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2017 | Top 5 Artists To Watch

2017 is already seeing great music being released and it’s a positive sign for what’s to come. So to kick of the year, here’s a few artists who I think will make 2017 their year.

1. Sundara Karma

Indie quartet Sundara Karma have just released their debut album ‘Youth Is Never Fun In Retrospect’ and they’re certainly showing their true colours. Oscar Lulu’s dreamy vocals (and looks) have captured the hearts of girls around the UK and supporting Two Door Cinema Club on their upcoming tour is a definite step in the right direction.

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2. Will Joseph Cook

19 year old singer-songwriter Will Joseph Cook has burst throughout the seams of pop music and is delivering a quirky, indie-pop version that is irresistible. His sunny, pop sound is catchy and full of personality, something that is hard to find in a lot of artists today. He’s toured the UK at the end of 2016 and is currently working on his debut album.

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3. Nadia Rose

UK rap artist Nadia Rose dropped her debut album ‘Highly Flammable’ at the start of the year. Despite consisting of only nine tracks, it is a work of art. Nadia has performed at the likes of Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Wireless festival, as well as opening for rap legend Busta Rhymes.

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4. Declan McKenna

In similar style to Will Joseph Cook, 18 year old singer-songwriter Declan McKenna has made a name for himself, with a unique indie-pop sound and hilariously relatable twitter account. He supported Blossoms on their autumn/winter UK tour and is about to embark on his headline tour this month.

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5. RAY BLK

London based R&B and soul artist Ray Blk is the winner of BBC Music Sound of 2017 and rightfully so. ┬áHer collaboration with grime artist Stormzy in her single ‘My Hood’ has nearly 2 million listens on Spotify, which is no surprise to me as her buttery vocals are wonderfully captivating and she is a certainly a star in the making.

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– Eliza Laben

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