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Breakout Bands For 2013

Breakout Bands For 2013

Breakout Bands For 2013
by John Verburg

If we are going to run a music site, we got to try and give you all a heads up on up and coming bands right? Well, I am going to try and do so for you all. With 2013 not too far around the corner, I thought I would get a jump on this while other sites are working on the “Album of the Year” lists. I’ve done some research on this but would love if in the comments section you all would relay any bands out there you know that are likely to “Breakout”.

1. Palma Violets

Palma Violets are a British band that have already begun to garner some acclaim in their homeland. I do think they have the goods to translate to the American public as well. There is probably going to be some lazy comparisons to The Clash, as there generally is with British bands that have some buzz. I will just say that there is an urgency to their music in a good way, and their sound will stand on it’s own. Whatever you want to call it, I see big things for them.

2. Chvrches

A female led band from Glasgow, Chvrches is beginning to make some waves in the indie genre. If you dig bands like Phantogram and Purity Ring, Chvrches is probably going to be right up your alley. It doesn’t hurt that the lead singer, Lauren Mayberry is pretty damn fine, but more importantly she has the vocal chops as well. There is nothing I can do to stop this train from reaching its indie buzz destination in 2013.

3. Jake Bugg

Man. What would happen if you had a bloke that sounded like he could be fronting Oasis, but had himself a real fixation for Bob Dylan and Lou Reed? Well, personally, I would think that I am listening to a breakout artist for 2013. Bugg is another youngster from across the pond, has a great voice, and seems to know his music history. A good combination for any youngster.

4. Papa

Papa is a L.A. band, or should I say duo, that has recently released a single that hints at the promise the guys have. There is a real “Americana” feel to the duo, but they don’t seem married to the genre from the little I have heard from the guys. There are other elements at play, some blues and straight up rock and roll as well. I guess I shouldn’t try to pinpoint it and just enjoy. You will too.

5. Young Dreams

Young Dreams has been around for a couple of years, but haven’t really been heard from in the states. They are a Norwegian outfit, and I believe their anonymity in the states is about to change. The reason? I think on the strength of their single ‘Fog of War’ we are going to begin hearing more about this band.

6. Fidlar

Fidlar are another band based out of California that just rock. They release their debut album in January and are likely to catch fire given their ability to write fantastic two minute punk songs that are catchy as hell. The breakout has probably already started for Fidlar, but it will only get bigger next year for them.

7. Eagulls

I like em, so I am predicting a breakout. Will it happen? Heck I don’t know, but you should definitely check them out.

8. The Orwells

The Orwells are a Chicago based band where its members have the advantage of youth on it’s side. While their debut album was released this summer, I predict the buzz will develop into 2013, and they will become a more household name. And that’s a good thing for everybody.

9. Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs

Terrible name, good band. Lots of references to classic alternative bands like Television.

10. The Rubens

The Rubens play a bluesy kind of rock n roll that strikes home with the listener. 2013 could be a good year for The Rubens. Let’s hope so.

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