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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber – 2U
  • MoStack ft. Mist – Screw & Brew
  • Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls
  • Little Mix ft. Stormzy – Power
  • Sigala ft. Ella Eyre – Came Here For Love

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This week’s playlist features five future hit singles by artists who first became known as featured vocalists.

Tracklisting:

  • Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
  • John Newman – Come & Get It
  • Ella Eyre – Good Times
  • Melissa Steel ft. Wretch 32 – You Love Me
  • Conrad – Hold Me Up

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This week’s playlist features five future hit singles by female solo artists.

Tracklisting:

  • Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea – Pretty Girls
  • Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
  • Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
  • Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
  • Ella Eyre – Together

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This week's playlist features five future dance hits you'll be hearing if you go out over the festive season.

Tracklisting:

  • Philip George – Wish You Were Mine
  • Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes
  • DJ Fresh ft. Ella Eyre – Gravity
  • Tchami ft. Kaleem Taylor – Promesses
  • Andy C & Fiora – Heartbeat Loud

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This week's playlist features five new singles by solo singers which I think will be big hits.

Tracklisting:

  • Ella Henderson – Glow
  • Labrinth – Let It Be
  • Charli XCX – Break The Rules
  • Ella Eyre – Comeback
  • Vance Joy – First Time

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This week's Future Hits playlist features five official debut singles by female artists who have been waiting in the wings for a while.

Tracklisting:

  • Ella Henderson – Ghost
  • Ella Eyre – If I Go
  • Jess Glynne – Right Here
  • Alexa Goddard – Marilyn
  • Zendaya – Replay

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This week's Future Hits playlist includes five new singles by artists I featured as Future Stars, who are being tipped for big things in 2014.

Tracklisting:

  • Saint Raymond – Young Blood
  • Ella Eyre – Deeper
  • Joel Compass – Run
  • Bipolar Sunshine – Love More Worry Less
  • Banks – The Waiting Game

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This week’s Future Hits playlist features five collaborations between male and female artists which I think could be big UK hits.

Tracklisting:

  • Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – Timber
  • Naughty Boy ft. Ella Eyre & Wiz Khalifa – Think About It
  • Rudimental ft. Emeli Sandé – Free
  • Taylor Swift ft. Gary Lightbody – The Last Time
  • Ariana Grande ft. Big Sean – Right There

The final day of The Great Escape Festival was all about the pop girls, as I got the chance to see some of the exciting new female artists I have featured in Future Pop live for the first time.

I only attended two seminars on Saturday but both were interesting. The first was about music and politics, which covered subjects ranging from protest songs to filesharing laws, and the second was the annual Heroes and Villains panel. Five music industry veterans shared their stories about the heroes and villains they’ve met in their careers, which involved some brilliant gossip about Beyoncé, Morrissey and others. But I can’t tell you any more because we were sworn to secrecy!

I also saw a few live acts in the afternoon. First was Rainy Milo, a singer I’ve been following for about two years but never seen live before. She’s very cool and has a great voice but I didn’t hear any tracks with hit potential in her set, which was quite a let-down. She performed just before The Midnight Beast, and the teen girl audience showed little interest, which is a worry when Rainy is a teenage girl herself so should appeal to this crowd. I also caught two acts I’ve seen before, attractive but dull singer-songwriter James Bay and Brighton electro-pop duo IYES.

I began my final evening at The Great Escape with another girl singer I’ve been desperate to see live, Ella Eyre. Ella features on Rudimental’s no. 1 hit Waiting All Night, and I’ve heard she’s been working with big name producers on her debut album. The hard work has paid off as she performed a really strong set of new songs, with my favourites including That’s Just Me and Young Forever. I now think she has much better chance of success than fellow Brit School alumnus Rainy.

I spent the rest of the evening at Digital, where and Chvrches performed. MØ’s captivating live performance (including her unique style of dancing) brought her music to life and I no longer feel she is so over-hyped. Chvrches, who I have seen twice before, I found a little disappointing. Their three singles, Lies, The Mother We Share and Recover, all sounded brilliant, but I was ambivalent towards everything else in their set. I can’t imagine what they will release next. My hopes for their album aren’t very high but they’re still one of my favourite new acts of the year thanks to those three singles alone.

And there my fifth Great Escape came to an end. I’m on the way back to London as I write this. Now I’m looking forward to finding out which of the acts I saw will be huge by next year. At the 2012 festival I saw Bastille, Jake Bugg, AlunaGeorge and Haim, all among the most talked about acts of 2013, and I hope next year I’ll be proudly saying I saw artists such as Ella Eyre, Iggy Azalea and John Newman before they took over the charts.


I’m headed to the Great Escape festival in Brighton next month and the full line-up has just been confirmed. I was excited to see so many Future Pop artists included, so here’s my countdown of the top 10 Future Pop featured acts to see at The Great Escape. Click their names to read more about each act, and here to sign up to the weekly Future Pop mailer.

1. Bastille

At The Great Escape last year I saw Bastille in a tiny venue with a crowd who had little clue who they were. This year they’re one of the headline acts, with a show at the biggest festival venue, the Brighton Dome.

2. A*M*E

A*M*E recently became the first This Must Be Pop Live act to hit number one in the UK charts, so it will be great to see her following this success, as one of the most anticipated performers at The Great Escape.

3. Chloe Howl

One of the most exciting new pop acts of 2013 is Chloe Howl, but she’s yet to do any live shows, so I can’t wait to finally see her perform tracks such as Rumour and No Strings.

4. Chvrches

Glasgow band Chvrches have proven that there’s more to Scotland than tartan and The Proclaimers with their distinctive electro-pop sound, which earned them a place in the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list.

5. Ella Eyre

I wrote about Ella last year when she was called Ella and the Lion, and now she’s stepped into the limelight as the featured singer on Rudimental’s new single Waiting All Night, which is headed for number one on Sunday.

6. Iggy Azalea

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has been all over Radio 1 recently with her single Work, and could well take over Azealia Banks’ role as the leader of the indie female rapper scene if her success continues.

7. Mali

He appeared as an adorable kid with an afro on X Factor 2008 and featured on Chase and Status’ 2010 hit Let You Go, and finally he’ll be performing his new solo music at The Great Escape.

Rainy Milo

8. Rainy Milo

Recently signed to Mercury, Rainy is possibly the coolest female singer to ever come out of the Brit School, but after 18 months of underground buzz it now must surely be time for her big pop moment.

9. Ruen Brothers

Ruen Brothers’ ’60s-style rock-pop music has led them to be called the hottest unsigned act in the UK, so their gig at The Great Escape this year, their first UK festival, is sure to be packed.

10. Deap Vally

Also for the rock chicks (and whatever the male equivalent is… rock chaps?) are Deap Vally, the American girl duo with heaps of attitude, a cool vintage look and fierce 70s-inspired tunes.