The shortlist also included The XX, Fever Ray, King Krule, and Laura Marling among others.
Surma is a 23 years old one-woman band with a childlike voice surrounded by musical instruments on stage. Before the release of her debut, she toured all over Europe (including festivals such as Reeperbahn, MaMA or NOS Primavera Sound) and joined Toutpartout agency's roster (Father John Misty, Car Seat Headrest, Beach House, José Gonzáles...).
Surma studied double bass in a jazz school but that never stopped her from learning every instrument she could reach. Her sonic blend combines electronic ambient music post-rock and jazz influences. With media coverage from The Line of Best Fit, Musikexpress and BBC this young multi-instrumentalist is proving why her voice truly has to be heard.
2018 has already seen her booked by festivals over ten countries so far including Eurosonic, SxSW, NOS ALIVE, Paredes de Coura, Indie Week New York City, Iceland Airwaves, ARN and Rockomotives. Also, Ancienne Belgique and L'aéronef have jumped on board the Surma train.
Her debut was just re-released in GSA market (with a three-week tour over Germany and Switzerland).
She's currently on tour and finishing a soundtrack.