Trending:

Which New Band Will I Love?

2016 is already off to a rollicking start in terms of new music thanks to some amazing out-of-the-blocks singles from shimmering New York sensations Sunflower Bean, the Shamir-approved lo-fi indie kids Joy Again, Liverpool tykes Trudy and returning Smith Westerns mainman Cullen Omori.

We’ve also already had one of the best garage rock albums in recent memory courtesy of Spanish newbies Hinds, while the slightly more established Savages and Fat White Family are set to return with new albums before the month is out. Not bad at all for what’s traditionally a bit of a dull month, eh?

So which new act is for you, then?! If you’re wondering who to get behind over the next 12 months, there’s only one thing for it: you’re gonna have to take NME’s ultimate new band quiz to determine which of our ones to watch for 2016 you should be listening to right now. Into post punk? Dance? Soul? Hard rock? Indie-rap? Then click this way…

Advertisement


Illustrator: George Yarnton

Find our more about each of each of the bands featured in the quiz:

Sunflower Bean
Nao
Sheer Mag
Formation
Rat Boy

If you still want more new music, don’t fret: we’ve rounded up the 25 new acts it’s essential you need to get on board with here, lest you wanna be left behind when they inevitably strike gold a few months down the line. And while you’re at it, why don’t you have a listen to our New For 2016 playlist:

Watch our Ones To Watch 2016 round-up video below:

Advertisement

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid12850839001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4700244266001

Advertisement
Advertisement

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010s

As chosen by NME

The Best Songs Of The Decade: The 2010s

Here – after much debate – are the 100 very best songs of 2010s

The Best Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Here it is: the ultimate guide to the 100 essential albums of the 2010s, picked, ranked and dissected by NME experts
Advertisement