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We can't help but marvel at the talent that has emerged over the past few months in the music world - and it doesn't look like things are going to be cooling down anytime soon. Thus, we get fired up with some of the best new faces who definitely deserve to be watched during the coming months.
Temples have found fans in British music legends
First up is British rockers Temples, who brought their brand of zesty psychedelic rock worldwide with their debut album 'Sun Structures' earlier this year, featuring previously released tracks 'Shelter Song' and 'Mesmerise'. With their classic yet unique sound, it's no wonder the likes of Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr have given them the thumbs up. They first broke through when Jeff Barrett of Heavenly Recordings (TOY, The Head and the Heart, Mark Lanegan) came across their YouTube channel and subsequently signed them. Having toured across the UK and Europe and currently on hefty festival run, the four-piece are about to set out on their North American tour this October.
Next we have Bleachers, led by Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. It definitely seems to be one of the hottest musical side-projects at the moment, ever since Antonoff took us by surprise with the release of the debut single 'I Wanna Get Better'. The song became a hit almost immediately, with the single topping the US Alternative Rock charts and the video having landed well over 1.7 million views since its release in March (2014) leaving fans hungry for more. The hilarious video featured Antonoff as an unlucky in love psychoanalyst and was directed by his girlfriend, 'Girls' star Lena Dunham. Bleachers will be touring across North America throughout the Fall in support of their debut album 'Strange Desires'.
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A little on the heavier side is the blazing punk-rock of Missouri brothers Radkey. They've been putting out a few things over the last couple of years but only recently gained major attention with their Little Man Records single 'Romance Dawn'. Another product of SXSW, it's no suprise that this trio have become such a hit - their debut album won't be released until 2015, but you can whet your appetite with their latest single 'Feed My Brain'. Don't miss them on tour this year as they kick off their North American run in September with Rise Against.
Listen to 'Feed My Brain' here:
Other bands to keep a lookout for are Philly band The Districts, who will be unveiling a live EP though Fat Possum in the UK later on entitled 'The BBC Session'. Plus, catch them on tour in October supporting aforementioned psych rockers Temples. Hailing from Virginia, The Hunts are worth checking out on their current US tour, and, over in Illinois, The Orwells have a series of worldwide dates ahead promoting new album 'Disgraceland'. Back in the UK Royal Blood will be releasing their self-titled debut album very soon, while Childhood have just released the awesome 'Lacuna' and Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced a North America and UK tour ahead of the release of 'The Balcony' on September 15th 2014.