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Continuing the four part series this week, in no particular order, in which various artists, media and music fans I trust answer the question: “What are your five best new musical discoveries of the year?” Their answers were then rummaged through by me and I picked a cross-section list of 40 of the most interesting, diverse new artists from their choices.

Thanks to Muiris Dunworth for creating a Spotify playlist of 34 of the artists. A Deezer version is here.

11. Slow Skies


From: Dublin, Ireland.
Chosen by: SertOne.

Karen Sheridan first impressed as part of the folk trio Kasette. Under her own project Slow Skies with producer Conal Herron, she draws in more classical orchestral pop sounds. Her debut EP Silhouettes marked her card but we hear live she’s been really getting people talking. (Niall Byrne)