The Mid-Year Band Round-Up 2013June 21, 2013
There’s a little bit of a conundrum I’ve come upon with this blog – we come across a lot of new music. And I’ve realised that when we throw at least three new bands at you every week, it becomes a lot to take in and you might not necessarily have time to choose your favourite favourites.
So I went back through all our lists and I’ve put together my favourite new music from the year so far.
I obviously like all the music we feature, these are just the ones that really stand the test of time in the world of playlist warfare. (There are a lot of them. We’ll still refine the whole year into our ‘Best Of’ list in December.)
Enjoy, and make sure to go and Facebook stalk all these lovely artists if you think they’re as great as we do.
In no particular order, let’s take a look at 2013 so far:
- Desert Noises: old school California rock for the new age
- Mal Blum: a tempest in an artfully-crafted pop-folk teacup
- Now Playing: Ali Ingle
- Hipsters, meet your new favourite band – The Griswolds
- Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown: putting proper rock ‘n roll back in your speakers
- Al Bairre: Cape Town’s loveliest unfancy band
- Nick Moran bottles happiness in a song
- Say Yes to Low Cut Connie’s Rock & Roll
- Matthew Mole’s subtle indie lullabies
- The Cottonfields: effectively making Bluegrass Rap ‘n’ Roll sound cool
- Sam Marine & County: The Secret’s in the Telling
- The Tin Drums: the new purveyors of old American soul
- The Outfit: southern garage rock with soul
- SON: Pretoria’s newest guitar stars turn the amp up on debut songs
- Shortstraw’s party gets bigger and better on second album jaunt
- The Bizarre and Beautiful World of Danny Malone
Phew. What a catch up. It’s been a massively great year for indie music so far. Here’s to the second half of 2013 matching that!Tags: featured artist, lists, new music, south african