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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

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