YMR Watch List: 2016

YMR Watch List 2016

Once again, it is that time of the year when we dig deep into the future and predict the artists that will be blipping away on your music radars in 2016.

Two things we’ve found from looking back at artists in 2015 are that, through no deliberate attempt, we have focused a lot on Australian artists. We’ve also been championing a stellar amount of strong female artists which is a double delight if you ask us. This has influenced our selection for the 27 artists and bands you should be keeping a firm eye on over all 366 days in 2016.

Looking back at who we listed for 2015’s Watch List, we hit the nail on the head with a fair number of artists that we thought would be on the rise, from the likes of Galantis, Sam Feldt, Peking Duk, ZHU, Matoma, George Maple, Ella Eyre and more.

Check out our 29 artist playlist below and keep your eyes and ears on this lot in 2016.




  1. Marie Dahlstrom
  2. Tashka
  3. Au Dré
  4. TastyTreat
  5. Close Counters
  6. Set Mo
  7. Cleopold
  8. Wafia
  9. Actor
  10. MIIA
  11. CAPPA
  12. Molly Moore
  13. GRRL PAL
  14. Natalie Prass
  15. Gordi
  16. Jack Garratt
  17. Gallant
  18. Racing Glaciers
  19. Lissie
  20. Philco Fiction
  21. Throttle
  22. 99 Souls
  23. BILLON
  24. No Mana
  25. NIMMO
  26. Leon Bridges
  27. Lion Babe
  28. Nicole Millar
  29. Golden Features





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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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