Future Sounds of Europe

The Pink Elephant – Sunshine’s Brother

Latvia

The Pink Elephant is an up-and-coming rock band from Latvia, consisting of four incredibly talented young musicians. They combine classical rock sounds and modern arrangements for a perfect mix of psychedelic music that never fails to amaze the listeners.

Zeal & Ardor – Devil Is Fine

Switzerland

Basel-based Swiss-American multi-instrumentalist and singer Manuel Gagneux aka Zeal & Ardor combines the euphoric sound of African-American gospel with the blues of chain-gang songs and the dark wall of guitar that is death metal to devastating effect.

Say Yes Dog – A Friend

Luxembourg

Expect enticing electronic pop filled to the brim with clever hooks, funky bass lines and some melancholic touches. The trio likes to say their music is “straightforward and goes straight to the heart and legs”!

Say Yes Dog has played festivals like Primavera Sound, Melt!, Fusion, Sziget and many more…

Leyya – Zoo

Austria

The sound of Vienna-based experimental/electronic-pop formation Leyya, creates a foreign but familiar surrounding—spherical, floating but also violent and impulsive.

The experimental combination of melancholy and electronic beats, lets two different worlds collide.

First Breath After Coma – Salty Eyes

Portugal

Cheerful to melancholic post-rock from Portugal. First Breath After Coma have just delivered a stunning second album called "Drifter", that is much more than post-rock.

On "Drifter", a poetic dreamworld opens and songs go in an experimental, opera-like and, mostly, folky direction. Add some angelic community singing and indie folk bands like Fleet Foxes and Local Natives spring to mind.

Rusangano Family – Soul Food

Ireland

Rusangano Family is a musical trio based in Limerick city in Ireland, producing social-engaged music that mixes a global variety of cultures and traditions.

Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl

France

Young DJ and house producer Kungs began creating and uploading his own unofficial mixes in 2014. He has since made several professional remixes and performed as the opening act for David Guetta. His first single "This Girl" was a #1 hit in Belgium, France, Germany, and Scotland among others, amassing over 250 million streams on Spotify alone.

Transforming blues and soul songs into upbeat, danceable tracks, the French DJ released his debut album "Layers" in late 2016.

Zara Larsson – Lush Life

Sweden

Swedish singer Zara Larsson has been gathering more and more momentum in recent years, as singles such as "Lush Life" and "Never Forget You" have invaded charts in Sweden and beyond.

Her latest album "So Good" was released in 2017 and has placed Zara in the top 50 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify.

Brodka – Horses

Poland

Brodka, Warsaw-based singer-songwriter started her artistic mission with success in the Polish version of Pop Idol in 2004 at the age of 16.

While her first two albums made her a star at home, it was 2010’s double-platinum selling "Granda" that showed how deep her musical roots went. With "Clashes", her first English-language album, Brodka is taking flight.

Témé Tan – Ça Va Pas La Tête?

Belgium Wallonia

Belgian with Congolese roots, Tanguy Haesevoets tells intimate stories with an über-modern pop vibe, mixing soul, hip-hop and afro elements.

His upcoming album will be released by [PIAS] International.

Alma – Dye My Hair

Finland

Alma is the latest pop sensation to arrive from Finland, and is currently taking radio airwaves by storm not only in her native country, but also in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordics.

Her debut EP was released in 2016, featuring the singles "Karma" and "Dye My Hair", which together have already amassed more than 50 million Spotify streams.

Warhaus – The Good Lie

Belgium Flanders

Warhaus is the artistic alter ego and solo recording project of Maarten Devolder, who (along with Jinte Deprez) fronts the urbanely soulful Belgian rock band Balthazar.

Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés – A la Vida

Spain

Maria Arnal’s soulful voice combined with the sober dexterity of Marcel Bagés’ guitar make Iberian folk songs a revelatory life event. On their debut album, published in 2017, they mix popular tradition with a subtle embrace of electronics and the universal language of emotion.

Erki Pärnoja – Doors Dance

Estonia

Erki Pärnoja, well known for his work as guitarist in the Estonian art-pop group Ewert and The Two Dragons, now reveals a diverse and more alternative side of himself as a frontman and songwriter.

Ethereal grieving synthesizer sounds that blend with a distinctive cutting guitar sound, drowned in shimmering reverb - all this forms a musical genre which is best described as a cinematographic journey, a complex affair between dream-pop and groovy guitar rock from the 70s.

Roosevelt – Fever

Germany

Flirting with disco, chill wave, Ibiza house, yacht rock, 80s new wave, Roosevelt from Cologne has gained over a million monthly Spotify listeners. The German artist will perform at numerous prestigious festivals this summer.

Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe

Norway

Sigrid is one of the most hotly tipped artists emerging from Norway right now, having released the single "Don't Kill My Vibe" in early February 2017.

Acclaimed performances at multiple showcase festivals throughout the Nordic region have followed, as have two new singles from the rising star, whose debut EP was released in May.

Klangstof – Hostage

Netherlands

The dreamy alt-indie of Amsterdam-based group Klangstof is the product of Norwegian singer/songwriter and producer Koen van de Wardt.

His earliest inspiration was Radiohead's OK Computer, which he used to hone his instrument-playing skills.

Vök – Show Me

Iceland

Winners of the prestigious Músíktilraunir (music trials) talent competition in Iceland, Reykjavík's Vök have now released their debut album Figure.

The album was trailed by singles such as "Before" and "Waterfall" as the band toured Europe extensively, making them one of the most acclaimed live acts coming out of Iceland.

Anna Meredith – Nautilus

United Kingdom

Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music.

Her sound is frequently described as "uncategorisable" and "genre-defying" and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock - or as The Guardian said: "majestic bangers"...

Ghali – Pizza Kebab

Italy

Ghali is one of the best new emerging artists in Italy, a young Milanese rapper of Tunisian descent.

His music is diverse and fresh, his visual identity very curated and original: as a result, Ghali's videos have received an impressive number of views on YouTube in the last year.

Beissoul & Einius – Lion

Lithuania

Singer Beissoul (aka Artūras Žabas) and producer Einius Jarutis have come a long way since they emerged on Lithuanian pop scene in 2012.

Gigs in Berlin, London and Kiev, energetic festival performances wildly weird videos, a Best Electronic Act win at Lithuanian music awards M.A.M.A. in 2016 – in their home country, this duo are already bona fide pop stars, and it wouldn’t be wise to bet against them making a significant international breakthrough during the next couple of years.

Ponk – Goding

Czech Republic

Ponk, an innovative new trio from Moravia, Czech Republic came together in 2013. Their music reflects the rich folklore traditions of the region, giving traditional sounds exciting new life with their unconventional modern treatment.

The band was chosen to represent the Czech Republic at the Czech Music Crossroads in Summer 2016 and was the first band to sing in the Czech language at the prestigious festival and showcase WOMEX in 2017.

Chui – Chui is Here to Stay

Croatia

Chui are an upcoming young quartet from Croatia who have developed their own unique take on jazz.

Their potent blend of dance club rythms, jazz vocabulary, turbo-charged jazz/rock fusion and an uncompromising commitment to groove permeates their first album from start to finish and has them firmly entrenched as a mainstay on European music scene.

Chinah – Away From Me

Denmark

Copenhagen based trio Chinah have gained significant attention from blogs throughout the Nordics, the UK and US over the past 12 months.

The band shared two releases in quick succession, 2016's "Once The Lights Are On" and 2017's "Hints", and continue to be invited to perform on some of Europe's most prestigious stages, including Roskilde Festival, Iceland Airwaves and more.

Leon Of Athens – Aeroplane

Greece

Timoleon Veremis is a rising indie-pop star writing his own heroic tale creating "a brainy MGMT-style pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci" according to The Guardian.

Lefteris Moumtzis – Fantasy

Cyprus

Lefteris Moumtzis is a singer-songwriter from Cyprus. One of the most established musicians on the island, he has run his own record label, festivals and founded several bands in the last ten years.

He is also known for his work with bands like Trio Tekke and J.Kriste, Master of Disguise and most recently the band Sotires.