There are new bands coming through ALL the time. Here's a select few who will be making a splash at the festivals this summer:
DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB 'Existence' [Release Date
maelstrom of thundering drums and sleazy guitars capable of making you fly
higher than Icarus" – NME
"The swagger and attitude to conquer all
before them" – The Sun SFTW
Detroit Social Club have unveiled the title of their much anticipated
debut album 'Existence', which will drop on May 31st just in time for festival
season and what's tipped to be a blazing summer for the band. Also on the
horizon is the release of a new single 'Prophecy', an anthemic, musical exorcism
that perfectly introduces the band's magnificent northern blues rock'n'soul,
released a week earlier on May 24th.
Detroit Social Club, who signed to Fiction Records
[home to Elbow, Kate Nash and Ian Brown] a little over eighteen months ago, have
spent some serious time working on their first release. 'Existence' was
co-produced by DSC's front man/songwriter David Burn and Jim Abbiss [Arctic
Monkeys, Kasabian, UNKLE]. Burn says making the record was "a strong experience.
Really hard, but rewarding" and that their debut has definitely succeeded in
capturing the "warm, rich sound" their leader set out to achieve, as well as
taking them to a new level as a band. "Making this record really pushed us" he
says, "without a doubt helping us to become the band we are now".
WE GO MAGIC 'Pigeons' [Release Date
Here We Go
Magic are a five-piece band made up of members Luke Temple, Kristina Lieberson,
Michael Bloch, Jennifer Turner and Peter Hale, who originally came together
in New York in early 2009, through a series of chance encounters, overheard
conversations and supernatural occurrences.
musical backgrounds, the five found immediate common inspiration in a collection
of unique 4-track recordings created by lead singer Luke Temple. These
recordings were released in 2009 as the self-titled 'Here We Go Magic' (Western
initial spark, the band's creative momentum has been unwavering. Together they
have developed a broad array of musical material and honed an explosive live
sound all their own.
'Memoirs' [Release Date 07/06/2010]
Londoner, signed to Rough Trade, who seeks to re-establish British soul as a
force to be reckoned with" – The Guardian.
Aged 21 and
already a rising star, massively talented South Londoner Rox releases her debut
album, 'Memoirs', on Rough Trade.
At 5 years of
age, Roxanne Tataei began singing in the churches of South London, and spent
most of her school holidays touring with The National Youth Theatre. Even then
it was clear that Rox was destined for big things and this year will be the
culmination of a lifetime of burning passion and hard
what it was like working on her new album with Al Shux, friend and co-writer of
Jay-Z's ode to New York, 'Empire State Of Mind': "Shux was able to bring an
entirely different approach to the recording process. He has amazing sensibility
and helped me to truly bring life to my songs".
SILVER COLUMNS 'YES, AND DANCE'
[Release Date 31/05/2010]
Silver Columns' white label singles 'Brow Beaten' and 'Yes, and Dance'
mysteriously emerged, glinting and fully-formed, seemingly from nowhere last
year, tongues were set wagging. There hadn't been anything quite like them
before – 'Brow Beaten' was a skittering, helter-skelter electro pop jolt to the
heart, sounding not unlike the spirit of Erasure trapped in an arcade pinball
machine, while 'Yes, and Dance' – cheekily, their own remix of a yet to be
released track – was lush, slowed down, hallucinatory – the drowsy, lysergic
morning after the messy night before. It was a brilliantly askew one-two pop
punch unlike any other, and as fitting an introduction as any to Silver
However, the duo (revealed earlier this year to be Adem
and The Pictish Trail) have plenty of other tricks up their sleeve, as
abundantly displayed on 'YES, AND DANCE', their endlessly innovative debut long
player. Conceived, recorded and produced together (despite the fact they live on
opposite ends of the UK) in less than a year, it is quite possibly the most
unique, beautiful and offbeat pop album you'll hear all year, created, as it is,
by two excessively talented mavericks who had never even made this kind of music
you can tell from the title (the capitals, in case you were
wondering, are deliberate), this is without a doubt a dance record. But it is also
a dance record quite unlike any other – dance music as approached by a couple of
mad scientists who have pulled it apart, genetically spliced it with other,
unusual elements and reassembled it to create all manner of strange and
wonderful new shapes. So, on the one hand you have vintage Underworld shapes
bubbling gently through the propulsive pop structures of 'Always On', and on the
other, the slow build tearjerker 'Heart Murmurs', which could almost be Arthur
Russell had he stayed a little longer at the disco party; or you can find the
riproaring, call and response dynamics of madcap upcoming single 'Cavalier'
nestling side by side with the anthemic, uplifting closer 'Way Out'. Through it
all, it is Silver Columns' restless creative drive, their willingness to
experiment with form and function, but most importantly, to make dance music
imbued with heart, warmth and soul, that forms the connective tissue between
these songs, and makes 'YES, AND DANCE' stand entirely in a league of its
from the exciting Brooklyn based 4piece. Their debut EP 'Summertime' has sold
23k to date in the UK and they finished 5th in this year's Sound of 2010 BBC
Originally signed to Moshi Moshi, the band have been label mates with some
of the most illustrious names in contemporary Indie, including Florence &
the Machine (who they are currently supporting on tour), Hot Chip and Friendly
Their debut album boasts the singles 'Best Friend' and 'Forever &
Ever Amen' as well as the sound of the summer that is 'Let's Go