Sounds like: Early Jamie T with more swagger and even more attitude.
For fans of: Jamie T, Ratboy
Need to know: At his shows, you’ll usually see 19-year-old Dominic Harrison stomping around the stage with his hood up, wielding a luminous megaphone. The crowds, obviously, go completely bonkers.
Essential track: ‘I Love You, Will You Marry Me’
From: Nashville, Tennessee
Sounds like: Sugary pop laced with killer choruses.
For fans of: Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit
Need to know: The Nashville group are keeping things mysterious right now – but their first two singles ‘Big Fat Mouth’ and ‘Didya Think’ are fruity pop triumphs you can definitely sink
your teeth into.
Essential track: ‘Big Fat Mouth’
From: South Shields
Sounds like: Soothing ballads to warm your soul.
For fans of: Margo Price, Waxahatchee
Need to know: Bentham originally wanted to be a vet growing up, but admitted to NME she was “too squeamish” for the job. Bon Iver’s self-titled second album opened her eyes to a new world, and similar icy soundscapes now appear in her music.
Essential track: ‘Losing, Baby’
From: California, USA
Sounds like: Smart, provocative pop that veers between whispers and whoops.
For fans of: Zara Larsson, Justin Bieber
Need to know: Before releasing her debut EP ‘Nervous System’ – containing the hugely popular single ‘Issues’ – in 2017, Michaels had written songs for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Shakira and Ed Sheeran – and she’s since got a cosign from Clean Bandit.
Essential track: ‘Pink’