Gilligan Moss

Chicago-born Gilligan Moss was dissatisfied with the routine of “adult life” (who can blame him?), and decided to devote his time to his hobby – music production. At first, Moss began sharing tracks with his close friends, although, in 2014, he quickly built up a cult following online. Since then, he has steadily produced a stream of acerbic electronic pop, making him an upcoming artist to keep a close eye on.

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Aiden Grimshaw

When you think of “The X Factor”, you think of pop acts such as the likes of One Direction, Olly Murs and Little Mix, yet Simon Cowell’s talent show has also provided a platform for artists who considered the programme to be a blip on the way to something more “respectable”. One former contestant who fits the bill is Aiden Grimshaw, who has returned with his new single, “Virtually Married”.

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Zayn Malik

In March 2015, the pop world came to a standstill when Zayn Malik announced that he was leaving One Direction to live the life of “a normal 22-year-old”. Since leaving the boyband, the 22-year-old has spent time in the studio with Naughty Boy, though the collaboration appeared to fall through after Zayn called the producer “a fat joke” in a Twitter feud in July.

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C Duncan

Having been surrounded by music from an early age, Glasgow-born Christopher Duncan (better known by his alias C Duncan) is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter. With classical musicians for parents, C Duncan was encouraged to learn the viola and the piano as a child, before taking up guitar, bass guitar and the drums during his school days. He then went on to obtain a degree in composition from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, whose notable alumni include James McAvoy, Alison Brie and David Tennant.

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