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CSR’s Pick of 2017

CSR’s Pick of 2017

Here are CSR’s picks of artists to look out for in 2017

Christian Dada – Host of CSR’s Saturday Sports Show

Stormzy and J Hus have both left the public eye as the year is coming to a close, both reportedly finishing their debut solo albums. If their previous music is anything to go by I think they will be two of the best projects to come out of the UK in 2017. The Gorillaz are also making a comeback in 2017. We are ready.

Jack Allcock – Head of Music, Host of The Genre Mix-Up

Arcaine Roots: Well, as I’ve already said “Curtains” was my favorite track of the year, so it’s only logical that the band’s upcoming album is my most anticipated thing about 2017. Vocalist/guitarist/all round genius Andrew Groves has reportedly learnt to play violin for this album and has been delving into synthesizers (as heard on the single “Curtains”). If the album is anything like the single, this band could finally and deservedly break into the mainstream in 2017.

Dave in Detroit – One of CSRfm’s International Listeners

Artist I want to see more of in 2017: VANT

Young Mattie Vant is a rock star in the pedigree of David Lee Roth, Anthony Kiedes, Mick Jagger. And his band suits him well. They shred a ‘tight hard and fast’ rock beat in a skatey – surfy – punky meets Nirvana and the Ramones. Start with: “Fly By Alien”, “Karma Seeker” and “Parking Lot”. This band’s about to blow. / Honorable mentions; A.B. Original, Dreezy, Lemon Twigs, Olympia, Sticky Fingers

Christian Brown – Host of The Genre Mix-Up

On a personal note, I’m very much hoping for something from Royal Blood, but with new music expected from Gorillaz, Lorde, The xx, Run the Jewels, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Stormzy, Charli XCX and Eminem, it’s fair to say 2017 will be jam-packed with exceptional music, regardless of whether the Brighton duo unleash more colossal riffs on the world. Also, Muse headlining Reading 2017 will be something truly special, and something you’d seriously regret passing up on.

Rob Linton – Host of #NewMusicFriday

Ones to watch in 2017 for me include pop songstress BB Diamond, whose track ‘Feeling’ definitely deserves more airplay. Singer/Songwriter Tom Grennan who you may know off the Chase & Status song ‘All Goes Wrong’, but don’t write him off as a one hit wonder as his EP “Something in the Water” is pricking up people’s ears. Finally from me my wildcard one to watch is Elly Duhé – Alabama born Duhé’s debut single ‘immortal’ has really caught my attention, with a haunting vocal somewhere between BANKS and Lana Del Rey I am keeping my eye on this girl to see what she does next.

Karl Goodwin – Host of The Pit

Correcting my bad form in going to see bands. I have already made preparations for this, and have bought tickets to go see Hellions, Blue October and Skunk Anansie in the new year.

Giacomo Palmieri – Host of Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Response. For many, 2016 was a year to forget in terms of politics (take your pick) and the loss of musical icons. So what I hope is for a burst of socially-charged music in response to what has been taking place around the world… who knows, maybe a real Rage Against The Machine reunion instead of this Prophets of Rage nonsense?

Do you agree with our choices? Let us know by tweeting us your favourite album of the year to us @csrfm

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