On the Record’s Class of 2013
The looking back is nearly over – The Ticket will carry the results of the readers’ poll on Friday – so it’s probably high time to do some looking forward. Indeed, some looking forward has already occured: a couple of …
The looking back is nearly over – The Ticket will carry the results of the readers’ poll on Friday – so it’s probably high time to do some looking forward. Indeed, some looking forward has already occured: a couple of Irish acts featured on the BBC Sound of 2013 poll longlist and Nialler9′s 40 Best Artists of 2012 list has plenty of ’13 potential in it.
As OTR readers know, our New Music selections provide plenty of looking forward every week. With that in mind, we’ve selected a couple of new acts we’ve featured here this year that we think people are going to dig in 2013 and have put them together on the same bill for the On The Record Presents 2013 show at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper next Saturday (December 22).
The class of 2013 (clockwise from top left): Forrests, Katharine Philippa, Rosie Carney and Wife
“Beautiful electronic tingles and whispers from a smart, clued-in duo”
“Portadown-born singer and composer already making sounds to swoon to, with the debut “Fallen” EP from the Queen’s University student full of sparse, graceful, elegantly pitched wonder. There’s a beautiful mimimal soulfulness to her “For the One I Love” track which augers well for what’s to come”
“James Kelly from black metal combo Altar Of Plagues also makes majestic electronic moves as Wife, with 2013 releases set for Tri Angle. The recent “Stoic EP”, especially the compelling “Bodies”, shows what to expect from Kelly.”
“15 year old from Downings, Co Donegal with a striking voice and some really sweet folky-pop tunes like “What You’ve Been Looking For”. Recently spotted supporting fellow Northern youngster Soak.”