hype albums of 2013 #iftheapocalypsedoesntcome
Been long overdue a long post - but hopefully since it’s now the holidays and I will be on my way back to London, I should have more time to post. (This probably won’t happen, so please don’t hold me to this!)
The tail end of 2012 has been a bit of a dry spell in terms of new releases but we have lots to be excited for in 2013, bands seem to be coming out - left, right and centre with new album plans.
Everything Everything - Arc
Due Date : January
Hurry up and give us your eclectic social commentary flavoured pop.
Palma Violets - 180
Due Date : February
Saw this band on my live travels this semester at Uni - they’re amazing live. I’m hoping that the live energy translates across to CD form, if not it could flop quite hard, like the Vaccines hype. But talking to the lads after their gig, they are such lovely fellas - I hope they become a real force in 2013.
Foals - Holy Fire
Due Date : February
HURRY UP AND COME FUNK SHIT UP, YEAH. I’m going to see them at Rock City as well in the new year, mega excited.
Tribes - Wish To Scream
Due Date : May
I listened to the taster that got sent in the email today. It’s very Americana. Like the Mystery Jets - Radlands, if it sounds that sweet then I can live with it, I think.
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
Due Date : Whenever she feels it’s necessary
After 2012’s mixtape spectacular which pretty much soundtracked my Summer job commute, I’m looking forward to Miss Banks’ album more than I can even express right now.
Peace - Untitled
Due Date : Who Knows
Peace were joking around that the album was called ‘Ian’ the other day but with them you never know.
Can’t find the Ian tweet actually now, I may have been dreaming. Enjoy their naughty new single, Wraith. The video features girls twerking and it’s about getting a blow job.
Swim Deep - Untitled
Due Date : It’s a mystery
All we know is that it’s being recorded in Belgium and bassist, Cavan’s hands nearly fell off in the process.
Plus there’s stuff to come from Arlissa, Atoms for Peace, Haim, Laura Mvula, Savages, Splashh, Childhood, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE!
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10 Albums That I’m Rather Looking Forward To… (Part 1)
10. Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Two Door Cinema Club delivered a promising debut but it felt like they had more to give. Something Good Can Work showed they could write a cracker of tune, one that used guitars but also had a carefree dance feel. CUE TRAILER. This trailer (thank God, it’s not cryptic at all) seems to say that more of the same will be delivered but I hope it dances towards the use of electronics that are employed usefully.
09. The Vaccines - The Vaccines Come Of Age
Considering that I was left a tiny bit cold listening to their debut, I am still looking forward to The Vaccines. There’s something rather youthful and exciting about them, maybe it’s because they’re singing about stuff I reflect upon after night outs at uni. Lyrics like “And I don’t really care about/Anybody else when I haven’t got my own life figured out” from No Hope feel slightly inviting and insightful so I hold out lots of hope for their new offering.
08. Spector - Enjoy It While It Lasts
NME made a joke the other week about it being 2004 again with Fred Macpherson spearheading an awesome band. I’m going to be honest, I may slyly have a crush on dear Fred. This guy was a part of Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man and Les Incompetents - a band that I had violent on repeat and requested in my Year 9, listening to XFM in the morning years. I still know all the words to ‘How It All Went Wrong’ - it’s a cracking song.
I’m glad that Fred carried on making music on his own. It seems in his time away, he has truly developed into an enigmatic frontman. (I’m kicking myself that I missed them at Bodega, Nottingham). I watched a video on how he wrote Never Fade Away and got Spector together and was full of love again. So I’m going to patiently await the Spector album and pray it takes me back to 2006 at least.
07. Jessie Ware - Devotion
Many a spare bored moment lately has been spent with me spazzing out to 110%. The Julio Bashmore produced track is a stroke of genius. Its sweet twinkles, dubstep beats, sparse bass arpeggi, Big Pun sample and the soulful vocal of Jessie Ware work together to produce one of my favourite tracks of 2012. Along with 110%, Running and Strangest Feeling leave me hotly anticipating her album, so much so I’m planning on buying tickets to her gig at Rescue Rooms in November (when I get paid!).
06. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
There is no denying that Nostalgia, Ultra was one of last years best mixtapes, with mixtapes cropping up on the internet left right and centre, so I was pleased that Frank Ocean decided to focus on his debut album instead of completely re-releasing Nostalgia, Ultra. A couple of weeks ago, he dropped Pyramids. 9 minutes of excellence from Channel Orange, I’m excited to hear more.
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