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MTV Brand New tips Elyar Fox, Royal Blood, Banks and Sam Smith

By | Published on Friday 29 November 2013

MTV Brand New

MTV has made known its Brand New shortlist, whereby it tips ten artists it thinks will be ‘big’ in the next year, in this case 2014.

In addition to already quite big names like Bieber-alike Elyar Fox, boyband The Vamps, Brighton two-piece Royal Blood, R&B lady Banks and Sam Smith, aka the voice of Disclosure’s hit ‘Latch’, the list also features “cynical globophobic” (and Virgin signee) Ella Eyre, Bristol’s blonde answer to Jake Bugg George Ezra, ‘the English The Weeknd’ Joel Compass, London singer-songwriter Kwabs, and lone unsigned artist Marie Naffah.

So, there they all are, the final ten. Fans-of-tipping-acts can back their fave via a vote that’ll go live on 16 Dec via the MTV site. The overall winner, who’ll join Tom Odell, Haim, Lady Gaga, Tinie Tempah and last year’s defining Brand New artist Ebony Day on the list of most hotly-tipped-by-MTV new acts from recent years, will be revealed in early February.

Here’s MTV’s UK & Ireland Head Of Talent And Music, Paul Hourican, with the standard spiel: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be once again embarking on our MTV Brand New campaign and couldn’t be more excited to introduce this outstanding group of new talent to the MTV audience. 2014 promises to be yet another stellar year for UK music and MTV UK”.