Ahh 2012 - the year the world was supposedly going end, the year scientists discovered the ‘God Particle’, the year we were all swept up in national pride while everything else was swept under the rug, the year in which nothing was private but everything was privatised - you’ve been quite something.
Inside our smaller musical bubble, well, you’ve been quite something too: we’ve fallen in love with R&B again, watched as Universal swallows EMI, let Scandinavian music burrow even closer to our hearts and even launched our very own signature record label. But now, with mince pies filling supermarket shelves and Christmas adverts flooding our TV screens, we find ourselves looking forward to what awaits us in 2013, and boy would it be a massive shame if the Mayans were right.
Our editorial staff have combined forces like the Power Rangers doing a pub quiz to settle on a definitive list of singers, producers, bands and musical trends we think you should be keeping a firm eye on over the next 12 months. We’ll be bringing you three new crushes over seven days, totalling in twenty one new and emerging artists. Some you will no doubt be familiar with and hopefully, there’ll be a few new discoveries along the way too.