The Edge collaborated together to create a list of 2015’s up and coming stars. Spanning across multiple genres, these acts will be ones to watch in the new year, and most definitely should be taking pride of place on your Spotify playlists.
Rixton – Will Hodgetts
Undoubtedly, Rixton will be one of those acts who just blow up in 2015. They have already played some of the biggest shows and stages in the world, and they are only just getting started. They have a frontman in Jake Roche who really knows how to work a crowd. These lads are destined for big things!
Amber Run – Sally Lui
Amber Run’s anthemic vitality and impeccable harmony is securing them a firm spot on the lists of emerging talents. Their fourth and fifth ever gig was Reading & Leeds, this five piece band definitely are most definitely talented and fast approaching to more audiences than just Radio One’s Zane Lowe and XFM.
Darlia – Jenny Simpson
Manchester trio Darlia stormed their way into 2014 after the release of their first EP Knock Knock late last year. Since then they’ve released another EP, 3 new singles (all featuring as Zane Lowe’s hottest record), had two headline tours, played the UK festival this summer and just finished supporting Gerard Way on his tour – all at the tender ages of 20! With a new album and headline tour early next year, 2015 shows no stopping this trio.
Young Kato – Will Hodgetts
A band who many may never of heard of but will surely make a big entrance in 2015 is Young Kato. When supporting Rixton in October/November, they showed that they have the talent and ability to produce catchy, upbeat tracks that any artist would love to own. You heard it here first.
Prides – Chloe Asker
The Scottish synth-pop trio stormed the 2014 Common Wealth Games with ‘Messiah’, seeing them destined to follow in the wake of Bastille and Imagine Dragons.. Their summer tour of the US, BBC Introducing appearances, and UK upcoming headline tour will cement them a loyal and exuberant fan-base
Saint Raymond – Sally Lui
Started four years ago on The Beat at BBC and BBC introducing to playing at festivals including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and touring with Ed Sheeran internationally in 2014, Saint Raymond is a whirlwind taking over the music scene next year with a headline show at London’s KOKO and a debut album.