Around this time every year, the BBC issues a list of emerging artists whom they believe will be a big deal in the coming twelve months. In January, this list gets edited down to a final five from which one winner will be declared. They’ve had a good record, too, having identified people like Adele, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith in past years.
So if you’re looking for some new fresh stuff, you can start by setting up a Spotify list featuring these people:
The full list is:
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
The Japanese House
If I had to pick on, I’d go with Cabbage, the fierce and snotty young band from Manchester. To learn more about each of them, go here. Meanwhile, The Guardian has their “future 50” list of rising artists. (Cabbage is here, too.)