13 For 2013: Roses Gabor & Bastille

From left to right: Roses Gabor, Bastille

Here are next two of my tips for this year. Fortunately my internet wasn’t cut off between yesterday between yesterday and now so there’s less of a delay this time.

Roses Gabor

One artist who has gone completely ‘under the radar’ of the major 2013 lists is Roses Gabor, a dance artist from London. Having already featured on SBTRKT’s 2011 single Pharaohs, Gabor released her first single, Stars late last year. Produced by Redlight, the track is a dreamy slice of futuristic dance amazingness. The chorus sounds familiar to these ears, which suggests that it’s an ear worm of a song. The b-side to the single is Night Sky, which further suggests that an album of futuristic dance is on the way. These are the only two tracks ‘out there’ at this present moment in time, but these two tracks give the indication that the album will be great. That album has no release date yet, but the best things come to those who wait. Finally, for those of you who love a comparison, think Jessie Ware if she did what everyone thought she would after her early collaborations (ie Jessie with donk).

For Fans Of: Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure


After writing about five females, it’s probably time to include a man (or many men). The band in question is Bastille, who are Dan Smith, Chris Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. You’re probably thinking ‘why is there only one man in the picture if they’re a band?’. They’re a band in the same way that Florence + The Machine is a band, with Dan Smith being the face (or amazing hair). You’ve probably already heard them without even realising it, with their music being played during shows such as Made In Chelsea, as well their cover of Rhythm Is A Dancer/Rhythm Of The Night being used in the new Dancing On Ice advert. The track itself is taken from their covers mixtape Other People’s Heartache, which also contains covers of Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans and Haddaway’s What Is Love?. Back to their own material, and their second single Flaws has already charted in the Top 30. New single Pompeii premiered this morning, and it is an indie-pop anthem that I predict could be the year’s first huge hit. With an album out at the start of March, Bastille look set to dominate both the album’s and single’s charts.

For Fans Of: Two Door Cinema Club, Lana Del Rey, Spector


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