Year 2018 is indeed a year for music aficionados. It is lined up with several music festivals, like Essence Festival in New Orleans, Vans Warped Tour, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festivals among others. There are so many great bands out that there that are up and coming, and you should be listening to them for sure! The year promises to offer music lovers some of the fresh faces in bands. New sounds that you may not have heard before and some that may seem like a similar sound but with a new twist that you’ll find intriguing.  Here are some of the fresh talent you should be rooting out for.

Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne is an American blue grass music team comprising of siblings T.J. Osborne (lead vocals) and John Osborne (guitar, foundation vocals). Their first single “Let’s Go There” was released in year 2013. The band has demonstrated more than once that southern rock can be sold in expansive numbers on the two sides of the Atlantic. Their second single came out in 2014 and it reached the top 40 on Country Airplay. This year they have released a new single “Shoot me Straight”. They won the Country Music Association Award in 2016 and 2017 and Academy of Country Music Awards in 2016.

Brothers Osborne, ca. 2016 courtesy UMG FREE

Stone Broken

Stone Broken is an English hard rock band from the British city of Walsall. The band was formed in year 2013 and released their first album “All In Time” in 2016. Same year (2016), during the Planet Rock Awards, the English hard rock band grabbed the second spot in Best New Band category. At the Planet Rock Awards in 2017, the band was nominated in the categories Best British Band and Best British Album. This year they released their 2nd album and it quickly rose into top 40 spot on the British album charts.


An American rock band Starcrawler was described as a group whose DNA attached to the 1970s by The Guardian. Their genre includes heavy metal, rock, plum and glam. Their debut album “Starcrawler” was released this year. They have also launched their debut single this year. Currently they are on their 2018 European Tour which includes concerts in Spain, Luxembourg, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Austria and the Netherlands.


A post-punk indie-rock band Shame is from South of London. Their debut album “Songs of Praise” was released this year and it made into the 32nd position on the UK Albums chart. The band has the novelty of receiving critical applause from several numerous publications like Paste, Clash etc.

There are so many great new bands that are coming into the lime light this year. New sounds and new people for you to be enjoying. If you have not heard of them yet be sure to download a few of their songs and check them out. We are sure that you won’t be disappointed in what you hear, and you’ll have a few new bands on your playlist.