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The Courtneys, Del Bel, Zaki Ibrahim: 5 artists to watch in 2017

CBC Music

The CBC Radio 3 podcast returns with our first episode of the New Year, and this month we've chosen five artists we predict will make a big impact in 2017. Included on our list is Vancouver grunge-pop trio The Courtneys, whose lead vocalist/drummer Jen Twynn Payne joins us in the studio to talk about their new record and tell us the indie music fairlytale of how they got signed to legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun Records.

As always, host Louise Burns is here to guide you through the playlist, which features the alluring voice of Zaki Ibrahim, the pop noir experimentation Del Bel, and the palatial electronica of Pick A Piper. You'll also hear music from Tim Darcy, who you may recognise as the frontman for Montreal post-punk band Ought.

Listen to the podcast streaming below or download on iTunes or Stitcher.

Here is the playlist for this episode:

1. Pick a Piper - “Geographically Opposed” from Distance
2. The Courtneys - “Silver Velvet” from The Courtneys II
3. Zaki Ibrahim - “Orbit 3” from ORBIT: A Postcoital Prelude
4. Tim Darcy - “Tall Glass of Water” from Saturday Night
5. Del Bel - “Do What The Bass Says” from III

The Courtneys, Del Bel, Zaki Ibrahim: 5 artists to watch in 2017

A brand new episode of the CBC Radio 3 podcast is here, featuring an interview with the Courtneys.