The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas are a little over a month away, meaning that it’s high time you cast your votes. Let’s take a look at the Best New Artist category supported by Topman featuring the hotly-tipped Essex cavalier Rat Boy and electro-wizards in the guise of Formation and Halsey, with the winner being crowned at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 17th. Scroll down to see the nominees.
Rat Boy AKA Jordan Cardy from Essex picked up his first nomination for the NME Awards 2016 in the Best New Artist category despite only having a handful of singles under his belt. Big things lie ahead for this trouble-maker.
Vote for Rat Boy for Best New Artist here.
The Spanish quartet released their debut album 'Leave Me Alone' in early January and are now up for Best New Artist at the NME Awards. A good couple of months for them, and they're only going to get bigger. Vote for Hinds for Best New Artist here..
Halsey had a huge 2015. Her debut record 'Badlands', stuffed with electro and indie pop bangers hit the number two spot in the US and top ten in the UK and she's already developing a cult online following at the age of 21.
Vote for Halsey for Best New Artist here.
The noisy trio caught some serious attention last year, with their latest release 'No' being issued via Jack White's label, Third Man Records. Combining screeching guitars and soaring vocals, Yak are one of the most exciting British bands to emerge in years.
Vote for Yak for Best New Artist here.
Hailing from Southport, Merseyside, the 19-year old has made a quick start to becoming a huge star with a string of superb singles, including 'Hurt Me' an introspective ballad that's actually cool to listen to.
Vote for Låpsley for Best New Artist here.
Formation, made up of twins Will & Matt Ritson take their cues from David Bowie and LCD Soundsystem for their thrilling 'Hangin', a funky electro-punk floor filler. An album is on the way in 2016 too, so now is the time to buy stock in Formation before they predictably explode.
Vote for Formation here.