Frances Forever: “The song is connecting because of the lack of representation for gay music”

The Boston artist has built on 'Space Girl's astonishing viral success, establishing themselves as an artist that's listening to and growing up alongside their fanbase

SEB: LA’s viral hitmaker wants to bring imperfection into pop

His scrappy mashup with Harry Styles' 'Watermelon Sugar' went viral on TikTok – now SEB wants to bring that inspired, laid-back approach to the mainstream

Kamal: the lockdown hit maker with approval from Billie Eilish and Dave 

His breakout song 'homebody' was written pre-pandemic, but its introverted nature resonated with locked-down listeners worldwide

glaive: teen hyperpop prodigy with fans in Lana Del Rey and Travis Barker

The 16-year-old’s quarantine-born glitchy guitar bangers have made Ash Gutierrez a labelmate of Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo

Dayglow’s new album is what happens when bedroom pop leaves home

The Texas-based indie hero created viral magic in his bedroom, but his new Phoenix-inspired album sees him head into bolder musical territory

COBRAH: Swedish pop newcomer mastering “gay workout music”

The Swedish artist reflects on the influence of Stockholm's "BDSM party scene" and why indulging in "yourself and your sexuality" as a songwriter is just as valuable as heartbreak

GRACEY: The BRIT-nominated pop riser using science to redefine success

The road to next week's BRITs ceremony – where she's nominated for Best British Song – has been a bumpy but fulfilling one for Grace Barker

Stalk Ashley: Simmering R&B fusion and dancehall star with fans in Jorja Smith and Stormzy

The 22-year-old is proudly flying the flag for Jamaica already, but now she wants to "leave my imprint on the world"

Alex Gough: “We have a group of artists that are 100% raw with no gimmicks and proud to be Irish”

An appearance on hit TV show 'Normal People' and a new Jersey House-inspired tune are keeping the Irish drummer, rapper and producer on his toes

Skullcrusher: LA’s rising alt-folk star seeks shelter from the storm

Helen Ballentine's stunning second EP – recorded in response to a touch of imposter syndrome – is a powerful, weighty exploration of vulnerability