The prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2018 poll was topped by Sigrid, the 21-year-old Norwegian who’s already played a Later… With Jools
Holland blinder and had a track co-opted on to the Justice League movie soundtrack.
You can catch her on March 23 in the Dublin Academy, which is the most intimate gig she’s ever likely to play here. Check out also Paul Nolan's interview with the singer elsewhere this issue…
Snapping at Sigrid's heels in second place on the Beeb poll was
Rex Orange County, AKA 19-yearold Brit School graduate, Alex O’Connor, who’s already bagged guest spots with Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean.
There’s also a big buzz about
Lo Moon, the British-American synthpop trio whose self-titled debut drops through Columbia on February 23…
Having conquered her native Australia, Amy Shark opens her account here on Sony with ‘Adore’, which is culled from her Night
Thinker EP. It’s a melancholic, Lorde-esque number with serious emotional power.
Meanwhile, we’re stoked for the rock ‘n’ roll return on March 2 of Andrew W.K. whose 16-track
You’re Not Alone album is, according to the accompanying press releaese, “the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every sensation, every up, every down... all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super lifeforce feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying.” Sign us up!
Hot for 2018: Sigrid