Y.O.U.N.G. photographed in Manchester on 29 July 2017. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst /

We’re showcasing some of our favourite upcoming acts, talents which are kicking 2018 off in style! 

Sea Girls


Debut album: TBC 2018
Tour: February 2018
Locations: London, Bristol, Leicester, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow

Based on the name, you’d be forgiven to think that Sea Girls is an-all female band. In fact, the band’s name is a play on words in relation to seagulls. The band, with a sound that gives a nod to the best of British indie like Catfish & The Bottlemen, Blossoms, and The Amazons are coming from Leicester and Lincoln, and formed the band in 2015.

With early supporters like Dork, DIY or Radio 1, this band could be very successful in 2018.

Henry Camamile – vocals/ guitar
Rory Young – guitar
Oli Khan – drums
Andrew Noswad – bass

Check out their Facebook page and you can listen to What For below:




Debut album: TBC 2018
Tour: February/March 2018
Locations: Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester

The Manchester band has a very unique style: a merge of rap, pop and rock. They already have developed a fanbase across Europe and went on tour last year.

Chez Davis – vocals/guitar
Ben James – rapper
James Skehan – guiar/production
Tom Whitehead – bass
Graeme Smith – drums

Their song Exposure can be listened to below and you can see their Facebook page here.


The Aces


Debut album: When My Heart Felt Volcanic
Tour: Ongoing, performing in London on the 27th of March

This quartet from Utah self-released their first single Stuckl ast year. Nylon claimed the band to have “all the markings of a stellar debut”. With t Stuck they got spots on several “Artist To Watch in 2017” lists from Paper Mag, Idolator, All Things Go and Euphoria. They are currently in the studio working on their debut album.

Cristal Ramirez – lead vocals/guitar
Alisa Ramirez – drums
Katie Henderson – guitar
McKenna Petty – bass

Take a look at their Facebook page and listen to Baby Who below.




Debut album: TBC 2018
Tour: TBC 2018

Locked away in the studio for preparing their debut album, Flawes are gearing up for a 2018 release. The band was active last year, performing at festivals such as Live at Leeds, The Great Escape Festival, Reeperbahn (in Germany) and were hand-picked to perform on the Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull last summer.

The band managed their breakthrough with their self-released debut single “Don’t Wait For Me”. The single reached No. 8 on the Spotify UK Viral Chart.

Josh Carruthers
Josh Huss
Freddie Edwards

Listen to Black Dice below and be sure to have a look at their Facebook page