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.

Sean Paul

He undeniably fits more comfortably on the Legend Shelf than in the Breaking Artist Box, but Sean Paul is new to Island and we’re very proud, so we’re wedging him in here and ain’t nothing no one can do about it.


18 year-old RAYE’s ambition knows no bounds. Thankfully, neither does her talent. She is, already, something very special, having written, recorded and guested on some huge hits alongside some massive artists.

Joe Fox

Strange things can happen in at 4am in Soho: sometimes bad things, quite often illegal things, but, occasionally, magical things. Three years ago, it turned out to be exactly the right time and place for Joe Fox and a chance encounter that would change his life.


Swedish duo Johnossi are already one of the hottest acts in their home country – a land, let’s not forget, that is brimming with incredible music right now.


Maggie Rogers

Growing up in a rural town in Maryland, Maggie Roger's had no idea her unique combination of folk, dance and R&B would take the world by storm, when her song 'Alaska' became a viral hit.



MiC Lowry are a five-piece vocal harmony group from Liverpool blessed with a blend of voices that creates a sound that is both silky smooth and razor sharp.



Dream pop three piece LANY first started by making music in a bedroom in Nashville. The band's unique and daydream sound has gathered an army of fans and have been heard playing in some of the world's biggest conglomerate stores.


Mabel’s songwriting draws vividly on the vulnerability and growing pains of coming of age. Coupled with her silky and soulful voice, her 90's style, and freshness that she brings, the shining new artist had been on everyone's one to watch list.


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.