As another year has come and gone, a fresh crop of talent will be emerging over the next twelve months. Once again our rules remain the same, all artists included have been handpicked and have yet to put out a full length on any label. Through a heavy selection process, we’ve collectively put together an exciting roster of artists who we feel are headed for a breakout year in 2013. Your Fresh Faces of ’13 are below.
Saint Lou Lou
“Enchanting sisterly duo who have all the right tools to make retro soft melodic pop enjoyable again.” First single “Maybe You” is nothing short of a stunning debut.
“Electro popster with a winning formula for writing/producing some serious grooves. His forthcoming debut album will surely be a staple in many of playlists for this year.”
“A soulful siren newbie who splashed on the scene in late 2012 and already has people highly anticipating her forthcoming debut album due in March. She simply oozes nostalgia and is geared for a heavy heavy 2013.”
“Electro-soul duo who just continue to keep making hit after hit single. There will be no signs of that slowing down when their forthcoming debut “Body Music” hits us in late Spring.”
“Beautiful & talented songstress who has a knack for making moody pop-soul. She’s the new face over at Def Jam and if done right…. Jhene will have a stellar 2013. Everything she put out last year was magnificent. Expect her major label debut “Souled Out” to be one of the best 2013 has to offer.
“Experimental-pop New York based duo who have been on a surge since putting out one of the best debut singles of 2012 with “Hurricane.” Expect that surge to continue when the two put out their debut long player “Popilepsy” coming in mid Spring.
“Indie rock and a dash of pop is the best way to describe the quintet known as The Neighbourhood. Their EP got plenty of spins around the Cafe in 2012 and we are looking forward to their debut album this year. These guys can switch their style up, so we are eager to see what their new project will sound like, and so should you.”
“MØ caught our attention with her insanely infectious Pilgrim, which also caught the attention of a few record labels (Sony eventually won the biding war). The Copenhagen-born singer has drawn comparisons to Lykke Li and Grimes, but we know the Indie Pop singer has a huge 2013 and beyond in store.”
“If we were ranking this list we would put post Punk UK quartet, Savages in the top 3. The band had a solid 2012 with the little bit of material they released. A fairly new band that we feel have been laying down the blueprint to success for this upcoming year.”
“Haim are the total package. The three sisters manage jump between and also mix R&B and Rock genres with a touch of sexiness. Being pegged as the winner of the 2013 BBC Sound will put the bulls-eye on them. We doubt they will disappoint.”
“The budding singer-songwriter who has a knack for making dark electro-pop will finallly be releasing her full length debut this year. Expect it to be a smash.
“Out of the OFWGKTA collective Earl Sweatshirt is hands down the best rapper. His guest appearance on Frank Ocean’s debut album and his standout single, Chum has this teenager lined up to have huge breakthrough in this new year.”
“Brother duo Disclosure make dance tunes for you to groove to and sometimes for you to just nod your dome to. The UK group have been releasing music since 2010 and slowly honing their skills. The way they closed out 2012 has us thinking that momentum will carry into this new year.”
“New York Hip Hop Artist Joey Bada$$ was buzzed about for much of last year. His style and content evoke images of Nas and when hip-hop was much more story based. The young MC can join our ever growing list of young hip-hop artists who are helping bring the genre back to it’s glory days.”