Tuesday, 8 January 2013

FUTURE SOUNDS OF 2013

In last years 'Future Sounds' post we tipped Hysterical Injury, Gabrielle Aplin, Daughter, LightGuides, Lucy Rose, and Pale Seas. Most of those acts went on to have a pretty good year, although in the case of Gabrielle Aplin we could never have predicted quite how good! 

This year's list once again features Daughter, not because they didn't have a fantastic 2012, but because their debut album is set to be released this year and we're quite sure it's going to be amazing and propel them onto even bigger and better things, so we're tipping them again! Similarly Keaton Henson appears, despite his first record coming out over 2 years ago, we just felt the spotlight should be shone once again on an artist who is just incredibly talented!


Daughter - We've been closely following Elena, Igor, and Remi, since we reviewed their 'Wild Youth' EP back in 2011. Now signed with 4AD Records, this year will see the release of their debut album which we're ever so excited about, as well as their biggest (sold out) show to date at the Hackney Empire.



Wolf Alice - Last Summer saw the release of the debut self titled EP from Wolf Alice, a 3 track soundscape of dreamy folk electronica, which felt really fresh and different. Since then two new singles have emerged, 'Leaving You' and this weeks' 'Fluffy', which are both more guitar based, but still maintain a clear intent to produce something challenging and interesting.


Ninetails - Their record 'Slept and Did Not Sleep' was our favourite EP of last year, so it's without doubt that we're looking forward to see what they can come up with in 2013. Catching them live is certainly on our to-do list!


Marika Hackman - Miss Hackman has a pretty busy 2012, with singles, live shows, and a stand out covers EP, and now there is the imminent arrival of her debut EP 'That Iron Taste', early this year. She's certainly very talented and we're sure her songwriting ability will shine through on the upcoming record.


Keaton Henson - Keaton Henson has been on our radar since we picked up his debut album 'Dear...' back in 2010. Last year saw a re-release of that album, as well as some interesting live shows in museums, and pop up tents around London, as well as collaborations and singles. Album number two is expected early this year and should propel Keaton onto a much wider audience.

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