Emilie Autumn is an accomplished vocalist and violinist who has produced a haunting album of atmospheric “fantasy-rock” (as the her official bio deems it), Enchant. You can download the album in full at her website here.
The Hampdens is a band hailing from Australia that makes brilliant indie-pop-rock. The band has a distinct sound, a mix of electronica, accoustic pop and R&B. This is a band to watch. Their unique style and such high quality initial offerings indicate greatness. Plus they don’t take themselves seriously, as their fantastic bio will show you.
From my local library I borrowed Katie McMahon‘s debut album, After The Morning. She was a singer with the original Riverdance and, as might be expected in her own work, created a brilliant collection of Irish folk music flavoured with world music.