[5 Jan 2009]
Moving. Tips. Tricks. Tight Lips.
It would appear over the last few days that many avenues of the media have all become obsessed with who will be big in 2009. It's interesting reading, but it would seem everywhere is recommending the same artists. Empire of the Sun being a big one along with La Roux, Little Boots and some others. What is crushingly disappointing though is the fact that the reason 'industry insiders' are all recommending the same people is because these are the artists that will have lots of record company money thrown at them. Some will succeed by virtue of being in the public consciousness all the time via advertising and PR.
Out of the hyped crew I think only Frankmusik truly deserves to go massive (as much as it pains me that idiots will get into him, and little girls) as he has been bubbling away for a couple of years. And his songs are killer and energetic.
Passion Pit will also hopefully do quite well. I cant decide if they are the most annoying band ever or the best, but at least they sound original in the way they put together so many disparate sounds.
I personally am excited about what Three Trapped Tigers will do this year. Incredible stuff that should on Warp Records and outselling Battles.
At Holy Roar I want to see Holy State play loads and wow everyone and maybe release something awesome by the end of 2009 (as well as their demo early in 2009 of course) and do really well, I want Throats to record an ep for the summer and slay everyone, Brontide to tour their arses off and release an album to loads of acclaim in the summer/autumn and finally Youves to release their mini-album, tour loads and do really well.............who knows what else the year holds for us??!?!