We love being ahead of the curve at The VLM and we know you do too. That’s why each year we put together the artists we’ve got our eyes on in the year ahead. In 2017 we picked out future success story of the year, Rag’n’Bone Man, pop chart climber RAYE and Mura Masa’s kooky vocalist Bonzai, among many others.

This year we’ve gone one step further and given you a long list of 22 artists you’ve got the hear before they do big things over the next 12 months. From quirky indie-pop bands Bad Sounds, Strong Asian Mothers, Confidence Man and Childcare, to solo artists doing it their way; Nilufer Yanya, Cosmo Pyke, Rejjie Snow and Tyler The creator’s chum Rex Orange County. There’s plenty going on this year that you can’t afford to miss, so sit back and listen to our Eyes On 2018 playlist.

Check back all of January to find out which 8 artists will make our final Eyes On 2018 shortlist.