Ticketmaster New Music is a carefully curated selection, showcasing artists we are expecting to make waves in the live music scene. Working closely with record labels, live event promoters and talent agents, our in-house experts handpick the most exciting emerging music.
Ticketmaster Artist Services picks our top five artists featured in 2019.
Tones and I
Meet the Australian pop powerhouse unafraid to blend thoughtfulness with a healthy dose of fun.
Few have had a year quite like Toni Watson, the distinctively voiced Australian releasing atypical pop as Tones and I. At the very start of 2019, Tones (as she is known to her friends) opted to take her music career up a level, uploading debut single and empowering LGBT anthem Johnny Run Away to acclaimed Australian radio station triple j’s Unearthed service. Within a few days the track dominated radio waves down under, a feat she easily repeated with the insatiably catchy Dance Monkey.
Meet the rising atypical New York State raised indie-pop star.
It’s a matter of style and substance for New York State raised singer, songwriter and producer Gus Dapperton. Since building a following on SoundCloud and YouTube in 2015, his atypical synth-laden indie-pop continues to accompany similarly unique visuals.
Meet the socially conscious post-punks from Ireland’s capital city.
In an early radio interview, Fontaines D.C. lead vocalist Grian Chatten was questioned as to why he thought people were connecting with his band. “I think there’s an authenticity to what we do” he replied, “and people have been starved of authenticity for too long.”
Now maybe more than ever, it feels like there’s a gap in the musical space for a band that makes people want to leave their house, head down to their local venue, jump around and sing along with like-minded folk, bonding over a shared authentic experience. Queue the Dublin post-punk rockers stepping up to the plate with urgency.
Girl in Red
Meet the rising Norwegian star discussing mental health and sexuality.
Girl in red, the bedroom-pop project by Norway’s Marie Ulven, broke through with last year’s girls, an open discussion about sexuality that has encouraged a number of fans to accept and celebrate their own feelings.
Everyone You Know
Meet the half-brothers filtering modern society through an energetic mash-up of styles.
It’s no coincidence that half-brothers Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby take a moment to reference The Streets’ era-defining A Grand Don’t Come For Free on last year’s Our Generation – an unabashed commentary on modern society and growing up in the otherwise unremarkable small towns surrounding London.
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