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Music is all about tumbling over the verge, being completely new and innovative, and yet accessible. It's about melody, sound, emotion, art and ideally, a kickass beat. Meet five artists who are on the brink of bursting out as the next big thing.

  1. Oh Land
    Sun Of A Gun

    From Denmark to Brooklyn, Oh Land is charting a course for indie-pop world domination, one plucky electro-danceable tune at a time. Damn those gorgeous Scandinavians and their talent!

  2. Sleigh Bells
    Infinity Guitars

    You've probably heard those Sleigh Bells jingling. And they're going to get louder as this Brooklyn noise-pop/dance punk duo veer further toward breakout success. Prepare for the loudness!

  3. Two Door Cinema Club
    What You Know

    This three-man Irish outfit has been bubbling beneath the surface in the UK for a couple of years, and now they're getting some mainstream play. "What You Know" is that you're going to hear much more of them in 2011.

  4. Willow
    Whip My Hair

    Yup, it can't hurt that your parents are mega-celebs (Ma Jada and Dad Will are clearly running their own star farm), but who can deny the appeal of "Whip My Hair" and the real spunk and chops behind Willow's mega-hit? More, please.

  5. Rising diva Wynter Gordon's sound crosses boundaries between pop, club anthems and hipster-dance-party-fabulousness. Which is good, because we want to bounce to her beat everywhere! "Dirty Talk" is all we want to hear, thanks.