So welcome to 2012 people, the year that the world may or may not end, before it does (or doesn't) however there should be time for some new blood to hit the big time.
Last year saw Chase & Status and Nero smash the charts from humble and niche beginnings whereas the world began to buzz over the already controversial Lana Del Rey.
These are Gigwise's picks for who is set to shake things up even further, including Tribes who are set to release their album in the coming months and Modestep whose rock and roll approach to Dubstep ustreaming has lead them on a huge world tour.
Have a gander and get listening...
Exclusive shots from one of of year's first festivals
Proof that teen stars aren't all like One Direction - the future kings and queens of UK music
London band on not-so-difficult second album - and getting started on the third
New music from Prince, Tribes, Willy Moon, Fall Out Boy and more
'A band now comfortable in their sound, and ready to make their mark'