Best Of 2017 The DIY List 2017: most notable first steps of the year

All this week, we’re travelling through our favourite moments of the year that’s been 2017 - here’s our list of our favourite debuts and breakout moments from the new crop.

It’s bloody Christmas time again. A time, we agree, for unholy amounts of mince pies and wine, and more repeats of Love Actually than you can shake a red and white sugary stick at, but it’s also a time to reflect on the musical year that has been 2017.

From Oh My God debut albums making new British bands massive, to the year’s most anticipated returns being everything we wanted and more, to incredible acts of defiance against hatred, and, as always, healthy servings of bands doing things that simply made us say: ‘Errr, Say That Again Mate?’.

There’s been some pretty amazing moments this year. So many, in fact, that we’ve collated a hundred of them. We’re going to be sharing them across this week, highlighting some of our favourite festival moments, absolute bangers of singles, political moments that gave us hope, legends of the year and more, before ending up with our ten Big Ones of 2017: the bands and acts that made us laugh, cry, smile and dance the most this year.

Follow everything in The DIY List 2017 here.

Don’t call it a comeback.
The ‘i was there’ live moments of the year.
Errr, say that again mate?
Sound the horns, it’s an absolute banger.

In our Class Of 2017 - released just about this time last year - we previewed the bands and artists we thought we were going to absolutely smash it this year. And lo and behold, they followed suit. From cover star Loyle Carner getting a Mercury nod and a sold-out Brixton Academy on the back of debut album ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ to Sløtface, Pixx and more surpassing expectations with fantastic debuts, and IDLES providing the sleeper hit of the year with ‘Brutalism’, there’s been some utterly fantastic first steps taken this year. Here they are.

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