The StArt Chart is back and we have decided to reduce the amount of artists featured to bring you a compact, focused selection of the best up and coming artists out there every month. It wasn’t easy compacting it down to 5 this month as there a lot of new faces out there bring something fresh to the industry, but here’s our list of the ones that you should definitely look out for.
1) Brother and Bones – A great five-piece folk/blues rock band who recently supported Ben Howard on tour and have been getting some great exposure. They not only have the Ben Howard rhythm and emotion, but also the power produced by big drum and guitar riffs. We could definitely see these guys becoming big so look out for them.
2) Theme Park – Theme Park were featured on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show recently with the song ‘Two Hours’ and this usually means big things for up and coming bands. Their vocals are reminiscent of The Killers and their indie guitar and fast paced drums combine to create a very tight and developed sound.
3) The Good Suns – Similar in genre to Theme Park but they are a bit more up tempo and produce some great indie rock sounds. They burst in to limelight recently by featuring Lempit Opik in a music video for their song Pop Wound, so lets hope they can maintain the attention!
4) Lianne Binnington – StArt is all about giving talented people exposure and that’s why YouTube is a great place to find musicians. Lianne posts lots of videos of herself playing covers of pop songs and although that is not really our genre she should definitely get a mention. She has a good strong voice and solid guitar skills and she puts effective twists on most of her covers. The hundreds of thousands of people who watch her videos prove she has real talent.
5) Spector – Spector have arguably made their way into the commercial limelight already with their appearance on Jools Holland, and frontman Fred Macpherson’s MTV presenting career only helps to further this. The East London lads are often compared to The Strokes but we reckon they have more on offer than imitation. They’re currently touring with Florence and the Machine so we think you may be hearing a lot more about Spector in the near future.