Following our very awesome Best Tracks of 2013 list, 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 ’14. Enjoy! Comment! Share! Let us know your own thoughts too!
The band: GHXST
The link: https://www.facebook.com/ghxstmusic
Why: Doom grunge. Not sure we need to say more.
The band: Brawlers
The link: https://www.facebook.com/wearebrawlers
Why: Harry George Johns is behind this proper rock sound, and it seriously freakin’ rules.
The band: Panda Cubs
Why: Excellent emotive post-punk-rock.
The band: Drones
The link: https://www.facebook.com/dronesuk
Why: Well good, proper UK punk!
The band: The Bastard Sons
Why: Southern rock at its finest. Boom.
The band: Jensen
The link: https://www.facebook.com/wearejensen
Why: As good as Linkin Park, and from Leeds.
The band: Cyberpunkers
Why: Delicious filthy electro.
The band: Fireworks
The link: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreFireworks
Why: Good, old fashioned pop-punk at it’s finest.
The band: Ruen Brothers
The link: https://www.facebook.com/ruenbrothers
Why: Orbison is alive and well in Scunny.
The band: Indiana
The link: https://www.facebook.com/indianathegirl
Why: Stunning electronic-indie sounds from Nottingham.
The band: Allusondrugs
The link: https://www.facebook.com/Allusondrugs
Why: They’re just mint. Proper good alternative-grunge-rock awesomeness. There. Happy?
The band: Vök
The link: https://www.facebook.com/Vokband
Why: Despite only having been around since the beginning of 2013, they’ve already won the Icelandic Music Experiments competition with own spin on The xx’s spacious, atmospheric sound.
The band: Karnivool
The link: https://www.facebook.com/karnivool
Why: Great alternative rock. Keep an eye out for them.
The artist: Gaz Brookfield
The link: http://gazbrookfield.com
Why: “Emotive folky-acoustic awesomeness.”
The band: Felix Hagan And The Family
The link: https://www.facebook.com/felixhaganmusic
Why: Felix Hagan and the Family meld catchy choruses, plinky pianos and a good dose of the vaudevillian – keep on eye on these guys, they’re bringing something different to a venue near you.
The band: Loom
The link: https://www.facebook.com/Loomband
Why: Raw, grungy and effective music with huge impact.
The band: God Damn
Why: All the drive and determination of a stadium rock band, who would rather rock out with you and your mates in a room with some good vibes.
The band: Darlia
Why: The UK’s biggest pure grunge hopefuls…from Blackpool.
The band: Liam Kritikal Powers
Why: It’s grime with a heavier edge, and you’re probably gonna dig it.
The band: Then Thickens
The link: https://www.facebook.com/thenthickens
Why: They’re gonna be rockin’ stadiums in just a few years. We’ll put money on it. Seriously.
The band: Lancaster
The link: https://www.facebook.com/lancasterbcn
Why: Barcelona alt-rockers taking all the right cues from The Blackout and Young Guns to craft a sound that is sure to get hearts racing and fists pumping for years to come.
The band: Big Deal
Why: Exciting, affecting indie-electro-rock that’ll make the hairs on your neck stand up.
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