Discussion Forums

Bands to look out for in 2007
Last Post 16 Jul 2007 02:36 AM by Garret. 40 Replies.
Printer Friendly
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Page 1 of 3123 > >>
Author Messages
GarretUser is Offline
Basic Member
Basic Member
Send Private Message
Posts:244
Garret Cleland

--
30 Dec 2006 01:00 PM
    With a new year coming in I thought it a good idea to write a bit about bands I think we should all keep an eye on in 2007. Yes, the sole purpose of this exercise is to be able to look back in 12 months time and, hopefully, have a smug impression on my face. On the other hand I might end up backing a band that will turn into 2007’s The Automatic. I will probably be woefully inaccurate.

    All signs indicate that 2007 will be the year of Klaxons. According to NME, who are always more than happy to invent names for scenes, they are part of a ‘new rave’ movement. Essentially, they are angular/art rock with electronic elements. They play The Ambassador Theatre in February as part of the NME Indie Rave Tour. (http://www.myspace.com/klaxons)

    Air Traffic from Leeds made a small splash this year with their debut single and EP. They are your basic pop rock act, but they do it better than 90% of their peers. ‘Charlotte’ was for me one of the best singles from the underground this year. They are also coming to Ireland in early 2007, as they play 5 dates across the country in January. (http://www.myspace.com/airtraffic)

    Yes, Luxembourg did release several singles last year as well as their full-length debut, but surely 2007 will be the year that the world opens its eyes to these pop noir connoisseurs. They’ve recently played their last gig with their bassist Jon, so the first few months of the new year shall be spent getting a replacement up to speed and returning with an EP of brand new material. (www.myspace.com/luxembourgband)

    Captain Black specialise in high tempo folk rock. Unusual for a UK band, they cite influences such as the Dubliners and the Pogues. They pull it off with style, adding their own more modern slant, and producing some great songs. I will watch them keenly in 2007 to see what the new year has in store for them. (http://www.myspace.com/captainblack)

    On the home front Ham Sandwich seem to have a bright future ahead of them. February will bring their forth single, and no doubt even more attention and plaudits. The Butterfly Explosion are also ones to watch. Their 2nd EP, ‘Turn The Sky’, released this year, impressed. Their Smashing Pumpkins-influenced sound turned many ears, and has had them on constant rotation on Phantom FM since its launch. (http://www.myspace.com/eathamsandwich http://www.myspace.com/butterflyexplosion)

    To represent America in this wee thing, I include The Little Ones. Think Spinto Band, with the eccentricity toned down a bit. Only a bit mind. Their blend of pop folk is sure to make an impression on the indie scene in 2007. (http://www.myspace.com/wearethelittleones)

    Other mentions:
    Troubles – Post rock outfit formed from the embers of Hope Of The States – http://www.myspace.com/troublesmusick
    Korova – British angular rock outfit - http://www.myspace.com/thekorovastate
    The Donde Stars – Indie rock - http://www.myspace.com/thekeds

    PS: I was going to include Villette in this rundown, but in researching their future plans on their website, I found tucked away in the corner a slightly important fact that they deem worthy to leave out of their biography. They split up 3 months ago. It’s a real shame because they had talent.


    So over to you, who are you going to be looking out for in the coming year?
    BinokularUser is Offline
    Veteran Member
    Veteran Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:1665
    Binokular

    --
    31 Dec 2006 11:40 AM
    I reckon Dragonette could be massive - http://www.dragonette.ca/ ...but then again, the record buying public in general could just show complete indifference to it like other great pop acts in the past like Annie or Alesha Dixon, etc. who you'd think would see greater commercial success.

    I continue to wonder why another year passes and no-one has offered Havana Guns a proper record contract, maybe they don't want one? They don't seem to gig much either. http://www.havanaguns.com/

    I'd really like to see my favourite Techno artist of the moment, Tomas Andersson, produce a full length album, but then again, in true techno tradition, maybe he prefers to to stick to releasing 12" singles? His style of techno is pretty refreshing, it's energetic, exciting and not in the least bit pompous or pretentious.




    pol*User is Offline
    New Member
    New Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:28
    pol*

    --
    01 Jan 2007 10:29 AM
    THE HOLD STEADY .
    TestYourFightingSkills!!User is Offline
    New Member
    New Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:19
    TestYourFightingSkills

    --
    02 Jan 2007 12:18 PM
    Posted By pol* on 01 Jan 2007 12:29 PM
    THE HOLD STEADY .




    No offence but I SERIOUSLY cant see the big deal behind the Hold Steady. I've listened to 'Boy & Girls of America' and the only thing to impress me is the Jack Kerouac reference.

    Bands to look out for in 2007? Well I'm looking to new music from established acts like Arcade Fire and the Shins.

    Can only think of two fresh bands at the moment that could do a lot in 2007 and they are: New Cassettes and Regards. If you like yer indie, check out 'Lighthouses' and 'Wasted Kisses' by these guys respectively.
    klootfanUser is Offline
    Advanced Member
    Advanced Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:851
    klootfan

    --
    02 Jan 2007 01:08 PM
    Cap pas cap are my Irish tip for 2007.

    Check em out on http://www.cappascap.net/
    QsySueUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:119
    QsySue

    --
    29 Jan 2007 02:21 PM
    Midlake - for sure going places.
    http://www.midlake.net/
    http://www.myspace.com/midlake

    Silversun Pickups - even though they sound way too much like the Smashing Pumpkins.
    http://www.myspace.com/silversunpickups

    The Spores - great driving-late-at-night with the top down music.
    http://www.thespores.com/
    http://www.myspace.com/thespores

    The Shivers - interesting mix of stuff going on with this band.
    http://www.myspace.com/shiversnyc

    Jesu - so, so good. Sort of shoegazery stuff.
    http://www.avalancheinc.co.uk/jesu.html
    Idiot KidUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:217
    Steven O'Rourke

    --
    30 Jan 2007 02:27 AM
    "My Fallen Empire" from Athlone are worth looking out for this year. I played played support for them last August when they were just starting to work on their debut album. It's going to be very good if their set list that night is anything to go by.

    Also a friend of mine is raving on about "Cold War Kids" being the best thing since that thing before sliced bread at the moment. Haven't had a chance to listen to them myself yet though.
    vb7000User is Offline
    New Member
    New Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:63
    vb7000

    --
    01 Feb 2007 10:37 AM
    Is this bands who'll get big, or bands who'll be/are really good? Or both? Here's both-

    Debut album: Los Campesinos, The Little Ones, Good Shoes, St. Vincent, Fear of Music.

    Their next album will make them big: Bishop Allen, Apples in Stereo (it's their 6th album, but now Elijah Wood is in charge!), Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, Jape, Patrick Wolf, Jeremy Warmsley.
    FluxUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:124
    Flux

    --
    02 Feb 2007 06:14 PM
    Hooray For Humans, from Cork. They deserve to be f**king massive.
    El DuderinoUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:179
    El Duderino

    --
    02 Feb 2007 06:56 PM
    Loath as I am to agree with NME, the klaxons are pretty damn good. Hopefully there'll be an Australian tour date soon. Other than that I don't know. I've never been particularly good at picking bands that are gonna set a scene alight
    Mr WilsonUser is Offline
    New Member
    New Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:9
    Mr Wilson

    --
    05 Feb 2007 10:24 AM
    Posted By Flux on 02 Feb 2007 8:14 PM
    Hooray For Humans, from Cork. They deserve to be f**king massive.




    Definite favourites!
    also

    my brother woody


    UnaRocksUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:274
    UnaRocks

    --
    07 Feb 2007 01:17 AM
    The Hold Steady
    Crystal Castles
    Delorentos
    Ham Sandwich
    Enter Shikari
    Lightening Bolt
    Uh Huh Her
    GarretUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:244
    Garret Cleland

    --
    07 Feb 2007 01:19 AM
    The Crystal Castles remix of The Little Ones 'Lovers WHo Uncover' is excellent. Its on www.myspace.com/wearethelittleones
    AllyUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:347
    Ally

    --
    07 Feb 2007 04:48 AM
    Posted By UnaRocks on 07 Feb 2007 3:17 AM

    Lightening Bolt




    una, surely you don't mean the lightning bolt that have been around for years and released 3 or 4 albums of heavy fun-fuelled noise... the lightning bolt that last played whelans in 2006?...

    wouldn't have thought they were your style?... also about the last band i'd have under the category "bands to look out for in 2007"
    Protein biscuitUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:364
    Protein biscuit

    --
    07 Feb 2007 05:12 AM
    I'm a bit unsure on The Hold Steady. I've no doubt their profile will be raised on this side of the water (already is i suppose) although i don't think the new album is that good. Separation Sunday is a much better collection of songs but the new one just seems to blur into one-long song without much musical invention throughout.
    UnaRocksUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:274
    UnaRocks

    --
    07 Feb 2007 06:26 AM
    I didn't know about Lightening Bolt until last year so... excuse my ignorance.
    AllyUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:347
    Ally

    --
    07 Feb 2007 07:34 AM
    Posted By UnaRocks on 07 Feb 2007 8:26 AM
    I didn't know about Lightening Bolt until last year so... excuse my ignorance.




    excused una...

    i just would have taken this as a 'new bands' or 'bands to break big (critically or commercially)' thread...

    no probs though... i've no idea who to name in this thread... maybe i just don't know any new bands...
    FluxUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:124
    Flux

    --
    07 Feb 2007 07:58 AM
    Delerentos? I suppose they might do a Bell X1 and sell reasonably well in another few years. Worldwide, no.
    cometUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:485
    comet

    --
    19 Feb 2007 05:17 AM
    Posted By QsySue on 29 Jan 2007 4:21 PM
    Midlake - for sure going places.
    http://www.midlake.net/
    http://www.myspace.com/midlake



    i'm just discovery Midlake now, missed out on Van Occupanthers release last year, God its so beautiful like a rich treacle sound dripping slowing into my ears.
    Protein biscuitUser is Offline
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Send Private Message
    Posts:364
    Protein biscuit

    --
    20 Feb 2007 05:11 AM
    Oh yes Comet! It's a beauty indeed. Just back from a lunchtime stroll with it's dulcet sounds for company.

    Haven't checked out their previous one. I hear it's a different kettle of fish entirely and a bit weirder. Anyone heard it who'd care to pass on their thoughts?

    On the subject of last year's hits just picked up Clipse "Hell Hath No Fury." Sonofabitch!
    You are not authorized to post a reply.
    Page 1 of 3123 > >>


    Active Forums 4.3