Elmiene: a trailblazing artist in full command of their sound

The Oxford-born soul singer is quickly adjusting to a life of sold-out stateside shows and studio sessions with Sampha

Antony Szmierek: Mancunian’s joyful ‘pop poetry’ cuts through the noise

The part-time teacher reflects on a whirlwind year of musical highs and his journey to becoming an optimistic new voice in UK indie

Lifesize Teddy: the formidable new talent revolutionising the sound of Afrobeats

The poet, rapper and songwriter – who recently signed with Mavin Records – makes music that is hypnotic and complex: she’s a real gamechanger

Jordan Adetunji builds a whole new world on ‘Rock ‘N’ Rave’

Belfast’s new starboy is shaking up the online pop space with flavours of math-rock, post-punk and Afrobeats

Ratbag and her fictional band are terrifying TikTok

With a little help from her Gorillaz-style friends, Auckland's Sophie Brown is creating the visual world of your nightmares

Brigitte Calls Me Baby: Chicago romantics deliver the thrills of a bygone era

They evoke the warmth of the greats been and gone – but Brigitte Calls Me Baby are no mere nostalgia trip

Somadina, Nigeria’s new superstar: “I’m a fresh voice. I do things in a more offbeat way”

The 23-year-old discusses the vibrant Lagos scene and the "swag and experimental nature" of her genre-fluid music

Introducing Searows, the first artist signed to Matt Maltese’s new label

The Portland-raised musician's stature as an exciting, assured young songwriter has risen significantly, and quickly

BNXN: meet the next Afrofusion superstar

The rising star and Wizkid collaborator talks about his reflective debut album 'Sincerely, Benson'

Naomi Sharon: meet the phenomenal vocalist signed to Drake’s OVO label

The Caribbean-Dutch singer discusses moving from musical theatre to finding her voice as an alternative R&B artist