Just when you think you’ve seen everything that's possible behind a drum kit, a new wave of drummers comes through proving there are plenty more boundaries left to break in terms of style, technique and flair – and this year is no exception.
It’s always a tough task to filter the wealth of emerging talent from the last 12 months into a best new drummer shortlist, but we reckon this line-up is pretty special, and we’re excited to see where things are going next.
The big question is, in your opinion which new name in drums has made the biggest impact behind the kit this year?
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Last year’s winner: David 'Greenie' Green (Vant)
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