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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...

Featured artist: Manuela

Manuela are songwriter Manuela Gernedel and ex-Franz Ferdinand guitarist Nick McCarthy, who'll be airing their wares at the upcoming M and IVW showcase. Don't miss their nifty post-punk-disco...

Featured artist: Jain

Jain is the brainchild of 20-something Parisian Jeanne Galice, whose infectious, globe-trotting pop keeps time with the pounding rhythms of Africa and the Middle East...

Featured artist: The Japanese House

The Japanese House is the solo electronic/acoustic musings of singer songwriter Amber Bain. If minimal alt-pop torch songs are your thing, then look no further than this fast rising talent...

Featured artist: Goat Girl

Ace lo-fi grunge fourpiece Goat Girl are Rough Trade's newest signings. With some UK dates in the diary this week, catch them early before they take 2017 for their own...

Featured artist: Graceland

Graceland are a brand new quartet tempering their austerity-era angst with the tuneful twang of guitars and sugar-sweet melodies. Get in ahead of the curve on their perfect fuzz-pop sound...