The band asked fans to log onto Facebook during the live recording of the video for ‘VROL’ – the comments which users then submitted (1 word responses about their ex girlfriends/boyfriends- yes, dangerous…) were incorporated into the video itself.
One of the most promising mainstream pop-rock bands at the moment.
With the year finally winding down, the BBC has revealed it’s longlist for the Sound of 2015. The winner from this poll almost always ends up being a household name. Here’s the longlist of talent, with a link to their first feature on Alfitude when relevant – although bear in mind some of these posts are so old that the media’s probably not up any more:
- Rae Morris – featured December 2012
- Kwabs – featured March 2013
- James Bay – featured April 2013
- Years & Years – featured August 2013
- Låpsley – featured January 2014
- Shura – featured February 2014
- SOAK- featured February 2014
- Shamir – featured April 2014
- Wolf Alice – featured April 2014
- Sunset Sons – featured September 2014
- George The Poet
On a personal note, I think it’s a much stronger selection than the last couple of years. My bets go on James Bay, Shura, Rae Morris, Kwabs, Sunset Sons or Years & Years (my favourite) to win. But it’s hard to call just yet… A countdown to the shortlist leads to the winner being announced on January 9th 2015. Listen to the music here.
Indie surf pop. Check out here.