After co-writing hits for Neiked and Maroon 5, Stockholm based Elina Stridh debuted as a solo artist this year with 'Wild Enough'. 2nd single 'Here with me' is a piano-based song about appreciating the present and further proof of her great potential.
Relocating to the US, seemed like the next logical step for Australian blues singer Kelsey Karter. Ditching previous production efforts in favour of a traditional rock sound, fits her explosive vocal talent like a glove.
The Sydney based artist turns-up the soul dial on the first single of what it looks like a very promising year. Steering towards a more organic sound, 'Echo' includes strings, horns and saxophone impeccably placed around strong vocal hooks.
Grace Pitts teams-up with fellow Australian producer and song-writer Xavier Dunn on the potential hit 'Last Night'. Sounding like a heartfelt apology with an uplifting gospel-like chorus, this could be one of the biggest singalongs of the year.
Following on the release of last year's debut EP Dreamland, the collaboration with Nigerian soul boy Mannywellz is steadily gaining support for Emilia Ali's rising status. 'flis' is a perfect good time vibes pop song to bright-up your day.
After a couple of songs under the moniker Rye, LA native Mariah McManus first appeared as Riah at the start of 2018 in a collaboration with Shallou. Inspired by a dream about going to a high school prom, this is Riah's promising debut single.
Choosing her stage name as a tribute to her grandfather, Kayleigh Rose's deep vocal talent got her a deal with Atlantic Records. The singer-songwriter from Missouri is currently developing her debut LP after the success of last year's School Nights EP.
Lovers Fevers is the six-track sophomore EP by the Toronto duo who write pop songs with sad guitars, or as they like to call it, "bubblegum emo". It includes the beautiful atmospheric love hangover singles 'Over In No Time' and 'Soft'.
All Of My Friends is the first release of the year by David Behan and Max Bergstrom. The 60s psychedelia tinted song has been released by Chess Club with the double A-side Behind The Man, and reflects on the "disposable age" we live in.
After a great string of singles in 2017, with influences from 2-step to dancehall, Soulé has recently released 'Don't Hold Your Breath'. The first track from her forthcoming debut EP takes you back to the heydays of UK Garage. It's time for chart action.
'Crash' is the latest song from the transatlantic collaboration between Sara Diamond and producer Brodi following the single 'Latter'. A slice of modern R&B to be included on the forthcoming debut EP by the Montreal singer-songwriter.
The indie-pop trio from Chester, UK, is about to start recording their debut album with the support of the PRS Foundation. Building on previous EPs 'No Fun' and 'Are You Sure?' and after a busy summer tour, the LP is scheduled for early 2019.
A graduate from the Arizona School for the Arts currently living in LA, Upshal has been cementing her talent with two breakout singles and collaborating with Tim Pagnotta and Brian Phillips in her latest crushing alt-pop tune 'Rough'.
The Parisian quintet had a great past year releasing the Egonomy EP, including the funky 'Just So You Know' and the chill-wave leaning 'Methylene Blue', alongside two imaginative video collaborations with Guillaume Doubet. Here's to 2018.
Having released seven stand-alone songs in the past three years, the Liverpool quartet formed by Chris McIntosh, Jen Davies and Olly and Dylan Gorman deliver the dancefloor friendly indie-pop of 'Box of Bones' in advance of their debut EP.
Brighton singer-songwriter Watts continues to permeate the family inherited Motown soul influences, teaming-up with producer Tim Bidwell on Horrorscope to showcase his falsetto vocals over a minimal broken-beat.
Summer is the perfect season for a road trip and Sam Valdez recently released EP Mirage might just be the perfect soundtrack for it. A five song collection of contemporary Americana with a great vocal cadence by the LA resident.