MTV2's Spanking New For 2007: Part 1
Check out our top tips for the ones to watch in 2007...
2007 has arrived and we thought it would be a good idea to tell you who we're tipping for big and bigger things this year! Some of the bands will be familiair with you, but some will be newbies, so open your mind and treat your ears to our Spanking New acts for 2007...
Watch Spanking New: The Ones To Watch 2007 at 8pm on MTV2 every day apart from Tuesdays and Fridays plus 3pm on Saturdays.
Weve been tipping The View for the top for a while now, and what a year 2006 was for them.
In the spring, Dundee school friends Kyle, Kieren, Peter and Steve signed to 1965 Records. In August their debut single, Wasted Little DJs, hit No.15 in the charts. And by late autumn the foursome joined MTV2s Gonzo On Tour line-up and blew away crowds around the country.
Their fusion of indie rock with a pop songwriting sensibility has already won them a legion of die-hard fans and now, with their debut album Hats Off To The Buskers out in January, things can only get better in 2007.
Watch The View perfroming on Gonzo On Tour by clicking here...
Last year we said Brighton fivesome The Maccabees were destined for great things, and what do you know, theyre now signed to Fiction Records and have three cracking singles under their belt.
Orlando, Felix, Hugo, Rob and Rupert released their first single, X-Ray, back in 2005. But it was when their second offering, Latchmere, landed in April 2006 that they really kicked up a critical storm, with the track being championed by Steve Lamacq and of course MTV2.
In November they joined the MTV2 Spanking New Music tour with Fields, iForward, Russia! and Wolfmother, and the same month released their third single, First Love. The lads are currently working on their debut album and its slated for a release early this year.
Hardcore doesnt get much harder than Enter Shikari. Meaning literally Enter The Hunter, this fearsome foursome from St Albans are going to blow up in 2007.
Comprising Roughton "Rou" Reynolds, Liam "Rory" Clewlow, Chris Batten and Rob Rolfe, the band formed in 2003 and have been touring solidly ever since. 2006 saw them shift up a gear as they released their first two awesome singles, Mothership and Sorry Youre Not A Winner, and they became only the second unsigned band ever to sell out Londons Astoria.
2007 promises a new EP, Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour, and the bands as-yet untitled debut album. We cant wait
Mumm-Ra " Tate, Noo, Oli, Niall and Gareth - hail from Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex and theyre very proud of it. So much so that each of their releases has a catalogue number beginning BEXHILL. Geeky, but true.
2006 saw the band release three singles: a limited press of What Would Steve Do? in April, Black Hurts Day and the Night Rolls On in July and finally Out of the Question in October. Later that month they rounded off a cracking year with a stint on MTV2s Gonzo On Tour, blowing Liverpools Barflys roof off.
2007 will be a big year for the boys, and first on the horizon is a proper release for What Would Steve Do? in February.
The Twang hail from Birmingham, but their glorious, uplifting sound is more evocative of the baggy bands of 1990s Manchester than of their home town.
Described by Edith Bowman as part Stone Roses, part Mike Skinner, Phil Etheridge, Saunders, Jon Watkin, Stu Hartland and Matty Clinton have already been branded Britains best new band by NME, and were signed last year by B-Unique.
Citing dance music, Oasis, football and unpretentious rock n roll as influences, they set about touring the Midlands where they quickly built up a following. Now the boys are predicted for big things nationwide in 2007, and this February will see the release of the first single.
Glasgow indie rockers 1990s are Jackie McKeown (guitar/vocals), Michael McGaughrin (drums) and Jamie McMorrow (bass).
Jackie and Jamie kicked off their musical careers playing in The Yummy Fur, while Michael initially drummed for V-Twin. But once united and performing as 1990s the trio were spotted and signed to Rough Trade Records after just six gigs " a record for the label. In May last year they released their first single, You Made Me Like It, and followed it up in November with Youre Supposed To Be My Friend.
An album is now in the pipeline and were predicting big things in 2007 from these Scots: watch this space...
Come back to www.mtv.co.uk/mtv2 next week for the next lot of bands we're tipping as the ones to watch in 2007