YMR Watch List: 2015

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The time has come around again for us to get our crystal ball out and give you a heads up on the bands, artists and DJs that we think you should be keeping a close eye on in 2015 and beyond, all from A to ZHU.

If you regularly take a swim in the sea of music blogs, there will be a few here that might seem obvious selections. However, that’s not stopping us from bringing all of this fine talent to your attention just in case you’ve never heard of any of them (unlikely though).

Looking back at who we listed for 2014’s Watch list, I think we were on the money with a good number of selections. A year ago, no one had heard of the viral hit #SELFIE from The Chainsmokers, Banks’ killer debut album was still in production before we even met it and Betty Who hadn’t been cherry picked to support Katy Perry on several legs of her world tour. Sam Smith was more famous for being a featured vocalist than in his own right and Bebe Rexha hadn’t even started Drinking About You, let alone stopped.

Each year, this is getting harder and harder to keep the list to a minimum, particular with the rising crop of talent on offer from Australia at the moment. We’re going for a half century, a nifty bullseye, a half a tonne. So, here’s 50 artists you should be putting on your music radar in 2015, including a greedy 15 from Australia.


  1. Alison Wonderland
  2. Bearcubs
  4. Bipolar Sunshine
  5. Blonde
  6. Bondax
  7. cln
  8. Close Counters
  9. Disciples
  10. Elephante
  11. Ella Eyre
  12. Feki
  14. Fractures
  15. Galantis
  16. George Maple
  17. Giraffage
  18. Glastrophobie
  19. Gorgon City
  20. Gryffin
  21. Hopium
  22. Indian Summer
  23. Jack Garratt
  24. jackLNDN
  25. Japanese Wallpaper
  26. Jesse Andrews
  27. Kygo
  28. Magic Bronson
  29. MNEK
  30. Motez
  31. ODESZA
  32. option4
  33. Peking Duk
  34. Racing Glaciers
  35. SAFIA
  36. Sam Feldt
  37. Slumberjack
  38. SNBRN
  39. Steve James
  40. Stromae
  41. Nora En Pure
  42. Lost Kings
  43. Tkay Maidza
  44. Verite
  45. Wafia
  46. Young Bombs
  47. ZHU
  48. Matoma
  49. Mokoa
  50. Maya Payne




About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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