Class of 2020

Class of 2020: Beabadoobee

Class of 2020: Beabadoobee

From being kicked out of school to touring the world in less than a year, Dirty Hit’s most promising new signee is living out her teen dreams, but she’s not done reaching for the stars just yet.

December 20, 2019 11:00am

Class of 2020: Alfie Templeman

Class of 2020: Alfie Templeman

You’d have to be pretty steely to not fall for the boundless enthusiasm of this Bedfordshire teenager, whose fervour bursts out in indie songs equally informed by R&B and bedroom pop.

December 20, 2019 10:03am

Class of 2020: Working Men's Club

Class of 2020: Working Men’s Club

Less than 12 months since their debut single, and two members down (but far from out), singer Syd Minsky-Sargeant is out to dismantle the industry, one banger at a time.

December 19, 2019 1:39pm

Class of 2020: Another Sky

Class of 2020: Another Sky

Having spent the last twelve months expanding their darkly powerful offerings, the possibilities already feel limitless for this London quartet.

December 19, 2019 10:02am

Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry

Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry

The girl band brainchild of Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry have been given all the tools and a massive platform to set them up for success. Now, they just have to come good on the potential.

December 18, 2019 9:35am

Class of 2020: Do Nothing

Class of 2020: Do Nothing

Straight outta Nottingham with a wiry line in danceable post-punk, Do Nothing are bringing humour, personality and big tunes to the table.

December 17, 2019 8:37pm

Class of 2020: Arlo Parks

Class of 2020: Arlo Parks

Still in her teens, Londoner Arlo Parks is creating a lyrically-focused, sonically-complex body of work that’s wise beyond her years. Don’t trust us? Ask her increasing army of famous fans.

December 16, 2019 3:07pm

Class of 2020: Squid

Class of 2020: Squid

The Bristol-via-London-via-Brighton quintet enter the new decade ready and able to stamp their mark, mixing the avant-garde with raucous post-punk immediacy.

December 16, 2019 10:37am

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Theatrical and aesthetically-minded, Walt Disco aren’t just thinking about making brilliantly weird pop music - they’re concentrating on the whole expressive package.

December 12, 2019 6:31pm

Class of 2020: girl in red

Class of 2020: girl in red

A queer icon in the making, a forward-thinking eco champion and possessor of a 400k-strong army of online fans, Marie Ulven is the modern pop star 2020 is calling out for.

December 11, 2019 3:15pm

Class of 2020: Biig Piig

Class of 2020: Biig Piig

Fusing intimate music with buckets of personality and a multicultural background, this Piig’s got Biig plans.

December 10, 2019 3:34pm

Class of 2020: Talk Show

Class of 2020: Talk Show

Are the South London quartet one of the most vital new live bands around? Quite possibly. And if they’re not now, Talk Show are ready to make sure they take the title soon enough.

December 9, 2019 2:14pm

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Having gone from a bunch of mates making weird noise in a cupboard to one of the most hotly-tipped new groups in the country, Dry Cleaning are exactly the band we all need right now.

December 6, 2019 12:00pm