40 promising artists from the UK and Ireland to watch in 2022
Stacked with so many talented and promising artists, the UK and Ireland is home to some of the best emerging artists on the planet crafting their own unique sound. For instance the once-in-a-generation bedroom pop star PinkPantheress won us over last year with her captivating music which flawlessly combines genres such as garage, electronic, indie, pop and jungle. Then there is Olivia Dean and Lola Young— two gifted vocalists and songwriters who have what it takes to be as successful as the late Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Irish newcomer amy michelle is an exciting artist who reminds us of Billie Eilish. The underrated Eli Moon and Santino Le Saint are not only blessed with breathtaking voices, they’re both exceptional guitar players too, often showcasing that skill in their music. Rapper HEN$HAW has built a cult following, and his releases continue to gain traction. Singer, songwriter and producer Scout may be unknown to most, but their universally-appealing music will catch on if they land on a few editorial playlists this year.
Starring, in our opinion, the most promising artist in the UK and Ireland, Olivia Dean— below is a list of emerging British and Irish artists you need to watch this year. You can also follow our HOMEGROWN playlist on Spotify here.