Not only one of the biggest buzz bands of the last twelve months but also one of the coolest, Haim comprise of three sisters from Los Angeles who write and play their own perfectly composed pop meets rock tracks.
Yet to release a debut album, their individual modern folk meets moody blues rock sound has garnered them a lot of media attention, while their laid back 90s cool style has laid the groundings for future icon status.
With a voice that croons beyond his youth at just eighteen years old, Nottingham born Jake Bugg has had quite the year. A folk inspired singer songwriter Jake Bugg writes reality laden ditties that strike a chord with those from all backgrounds.
Immediately infectious and full of feel good breakdowns, the young northerner has toured with Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. He has also hit the number one spot with his debut album setting him up for another glorious year in 2013.
One of the weirdest yet most delightful sounding musicians of 2012, Grimes has made quite the impact. With her stand out signature style and lo-fi recording process, the Canadian born Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, is the master of chilled out dance. A queen of the underground dance and industrial scene, Grimes has gone viral this year with more exceptional things expected.
Nominated for this years prestigious Mercury Music Award, Jessie Ware first made her lustrous voice heard working with dubstep act SBTRKT. Since then she has released her diverse debut album and has been hailed as a new female British music icon. Specializing in ambient synth led tracks her powerful soul voice has earned her a place in the spotlight.
Alt-J are as refreshing to the music industry as a waterfall would be to a desert. Winning this years Mercury Music Award for their debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ there will not be a single round up list this year that does not feature the Leeds based quartet. Subtle yet embracing their unique mix of guitar and electro has made Alt-J the biggest buzz band of 2012.