So you have been watching "The MTV Iggy Show," where we travel the world in search of various acts and genres every week, right? Good. Last week, we hit up Mexico, Brazil and Nigeria, and today, Iggy travels to Australia and Malaysia for three diverse yet equally explosive artists.
For our first act in our third weekly roundup of the most exciting new music from around the world, we've got New Zealand pop star and drummer Zowie, whose debut single "Broken Machine" went gold in her home country. Described as "Betty Page from the future with a Kiwi accent and a dose of sexy pop" by Iggy host Heather Holliday, the singer has already toured with Mark Ronson and Katy Perry, and her latest single, "Smash It," has appeared on "Pretty Little Liars."
After that, check out Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, whose poignant, original tracks and innovative cover of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" have expanded her success past her native country. Fans of Feist and Cat Power will want to check this one out.
Finally, Iggy heads to Australia to catch up with Sydney garage-pop group Bleeding Knees Club. With comparisons to The Drones and Best Coast, the duo's debut EP Virginity combines, as MTV Iggy puts it, "the sugary ooh-oohs of the Beach Boys, the warm buzz of No Age and the reckless garage sound of Black Lips." You'll dig.
Absorb these great acts this week and come back next Monday for more of the same. You're welcome.