Everybody likes to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to music, and being the first to latch onto a new band or album often brings with it a certain satisfaction reserved for hipsters or audiophiles. With that in mind, the staff here at Goliath have sat down and hashed out a list of 10 great up and coming rock bands that we feel are worth checking out immediately. We weren’t naive enough to put bands like the Arctic Monkeys on here, as we feel bands of that level are popular enough to have received airplay at an international level; no, we’ve done our research on a much smaller scale, and pulled together some lesser known bands who deserve more attention than they’re given, and who we think are likely to get it in the near future. These guys and gals are all on the verge of a major breakout, so be sure to check them out and get your cool fix before they begin to blow up your radio.
You’ve no doubt heard “The House That Heaven Built,” the debut single from the Japandroids second studio album, Celebration Rock (released in 2012); it was absolutely everywhere when it was released, but we’ve heard little else from this Canadian rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia. With recent rumblings that the duo are working hard on a third studio album, we thought this an excellent opportunity to draw attention to the stellar music they have already released (which does stretch beyond the aforementioned single) and prepare our readers for a Japandroids invasion of the airwaves sometime in the near future. Keep your ears open for more of this up and coming rock outfit.