1. avatar Conoh
    I remember seeing this last year, who do you think are gonna be the break through bands this year, and did whomever u predicted to break through last year do it?
  2. avatar dOUBLEwONDERFUL
    I thought Gay Against You would be NME cover idols last year. Thank Goodness.
  3. avatar goatboy
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  4. avatar ShowYourBones
    I don't know about Breakthrough bands but a few bands (I like) are releasing new material; The Kills, Doves, Sons and Daughters, Metric, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, M83, Ladytron, Wolf Parade, Massive Attack and the Postal Service.

    I'd hazard a guess that Foals will be quite big this year. The Wombats too (not to my taste though I may add).
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  5. avatar thesacredhearts
    Mgmt
    Miracle Fortress
  6. avatar ShowYourBones
    Been meaning to get the MGMT album, any use?
  7. avatar kingmob
    I'm really liking High Places after a mate tipped me off to them. Really trippy Panda Bear type psychedelic nonsense.

    Similarly on a Panda Bear trip I've heard a few tracks from El Guincho, who is amazing.

    I'm getting into the Pilooksi remixes too but that's more 2007 than 2008.

    Oh, and Chas and Dave.
  8. avatar tenrabbits
    I think the foals and the ting tangs (ting tings?) are both gonna be big - plus Sam Sparro (check out the track black and gold.. it's amazing).

    [url]http://www.myspace.com/samsparro[/url]

    But the best track I've heard in a while was Paris by friendly fires..

    [url]http://www.myspace.com/friendlyfires[/url]

    Check it oot!
  9. avatar tinpot anto
    Futureheads
  10. avatar thesacredhearts
    Aye Foals will be "this years Battles". Although i much prefer foals.

    Mgmt album is really top drawer. Lasy review, but its almost a pop secret machines. Some lovely changes in it. Really recommend them.
  11. avatar cruz
    Band of Horses.

    Or any band with horse in the title. :wink:
  12. avatar remedy malahide
    I hope Dax Riggs finally gets out of the US and A to play a few shows over here. Its brilliant stuff.
    I also hope the Dutch Schultz dudes new album takes off!
  13. avatar thewhitehendrix
    theres this class band called "the travelling band" i think they won the unsigned band thing at glastonbury, i think they will be huge come the end of the year start of next year.

    and even though theyve been around for like 3 years fighting with wire are immense live im sure they will be big soon enough.
  14. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:17104469a7="ShowYourBones"]Been meaning to get the MGMT album, any use?[/quote:17104469a7]

    I really liked the EP with Time to Pretend and Kids on it, but the album left me a bit flat. Didn't really find anything else as catchy as those two songs.
  15. avatar ShowYourBones
    [quote:1359a1cc34="my-angel-rocks"]I really liked the EP with Time to Pretend and Kids on it, but the album left me a bit flat. Didn't really find anything else as catchy as those two songs.[/quote:1359a1cc34]
    Purchased the album quite a while ago and have to say its most def a grower, some of the initially overlooked tracks seem to work their way into your consious.

    Other bands Ive stumbled across of late are:

    The Dodos
    F**k Buttons
    Neon Neon
  16. avatar Amz
    [quote:a82f59ecb7="ShowYourBones"]The Dodos[/quote:a82f59ecb7]

    I concur... Also loving the Octopus Project at the mo...
  17. avatar thesacredhearts
    aye dodos and octopus project are great.

    fleet foxes are another band to keep an eye on. somewhere between band of horses on their first record, neil young and arcade fire/wolf parade.
  18. avatar Amz
    [quote:e95eff949c="thesacredhearts"]fleet foxes are another band to keep an eye on. somewhere between band of horses on their first record, neil young and arcade fire/wolf parade.[/quote:e95eff949c]

    sounds brilliant! Must check out.
  19. avatar jenniemcc
    I'll second the Fleet Foxes comment.

    Industry types are going mad for them at the minute. Deffo ones to watch.
  20. avatar comprachio
    aye, jonny mentioned them to me at the weekend. Really promising band
  21. avatar toolrocket
    Thao and the Get Down Stay Down has been getting a lot of play on my pod
  22. avatar thefatson
    [quote:bf1cafe6f6="dOUBLEwONDERFUL"]I thought Gay Against You would be NME cover idols last year. Thank Goodness.[/quote:bf1cafe6f6]

    GvsY are pretty class, luckily they`re mental enough to scare most people off :D
  23. avatar Thedevilsfavouriteson
    watch out for comply or die.

    coming soon.

    a straight to stage release.
  24. avatar goatboy
    [quote:2fec53baa2="thefatson"][quote:2fec53baa2="dOUBLEwONDERFUL"]I thought Gay Against You would be NME cover idols last year. Thank Goodness.[/quote:2fec53baa2]

    GvsY are pretty class, luckily they`re mental enough to scare most people off :D[/quote:2fec53baa2]

    They are by far the most mental band I have even seen.

    I couldn't decide if they were the best thing ever or the worst thing ever.
  25. avatar goatboy
    PS - I think Razzmatazz Lorry Excitement could do alright with what's left of 2008.
  26. avatar Captain Kennedy
    The Felice Brothers!

    http://www.myspace.com/thefelicebrothers
  27. avatar thesacredhearts
    Fleet foxes record is out now and its fucking mint. Best vocals ive heard on a record in an age.

    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/51076-fleet-foxes
  28. avatar ShowYourBones
    Must do my utmost to get this, have had the EP on rotation for weeks now. It is a joy to listen to.
  29. avatar Beau Sooth
    [quote:40a647a3d2="thesacredhearts"]aye dodos and octopus project are great.

    fleet foxes are another band to keep an eye on. somewhere between band of horses on their first record, neil young and arcade fire/wolf parade.[/quote:40a647a3d2]

    I agree with all the above mentioned acts to watch out for but just to say that the Wolf Parade/Arcade Fire/Band of Horses comment about Fleet Foxes is way off the mark!

    If anything CSNY springs to mind with the emphasis on the Crosby!

    Anyway, they have great tunes and harmony.
  30. avatar fopp
    [quote:706f70f6d9="Beau Sooth"][quote:706f70f6d9="thesacredhearts"]aye dodos and octopus project are great.

    fleet foxes are another band to keep an eye on. somewhere between band of horses on their first record, neil young and arcade fire/wolf parade.[/quote:706f70f6d9]

    I agree with all the above mentioned acts to watch out for but just to say that the Wolf Parade/Arcade Fire/Band of Horses comment about Fleet Foxes is way off the mark!

    If anything CSNY springs to mind with the emphasis on the Crosby!

    Anyway, they have great tunes and harmony.[/quote:706f70f6d9]




    Theme: Animals.
  31. avatar JTM
    Tubelord.

    EDIT: Just checked Johnny Foreigner off the back of this thread - f*ckin' great.
  32. avatar Zwaddap_deep_doo
    Bon Iver should be huge. Live show is even better than the album which is also good.
  33. avatar goatboy
    [quote:63546a0d1a="JTM"]EDIT: Just checked Johnny Foreigner off the back of this thread - f*ckin' great.[/quote:63546a0d1a]

    Yup. They sure are. I went to see them again on Tuesday and they were awesome.

    Support band was Glasgow's Danananaykroyd who were equally as good. I bought the new Danana mini-album too which is without a doubt one of my favourite releases this year.
  34. avatar thesacredhearts
    [quote:e3be8ba39c="Beau Sooth"][quote:e3be8ba39c="thesacredhearts"]aye dodos and octopus project are great.

    fleet foxes are another band to keep an eye on. somewhere between band of horses on their first record, neil young and arcade fire/wolf parade.[/quote:e3be8ba39c]

    I agree with all the above mentioned acts to watch out for but just to say that the Wolf Parade/Arcade Fire/Band of Horses comment about Fleet Foxes is way off the mark!

    If anything CSNY springs to mind with the emphasis on the Crosby!

    Anyway, they have great tunes and harmony.[/quote:e3be8ba39c]

    I hears what i hears. I get your CSNY comparison too, think i may have said in some other thread about a NEil young similarity.
  35. avatar JTM
    [quote:de996c6555="goatboy"]

    Support band was Glasgow's Danananaykroyd who were equally as good. I bought the new Danana mini-album too which is without a doubt one of my favourite releases this year.[/quote:de996c6555]

    Yep. Not exactly my cup of tea but they grab your attention - great stuff.
  36. avatar goatboy
    I just recently picked up the new School of Language album and it's probably my favourite release so far this year. Disappointment '99 is probably the best song I've heard this year too. I think that he / they are playing Electric Picnic too, so everyone going should check him / them out.

    And of course, you can take a wee listen over [url=http://www.myspace.com/schooloflanguage]here[/url].
  37. avatar dombrog
    I agree with the School Of Language mention. I think it's one of the guys from field music who themselves were excellent. I look forward to the electric picnic show. Rockist Pt. 1 was one of my top tunes of the year so far
  38. avatar goatboy
    Yeah, it's David Brewis from Field Music. I seen him play a solo show supporting Caribou a while ago and I wasn't that impressed, but he has a full band with him now, so I imagine the live experience will be much better.

    The three guys who were Field Music are also in another band called The Week That Was, alongside a few more musicians including Pete Gofton from Kenickie.

    They're both playing near me next weekend, so I think I shall be heading down to that.

    Field Music really were / are great.
  39. avatar 10rapid
    glasvegas
  40. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    [quote:a80a5cede3="10rapid"]glasvegas[/quote:a80a5cede3]

    i was actually eading through this topic and was thinkin....no ones mentioned glasvegas....

    AWESOME BAND
  41. avatar JTM
    About time we put some Secondsmile in here, their stuff is really growing on me.
  42. avatar Shane
    The Shadows.
  43. avatar Shane
    Zeppelin - don't knock em til yiv tried em. They do 'the blues', but you'll feel like a cliff has fallen on top of you after givin them a wiz.
    The Silver Beatles - These guys have turned pop on its arse. They're not bloody bad musos either. That Lennon cunt is so smug though. I'm thinkin of poppin four in his back.
    Catcher In The Rye - great read.
    Nirvana - they'll never come to nothin. It's all been done already. Bands like the Food Fighters, The Jeremy Vines, The Oslo Rans, Butch Vig and The Destroyers, and Destiny's Child are already in there with this style of meaningful metal. I believe Rod Hull has a band called 'Emu Kids like my crack', and they have been rockin out indie-heavy style since Grotbags was a virgin.
    I so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so need some kip.
    Take me away from this friggin computer.
  44. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:64db2e53a8="tenrabbits"]I think the foals and the ting tangs (ting tings?) are both gonna be big - plus Sam Sparro (check out the track black and gold.. it's amazing).

    [url]http://www.myspace.com/samsparro[/url]

    But the best track I've heard in a while was Paris by friendly fires..

    [url]http://www.myspace.com/friendlyfires[/url]

    Check it oot![/quote]

    My crystal ball must have been pretty clear there at the start of the year! I would add - the new song by Friendly Fires, Jump in the Pool, is completely magic, so hopefully they'll reach the levels of the others!
  45. avatar The enfant terrible
    Here people can like what they like and fair play to them but that Black and Gold song is fucking shite.
  46. avatar goatboy
    [quote:b5a625810b="The enfant terrible"]Here people can like what they like and fair play to them but that Black and Gold song is fucking shite.[/quote:b5a625810b]

    Hahahaha. Yeah, I agree with that!
  47. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:15286ab96d="The enfant terrible"]Here people can like what they like and fair play to them but that Black and Gold song is fucking shite.[/quote:15286ab96d]

    Here - should you not be more concerned about which Olsen twin to 'buck' while listening to Tegan and Sarah?
  48. avatar ShowYourBones
    [quote:10d7e7812c="tenrabbits"]I would add - the new song by Friendly Fires, Jump in the Pool, is completely magic, so hopefully they'll reach the levels of the others![/quote:10d7e7812c]
    I caught that song on TV recently and was bowled over, it was superb. Must get on their myspace and listen further.
  49. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:632b5284e3="tenrabbits"][quote:632b5284e3="The enfant terrible"]Here people can like what they like and fair play to them but that Black and Gold song is fucking shite.[/quote:632b5284e3]

    Here - should you not be more concerned about which Olsen twin to 'buck' while listening to Tegan and Sarah?[/quote:632b5284e3]

    Sorry if I stripped you of your cool points but I'll be bucking Ashley to So Jealous and that black and gold song will still be fucking shite.
  50. avatar Loopy Lu
    Friendly Fires have been one that I have been following from the start of the year so made sure I caught them at Oxegen. Really good live Ed-lead has a very 'Mick Jagger-esque/flailing octopus' movement dance style, never stands still great to watch. They are really tight as a group, concerned with what they are doing and everyone is thoroughly involved on stage.
  51. avatar goatboy
    Newcastle / Sunderland based Detroit Social Club are going to be massive in 2009!

    Not really my thing, but they're going straight to the top.