Now that we’ve all recovered from our New Year’s hangovers, it’s time to start looking at the year to come. As we do habitually at this time of the year, we’re putting our heads on the “artists to watch” chopping block and picking the acts that we reckon will blow up big in 2013. After the jump you’ll find our run-down of the ten bands we’re tipping to rule 2013, or at least do pretty damn well for themselves — so go on, tell us that we’re right/wrong/have forgotten someone who we shouldn’t have.
This London four-piece have been getting plenty of good press across the Atlantic — the good folk at The Quietus adore them, which is usually more than enough of a recommendation for us — but they’ve yet to really get a heap of attention in the US, largely because of their dearth of recorded material (there’s only a 7″ and a four-song live EP to be had thus far.) But take it from us, too: they’re amazing. We saw them at CMJ and they were fantastic, even at a show they were clearly hating every minute of because of sound problems. A band this good can’t stay under the radar for this long, and we’re expecting 2013 to be the year their career really takes off.