We knew there was something instantly special about the following threesome, even though we only heard 10 seconds of We Were Evergreen’s new single ‘Leeway’.
They’re fantastically witty, bring vibrant and positive melodies and they literally could brighten up any snowwy and heavy rain day here in the UK with their tracks. Yes they’re that bloody good.
So who are they exaclty? Michael Liot, Fabienne Debarre and William Serfass founded We Were Evergreen in their native France back in 2008 and decided to fuse a bit of English folk, disco beats, electronic-pop, and the storytelling traditions of their native France and give us some extraordinary songwriting skills and heavenly tunes. More of this please!
We should say it more often, but Vive La France!!!
It’s a brand new year. We’re hoping everyone had a fantastic end of year celebration and is ready to explore some great new music in 2013.
Leading the way is Aussie/Londoner Josef Salvat, who’s only just unveiled his brand new single ‘This Life’ . It’s dark and moody pop and is pretty nifty and sublime if you ask us. we can’t imagine a better way to kick off 2013 with his brilliant pop track. Lush!
Sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow have something pretty special going on. Joined by bassist Joel Porter and drummer Alex Robins they form 2:54. After a pretty busy summer, which saw them touring the UK and playing gigs on Bestival, the alternative band have their alternative rock track ‘Sugar’ appearing as a release this coming week.
Since they released first EP ‘The Scarlet’ last year in November, they’ve gained a massive follow which they spoil with new material every so often. In fact this week, they have released a cover version of Seal’s ‘Killer’ this afternoon, which is yet again a sublime track.
According to our forthcoming releases source ‘Sugar’ is set for release on September 17. The track is already available on their self-titled album ’2:54′.
With a debut album that left an instant impression on national newspapers like the Guardian under their belt already, the eight members of eccentric British pop band, Gabby Young & Other Animals are happy to show the rest of the world what magic they can create by bringing together gypsy, folk, rock and jazz music.
Gearing up for the release of their second album ‘The Band Called Out For More’, due in October, the band presents the video of their brand new single ‘Walk Away’ which is out late September. leading front lady Gabby Young is responsible for writing the song which is an ode to her dad, and as it fits its’ her dad who’s also the star in the video. The video was filmed in Hampstead, London.
Starting off as a gentle piano ballad, ‘Run Away’ builds up to a horn-infused climax which will have you happily tapping along with all your toes and fingers. Really uplifting, fresh and positive showing us what a great amount of talent the English capital has on offer!
‘Walk Away’ is to be released late September. Enjoy the video!
Every so often, we are being send tracks by artists which really grab us by the throat and leave us gasping for air, that’s how impressed we are by them. This week particularly we’ve been grabbed so immensely we’re not sure something we’ll ever experience anything like these boys from the Southwest of London again.
They call themselves FiN but in real life these four young men are Jonny Garner, Simon Harding, Kerry Lambert and front man Luke Joyce, former school mates who started off as a grunge cover band but really showed their potential by writing and producing their own material since 2009. Their inspiration? Their childhood roots in Motown, The Beatles, Led Zep and Nirvana and channelling their creative forces for the reinvention of alt.rock.
The result? Melodic and beautiful vocal melodies that show you the indie music in a different daylight. FiN stand for mindblowing, and refine music to the ears. Have a listen to their track ‘The Artisan’ below and you’ll immediately understand why we chose them as our ‘One to Watch’ this week:
The slightly alternative appearances of US bands like .Fun and Karmin have seen them conquer the world with great success in the past few months of 2012. Rory Mohon and Lisa Garcia are a Portland, Oregon based duo better known as Copperfox and set to follow in their colleagues foot steps with their mesmerizing alternative indie pop.
With clear roles in the band, he likes to play and she likes to sing, Copperfox have got their first EP available on Itunes which is called ‘From the Den’. Its four high quality tracks proof what a great potential this duo has to go big. Think bitter sweet melodies, haunting vocals and a wink of Angus and Julia Stone, and you’ll get Copperfox. Well worth the listen, especially the tracks ‘James’ and ‘We Know’.
Plenty of reason in other words to crown Copperfox as our One To Watch this week.
Listen to the ‘From the Den – EP’ below or go and buy the EP on iTunes.
''Going Crazy'' - Dizzee Rascal & Robbie Williams
''Walks Like Rihanna'' - The Wanted
''I Love It'' - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Gentleman'' - The Saturdays
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Cinderella'' - Diana Vickers
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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