2014 holds great promise as a year to rival the one that has drawn to a close - music lovers have the following to look forward to:
Bear Hands will be hitting the UK with new material - they’ve already had high praise from the likes of the NME, so keep your eyes peeled.
Skaters laid the foundations this year for what is to come - impressing at Reading and Leeds and on the Deap Vally tour.
A debut album and headline tour are also due in February.
Palm Reader hit the road in February.
If you like it heavy, these guys are the best the UK is serving up and they are incredible live.
Whales in Cubicles will be offering up their grungey take on indie with their debut album in January.
Like a British Smashing Pumpkins in places, they tour in February.
Satellite Stories have what it takes to make it big over here, with their anthemic indie from Finland.
They will also gave a new album and headline tour in early 2014.
O’Hooley & Tidow feature a former Unthanks member and will be delighting the folk fans amongst us with their new album and extensive early year touring plans.
Alexander are the North East’s brightest young rock band & are looking to build on the success of their recent record.
They hit the road in February for a tour.
Of Montreal’s almost non-stop album releasing has won the band a host of fans & they will delight them with a set of live shows in the spring.
Of Mice & Men definitely are the band to watch out for this year if you like rock or metal.
They are confirmed to headline a stage at Reading and Leeds already and tour the UK in April.