Class of 2017

Class of 2017: Liss

Class of 2017: Liss

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Class of 2017: Pixx

Pixxture perfect

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

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.

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.

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.

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