2013 has all in all been a pretty great year for pop music. Yes of course there’s always going to be the likes of Olly Murs and The Wanted, but bounding up alongside them has been a whole host of acts that have taken the values of melodic, hooky song writing and the important ingredient of serious quality and made it OK to like pop again. Bastille, Chvrches, Haim, John Newman and London Grammar (all Breaking More Waves supported acts) have all shown that pop doesn’t have to be lowest common denominator, doesn’t have to mean taking your top off (male and female) and doesn’t have to be via a Simon Cowell owned TV show to be popular.
So here’s another band we’d like to add to that pop category (although they’re not popular yet). It’s Sons & Lovers. Regular readers will remember they first cropped up here in July 2012 where we wrote something not so far removed from the previous paragraph about pop and how when it’s good we shouldn’t be ashamed of it.
Sons & Lovers - Ghosts (Video)