The NME 100: Essential new music for 2018


A House In The Trees

From: London

Sounds like: Woozy dream-pop ideal to watch the sun set to.


For fans of: Tame Impala, MGMT

Need to know: Operating out of a South London pub, the collective crafted a space where budding musicians can record music in for free – as long as they bring some kit with them. As a
result, their first first EP ‘What Am I Supposed To Do?’ is a melting-pot of lush melodies and hedonistic imagery.

Essential track: ‘Tuesday Afternoon’


From: Limerick, Ireland

Sounds like: A blissed-out space where grunge-pop meets shoegaze.


For fans of: Wolf Alice, Alvvays

Need to know: You may remember this trio from a couple of years ago when they were called Sisters. They were ace then, but they’re even better now – their upcoming material is going to
take them to the next level.

Essential track: ‘Actor’

Cosmo Pyke

From: London

Sounds like: Sunshine-filled pop guaranteed to put a spring in your step.

For fans of: Frank Ocean, King Krule

Need to know: In 2016, Pyke appeared in Frank Ocean’s ‘Nikes’ video without even knowing of the star – but there’s reason to believe the skater/model/artist has the chops to make it to
that level.

Essential track: ‘Chronic Sunshine’

Phoebe Bridgers

From: Los Angeles, California

Sounds like: Pouring you heart out to the bartender.

For fans of: Bright Eyes, Angel Olsen

Need to know: The 23-year-old’s music – hushed and folky – is striking in its emotional honesty. She’s unafraid to tackle tough subject matter, such as a friend’s overdose, which makes
her all the more compelling.

Essential track: ‘Motion Sickness’


From: Aylesbury

Sounds like: Straight-up indie bangers that’ll have you heart racing in no time.

For fans of: Foals, Bastille

Need to know: Discovered on our NME Emerging platform – Blushes showcased their diverse songwriting skills with the pulsating ‘To The Bone’ and on psych-pop wonder ‘Blame It On The
Weather’. Expect great things to follow.

Essential track: ‘To The Bone’

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