Ones To Watch in 2016

Here are my picks of the bands and artists you should be listening to and watching out for this year. From indie to experimental synth, it looks as though it’s going to be yet another exciting year for new music.

Black Honey

Indie rock dripping in nostalgia with Lana Del Rey-esque sultry vocals. ‘Madonna’ is just one example of their incredibly stylish sounding repertoire so far.


Atmospheric, hypnotic, captivating – Pumarosa’s debut single ‘Priestess’ (no. 3 in my tracks of 2015) immediately highlighted them as ones to watch. With only 2 other demos online I can’t wait to see what else they have in store.

The Big Moon

Perfect indie – tight, unpretentious, fun and oh so catchy. These girls have been supporting The Maccabees on tour, so I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more from them soon. (Also this video is amazing).


Infectious indie pop with seriously funky vibes. Glasgow’s White have already released some hugely catchy tracks and their latest single ‘Living Fiction’ is no exception.

Sunflower Bean

Gorgeous psych-rock with alternative 80s vibes. Their latest single ‘Easier Said’ is irresistible and their debut album is expected next month.

The Japanese House

Perfect late night music from the alter-ego of 19 year old Amber Bain; full of experimental, 80s inspired synth-pop and androgynous vocals. Just listen to ‘Clean’ – pure bliss.


Arguably this year’s Catfish & the Bottlemen, Blossoms’ unapologetic indie pop is full of influences from Abba to Arctic Monkeys. ‘Charlemagne’ is a great example of their classic indie sound.


If these tracks are anything to go by, 2016 is going to be a very exciting year for new music!


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