100 Gecs, Still Woozy, Wet Leg and more feature in ‘Fender Next’ class of 2022

The guitar titans have selected 25 rising artists who will receive Fender support throughout the year ahead.

The artists who make up 2022’s list – announced today – span five continents and just about every genre, with each contributing to the ever-evolving face of modern guitar music.

Isle of White risers Wet Leg, Alt Hip-Hop duo Paris, Texas, Taylor Swift-approved bedroom popper Claud and culturally attuned punks The Linda Lindas all feature in the list.

Each of the chosen 25 will benefit from:
– Access to Fender’s world-beating range of guitars, accessories and tech.
– Promotion via the brand’s playlists on streaming sites.
– Exposure on Fender’s 10 million-strong worldwide social following.

…So yeah, it’s basically a big old marketing campaign from Fender. But the list is an interesting reflection of the ever-broadening idea of what guitar music can be in the year 2022, with some very worthwhile artists making the cut.

Full list of ‘Fender Next’ class of 2022 below:

  • 100 Gecs (USA)
  • Alewya (UK)
  • Anly (Japan)
  • Bruses (Mexico)
  • Budjerah (Australia/Aboriginal)
  • Chris Renzema (USA)
  • Claud (USA)
  • Dijon (USA)
  • Dylan (UK)
  • Ed Maverick (Mexico)
  • Fool and Idiot (Taiwan)
  • Ian Munsick (USA)
  • INK (USA)
  • Jun Xiao (Mainland China)
  • MAY-A (Australia)
  • Mereba (USA)
  • Paris Texas (USA)
  • Ryokuoushoku Shakai (Japan)
  • Self Esteem (UK)
  • Shannon Lauren Callihan (USA)
  • Still Woozy (USA)
  • Teezo Touchdown (USA)
  • The Cavemen. (Nigeria)
  • The Linda Lindas (USA)
  • Wet Leg (UK)
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