Class of 2017

Class of 2017: Trudy and the Romance

Bringing doo-wop back, Trudy and the Romance

Explosive tracks, one legal wrangle and a heck of a lot of gigs: the doo-wop loving rockers look forward to a bumper 2017. Listen to their brand new cover of an Elvis classic on DIY first.

December 15, 2016 2:33pm

Class of 2017: Liss

Class of 2017: Liss

Somewhere between boy band and Danish spin on Prince, Liss are breaking the mould.

December 15, 2016 1:21pm

Class of 2017: Estrons

Icy cool: Estrons

Razor sharp and hard-working to boot, this incendiary quartet are intent on building their empire from the ground up.

December 14, 2016 2:14pm

Class of 2017: Mura Masa

Mura Masa is sure to be massive

Guernsey upstart turned electronic superhero (roll with it) Alex Crossan is shooting for the stars, with a queue of collaborators - from A.K. Paul to A$AP Rocky - lining up behind him.

December 14, 2016 1:30pm

Class of 2017: Eat Fast

Radge against the machine: Eat Fast

This Newcastle-based bunch aren’t hanging about. With two albums’ worth of fuzz-pop bangers in the bank, they’re charging ahead.

December 13, 2016 1:30pm

Class of 2017: Blaenavon

Class of 2017: Blaenavon

Proving themselves a band constantly evolving, this Hampshire trio are heading into the new year ready to take listeners on a journey.

December 12, 2016 4:07pm

Class of 2017: Diet Cig

Class of 2017: Diet Cig

Turning negative experiences into catharsis, and getting possessed by a rock n’ roll ghost in the process, this New Paltz duo are seizing back the power.

December 12, 2016 2:02pm

Class Of 2017: Declan McKenna

Diving in: Declan McKenna

Fearless with putting his politics forward and a sucker for crowdsurfing, calling 17 year old Declan McKenna “gutsy” would be a massive understatement.

December 12, 2016 11:15am

Class of 2017: Sløtface

Facing forward: SLØTFACE

Dodging flying cartons of chocolate milkshake, and touring the world with their mums and four sweaty wigs in tow, Sløtface are also readying their debut album. Just a few plates to spin, then.

December 11, 2016 1:00pm

Class of 2017: Pixx

Pixxture perfect

This self-professed “over-thinker” writes complex, imaginative pop that explores just how ridiculous human beings really are.

December 11, 2016 11:00am

Class of 2017: Abattoir Blues

Shaking off the Abattoir Blues

This riotous Brighton bunch are swapping brawn for brains, and opening a dialogue on the darker corners of their psyche in the process.

December 10, 2016 1:00pm

Class of 2017: Jorja Smith

A class of her own: Jorja Smith

MOBO-nominated for her debut track, from Walsall-via-London, Jorja is already one of 2017’s dead-cert stars, adored by the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy.

December 10, 2016 11:00am

Class of 2017: Dream Wife

Dream Wife are on an unstoppable wave

From getting banned from Matalan to letting rip on stage, Dream Wife are out to prove that sometimes darkness can be the brightest colour of all.

December 9, 2016 2:48pm

Class of 2017: Loyle Carner

Nobody puts Loyle in the Carner

He’s not just one of the UK’s most talented rappers; there’s no-one out there with a voice as distinctly honest.

December 9, 2016 11:59am