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Tomorrow’s Hits: Lily & Madeleine, Sheppard, Catfish & the Bottlemen

Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.

Lily & Madeleine

Sisters Lily, 17, and Madeleine, 19, Jurkiewicz, aka, Lily & Madeleine, return on Oct. 28 with their second album, Fumes, on Asthmatic Kitty Records (co-founded in 1999 by singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens). The Indianapolis folk duo, which reached the Heatseekers Albums and Folk Albums top 15 with its self-titled 2013 debut, is earning support for the new set, and its jangly, melodic single “Rabbit,” from NPR’s All Things Considered and KCRW Los Angeles. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)


Following Sheppard’s chart-topping success in Australia last year with “Geronimo,” the six-piece band is off to a fast-start in U.S. thanks in part to a gone-viral video. The former ARIA Singles Chart No. 1 is featured in a popular lip-dub wedding proposal clip promoting NBC’s new series Marry Me. The video garnered 1.2 million YouTube views in its first three days following its Oct. 10 debut. Next up, the Republic Records band will make its U.S. TV debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Oct. 20). –Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)

Catfish & the Bottlemen

Welsh rockers Catfish & the Bottlemen are bubbling under the Alternative Songs chart with their debut single “Kathleen” (Communion/RED). The uptempo wall-of-sound song is from the band’s debut album The Balcony, produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele). The set opened at No. 10 on the Official U.K. Albums chart in September and is due to be released in the U.S. next year. Following the release of the video (which features a cameo appearance from BBC DJ Steve Lamacq) for another track “Pacifier” on Oct. 5, the band debuts at No. 22 on the weekly Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. –Emily White (@emwhitenoise)