New music

All of the newest artists from Universal Music UK. Who they are, what music they are playing, where and when you can catch them live and, of course, why our A&Rs signed them.


Frances was tipped for success by being nominated for a Brit's Critics Choice Award in 2015. The gifted singer songwriter's soul-bearing voice has recieved praise from Clash, The Quietus, Fader and Noisey, as well as thousands of dedicated fans.

Benjamin Clementine

Clementine's expressionist, barefoot performances have enthralled audiences since appearing whilst still unsigned on Jools Holland in late 2013, with his sparse production and soulful vocals receiving admiration from The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Quietus.

Seinabo Sey

Sey’s popularity online has seen her repeatedly feature as a one-to-watch on numerous music lists and blogs, especially in her ever-supportive native Sweden - she’s now had an incredible five Hype Machine number ones.


The London-based indie-quartet’s brooding, laid-back sound has been surrounded by hype, and with the release of their second EP Chase The Light, the hype might be about to get even bigger.

Kiko Bun

A rocksteady-sampling, instantly memorable summer boombox anthem, Kiko’s debut release Sticky Situation sparked an extraordinary level of online interest, swiftly resulting in Kiko’s signing to a very natural home at Island Records last year.

Years & Years

After the best possible start to 2015 for Years & Years with the trio being named as the winners of BBC Music Sound Of 2015 poll, things are looking up for Polydor’s electronic pop group.

George The Poet

George Mpanga is just 23-years old, but has already worked with some of the biggest names in music. With such an impressive musical pedigree, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of music, you might ask why George is a poet.


The Lake District based duo made the jump from being in separate heavy metal and grunge bands to producing a drastically different melodic and ambient electronica that’s landed them on Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust playlist.


It’s fair to say 2014 was an important year for London-based girl group Juce. The Island trio developed their feel-good soul-pop sound and received critical acclaim whilst doing so.