Jack Garratt is probably the name you've heard the most on everyone's predictions for 2016, and that speaks volumes. I'm pretty sure he'll be taking to stages at loads of festivals, touring and gaining a popular single out of the year ahead, and everyone should be looking forward to his debut album 'Phase' (being released in February...)
2014 and 2015 have been pretty big years for Billie, and I hope that 2016 continues that on, she's an incredibly talented musician and hopefully we'll be hearing more new music from her very soon.
Hinds are a Spanish indie rock band, previously known as Deers. They're releasing their debut album 'Leave Me Alone' on 8th January and we think that's gonna be a release that kicks of their year pretty strong!
2015 was a quiet year for Frank Hamilton, however with a slight rebrand and new music ready to release, 2016 is set to see him release his second album, promising an upbeat, indie addition to his already brilliant sound...
Frances has been another popular name amongst excitement for music in 2016... After hearing 'Grow', I found myself listening to the stunning songs of Frances more and more, and I'm sure that's only going to continue into this year, with more new music being released soon hopefully!
The Japanese House
The incredible soundscapes created by The Japanese House are wonderful, every song they have released has been fantastic and I'm really looking forward to what they have to offer for 2016.
Meadowlark were included in our Best of 2015 and I'm sure we'll be including them in our Best of 2016 at the end of this year too, they are set to release their debut album this year and with 'Three Six Five' and 'Dual' EPs previously released there's a good chance it's gonna be a pretty epic album.
Another artist that had a big 2015 and is now set to release their debut album is Lauren, she's recently released 'Ocean EP' which gained a lot of radio support, including air time on BBC Radio 1. Keep your ears peeled!
After a busy year, releasing a new song every first Friday of the month, armed with new material, I'm hoping it leads to an exciting release or at least another creative project to follow on from...
Me and The Moon
Locally for us, we reckon Me and The Moon are gonna be the big band of 2016. They've already ended 2015 on a high, but I think they're going to end 2016 even higher... watch this space!