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New Acts To Watch Out For In 2018

As we approach the new year, we wanted to introduce you to a few bands who we believe will be making a huge impact in 2018.

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London, Bristol, Leicester, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow

“Sea Girls, seagulls, get it? You’d think this summery quartet with a sound that gives a nod to the best of British indie like Catfish & The Bottlemen, Blossoms and The Amazons would be from the depths of Torquay or the far reaches of a Cornish beach, with enough seaside vibe for an arcade pier. But you’d be wrong. Sea Girls are a four piece from Leicestershire and Kent who are starting to make a name for themselves… a very large stone’s throw away from the nearest stretch of sea”.  Henry and Rory originally hail from Lincoln whilst Oli, born in Hong Kong, grew up in Leicestershire.  Andrew grew up in Kent as a child via stints in Indonesia and Sri Lanka later settling in Leicestershire.

Now 23, the band have been friends since school playing in rival bands and coming together to form Sea Girls in 2015. With early supporters including Dork, DIY and Radio 1- these guys should definitely be on your radar!




Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester

Y.O.U.N.G, from Manchester, are unique in that they merge genres, hailing from seemingly disparate backgrounds as hip hop MC’s, as part of punk bands, soul collectives and dance producers . The five piece ( Chez Davis – vocals/guitar, Ben James – rapper, James Skehan – guitar/production, Tom Whitehead – bass and Graeme Smith – drums) are already turning heads with their alt-pop fusion of rap, pop and rock having developed a fervent fanbase across Europe from the extensive touring they have completed earlier in the year.



TOUR – TBC 2018

The Utah four piece are made up of sisters Cristal (on lead vocals/guitar), and drummer Alisa Ramirez, completed by guitarist Katie Henderson and bassist McKenna Petty.

Late last year The Aces self-released their first single ‘Stuck’ which was called ‘windows down, road trip pop at its best,’ by Idolator while Nylon claimed it to have ‘all the markings of a stellar debut,’ and DIY Mag thought it had ‘every potential chart-smash pop ticked.’ Additionally, ‘Stuck’ landed them spots on ‘Artists To Watch in 2017’ lists for Paper Mag, Idolator, All Things Go, and Euphoria magazine to name a few. The band are currently in the studio working on their debut album.



TOUR – TBC 2018

The band have been locked away in the studio preparing their debut album, poised for a 2018 release. The band’s new material highlights an exciting year for FLAWES who have performed at a host of festivals including Live at Leeds, The Great Escape Festival, Reeperbahn (Germany) and were also hand-picked to perform on the Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull earlier this summer. You can watch parts of the band’s set in Hull on the BBC’s website here.

FLAWES’ early career took off explosively when they broke onto the scene with their self-released debut ‘Don’t Wait For Me’. The single made it to #8 on the Spotify UK Viral Chart, was playlisted at BBC Introducing / Radio 1 alongside a slew of support from other radio stations, TV spots and publications across the board