Rascals and K Koke have been announced as the first two shortlisted artists for MTV Brand New for 2013.

Both artists have been named as ones to watch for next year and will support Dj Fresh at the launch night on 28 November at London's The Forum, where the other eight nominees will be revealed.

MTV Brand New 2013 presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds is MTV's annual shortlist of the very best in new music and throughout the evening, the 10 nominated artists who have made it onto the final shortlist will be revealed.

It will also include the winner of MTV's Unsigned Competition who will take their place alongside the nine artists identified by MTV's Talent and Music team as most likely to break big in 2013.

It will be DJ Fresh's last London gig of his Fresh Live tour and he can't wait to perform.

He said: ''This is going to be the last Fresh Live show in London this year and will also be the debut of five new tracks. MTV Brand New is an important showcase for new music and I'm looking forward to seeing the artists who are set for big things in 2013.''

In January 2013, MTV will host two further gigs showcasing 'Brand New' nominees and big-name headliners which will feature across MTV's channels in the New Year.