NME Awards 2016 With Austin Texas: Best New Artist Nominees

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.


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..



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.



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.