I’m going to start a monthly ‘Bands to Watch’ blog post which will feature bands that I’ve recently heard about and think are bloody amazing that I’m going to share them with you. They might not necessarily be new bands, they could have been around the music scene for years but we’ve been unfortunate that we haven’t heard about them until recently.
So to kick off my first Bands to Watch post are the following equally amazing bands. Make sure you check out their soundclouds/facebook pages and be sure to catch them live.
#1. Paradise Underground
Who? You may recognise this bands name as I’ve blogged about them a couple of times before. But in case you missed the posts… Paradise Underground are an indie rock band with a subtle hint of grunge to them. Originally from Buckinghamshire these four lads have just recently started out. Their new EP ‘Into Tomorrow’ will be released fully on 6th April.
Gigs? They’re currently doing a small tour, with a headline show for their EP launch at The Old Blue last on 7th April.
For fans of.. >The Libertines >The Cribs
#2. Public Access TV
Who? New York based band PATV aren’t exactly new to the music scene, with past experience in several different bands since their teens, this band know what they’re doing. They have toured with the likes of Palma Violets, Circa Waves, Hinds and many more. Back in February they headlined their own NME Awards Show gig. And with plenty of festivals already announced they will soon see their fans multiply as they win over the crowds with the catchy riffs that will have everyone dancing after a few cans of cider in the sun.
Gigs? They don’t have any UK dates planned until festival season, but if you’re about in Canada or NYC you can catch them at The Garrison and the Governors Ball Music Festival. A couple of UK festivals they’ve announced are Truck Festival and Y Not Festival.
For fans of.. >The Strokes >Palma Violets
#3. High Tyde
Who? Formed in 2012 in Brighton, this talented band have been under the spotlight recently. Having their latest single Dark Love played by Annie Mac, Hew Stephens, both DJs from BBC Radio 1 and MTV Rocks showing the singles music video as part of their ‘Rockin New Vids’ show. High Tyde have also been added to Apple Musics New Artists Page. So there’s certainly a lot of attention on these guys at the moment.
Gigs? With a full UK tour starting on 4th April, you have plenty of choices on where to see them. But be quick as some shows have a limited amount of tickets left.
For fans of.. >Foals >The 1975
#4. Pale Waves
Who? If you tried searching Pale Waves on google you will only find 2 songs that they’ve uploaded to their soundcloud. But with these two songs alone you get a good idea of their sound. With similarities to Swim Deep, Pale Waves seem to be making music more towards the genre ‘Indie Pop’, but looking at photos of the band they have a more retro grunge look to them.
Gigs? Pale Waves have recently finished supporting Sundara Karma on their UK tour. They currently don’t have any gigs announced but keep your eyes peeled because seeing them live whilst they’re still playing intimate shows is truly a treat! Pale Waves are from Manchester so any last minutes shows will probably be happening in that area.
For fans of.. >Peace >Swim Deep
Who? Manchester band Lavender are the perfect combination of shoe-gaze, psychedelic and punk, they take inspiration from many genres including Surf, Punk, Soul and Acid House. They currently have 4 tracks available on their soundcloud, with more to be uploaded within the coming months.
Gigs? Lavender have only been playing shows around the Manchester area as of yet, but we’re hoping to catch them live at a London venue very soon.
For fans of.. >Diiv >Palm Honey
Next Bands to Watch post will be uploaded in May.