2012 PROVED TO BE AN EXTrEMely TOUGH YEAR FOR BANDS TO PUSH THROUGH AND GET NOTICED AND 2013 WILL MOST LIKELY BE NO DIFFERENT. FOR BANDS TO GET EVEN CONSIDERED By LABELS THEY ALREADY NEED TO ESTABLISH THEMSELVES. THIS MAY MEAN HAVING THEIR OWN DISTINCT IDENTITY, FILL VENUES, receive good reviews from music blogs and website AND played by RADIO DJ`S.
HERE ARE the artists tHAT WE THINK YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING OUT FOR IN 2013.
We came across Empress of when she released a series of colour sample tunes on Youtube. Every snippet captured a beautiful, deep and tranquil lo fi sound that is a delight to listen to. Add to this some soft female vocal melodies from Lorely Rodriguez and you have the sound of Empress Of.
Were formerly known as Chisian AIDS when we first featured them back in May 2011 on our Playlist. This was before the charity with the same name threatened them with a lawsuit and is why they are now called Stay +
At FSS we love it when bands or artists attempt o do something out of he morn and succeed at it and that is why we like Stay +/ It would be difficult to classify their sound, as the minute you do, they will produce something that proves you wrong. For now it would be safe o say they sound a bi like Crystal Castles but also remind me of R.O.C (Look them up and you will be rewarded.
We have been a big fan of Crushed Beaks 2.5min beautifully chaotic, melodic, crashing eaves of songs for a while now and really looking forward to see what they can do next year.
As with Crushed Beaks, we have been similarly impressed with Thumpers and their live shows. 2013 is going to be a thumper bumper ride for them and we are going to be there every step of the way
I am in Love deliver thumping tunes full of intensity and lots of drums. The lead singer has a similar stage presence as Ed from Friendly Fires and at times sounds a little like Jonathan from Everything Everything. They need to be seen live to be fully appreciated and there new home in London will surely help them get the notice they deserve over the next year.
Born out of the ashes of several established London-based bands, each member brings something fresh to the table. John Sterry’s melodic vocals and surreal, biting lyrics, contrast with Mahoody’s reverb-washed guitar jangle. Ben’s dance-tinged grooves mix with Alfie’s cutting bass, weaving solid, hypnotizing counter melodies. With a cracking debut album virtually ready for release, we should be keeping our eyes on them in the coming months.
The Irish indie electro outfit Kowalski bring together their echo-laiden guitars and sythesizers to create an upbeat shimmering dream pop for the modern age.