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Featured artist: Alexander Bone

Alexander Bone is a prodigious jazz talent who's performed at the BBC Proms, the whole gamut of UK jazz festivals and has recorded with Nile Rodgers and Rudimental. This one's going places...

Featured artist: Sauna Youth

Crunchy, wonky punk-rock quartet Sauna Youth peddle the sort of compact intensity and bruising riffs that wouldn't sound out of place on a Stiff Records compilation circa 1977...

Featured artist: Girls Names

Girls Names are an arty, angular indie-rock quartet from Belfast. Don't miss their upcoming tour, which will see them bringing their lean, muscular sound to 10 venues across the UK, starting this week.

Featured artist: Jorja Smith

Unsigned R&B wunderkind Jorja Smith is a classy, sassy proposition whose debut track Blue Lights offers a powerful antidote to 2016’s over-primped pop and vocodered vocals...

Featured artist: Kojey Radical

Creative with a capital C, Kojey is a political poet, musician and visual artist whose sound touches on the grime, trap and alt-R&B of his London home. Expect big things from his next release.

Featured artist: This is the Kit

Kate Stables is behind This is the Kit - a loose collective that revels in low thrums, featherweight folk and earthy alt-rock. Don't miss their live shows for Independent Venue Week...

Featured artist: Howes

Salford soloist Howes is bringing mystery and wonder back to electronic music via the medium of late eighties’ Eastern European synth technology. Don't miss his debut album out this week...

Featured artist: Rosie Lowe

Devon born, now London-based artist Rosie Lowe mixes up classic soul with touches of future R&B and electronics. Watch out for her debut LP Control on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label…

Featured artist: The Big Moon

The Big Moon are a formidable indie girl gang with fire in their bellies and a fistful of melodies. Like Tuff Love hooking up with Elastica, they've got the tunes and the swagger - expect big things this year...

Featured artist: TRAAMS

Chichester post-punk trio TRAAMS create perfect three-minute anti-pop nuggets which channel the spirit of Television with the swagger of White Fence. Don't miss their bracing album Modern Dancing, out now on FatCat Records.