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

Kerry Martin


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"

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

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