26 Oct 2016

NAOTD #3: The Big Moon, Lucy Rose And More Tip Acts For 2017

As the living nightmare that we call 2016 draws finally to an end, it's time to turn to the future, where the grass is always greener and the music always louder. Setting our sights past Christmas and into next year, we've enlisted the help of a few familiar faces to name and fame their new band picks for 2017. Have a listen to them all below.

"The Blinders from Doncaster are really good", says Cabbage frontman Lee Broadbent. "They're like a scuzzy version of The Wytches, a little bit Amazing Snakeheads. Can we just fully endorse The Blinders? We're well behind them."

Lucy Rose chooses New Zealand folk artists Nadia Reid and Aldous Harding. "They'd be my hot tips". 

The Big Moon's Juliette Jackson: "We've been playing with a band called Hoo Ha's. They've got a really good song called This is the New Me, which I can't stop listening to. And Abattoir Blues from Brighton, who are incredibly thrusting. That sounds seedy. I mean Harry the singer fucking goes for it. They're amazing."

Chloe and Jake from INHEAVEN tip their tour mates Pale Waves, a glittery young bunch from Manchester, as well as NGOD who are slated as opening support on Kaiser Chiefs upcoming arena tour. The Voice fans, show yourselves.

"I saw Declan McKenna recently", says Blaenavon frontman Ben Gregory. "He's 17, I feel like he's my son. He makes good tunes and he just got on the FIFA soundtrack so he's sorted for life. There's also a very cool band called Ulreka Spacek who've done some shows with DIIV and Ought. And Isaac Gracie's releasing some banging tunes at the moment. There's some funny stories about him; he's an enigma wrapped in a mystery."

Thanks to all our interviewees for taking part.

Vapour Trail's New Artist Of The Day launches this week! A brand new post every single day will let you know the hottest up-and-coming artists whose bandwagons you really ought to jump on.

(Words: Alex Cabré)