The music acts to have on your radar in 2023
From FLO to Two Shell, Soho House’s Head of Music, Dom Chung, handpicks the ones to watch next year
Tuesday 6 December 2022 By Sagal Mohammed
Nothing marks the end of the year quite like receiving your Spotify Wrapped, an annual round-up of our most streamed artists, songs and podcasts over the past 12 months. It’s a welcome reminder of the songs that soundtracked our lives this year – from a summer of Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny (the most streamed artist of 2022) and Beyoncé’s Renaissance to Taylor Swift’s viral comeback in the autumn with Midnights. It’s been a great year for music, and with big festivals and arena tours in full swing following a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, our appreciation for live performances is greater than ever – so is our demand for new talent. With that being said, who will we be listening to in 2023?
While the world of music is ever evolving – platforms like TikTok have changed the way we consume and engage with it – Soho House’s Head of Music, Dom Chung, knows a talent when he sees one. As the man behind Soho Rising, our series of live shows in collaboration with Bowers & Wilkins spotlighting new artists, he has played an active role in supporting some of today’s critically acclaimed artists before they blew up – Arlo Parks, Little Simz, the list goes on.
Here, Chung picks the rising stars to watch in 2023, from the girl group of the moment to the dance music duo you’ll be seeing across festival line-ups all summer.
London-based rising soul singer, Debbie, recently featured on Stormzy’s new album, This Is What I Mean by 0207 Def Jam Records, and has worked with the likes of John Legend and Lucky Daye. She’s also featuring in our autumn Soho Rising series, with a show at Shoreditch House on Wednesday 7 December.
FLO are being unanimously heralded as the next big girl band, with high-profile fans including Missy Elliot, Kelly Rowland and the Sugababes. There’s a real 1990s throwback vibe to them, which feels fresh in the current climate. They performed at Shoreditch House recently, and it was a who’s who of the music industry in attendance.
Following a breakout year, Nia Archives won a MOBO Award for Best Electronic/Dance Act, and has been shortlisted for the BRITS Rising Star Award (alongside Flo), continuing the drum and bass revival of recent years.
Two Shell have captured the hearts of the underground dance music community, and with good reason, too. Expect to see more of them on the cooler festival circuit next year.