Shift
Song: "Common Bliss"
Sounds like: Led Zeppelin


Who: Best Night Ever
Song: "This City"
Sounds Like: Maroon 5


Who: Lainee
Song: "Crowded Shore"
Sounds Like: Lana Del Rey


Who: Chad Price
Song: "Little Light"
Sounds Like: John Legend


Who: The Occasional Angels
Song: "Heaven in Denim"
Sounds Like: Alabama Shakes


Who: Donald Pardy
Song: "Everything"
Sounds Like: Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens


Who: Chewii
Song: "Worth the Wait"
Sounds Like: FKA Twigs


Who: Napalm Dreams
Song: "Wavy"
Sounds Like: PARTYNEXTDOOR


Who: Eh440
Song: "Boss Level"
Sounds Like: Pentatonix


Who: Quinton Cochran
Song: "Dont Need a Reason"
Sounds Like: Shawn Mendes


Who: JC
Song: "Dapper"
Sounds Like: Cali Swag District


Who: Nick Owen
Song: "Cold"
Sounds Like: James Blake


Who: soclose
Song: "Come With Me"
Sounds Like: Kelela


Who: FUTURE PEERS
Song: "Time We Went Away"
Sounds Like: Animal Collective


Who: So Loki
Song:"Lil Ma"
Sounds Like: Tyler the Creator


Who: Daisy Groff
Song: "Forever, Slowly"
Sounds Like: Courtney Barnett


Who: Mouthful of Daisy
Song: "Statues"
Sounds Like: Evanescence


Who: Sons of Daughters
Song: "Devil at My Heels"
Sounds Like: The Civil Wars


Who: Ava Wild
Song: "To the Moon and Back"
Sounds Like: Norah Jones


Who: Mike Dominey
Song: "While You're Here"
Sounds Like: Ed Sheeran


Who: Christian Lalama
Song: "When I'm With You"
Sounds Like: Justin Bieber


Who: Megan Abel
Song: "Red"
Sounds Like: Beth Orton


Who: Taylor Angus
Song: "Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
Sounds Like: Corinne Bailey Rae


Who: The Ballantynes
Song: "PMA"
Sounds Like: The Heavy


Who: Rhapsody Rebelz
Song: "Simple Pictures"
Sounds Like: Chris Isaak


More to explore:

Searchlight Playlist: 10 young musicians you need to hear

Searchlight Playlist: 8 underground acts you should hear

Searchlight 2017: 8 family bands to hear

Searchlight 2017: 5 non-english acts you should hear