The Crown Paints Get-Your-Band’s-Music-On-A-TV-Ad competition has been running for less than two weeks, and has already been flooded with entries.
Trawling though the entries has had a happy secondary effect, in that a whole raft of hitherto-unknown new bands have been discovered.
So, excited – and slightly overwhelmed – by this New Band Glut, ANBAD threw caution to the wind, and decided to ask some of the UK’s tip-top and most influential music blogs – namely the thrice-brilliant Von Pip Musical Express, Bowlegs and The Devil Has The Best Tuna – to suggest their tips for the latter half of 2010.
The question was simple: which new bands’ music have you loved recently? And guess what? They kindly suggested a shed-load of great new bands, and none of them were suggested twice by any two bloggers. To reiterate: there’s lots of great new bands out there…
Andy from the excellent, interview-laden Von Pip Musical Express suggested these bands, all of whom are from the delightfully tuneful end of the musical spectrum:
Allo Darlin’ – “Chiming with an infectious youthful exuberance.”
Run Toto Run – “Shimmering understated beauty.”
The Good Natured – “Brilliant, brooding electro pop.”
Paul from The Devil Has The Best Tuna has crowbarred a pun into the title of his blog, an act which instantly endeared him to me. I love puns. I also love these bands he suggested:
What Would Jesus Drive? - “…have produced a contender for track of the year.”
Boycotts – “Shimmering, jangly brit-pop of the kind that seems to have been unfairly judged as passe.”
Paperfangs – “It’s up to the music to speak for itself and boy does it speak for itself.”
And finally, Gavin from the perceptive, super and perceptively super Bowlegs, whelped this duo in our direction, before stepping back to admire the results:
Various Cruelties – “Songs that dig that little bit deeper. Various Cruelties are, without doubt, a step ahead of most.”
Sweet Lights – “A warm embrace of sweet voices, jangled guitars and a safe-haven for welcoming melody.”
A huge thanks to all the bloggers who graciously contributed such excellent suggestions.
And remember – if you’re in a band, and fancy having your band’s song on a huuuuge TV advert, win a recording session and a whole host of other career/profile/ego-boosting stuff, enter the competition here.