Ones to watch in 2013Posted by Kelaine Blades on January 2nd, 2013 – 1 Comment
One of the few things guaranteed to pull us through the post-Christmas slump is checking out the up-and-coming musical talent set to make a splash in the next 12 months, and looking forward to big new albums from established acts.
Read more for our top tips for 2013 – broken down into bands, solo artists and producers – plus a selection of the best pre-orders at £5.
Our tip for the top: AlunaGeorge
If we were in the betting business, we’d advise you to stick a pony this pair of Londoners being the breakthrough act of 2013. Let’s survey the evidence: they were nominated for the Brits’ ‘Critics’ Choice’ award, they’ve been long-listed for the BBC’s Sound of 2013 prize and they specialise in the kind of wonky, R&B-influenced, electro-pop that’s white-hot right now. If you’ve not had the pleasure yet, check out ‘Your Drums, Your Love’, ‘You Know You Like It’ or ‘Just A Touch’, and then join us in impatiently awaiting their full-length debut.
You can preview and download music by AlunaGeorge here.