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10 for 2010: What the others say…

 
By on Friday, 11th December 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

So, yesterday we finished our 10 for 2010 countdown with Delphic being crowned the band you are most excited about in 2010.

Whilst we may be one of the first sites to reveal our list of bands we are excited about in 2010, MTV and the BBC have both released their longlists: MTV’s “10 for 10 list” (not stealing our name idea at all….!), and the BBC’s Sound of 2010. It’s interestingto see some artists appearing in all three lists (Delphic, Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds and The Drums), and nice to see that wehave covered 8 of the 15 in the BBC’s longlist ahead of them.

Review our top 10 below and the lists from MTV and BBC after the jump. Let us know what you think about the lists and who you think is going to do big things in 2010 in the comments below…

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Below is our top 10 bands to watch in 2010 – this is the order in which you voted for the artists. Personally, I would have included Stornoway and swapped over Ellie and Marina in the top 10, however such is

  1. Delphic (read here)
  2. Ellie Goulding (read here)
  3. The Northwestern (read here)
  4. Everything Everything (read here)
  5. Marina and the Diamonds (read here)
  6. Two Door Cinema Club (read here)
  7. Dutch Uncles (read here)
  8. Egyptian Hip Hop (read here)
  9. The Drums (read here)
  10. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (read here)

After the jump, read the full long lists of the BBC and MTV.

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10 for 2010: #1 – Delphic

 
By on Thursday, 10th December 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Delphic (side)A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’ve reached the grand finale, the big one. After 600 votes cast by you guys, the band the majority of you are interested about in 2010 is: Delphic.

The fourth band from Manchester on our list (joining The Northwestern, Dutch Uncles and Egyptian Hip Hop), Delphic have slowly been climbing into everyone’s consciousness throughout 2009. Their sound encompasses that traditionally Northern new wave sound, but add to that a dash of dance, a splash of rave and a hint of sci-fi prog, and perhaps you’re halfway there with Delphic. Jess introduced them properly last month.

They’ve become a darling of the BBC since been nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2010 longlist and are one of the favourites to be crowned the winners. Fast, frantic and accessible when we caught them at Southampton’s Joiners back in October their show was full of more energy than most bands have ever had in the rest of their careers and more strobes than most stadium gigs can muster.

Get a listen to their first single, “Counterpoint”, a remix of their second single and watch the video for their forthcoming third single, Doubt, below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vl2tZV6XV4[/youtube]

MP3: Delphic – Counterpoint

[audio:https://www.theregoesthefear.com/media/201003/delphic.mp3]

MP3: Delphic – This Momentary (Golden Bug remix)

Delphic‘s debut album, Acolyte comes out January 11th, and they’re off on tour throughout January

 

10 for 2010: #2 – Ellie Goulding

 
By on Wednesday, 9th December 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’re now going to countdown the top 10 over the next 10 days, finishing with our number 1 tomorrow, 10th December at midday. Today, narrowly missing out on the top spot is Ellie Goulding.

Ellie Goulding (side)I’m not going to pretend that we’re one of the first blogs to rave about Ellie – with her contagiously catchy synth-pop, everyone has been singing her praises. Her music is quite literally packed-full of hooks just waiting to anchor themselves deep inside your brain. But as well as embracing electronica, Ellie also mixes a gentle wisp of folk into her music, which is super complimented by that quirky, buoyant voice of hers.

As well as counting Perez Hilton as fan, Ellie recently blagged herself a spot on the coveted Later With Jools Holland (whatch this below), which, for an upcoming artist, is always a good sign. Goulding’s music is both edgy enough to appeal to indie kids, but is similarly sprinkled with just the right amount of pop beats to please listeners of Chris Moyles.

However, don’t think that 2010 is going to be a walk over for Ellie Goulding – with competition from Marina and her Diamonds as well as the might of La Roux, Florence and her Machine and more, Ellie is far from guaranteed huge superstardom on a plate – she’s gonna have to work like crazy, however she’s definately got the skills to take her far…

(some of this piece previously appeared in Jess’ Bands to Watch Piece)

Listen, watch and download “Under the Sheets” below:

MP3: Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets
[audio:https://www.theregoesthefear.com/media/200912/ellie.mp3]

 

Q&A: Everything Everything answer our questions…

 
By on Tuesday, 8th December 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Following on from our profile of them yesterday, Everything Everything have very kindly answered some of our questions, telling us all about their pre-gig habits, their love of Manchester and what they’ve been watching whilst on tour…

Everything Everything (side)Congratulations on finishing fourth in our 10 of 2010 awards… sorry we don’t have a trophy or anything to give you. I’m sure you’ve probably won plenty of awards – what’s your most treasured one and why?
We’ve won literally none. Although I suppose we’ve had a few list-based plaudits. Our favourite accolade, is this one obviously! To be honest, all the rankings and best-ofs etc are all pretty meaningless. It’s just good that people enjoy the music and think what we’re doing is worthwhile. Thanks though!

What’s been your highlight of 2009? What about your lowlight?
I think maybe our show at Union Chapel for the Mencap Little Noise sessions might win overall. We played with a string quintet that we’d written arrangements of the songs for. The venue and the new sound context for the songs were gorgeous. Honestly quite moving. We had a really good tour in October and November too. Our pervasive lowlight is rise and rise of David Cameron… That and dealing with the pressures of having such an unusual and unstructured lifestyle, especially while we were still unsigned. It puts a strain on all relationships. Not that we’d complain about it, or want to change anything really.

Likewise, what are you most excited about for 2010?
Festivals and foreign touring will be amazing fun but making the best record we possibly can is paramount.

What music / artists are you really excited to be hearing in 2010? What sort of stuff are you enjoying listening to at the moment?
We’re listening to all the usual highlights from 2009 – Dirty Projectors, Wild Beasts, Dan Deacon etc. As far as next year goes, WE WANT DETOX RELEASED/ACTUALLY MADE, DRE! I’d love to hear a new Strokes album. And we love Interpol so a new record from them will be extremely welcome. My favourite band Joeyfat will release an album in 2010 and I’ll put any money on it being the best thing out next year.
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10 for 2010: #3 – The Northwestern

 
By on Tuesday, 8th December 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’re now going to countdown the top 10 over the next 10 days, finishing with our number 1 on 10th December at midday. Today, at number 3, are Chichester’s The Northwestern.

The Northwestern (side)The Northwestern are a quintet who formed from the disbanded promise that was rock band, Hope of the States. Following on from the dismantling of his previous musical endeavour, frontman, Sam Herilhy, set out on starting a new band, one which was, according to him, ‘more honest’. Employing fellow HOTS’ drummer, Simon Jones, along the way, plus three others musical geniuses, The Northwestern were born.

The Northwestern’s music is typically on a par with the hook-filled indie pop of the early noughties, just with an added splash of Brit Pop influence. Mixing the decades, you could perhaps describe them as a British Strokes that have collided with the guitar-driven nineties – just minus any Gallagher swagger. The repetitive, but alas impressive electrical riffs of Jonny Winter (formerly of indie band The Open) tug listeners energetically through tracks, while Herilhy’s dry voice recites the angsty lyrics to perfection.

The band’s raw sound noticeably takes on an intriguingly melancholic atmosphere in comparison to most of the sunshine indie making waves out there at the moment. Still, this sombreness isn’t a bad thing. These guys certainly have themselves a set of real decently crafted tunes, and it doesn’t surprise me that The Northwestern are tipped to be one of the biggest new guitar bands of 2010. So why not check out the official video to ‘Telephones’, below, to hear more from this slice of the coming year :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOGnBcLK6UI[/youtube]

 

10 for 2010: #4 – Everything Everything

 
By on Monday, 7th December 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’re now going to countdown the top 10 over the next 10 days, finishing with our number 1 on 10th December at midday. Today, at number 4, is Manchester’s Everything Everything.

Everything Everything (side)Seriously – I need to hitch up and move to Manchester, like, ASAP. Why? Well, it would appear the place that gave us Joy Division, The Stones Roses and Oasis is having itself yet another musical revolution of late. For the past three weeks, I have introduced to you upcoming bands stemming from the City (Delphic, Dutch Uncles). Today I’d like to tell you about yet another Mancunian big-name in the making. Everything Everything are an exotic electronica quartet, who’s digitalised sounds bound with super weird time-signatures and uber groovy hooks that are strangely good-fun.

Everything Everything’s music is dangerously dance-inducing ala Friendly Fires’ carnival pop, just with more of an eclectic edge. After all, the quartet claim to be influenced by (dare to decipher?) “Les Beatles, Monsieur Kelly (r), Michele Jackson, Radiotete, Katherine Bush and Les Smiths”, to name just an intriguing few..

Frontman Jonathon Everything’s vocals are particularly creamy (*cough* Brendon Urie anyone?). Add to that Bon Iver-esque, near operatic harmonies and countless, unexpectedly thrilling tundras of noise (Bam! A crunky metal guitar riff! Pow! A Mario Kart synth line! Boom! Take that weeping piano!), and you have yourself exciting, and at times, super beautiful pop from a very interesting band indeed.

Check out the video to MY KZ, UR BF, below –

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di2U1UZ9J0I[/youtube]

 
 
 

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