Read on with Last.fm Originals for the top three buzz acts.
At #3 this week is a familiar face for all Britpop fans: Damon Albarn has finally added a solo album to his long string of side projects from Blur. Dr Dee is a folk opera in eighteen pieces, with tracks such as “Apple Carts” scrobbled by 4,416 fans over the past week and gaining Albarn a Hype Score of 518.
Gigamesh first appeared in the Hype Chart in November 2011, but it’s track “Your Body” that’s propelled the electronic musician and remixer to #2 with a Hype Score of 564. Included on the new Kitsuné America compilation, it’s already racked up 1,005 listeners and added to the buzz for forthcoming EP All My Life.
Describing their sound as ‘tropical grit’, NYC’s Ghost Beach hit this week’s #1 spot. Summery tracks “Miracle” and “First Time” are gaining serious blog buzz, with the former gaining 1,749 listeners over the past seven days. A Hype Score of 1,284 has put them head and shoulders above the rest, but can they hold on?