YMR Watch List: 2017


This time of year is choc full of retrospective playlists and articles.  We’re looking forwards into next year and not back into 2016 with our YMR Watch List for 2017.

Looking back at who we listed for 2016’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 Leon Bridges, Lion Babe, Jack Garratt and more.  We are also keeping watchful eyes on Set Mo, Gallant, Throttle and Marie Dahlstrøm who we have rolled over again on this this year’s list as they are going to be truly on the rise.

Check out our 25 artist playlist below and keep your eyes and ears on this lot in 2017.



  1. The Familiar
  2. courtship.
  3. Halcyon Drive
  4. Fortunes
  5. Marie Dahlstrøm
  6. Gallant
  7. MÖWE
  8. Philco Fiction
  9. Brandyn Burnette
  10. Luca Schreiner
  11. Molly Moore
  12. LarryKoek
  13. Alice Ivy
  14. Pretty Pink
  15. KLP
  16. Olympia
  17. Elohim
  18. Møme
  19. Set Mo
  20. Close Counters
  21. Rag’N’Bone Man
  22. RY X
  23. Generik
  24. Cavego
  25. Throttle




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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