Here at LNSource we’re all about shining the spotlight on the best in new, emerging talent. Here are the 10 artists we're championing for a huge 2018!
Rising stars of the UK’s exploding Afrobashment scene, Birmingham duo Lotto Boyzz have garnered fans across the world with huge tunes like ‘Gangster’, ‘Bad Gyal’ and ‘No Don’, with their online streams into the millions. They’ve just dropped their debut EP ‘Afrobbean’ – get a flavour below and grab tickets for their upcoming tour here.
East London poet Hussain Manawer is the voice of the next generation. Using spoken word to campaign on issues from mental health to climate change, the 24-year-old has landed himself a Guinness World Record after holding the world’s largest mental health lesson, and is set to become the first British Muslim in space as a prize for winning the Kruger Cowne’s Rising Star Competition. He’s recently released his debut EP ‘Am I Going Too Deep’, a collection of four spoken word pieces set to music by producer Moghul Veyron. Tune into 'Playground' below - a poem inspired by the refugee crisis. Catch him live in London in June!
20-year-old singer-songwriter Jade Bird delivers a British spin on rustic Americana. Her killer pipes and incredible songwriting have taken her on tour with the likes of Rag’n’Bone Man, London Grammar and Tom Odell, and her debut EP ‘Something American’ won her rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic. Listen to standout track 'Something American' below, and grab tickets for her March tour!
Since introducing himself at the beginning of this year with his viral smash ‘Addison Lee’, Hackney’s Not3s has picked up two MOBO nominations, concluded a sold-out UK tour, and clocked up over 37 million combined streams of his debut EP’s ‘Take Notes’ since its release in November. We can't wait to see what 2018 brings!
Since penning her first song at the age of 12, singer-songwriter Jerry Williams has been making waves with her narrative indie-pop. The 21-year-old has self-funded and self-released 3 EPs, with her latest effort ‘Let’s Just Forget It’ picking up ‘Best Produced Release’ at the 2016 Unsigned Music Awards. With backing from major online platforms like Wonderland, Clash, TMRW Magazine and Music Week and her debut album in the pipeline, 2018 looks set to be Jerry’s year. Listen to her latest single 'Grab Life':
With influences ranging from Marvin Gaye and Van Morrison to Paolo Nutini and Amy Winehouse, Norfolk singer-songwriter Mullally blends soulful melodies with slick pop production. 2017 has seen the 21-year-old sell out shows from London to L.A., open for the likes of Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit and Akala, and pick up ‘Best Solo Male’ at the Unsigned Music Awards. With the handful of tracks he’s released online amassing millions of Spotify streams, and a debut album in the making, we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for this rising star.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Since introducing themselves in 2016 with their critically-acclaimed EP ‘Talk Tight’, Melbourne indie quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have gone from strength to strength - signing a deal with legendary US label Sub Pop, dropping their incredible ‘The French Press’ EP, and completing their first ever UK tour, selling out three London shows in the process.
Mixing soft electronica with contemporary R&B, Bristol-based Harvey Causon's output is in the same vein as Jamie Isaac and James Blake. Since dropping his debut EP 'Introspect' last year, the success of which led him to appear at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot and 2000 Trees Festivals, Harvey’s been keeping his head down, defining his sound with a three-piece band and writing new material. Tune into his latest offering 'Frisson':
First meeting as teenagers in Limerick's only indie bar and bonding over cheap vodka and The Velvet Underground, Aoife Power, Niall Burns and Andrew Flood started playing music together and moved to London, becoming whenyoung. Serving up infectious pop-punk, the Irish trio are garnering attention for their electrifying live shows. Listen to their debut single 'Actor', a nod to the modern obsession of portraying a false version of yourself:
Recently introducing themselves with explosive debut single 'Karma Ya Dig', London noise-punk duo Black Futures have a sound that sits somewhere between Death From Above 1979, Nine Inch Nails and The Chemical Brothers. With a cryptic online presence, these guys are shrouded in mystery - we can't wait to see what they've got up their sleeves for 2018!