Adwaith are such a unique band, they're so witty and outgoing with their music turning incredibly serious social injustices into a mockery as they belittle sexism and empower feminism. Their song 'Femme' is truly special power pop and I'd recommend giving these a listen. Also, keep an eye out in the coming months for their debut album, it's tipped to be really special.
I first saw these guys when they opened for Estrons when I saw them live a while ago. I was hooked from then, their tracks 'Face Behind Her Cigarette' and 'Jonny' are both absolutely phenomenal. Their sound is a mixture of indie, electro and funk with a melting pot of a few other genres. With only a few tracks to their name so far, with a built up discography these guys are going to be huge!
It's not been long since I've been a fan of Francobollo, but their debut album (Long Live Life) really grasped me from the minute I started listening to it. Tracks such as Worried Times, Trees and Kinky Lola are phenomenally written and produced so well it begs belief. Intertwine this with their uniquely perfect vocals and you have the next best cult band, keep an eye out for Francobollo touring near you!
Okay, I'll admit that this one is cheating a little bit because they already are pretty famous gaining endorsements from some massive bands, most notably The 1975. But it does change the fact that they barely have any songs and that can only mean that they make the cut for this list. With their dreamy pop sounds and cute production it's clear to see why they've amassed such a die hard fan base in such a short space of time!
Silk Cinema's music is so calming and beautiful, it really is an experience just to listen to their music. When they emailed me a few of their tracks to listen to I was absolutely astonished, how could a young, relatively unknown band make such comprehensive, complete and wholesome tracks. It's truly something to experience a band like this for the first time, so go and listen to them!
American Indie rockers Space4Lease are everything you want from your typical glamorous indie band, they have catchy tunes, unlimited replay ability and some brilliant and intricate production. This culminates into one of my favourite EP's of the year, and I can only see these guys being on the rise from here. Go and check them out if you've never listened to them!
Once again, they are already quite famous. And once again, they're still criminally underrated. Their latest EP, Maybe It's Easy, is one of my favourite releases this year. Period. The actual song 'Maybe It's Easy' is so majestic with it's quick, brash guitars and heavy singing. I just love every direction Bloody Knees went for on this project, don't forget to check out the track 'I Want It All' it's an absolute banger.
Punk's not dead. And it never will be as long as we have people like Slaves, Cabbage and now The Blinders keeping it alive. With some incredibly unique outlooks on the genre it's easy to see why The Blinders are quickly rising to fame and it's easy to see why they aren't going to be stopping anytime soon. I'm looking forward to hearing a project from these guys in the future!
The umpteenth band I discovered through Flying Vinyl, and it was actually a live EP in an old boxset picked up. Gengahr can easily be compared to bands such as Tame Impala and Superfood but that robs them of their uniqueness with their hauntingly calming melodies and soothing singing, Gengahr are going to be one of those bands that people look back on in 20 years and go "F*ck, these guys were good".
Recently Joy Room called out NME for being the sack of crap it has become, this made me love them even more. But what first lit the flame was their brutal delivery of music, with tracks such as Late At Night being so in your face and overbearing, yet so melodic and catchy at the same time. It's a really hard sound to corner, but these guys have done just that.