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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.

Featured artist: Jack Garratt

There’s no doubt that 23-year-old singer-songwriter Jack Garratt is coming for you. Resistance is futile. Having already won over just about every tastemaker in the land, there's no running from this prolific talent...

Featured artist: Izzy Bizu

With a nod from the BRITs Critics’ Choice and the BBC Music Sound of 2016 poll, Izzy Bizu is set to be a big noise in 2016. Get to know her and her fresh faced pop here before everyone else starts talking about her...

Featured artist: Mura Masa

Mura Masa is 19-year-old songwriter/producer Alex Crossan, an R&B raconteur who sounds like Cashmere Cat having an emotional moment with James Blake. Expect big things in 2016.

Featured artist: Benjamin Clementine

Mercury Prize 2015 nominated singer, songwriter and pianist Benjamin Clementine is a rare and raw soul talent who uses heartbreak, homelessness and reinvention as his muse.

Featured artist: Binker and Moses

Binker and Moses are one of the most formidable new forces in British jazz. They’ve enjoyed a great 2015 with debut LP Dem Ones channeling the spirit of John Coltrane and helping the pair win a MOBO for best jazz act…

Featured artist: Pretty Vicious

Armed with bags of delinquent charisma and enough breakneck riffs to give early Manics a run for their money, there’s no doubt that baby-faced Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious are ready for combat.