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Featured artist: Rude Kid

UK grime producer and Kiss Radio host Rude Kid will be flying the flag for the sound this week at SXSW thanks to PRS Foundation backing. We get to know the architect of grime's future...

Featured artist: L.A. Salami

Londoner L.A. Salami is Lookman Adekunle Salami, a angsty folk-rock troubadour bound for SXSW, whose sound sits somewhere between the depression-era dust bowl and the agit-folk of Jeffrey Lewis.

Featured artist: Spinning Coin

Glasgow fourpiece Spinning Coin specialise in unhurried indie and shoegaze socialism. Having just found a home at The Pastels' revived Geographic imprint, they're gently rocking our world this week...

Featured artist: The Magic Gang

Beaming indie-pop four-piece The Magic Gang are conjuring up some fine sonic sorcery for 2017. Tune into their first single of the year to fall under their spell...

Featured artist: Cosima

Island Records-signed Cosima is a brave new pop talent serving up bold R&B flavours with extra heartache. Don't miss her brand new track To Build a House...

Featured artist: Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County is confessional pop auteur Alex O'Connor. His quirky, perky sound carries emotional wallop and pure hooks in equal measure, pushing him to the top of every A&R's wishlist...

Featured artist: Duke Garwood

Duke Garwood channels his blistering visions through the time-honoured medium of blues. His new LP for Heavenly Recordings offers comforting words and enveloping sounds - an antidote to disorientating times...

Featured artist: Thula Borah

If 2017 has arrived on a wave of sleepless nights, claustrophobia and general confusion, then prescient Glasgow rockers Thula Borah might just be for you… Don't miss their ace brand new EP.

Featured artist: Ray BLK

Brash, soulful and now winner of the BBC Sound of 2017 contest, Ray BLK is staring down the barrel of a big year with new music and live outings up her sleeves. Meet her...