Scouring our Band of the Week database, to re-introduce you to bands that are likely to achieve huge mainstream success in 2009.
a funky brand of power-pop that mixes 60s sounds, beach-pop melodies, and brit-rock bounce...
Let's be kind and not mention Lisa-Marie Presley...
He may have begun life as the privileged son of an internationally acclaimed rock star, but Crosby is no spoiled wannabe.
Down-to-earth, playful, witty, and occasionally profound, grounded but sentimental, sensual but intelligent, romantic but only in passing. A superb album.
With hints of alt-country nostalgia, and swimming in acoustic melodies...
Intelligent, witty, and upbeat, Sage managed to be engaging and whimsical while always maintaining a professional demeanour.
The Dead Kennedys love child with Gwen Stefani, nannied by The Go-Go's, playing tag with The B-52's.
Because they really are awesome.
Boil down the fiercest rock and roll formula, add in an amazing woman vocalist, and you have the perfect band - You have Suffrajett, people!
2DC’s effervescent brand of pop is radio friendly without being insipid.
This debut album is one of the strongest and most surprisingly mature albums from a young band I have heard.
A sound that isn’t too country and not too rock and roll. Think Rilo Kiley without the twang or Shawn Colvin minus the twee.
Think Indigo Girls, Siouxsie Sioux and Shirley Manson in a dark alley kicking the shit out of the Pixies.
The first band of the year, and they will knock you on your ass. It is a portent of things to come.
2007 was an excellent year here at Band of the Week. This is a round-up by A.L. Harper and Michael Jones.
Wow, wow and wow again. He's all that AND he makes my panties wet.
Amazing lyrics, fabulous musicianship, and great energy. What more do you need?
Slow Runner is what happens when Star Wars or AV geeks grow up and form a band... after pulling a sword from a stone.
Say Something is a rollicking romp through rock/blues/R&B influenced ska-pop.