The 20 UK Based Artists That Slipped Under-The-Radar in 2020

All the other blogs seemed to have their shit together and posted their end of year lists at exactly midnight on Dec 1st. I suppose it’s time enough for The Sound Sniffer’s list. Here are our top 20 emerging artists in the UK in 2020 (in no particular order) – it’s been a long, lazy and lamentable year but these breakthrough people made it that bit more tolerable. I’m not going to write too much here – I’ll just share the tunes and the genre they fit into and let you make your own mind up if they are certified fresh or not!


Billy Nomates

Punk/Bedroom/Indie
Leicester


Lavender

Experimental/Electronic
London


Wassailer

Wassailer Interview

Indie/Pop/Experimental
London


Jackson Mathod

Jazz Fusion
London


Noé Solange

Trip-Hop/Electronica
London


Matt Ryder

Indie Pop/Shoegaze/Electronic
Birmingham


Biig Piig

Lo-Fi/Shoegaze/Pop
London


FIKA

Indie Pop/Electric
London


SOTO

Jazz/Jazz Fusion
Brighton


SHAKU

Soft Rock/Frog Rock
Leeds


Michael Baker

Indie/Indie Folk
Brighton


Holly Redford Jones

Indie Folk
Derbyshire


Samuel Nicholson

Indie Folk/Folk/Acoustic
Edinburgh


SONNEE

Electronic/House
Manchester


Most Akin

Indie Pop/Downtempo/Experimental
Bristol


DC

Rap/Grime
London


Jonny Ong

Indie Rock/Soft Rock
London


Alex Bayly

Indie Folk
London


Sam Johnson

Indie Folk
Oswestry


Neev

Folk
Glasgow


About ‘The Sound Sniffer’

The Sound Sniffer is a one-man music blog which is still only a baby – Founded and run by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists found in the blog’s submission inbox.

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