Our Tim proffers his picks of who’s gonna shoot off into sparkly, international notoriety in 2017 – stay tuned for parts two and three.


Sounds like: The ass-shaking love child of Nicki Minaj and Tkay Maidza.

A little about: Auckland lass Parris Goebbel, AKA Parri$, won a bunch of World Hip Hop Dance Championships and choreographed videos for Bieber, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj before releasing debut EP Run And Tell Your Friends last year.
[For all the other obsessives out there, she’s the main, shorn-haired dancer in Bieber’s Sorry clip. -Ed]

For fans of: Rihanna, Tkay, Nicki Minaj

Must-hear track: Nasty 


Venus Court

Sounds like: The first time you fell in love.

A little bit about: Melbourne brothers Sam and Jake O’Brien’s alt-folk tales of love have seen them head up the east coast on a number of tours, most recently off the back of their excellent self-titled debut.

For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron

Must-hear track: Groom



Sounds like: A marble table of genres in the sexiest café in France.

A little bit about: The French duo is relatively unknown in our parts but that will change with the upcoming release of Her Tapes 2.

For fans of: Bon Iver, Jungle

Must-hear track: Five Minutes


Hazel English

Sounds like: The soundtrack to every episode of The OC.

A little bit about: Australian-born (now residing in California) Hazel English’s journal entry EP Never Going Home is getting a follow-up early this year.

For fans of: DIIV, HAIM, War On Drugs

Must-hear track: Make It Better



Sounds like: If RUFUS curated a pool party for Ministry Of Sound.

A little bit about: This Sydney beatmaker got his break supporting Golden Features a few summers ago, and since then has bounced his way through every club in the country delivering his tasty, tropical, house-infused bangers. Join the CLVB. 

For fans of: RUFUS, Tourist

Must-hear track: Always