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SO.CO's Ones To Watch 2024

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As we ease into the new year, we're looking forward to seeing what the Class of 2024 get up to. Here's our picks of the bands and artists we expect to have big years in the coming 12 months. 

The Last Dinner Party

 

It’s not hard to shout about TLDP these days - it seems that everyone else is as well. The winners of the BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2024 are hardly a secret, but it seems inconceivable that they won’t go full ‘Wet Leg’ in the coming year. Expect them to be shuffled towards the top of festival bills by the time summer comes round. 

HotWax

 

As a sales pitch, ’girl-grunge but fun’ doesn’t sounds all that appealing. However, the Hastings three-piece make it work. They stormed the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds and Reading last summer, showing that there’s still an appetite for rock in those fields. With a support gig throughout February with Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, and a headline tour in April, expect to hear a lot more of this lot. 

Tom A. Smith

 

Long-time readers will know that Tom’s been on our radar here at so.co for a good while now. The 19 year old north-easterner has spent the year making a name for himself with a relentless touring schedule, and a slew of superb singles. If there’s any justice, 2024 is his year. 

Militarie Gun

 

Apparently it’s 2024, but still I’m writing about West-Coast hardcore… old habits die hard I guess! Militarie Gun are ploughing the same furrow as Brand New, and more recently Turnstile and Code Orange, but there’s a gloss to what they do that might just help them cut through the noise. 

 Clavish

 

London’s Clavish has been making waves on the underground trap and drill scenes for a little while now, but it’s hard to ignore the murmurings from those in the know that he might just be the next big thing. Clavish is being compared favourably to the likes of Dave and Stormzy, so he’s almost certainly worth keeping an eye on. 

Words: Thomas Jackson 

Header Image: The Last Dinner Party by Neil Lupin