THE NEW-SEASON ROUND-UP
Your guide to this autumn’s cultural highlights
Who? Birmingham singer Mahalia (above) penned her first song aged eight and was signed to a label by 13. Now 2O, she means business.
What does she sound like? File in-between Jorja Smith and Kelela. Mahalia puts millennial concerns (ignored messages, sh*tty exes)
through a Nineties R&B filter.
You have my attention…
Good. She tours the UK in October.
Who? 22-year-old Norwegian singer Sigrid (on previous page) – winner of BBC Music Sound of 2018.
Why? Her angelic spin on Scandi pop veers from heartbreaking honesty to pure banger territory.
Where can I hear more? Buy her EP Raw or catch her November tour.
Who? Alisha Boe, of Netflix’s divisive 13 Reasons Why.
What’s all the fuss about?
Boe’s emotive performance as Jessica stole season two.
I’ll look out for her... The third series of 13 Reasons is out next year. She stars in indie short Yes, God, Yes with
Stranger Things’ Natalia Dyer.