In advance of our very awesome Best Tracks of 2012 list (coming in December), we wanted to provide you with some of our Ones To Watch for next year. These are bands we think will do some serious good stuff in ’13. Enjoy! Comment! Share! Let us know your own thoughts too!
The band: Man Without Country
Why: Wonderful spacious electronic music for the masses.
The band: Throw The Fight
The link: https://www.facebook.com/throwthefight
Why: Their latest album ‘What Doesn’t Kill Us’ was produced by none other than Goldfinger’s John Feldman and is a metal-edged hard rock highlight of 2012. In 2013 they’re set to tour with Volbeat and then of course, take over the world.
The band: Laura Mvula
The link: http://www.lauramvula.com
Why: Beautiful on every level.
The band: Bad For Lazarus
The link: https://www.facebook.com/BadforLazarus
Why: Mental music for mental nights…and days.
The band: The Future In 1989
The link: https://www.facebook.com/TheFutureIn1989
Why: Cool as frick alt-dubstep discovered in our Reverbnation partnership.
The band: Department M
The link: https://www.facebook.com/departmentmband
Why: Owen Brinley’s latest musical offering. A great mix of progressive and indie sounds.
The band: Scholars
The link: http://scholarstheband.com
Why: Brilliant, raw and anthemic alt-rock
The band: …And The Hangnails
The link: https://www.facebook.com/andthehangnails
Why: Yorkshire garage rock at its finest.
The band: Atlas : Empire
The link: https://www.facebook.com/atlasempire
Why: Infectious electro-rock with serious power behind it.
The band: Ghost Town
Why: Playful US crossover sounds for the new generation of dubstep-rock fans.
The band: Sulpher
The link: https://www.facebook.com/SULPHERMUSIC
Why: Aggressive rock sounds from The Prodigy’s live bassist. Rob Holliday goes industrial metal for this project.
The band: Exit_International
Why: Wonderfully creative and chaotic Brit-rock for fans of the real heavy ***t.
The band: Castrovalva
Why: It’s an amalgamation of everything we like in alternative music. We think you should like it too.
The band: The Birdman Rallies
Why: Solid indie rhythms with lashings of wonderful electronics and excellent beats.
The band: Severin
The link: https://www.facebook.com/severin666
Why: Cold electronic sounds with a great-quality vibe and delivery. Sweet.
The band: Tonight Alive
The link: https://www.facebook.com/tonightalive
Why: Already getting huge. On the alternative rock music spectrum, this band could potentially be the fastest-rising stars of 2013.
The band: RSJ
The link: https://www.facebook.com/rsjband
Why: epic tubthumping metal.
The band: MyPet
The link: https://www.facebook.com/mypetmusic
Why: Deliciously seductive alt-electronic stuff. Nice.
The band: Tomorrow We Radio
The link: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowweradio
Why: Anthemic hardcore-tinged rock from Yorkshire. Brutal and brilliant.
The band: A Plastic Rose
The link: http://www.aplasticrose.co.uk
Why: Passionate UK alternative sounds delivered with smashing impact.
The band: Sucioperro
The link: https://www.facebook.com/sucioperro
Why: Just that good. Stadiums for this lot please, 2013. Finally.
The band: Endoflevelbaddie
Why: Huge electronic sounds from the Humber.
The band: Fawn Spots
The link: https://www.facebook.com/Fawn.Spots
Why: Crazy cool garage rock for crazy cool people.
The band: A Joker’s Rage
The link: https://www.facebook.com/ajokersrage
Why: The clowns are peddlers of epic riffage and their live show is second to none. Let’s put a smile on that face.
The band: Cypher16
The link: https://www.facebook.com/Cypher16
Why: Epic metal music. Period.
The band: Gary Clarke Jr.
The link: https://www.facebook.com/GaryClarkJr
Why: Classic guitar wizardry delivered with great class and swagger.
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Got anymore bands and artists that YOU think should be here? Let us know!