Every year, the team at BT TV Music announce the latest batch of artists they’re tipping to break through for the year ahead. With some excellent videos which you can watch on demand on BT TV, here’s a guide to this year’s 17 for 2017.
The Reading band have gone from strength to strength in the past year, with some brilliant EP releases and an ever-improving live reputation.
This amusingly-monikered band create anything but “bad sounds”, with a shade of psychedelia thrown into their indie pop mix.
A Welsh singer with a difference, Betsy’s distinctive vocals have brought her legions of fans already, with some sold-out live shows and anthemic pop singles under her belt.
The Big Moon
A four-piece signed to Fiction Records, who bring doses of grunge-laden riffs alongside some Britpop-esque harmonies, boding well for their debut album release in April.
A young songwriter whose lyrics and delivery bear the mark of someone who sounds like he’s been performing and writing for many a year – a real talent to be reckoned with.
Fresh from collaborating with Sigala for two smash hit singles in 2016, this year could well see the teenage R&B singer break through even further into the mainstream.
One of the most emotive performers in the game at the moment, Isaac’s sparse, acoustic-driven numbers are continuing to leave audiences at a standstill.
His song ‘When You Love Someone’ clocked up millions of streams last year and made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Another young talent whose reputation continues to soar.
On the basis of the upbeat ‘Mother’ and the slow-burning ‘Let’s Just Forget It’, Jerry and her band consistently deliver the goods both on record and on stage. We’re excited about what 2017 holds for this Portsmouth-based performer.
The only American in this otherwise-British list, the Oakland resident has been on our radar for a while. Her album ‘SweetSexySavage’ is proof of her brilliance, with swathes of R&B, Hip Hop and lush beats.
This West Midlands rapper has been one of the most respected up-and-coming UK artists in recent years with millions of Youtube views and a series of critically-acclaimed mixtapes. Her collaboration with Wiley, ‘Where Are You Now?’, is a perfect introduction.
Rag 'N' Bone Man
The BRITS Critics Choice Award winner for 2017 has been a mainstay of BT TV Music playlists ever since his iconic video for ‘Human’ landed last summer. Fresh from releasing his album of the same name, this year is his time to shine.
An incredibly versatile songwriter from Croydon, whose dizzy mix of R&B, Electronica and rap has been turning heads for the past 12 months. Now she’s dominating the charts after teaming up with super-producers Jonas Blue and Jax Jones.
The new recording project of songwriter Marcus Foster is a soulful explosion of noise and joy. ‘Greg’s Love’ is a great gateway to his quickly-increasing canon of work.
A producer and singer whose work with Gallant, Dornik and Ray BLK have got us all hot under the collar. SG Lewis bridges the gap between wintry chillout and summer-tinged beats to jaw-dropping effect.
One of the finest new dance producers on the circuit, whose track with Sadie Ama, ‘You Want Me’ is yet to leave our brains, however many months after release.
Will Joseph Cook
A man of many talents and, according to his video for the fantastic ‘Sweet Dreamer’, a man of many characters too! There are shades of Talking Heads and Nick Cave at play for this burgeoning star from Kent.
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