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Top New Bands of 2017

August 22nd, 2017

There are always the old favourite bands and artists that remain popular throughout the years, but it can be rather refreshing to hear someone new that can put a new spin on a musical genre. Every year there are thousands of new artists, but most disappear without a trace soon after. Here are just a few new artists of 2017 that you should definitely be listening out for as they are bringing something new to the world of music.

Girl Gang

This year girls are on top as there is a new girl group making waves. The Aces, from Utah, is a pop group with a few rock themes threading through it. Harking back to the 70s, it still has a rather summery light feel to it. Their album was out in June of this year, and their all-roundedness looks like it will take them far – the drummer also directed the music video for their debut song ‘Stuck’.

The Japanese House sees another female artist, Amber Bain, going solo. A rather unusual name, it is in an effort to remove any preconceptions anyone might have towards her. Full of synthetic sounds and strong electronic beats, the songs are nevertheless poignant and emotional. She wrote her first song at the tender age of 12 and her music has just been going from strength to strength since then.

Only Human

Now known as Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Rory Graham from Sussex has long been lending his soulful voice to a number of collaborative efforts in various hip hop groups. Some of you may have heard his voice in the Wolves EP but it wasn’t until late 2016 that he had a major breakthrough with his song ‘Human’. His deep blue soul voice has now become highly popular, particularly with the release of his much-anticipated album at the beginning of the year. He is on the scene and most likely here to stay.

A number of other bands are worth mentioning too such as Magic Gang playing with a classic 60s vibe, 17-year-old Declan Mckenna emerging at this year’s Glastonbury as the new talent to watch, and synth duo The Rhythm Method, well worth a listen.

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