Artist: Tash Sultana
Genre: Rock, Indie
Also eligible for our World Watch section, Tash Sultana is a guitar virtuoso hailing from Australia. Having mastered looping techniques as well, she has made herself into a one-woman band. Her first single “Jungle” came in third on Triple J’s Top 100, 2016 (for those of you unfamiliar, Triple J is Australia’s alternative rock juggernaut), and was included on her Notion EP.
“Jungle” rides a simple riff overlayed with tropical solos and Tash’s speed-rapped verses. It’s hard to fully appreciate her without seeing her perform the song, so please watch the video below for an electric performance recorded live. You can also read an interview with Tash from Billboard here.