Tuesday, December 10, 2013

11 Girl Bands That Are Rocking Our World Right Now | Marie Claire

Uh Huh Her, Tegan and Sara, Warpaint, The Staves and HAIM
From left to right, top to bottom (Uh Huh Her, Tegan and Sara, Warpaint, The Staves and HAIM)
photos by picksysticks
What a great list.  Marie Claire just posted an article about the "11 Girl Bands That Are Rocking Our World Right Now" that range form a wide variety of pop, folk to rock acts.  Of the 11 on the list, we've seen 5 of them which includes The Staves, HAIM, Uh Huh Her, Tegan and Sara and Warpaint.  Here's what they had to say about them:

HAIM
These LA sisters set 2013 on fire with their critically acclaimed debut, Days Are Gone, which saw them sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation record label and storm some of the biggest festival stages the world over. Seeing out their incredible year on British soil, the talented trio’s raw live show is still where they shine brightest. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Warpaint
Another set of LA cool cats to influence not only your record collection, but your wardrobe, too. Currently working on their second album, and follow up to 2010’s The Fool, these NME favourites do haunting indie rock better than most. Already confirmed for next summer’s Field Day festival, you can catch this captivating lot in the UK throughout 2014.

Tegan and Sara
Leaders of the all-girl pack, identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing and recording together for over 16 years. The Canadian duo are now masters of an infectious folk rock sound and 2013 marked their seventh successful release with Heartthrob. Dancing shoes at the ready.

The Staves
If Laura Marling started a girl band, it would probably sound (and look) a lot like Watford’s The Staves. Firm favourites in the female folk scene, their enchanting harmonies and heartwarming melodies will whisk you off to a place far, far away. Somewhere in the ‘70s, no doubt. You’ll want to discover these Brit heroines before all your friends do, trust us.

Uh Huh Her
Time for some electro-pop courtesy of LA duo Uh Huh Her. Surrounded by industry hype from the outset, largely due to bassist Leisha Hailey’s role on TV drama The L Word, they’re now fully-fledged musicians in their own right. Currently teasing new material on Twitter, there’s more exciting things to come, watch this space.

To see who else made the list, click the link below.

11 Girl Bands That Are Rocking Our World Right Now | Marie Claire
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