Rocks Like: Kate Nash, A Fine Frenzy, Lily Allen
Check Out: “Killjoy” single
A self-taught guitarist, Maddy Ellwanger has earned fans by posting YouTube covers of bands such as Owl City, Foster The People and Cage The Elephant. The Boulder, Colorado, singer/songwriter has simple, yet brave, goals: “I want to be able to change people’s point of view on the music industry,” she says. “Nobody appreciates real music anymore.” Ellwanger says her influences are “constantly changing”—which bodes well for her dream to play at major festivals such as the Bamboozle and Warped Tour in the future.