Music hating Blue Meanies are beaten by Opossum’s vintage beats and Divine Fits prove supergroups are not always ego trip follies, while Jessie Ware becomes your new favourite pop star
This week’s Ones To Watch looks at Novella’s lush distortion, the sweeping beauty of I Am Harlequin, the bacon beats of Action Bronson.
Following new music seriously challenges ones prejudices and preconceptions. Ordinarily the thought of four boys with guitars or bedroom geeks with a laptop sampler and Second Life account sends me reaching for the Valium. So when bands Peace and Doldrums reinvigorate faith in guitars and MacBooks, it is exceptionally exciting.
Picking which bright young things to follow, and be able to name drop in a few years -boasting you preferred their early EPs, actually- is tricky, but this week’s five choices should ensure your gamble works.
By David Newbury | | Monday, 4 June 2012 at 4:00 am
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