Merry JaNEWary! Here’s a Bop 40 from the very best new music names of 2019

Merry JaNEWary! Here’s a Bop 40 from the very best new music names of 2019

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the first Monday morning of a brand new year!

You’re probably at work silently seething because your desk chair has decided – apropos of nothing, of course, no matter what the empty mince pie boxes might say – that today’s the day to just steadily sink you into the abyss. That’s probably no bad thing, to be honest: in news that will shock precisely nobody, the latest development in the Brexit omnishambles is parking some lorries in a field in Kent to show just how prepared we are for a lack of deal. Everything is a little bit shit, but it’s our job to try and merrily plod through regardless.

Here at Bop Appreciation, we’ve got just the remedy: it’s time for another instalment of THE OFFICIAL BOP 40.

To celebrate all things 2019, we’ve gone for one of those bloody-good-new-names-for-this-year list things, except we’re calling it jaNEWary because we’re just cool like that. And Xavier came up with it a few weeks back and the rest of us were just too polite to say no because – bless his little cotton socks – he was far too excited.

Hit shuffle below for 40 properly brilliant bops from names you might not know yet, but can expect to hear – we think, hope, and pray – doing rather special things during 2019. Stay tuned for a bit more from us over the coming days and weeks to properly introduce you to these fine folks, and, as ever, let us know what you think of our choices and feel free to suggest any promising folks we might have missed.

We’ve even got a dedicated email hotline for such things.

And thank you to Jon Tyson on Unsplash for a far better balloon photo than we could ever wish for!

Merry bopping xoxo

TOP OF THE BOPS 2018

TOP OF THE BOPS 2018

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Every single Christmas Live Lounge cover definitively ranked because Christmas