Artists To Watch Out For In 2018

Artists To Watch Out For In 2018
 Nelius Stackpoole
Nelius Stackpoole

19 Dec 2017

Wild Youth 

A four-piece from Dublin consisting of David, Conor, Ed and Callum have had a pretty impressive 2017 - playing Longitude, Independence and supporting some already well established acts such as Little Hours, their debut single 'All or Nothing' pretty much set the agenda for what these boys had come on the scene to do and their follow up 'Lose Control' had instant hit written all over it! Next year they will support Niall Horan on several of his Irish tour dates and with the promise of new material will surely make a splash in 2018! Lose Control. Check it out here! 


Sean Corcoran, originally from Nenagh Co Tipperary, has gotten recognition on an international scale as his debut single 'Miol Mor Mara' was featured on the Fifa '18 soundtrack. He his a multi instrumentalist and multi linguist and combines these unique talents to create uplifting electronic music. Keep an eye out for Outsider next year as he is expected to join some of the world's elite recording artists at music festival's around Europe. 

Dermot Kennedy

He made waves towards the end of 2017 and now the Dubliner is set to have the biggest year yet in 2018. His voice is hauntingly beautiful and he's selling out all over the world. He played at Other Voices in Dingle and he's one of Ireland's greatest talents to emerge in recent years. His latest track Moments Passed is a reflection of loss and death. 2018 is off to a massive start for him as he gigs around Ireland, the UK, the States and Canada. 


Mabel McVey is a Spanish born, Swedish singer who is living in London. The 21-year old ended 2017 on a high with her track Finders Keepers which has passed 22 million views on YouTube. Her mother is  Buffalo Stance star Neneh Cherry and her dad is Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. 2018 is going to be big for her. 

Aine Cahill

Another Irish star to watch in 2018 is Aine Cahill. Fresh from touring the UK with Kodaline, the Cavan native is getting loads coverage. Her single Blood Diamonds was a hit and she has been described as Ireland's next pop sensation. Her music is influenced by chart toppers Lady Gag, Lana Del Rey and Marina and the Diamonds. She also featured at Other Voices in Dingle in 2017. 


She became a well known name in 2017 after she appeared on Jax Jones' massive hit 'You Don't Know Me'. Rachel Keen, her real name hails from London and also featured on Jonas Blue's track By Your Side and she worked on Little Mix's album, Glory Days: The Platinum Edition. You're sure to hear loads more from her in the New Year. 


is the latest Simon Cowell project. The group consists of Austin Porter, Nick Mara, Edwin Honoret, Brandon Arreaga and Zion Kuwonu, and was formed by Simon Cowell in 2016. They appeared on the final of The X Factor 2017 and 2018 looks like it's gonna be their year. They've just released the music video for their latest single No More ft. French Montana.