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Tipped for the Top 2014

As hotly tipped acts such as Haim, Jake Bugg and CHVRCHES dominated our radio stations and Spotify playlists, you could say 2013 has been quite the year for emerging talent. Well, you’ll be pleased to know, it’s that time again. Where we pick out our eclectic mix of the top 5 bands we’ll be watching out for in 2014. 
Jungle
Secrecy is definitely this bands forte, where their unknown identity has enthralled and fascinated listeners since their track Platoon first went viral overnight. With their absorbing urban disco feel and anticipated 2014 tour, we expect to hear a lot more from the West London hailing vigilantes. 
 Listen to: Platoon, Heat


Chloe Howl 
 Spunky enough for the indie crowds and polished enough to appeal to the masses, Chloe Howl certainly seems like she’s got it sussed. With a similar sound and quirky appeal as Kate Nash and Lilly Allen, it’s definitely expected that Howl will be packing a feisty punch to make sure she appears in the 2014 charts. 
 Listen to: No Strings, Paper Heart


Wolf Alice 
 Who said Grunge is dead? Well underground alternative four-piece Wolf Alice don’t seem to think so. Imploding resonances of indie-folk-grunge, pieced together with Ellie Rowsell’s haunting vocals, the band have made way for an enthusing new sound. 
 Listen to: She, Blush

Moko
 In 2014 we expect pigtails to have another fashion moment, and why may you ask? Well that’s because there’s a new superstar on the block called Moko. So far her trendy South-London vibe hasn’t gone unnoticed, however we expect much bigger things from the urban/garage/soul singer next year. 
Listen to: Hand on Heart, Honey Cocaine 
 Wet 
 Stunningly simple, yet oh so charming, Wet deserve every accolade they obtain. Not since Daughter have we heard such motivationally pleasant sounds. Where the Brooklyn based three-piece have so far received rave reviews from across the pond. Let’s hope in 2014 they cross international waters and cast the UK under their graceful spell. 
 Listen to: Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl, Dreams

By Amy Gravelle

What We’re Listening To…

Currently working his way through a string of tour dates, Nottingham-born teenage rocker Jake Bugg has also unveiled his latest Rick Rubin produced track called ‘Slumville Sunrise’. 
Taken from the singer’s forthcoming second album, which is due for release on November 18th – Bugg’s latest offering picks up where first taster ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ left off.

To its merit ‘Slumville Sunrise’ is filled with razor-sharp riffs and mind-warping guitar solos. The track serves as another reminder of Bugg’s incredible abilities for such a young age, leaving listeners longing for his second album to be released sooner than later.

By Lauren Wade

What We’re Listening To…

Serving as one of the stand-out tracks from Irish folk-rock quintet Little Green Cars’ debut album Absolute Zero, current single My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me will find listeners taking full advantage of the repeat button. 

The band have previously supported Jake Bugg, and whilst they have stormed their way through a string of impressive festival slots including: SXSW, Coachella and Lollapalooza – their artistic credibility has always remained firmly intact.
Expect killer melodies and a headrush of emotions, as Faye O’Rourke switches to vocal duties and ramps up the grandeur. It’s a track that yields prolific results and will attract a larger crowd to their sinewy indie sounds.

The entirety of their debut release is prematurely polished, but this tune more so. The chart-toppers have conquered Ireland and America but now they’re tackling the UK and are ready to cause an impact. Obey your ears and add this gem to your collection.
By Lauren Wade