Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #12: Swim Deep

13 Dec

#12 Best New Band of 2013 - SWIM DEEP

#12 Best New Band of 2013 – SWIM DEEP


Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #12: Swim Deep

Ahhh more lovely boys from Birmingham. Swim Deep is what Oasis wish they captured, FUN. They enjoy themselves, they have a Stone Rose’s wound up and bottled for perfect 2013 perfect. The open clean guitars, the boppy beats and the vocals are dead on. The keyboards are a nice touch. The band went through their wave of drummers and it forced them to be a three piece and it paid off. Their sounds is captivating and if we could build a better bridge for these lovely bands of London, America would have much better music. Thank you Swim Deep and congrats.

Founded: 2011
Hometown: West Midlands, Birmingham, England
Members: Cavan McCarthy, Tom Higgins, Zachary Robinson, Austin Williams
Sonic Soulmates™: Stone Roses, Vaccines, Wavves, Lighter version of Yuck
Trackables™:
The entire album Where the Heaven Are We

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep

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Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #13: MS MR

13 Dec
#13 Best New Band of 2013 - MS MR Photo: TYLER KOHLOFF https://www.facebook.com/TylerAKohlhoff

#13 Best New Band of 2013 – MS MR Photo: TYLER KOHLOFF https://www.facebook.com/TylerAKohlhoff

Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #13: MS MR
Chillwave my arse. MS MR is more upbeat than their shadowy aura. Doesn’t matter because they’ve crested, MS MR will be everything you hear on the radio, because you’ve seen them on Leno, Letterman and anywhere else. It wasn’t like we didn’t tell you last year. It’s my favorite part of music today. It’s finding that perfect 80′s bluewave song you loved by Kate Bush and then hear it again with the perfection of todays studio and danceable tracks. Lizzy and Max personify 2013′s best new sound and I hope you play Fantasy on repeat over and over and over again.

Founded: 2012
Hometown: New York
Members: Lizzy Plapinger, Max Hershenow
Sonic Soulmates™: GroupLove, Polica, Class Actress
Trackables™:
“Hurricane” – The single that broke them
“Fantasy” – The song that will make them bigger than New.Band.Day. Hell they’ve already been on Letterman

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP
#13 MS MR

Hummingbird Awards 2012
Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

The 4th Annual Hummingbird Awards – 2013 Best New Bands

13 Dec
The 4th Annual Hummingbirds - Best New Band of 2013

The 4th Annual Hummingbirds – Best New Band of 2013

It’s been 12 months since we last spoke. Since the Hummingbird graced our presence and honored our 12 2012 BEST NEW BANDS. What are the Hummingbird Awards you ask? Well they are the DEFINITIVE AWARDS for the BEST NEW BAND OF THE YEAR. We’re on year four and we’re loving. Who are we? We are two passionate dudes who love their music, kids, wives and lives. We do this for fun, but we still buy vinyl, CDs and magazines. Why? Because we care about the music and the bands that create. Music is the subtext to life and when I think back on my life’s greatest moments I have visions of happiness, sadness and whatever, but it’a all accompanied with a soundtrack. We know you have it too or you wouldn’t be here to read our blog.

So who have launched? In 2010 it was Best Coast and Tennis, In 2011 it was Other Lives and I Heart Sharks, In 2012 it was Haim and Alt-J. We might be way toooo early on a band like in 2010 Phantogram or way too late on Lana Del Rey or just in time for Foals. All in all it doesn’t matter. If you’ve kept up with us then you’ve been blessed with great music.

Here we go for the 4th Annual Hummingbird Awards!

*******UPDATED 12.31.13*************
Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP – The Definitive Best New Artist List
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep
#11 Holy Milk
#10 Mutual Benefit
#9 Diane Coffee
#8 Haerts
#7 Holograms
#6 Autre Ne Veult
#5 Hookworms
#4 Blood Orange
#3 Dustin Tebbutt
#2 London Grammar
#1 Bill Ryder-Jones

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RECAPS FROM YEARS PAST 2012, 2011 and 2010:
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The final 12!!!!! 
Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
>#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Editor Picks Best of 2012: RE’s 2012 Picks
Staff Picks Best of 2012: Arizona Turk’s Incredible List for 2012

Read the 2011 Hummingbirds
Did you know we predicted James Vincent McMorrow, Other Lives, La Sera and Widowspeak!

No Better Bands Then The One's Who Wear the Hummingbird
No Better Bands Then The One’s Who Wear the Hummingbird

Playlist:

Read the 2010 Hummingbirds 
Did you know we predicted Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, Perfume Genius, Lord Huron & Tennis!

No Better Bands Then The Ones That Wear The Hummingbird
No Better Bands Then The Ones That Wear The Hummingbird

Playlist:

Where will she land? Tell us your favorite 2012 New Band and we will add them to our list!

Down Under Uncorkings + Over the Pond Trackables

15 Oct

The wind is mild for The Paper Kites

The wind is mild for The Paper Kites


Some very good music hitting the streets this fourth quarter. Not that there hasn’t been great music all year long, but with the anticipation of Arcade Fires Afterlife, more music is hitting our InBox then we’ve seen all year long.

Here are some nuggets for your ears:

UNCORKINGS:
The Paper Kites – Folky and nice on the ears for a late fall evening. These Melbournistos are marvelous and with only two EPs and a solid LP, they are poised for greatness. From WIKI -> The band was formed in 2009 by Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy and consists of Bentley, Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen

High Highs – More greatness from down under. Love this record. Acoustic wonderment with a touch of love. Listen to “Open Season” High Highs is an indie pop rock band hailing from Sydney, Australia, founded in 2013. From WIKI -> It was co-founded by vocalist Jack Milas and Oli Chang, with Zach Lipkins playing drums. Their song “Open Season” was featured in a commercial for Pacifico beer.

Our Record of the Year so Far:
Yuck – Glow and Behold ::: The record reminds me of everything great in 1993. They’ve captured the edge of Dinosaur Jr, the melodic dual guitars of the Pumpkins, the innocence of Teenage Fanclub and even an edge of Temple of the Dog. I don’t know how they’ve done it, but they captured it all in one record. Can’t tell you how happy I am when I listen to this record.
Listen to Middle Sea, then buy the vinyl. We’ve loved this band since 2010!! Read this

UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (8.8.13) Tan Vampires

8 Aug
Love these boys from Dover. Solid Beards and solid music.

Love these boys from Dover. Solid Beards and solid music.

UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (8.8.13) Tan Vampires
Oh hey how are you? Yes we’ve been tweeting and not blogging, sorry. We got sucked into the world of twitter passing along new music, so if you’re in the mood follow us @newbandday

Hey how are things? I hope well. I am writing because I have been hiding under a bridge, locked away from humanity for the past 90-days. One morning I woke up with a cassette tape on my chest, it read “Listen to this…NOW” I was excited, but also perplexed, how the fuck do I listen to a cassette tape. These damn hipsters think vintage is cool. Well suck it broskis, I can’t hear your finely tightened jean mood electro-clash tunes without a 1984 Walkman. But alas, being a street savior, I have my ways. I pawned a box of glass milk bottles and acquired a finely restored Sanyo cassette player. I popped in the tape, pressed down and held fast forward and I heard something amazing music…good music too. Tan Vampires hail from Dover, New Hampshire, two records under their belts and they have a solid new one called Ephemra. Strong beards too…Grab it here or listen to my favorite tracks here. Love these boys and no they didn’t give me a cassette tape, but some other shitastic bands did send me some and I kindly recycled them.

Vitals:
Founded: 2007
Hometown: Dover, New Hampshire
Members:Jake Mehrmann: vocals, guitars, mental lapses
Mike Filitis: bass, legs, dual citizenship
Mike Effenberger: keys, beards, conspiracy theories
Jim Rudolf: drums, beards, grammar and syntax
Nick Phaneuf: guitar, computers, jet-setting (also beards)
Chris Klaxton: trumpet, guitar, street cred
Keyboards: Greg Burns
Percussion : Andrew Clinco
Sonic Soulmates™: Alt-J, Liam Finn, Jim Ward
Trackables™: “Paper Cranes” – SO reminds me of Alt-J. Great track

“Into The West

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UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (5.24.13) Marriages

24 May

I love Marriages that's why I did it again.

I love Marriages that’s why I did it again.


UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (5.24.13) Marriages
Oh hey how are you? Yes we’ve been tweeting and not blogging, sorry. We got sucked into the world of twitter passing along new music, so if you’re in the mood follow us @newbandday

So you all know the Arizona Turk, right? I am convinced he’s got a basement full of candles and photos of someone, maybe even a stuffed dragon. I listen to his uncorked choices and I fear for my life. I go through this odd paranoia late at night when I hear the deep bass lines, the lack of vocals and swear someone is breathing on my neck. What is it with bands like Boris, Isis, Godspeed You Black Emperor that keeps people coming back for more? Candle lit basements or is just the age of rock. I take the latter. Marriages hail from LA, have been together for a few years now and they are the next generation of rock…don’t forget to lock your dogs, keep your dogs close and don’t look behind you.

Vitals:
Founded: 2011
Hometown: LaLa
Members: Vocals & guitar: Emma Ruth Rundle
Keyboards: Greg Burns
Percussion : Andrew Clinco
Sonic Soulmates™: feeling a lot of Isis, Godspeed You Black Emperor and of course Boris
Trackables™: “Part The Dark Again” – This is the last track of the EP and it’s so good. It’s the warm bed after a night of haunting.

http://spotify.com/track/7pAkw6Q6NOvScF38vfZ6UF

Kitsune EP – The EP that is so worth the listen

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UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (1.22.13) Palma Violets

22 Jan

Are there garages in Lambeth? If so, Palma Violets rocks theirs

Are there garages in Lambeth? If so, Palma Violets rocks theirs


UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (1.22.13) Palma Violets
You readers may have missed the stellar list our contributing music stalker posted back in December. Well it included Palma Violets one of the bands that turned our heads yet again. Just perfect bone crushing punk harmonies. It’s not surprising that these closet garage rockers hail from Lambeth outside of London. Hell we might be too late. NME already crowned them with their song of the year with “Best of Friends” hear below…but we might just catch the jetstream and claim that as something brilliant to keep an eye on! Their debut album 180 hits the street on February 26, 2013!

Vitals:
Founded: 2011
Hometown: Lambeth, London, UK
Members: Sam Fryer (vocals) and Chilli Jesson (guitar), Pete Mayhew (keyboards)
Will Doyle (drums)
Sonic Soulmates™: U2 Boy era, The Libertines?? maybe…Arctic Monkeysesque
Trackables™: “Best of Friends” – It’s catchy and the lead comes off like a combo of Sid and Bono —- Boy era Bono.

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Trackables: Jim James “A New Life” & “Know Til Now”

10 Jan
MMJ lead man with two new singles.

MMJ lead man with two new singles.

Hey everyone, we’re going to try something a little different. We’ll be sending out frequent updates, tracks, tour updates what floats our boat so we keep you our most prized possession, HAPPY!

Trackables: Jim James two new tracks for you to simmer with….

Tell us what you think.

UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (1.8.13) Ex Cops

8 Jan
One of our favorite new bands is here to stay Ex Cops

One of our favorite new bands is here to stay Ex Cops

UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (1.8.13) Ex Cops
Ahh man, back to the grind. Real life is busy and crazy this week, but NewBandDay life is calm and ready to take over the world. We received our Christmas gifts and man were we stoked. Ex Cops, with their kick ass 2012 EP is prepping with a new LP on 1/22/13 True Hallucinations. Grab it on vinyl here…The sound reminds us of Best Coast but with a dude on lead and with the new single holy cow they sound like Teenage Fanclub or even a little like Girls. With the addition of the players Kai, Leif and Sam, this record is sure to crush in early 2013.

Vitals:
Founded: 2011
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Members: Brian Harding, Amalie Bruun, Kai Kennedy on lead guitar, Leif Young Huckman on bass, and Sam Bair
Sonic Soulmates™:
Trackables™: “James” – New single very Teenage Fanclub!

You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb EP:

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Did you miss the 2012 Best of Lists from New.Band.Day? Don’t worry, they are all here..

EDITOR PICKS: FINAL WORDS ON 2012, THE BEST TRACKS FROM RE & 2013 PREDICTIONS

31 Dec

Our Editor, Father Time is tossing out 2012 and saying hello to 2013

Our Editor, Father Time is tossing out 2012 and saying hello to 2013


EDITOR PICKS: FINAL WORDS ON 2012 AND THE BEST ALBUMS AND TRACKS FROM RE

God thank you for the end of 2012. We survived another apocalyptic prediction, guns killing people and another visceral election. But enough with the real world, the music industry saw another year of deaths. We said goodbye to Dave Brubeck, Das Racist and essentially The Beasties. Rest in Peace Adam “MCA” Yauch (1964-2012). Let’s cheer this up a bit, we also said hello to Spotify in the US, the best new artists and the Indie becoming ironically mainstream. It was truly the year that the major label was put to bed. What do they provide any way? Distribution, please anyone can upload a track to Bandpage or Soundcloud. Marketing, come on we run this blog on pure passion and we get more traffic than Kings of Leon’s Facebook page. It’s done, it’s over, say hello to the powerful Mr. Indie, he will be your gatekeeper of the future.

As far as music. Trends that died:
1. Bands named after animals, see our Ark comment.
2. Vocals without electronics…yep
3. Drummers
4. Indies being Indies. Alabama Shakes and The Lumineers topping charts…wow.

Trends that took off:
1. Folk is the shit, see The Lumineers (The highest charting indie track of all time)
2. The record release from so called dead bands, see The XX, Clinic oh and a My Bloody Valentine record coming in 2013
3. The female leads, see Jessie Ware, Class Actress, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, etc.
5. Mainstreaming of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All…wow they’re like the North Carolina of music. The greatest rap draft picks come from Odd Future see Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean…
4. Sophomore releases from our faves, Tennis, Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, etc.

So we close this year with one final statement to all those bands out there…
KEEP WRITING SONGS
KEEP RECORDING BECAUSE WE ARE ALL STILL LISTENING.
Music is not dead, just the business of selling it.
KEEP CREATING AND WE WILL KEEP SHARING Fight on!

EDITORS PICKS: Top Tracks from 2012

1. Johnathon Boulet “You’re An Animal”
2. Toy “Dead & Gone”
3. The Weeknd “The Morning”
4. Earlimart “97 Heart Attack”
5. Tame Impala “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
6. Toy “Lose My Way”
7. New War “Ghostwalking”
8. Class Actress “Keep You”
9. Fear of Men “Green Sea”
10. Bad Books “Pyotr”
11. Grimes “Oblivion”
12. Nude Beach “Radio”
13. Terrible Truths “Don Juan”

The Spotify Playlist:

Here are 3 Bands to watch in 2013:
Savages – These ladies will eat your face off.

Mt. Wolf – Sigur Ros with some balls. Their single hit our Soundcloud with “Life Size Ghosts”

The 1975 – Ed Blow has been peppering us with these guys and we love em. If Snow Patrol wasn’t the sold out Snow Patrol.

If you’ve already forgotten here are the Top 12 Best New Bands from 2012:
Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011 and 2012:

Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Editor Picks Best of 2012: RE’s PICKS!
Staff Picks Best of 2012: Arizona Turk’s Incredible List for 2012

Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

STAFF PICKS: The Arizona Turk’s Incredibly Impressive Best of 2012 Lists

30 Dec
He is a menace to us all. The Arizona Turk's 2012 Best of List

He is a menace to us all. The Arizona Turk’s 2012 Best of List

The Arizona Turk is one the primary contributors to New.Band.Day. He’s been a fixture since 2010 and his picks are ahhhhmazing. They may seem confusingly unfamiliar, but that’s why we love him. His picks sound odd today, but if you look back over the past several years, you’ll notice that those bands are just now breaking. The dude is a new band savant.

The Turk’s Favorites for 2012:
Bands:
1. Savages – London she punks
2. TOY – His #2, Hummingbird #1
3. Palma Violets – Closet garage rockers from Lambeth outside of London
4. Merchandise – Tampa’s leather greasers are 2013 darlings…calling it now!!!
5. Wild Moth – Post Punk dudes from SF.
6. DIIV- His #6, Hummingbird #6
7. Dads – New Brunswick, NJ emo dudes. See them Uncorked in Jan. WOW!!!!
8. POLIÇA – We liked Grimes better this year, but POLIÇA was on the top of the Turk’s mind…
9. Stumbleine – 1 of 3 dubsteppers from Swarm, now solo Londoner
10. Fidlar – LA based dudes who bring surf punk back!
11. Boys – Denver Rock Chick

Songs:
1. “Husbands” – Savages

2. “Motoring” – TOY

3. “Mid Air” – Paul Buchanan

4. “Lay Your Cards Out” – Polica

5. “Best Of Friends” – Palma Violets

6. “Mourning Glow” – Wild Moth

7. “Heavy To The Touch (think about tonight, forget about tomorrow)” – Dads

8. “Tomorrow” Niki and the Dove

9. “No Waves” – Fidlar

10. “If You Want Me To Stay (For A While)” – Shark Week

TWO BONUS B-SIDES THAT YOU SHOULD FIND AND BUY FOR YOUR COLLECTION
“Hard to Pretend” – The Donkeys b-side to “Won’t Let You Down” 7″

“Bright White Shimmering Sun” – TOY b-side to “Lose My Way” 7″

Hear them here

Albums:
1. Merchandise - Children Of Desire
2. TOYTOY
3. PolicaGive You The Ghost
4. DIIV - Oshin
5. πYou In Colour
6. DadsAmerican Radass
7. Wild Moths/t (10″)
8. Pallbearer- Sorrow and Extinction
9. Wild MothMourning Glow EP

ALBUMS YOU AND YOUR MOTHER’S SHOULD OWN BY NOW…IF NOT PLEASE SUPPORT AND BUYS THESE GEMS FROM THIS YEAR.
Japandroids – Celebration Rock

The Chromatics – Kill For Love

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Best Reissue:
Ride – Going Blank Again with Live at Brixton DVD

Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011 and 2012:

Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Staff Picks Best of 2012: Arizona Turk’s Incredible List for 2012

Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

The Best New Band of 2012 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #1: TOY

29 Dec

There is no better band in the land for 2012. Toy will be an amazing rock fixture for years to come.

There is no better band in the land for 2012. Toy will be an amazing rock fixture for years to come.


Best New Bands of 2012 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #1: TOY

This was an insane voting process, so democratic, then BOOM the big guy takes control and pulls a dictatorship on the NBD staff and just votes in TOY as the best new band of 2012. Why?:
1. They are the best rock band of 2012, hell the best band of 2012.
2. They actually wrote an album that held together over 12 tracks
3. Like Maiden and Black Sabbath before them, Toy is able to create diversity, a 4 minute rock anthem followed by an 8 minute mini novel, similar to an album like Powerslave with “Aces High” then “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
4. Nobody but nobody has re-created a record like A Storm in Heaven from The Verve. Did you know that The Verve was an airy, dreamy rock band with layered guitars or did you just know them from “Bittersweet Symphony”?
5. They will become popular from their softer side hear “My Heart Skips a Beat”, but we hope they don’t abandon their rock DNA hear “Lose My Way”

You’re probably asking, “Seriously New.Band.Day, Toy is better than Grimes, Jessie Ware, The Lumineers, etc.?” we would say “Thank you for the comment passionate kind reader. Absolutely, Toy is much better, they dare to tackle a rock genre that is for most parts dead. They don’t beat around the bush hear their opening track and they sure as hell aren’t going to follow the trend of going all folk on us.” I love when our readers write us. Toy is our #1 Hummingbird of 2012. God it feels good to get that of our chests. I think the Turk and the Muse will be sending me hate letters for the next six months, but don’t worry, they will have their unsolicited time to share their picks tomorrow see their 2011 and 2010 picks.

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Vitals:
Founded: 2012
Hometown: London, UK
Members: Tom Dougall
Dominic O’Dair
Alejandra Diez
Maxim Barron
Charlie Salvidge
Sonic Soulmates™: Primal Scream, Tame Impala, The Verve, Echo and the Bunnymen, Spiritualized
Trackables™: From their S/T debut record
“Dead and Gone” – Quite possibly my favorite track of 2012.
“Lose my Way” – Quite possibly my second favorite track of 2012
“Colours Running Out” – Wow what an opening track

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011 and 2012:

Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
>#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

Best New Bands of 2012 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #2: GRIMES

28 Dec
I'm sure you've heard her this year and that's why she deserves the Hummingbird

I’m sure you’ve heard her this year and that’s why she deserves the Hummingbird

Best New Bands of 2012 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #2: GRIMES
Hours and hours and hours we debated over our #1 Hummingbird…it wasn’t an easy choice and many bands not only missed out by a hair, they didn’t even make our top 12. Sad but true. Grimes is not a new artist per se. Some of us have been allured by her siren voice since 2009, but it took a stellar LP like Visions for her to really shine and break-through. We put her experimental harmonizing of Halfaxa behind us and truly were treated with a perfect record. Not many artists can move past this phase. I don’t think Cocteau Twins ever moved beyond it and we know that many artists go in the opposite direction and move way too far into the art and we lose them forever. Grimes chose the perfect year to blossom her flower and we loved it. Thank you for “Genesis”, “Be A Body” and my personal favorite no not “Vanessa” from 2011, but “Colour of Moonlight” of 2012. So good. She truly embodies what an artist is and should be in 2012. We look for more over the next 10 years, maybe a little less falsetto harmonizing and some amazing lyricism will push her to #1 in 2013.

Founded: 2009
Hometown: Montreal, Cananda
Members: Claire Boucher
Sonic Soulmates™: Stacie Q, Polica, Class Actress
Trackables™:
“Oblivion”
“Be A Body”
“Colour of Moonlight”

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011 and 2012:

Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
>#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010