2022 is coming to an end, what a year it’s been, it’s been a year full of great music. I’ve managed to choose my top 10 bands of 2022, it’s been hard to choose but I’ve managed to narrow it down and believe me when I say I’ve spent hours on this list but finally I have my top 10 bands of 2022.

Gazelle

I have known about this band for a few years and they also featured in the list a few times now. They are a talented band that are not afraid to be different, to me there is no other band around that sound like these. This band have been busy this year releasing new singles such as ‘Arcadia’ which if you haven’t heard you need to check it out. This band have been brilliant this year and I can see 2023 being another great year for this band.

Mouth Culture

I first found out about this band back at the very beginning of 2021, they are a talented band that are not afraid to be different, there is something about this band’s sound which you can’t help but fall in love with. As well as making incredible music they also make every gig fun to watch, from their energy on stage to their song writing there is nothing I can fault about this band.

The Rivers

A band that means business, their music will leave you wanting to hear more and wishing you were at one of the bands gigs. The band manage to create tracks that are special in their own way and will have you hooked, they show how the group can move at a different pace and have created their own unique sound which is instantly recognisable. They are a band to keep an eye out for in 2023.

Matter of Minds

I’m not usually a fan of the sort of music this band make but you can’t help but love the music these guys make. A refreshing sound from a young band who are not afraid to sound different, these are a band to keep an eye out for and one I can only see good things happening if they keep making great tracks. Hopefully this band will be releasing more music in 2023, a band to watch out for!

The Chase

I’ve known about this band for a while now, A great bunch of lads with a lot of talent, hopefully 2023 will bring more great music from this band. They are great live, seeing them live is a treat they have a lot of energy with is infectious, they are a fun and talented band to watch.

The Rafters

A new band to add to the list, the bands energy and memorable songs instantly grab your attention whilst their unique sound packs a punch and draws you in. The band have managed to pack a lot into their tracks, but it all works so well together, and they have created something that you can’t help but love. There is something about the band’s sound that I love, and you will love them instantly.

Rosellas

If you’re looking for a new band to discover who are super talented and who’s music, you instantly connect with than look no further! I remember the first time I heard a track from this band it grabbed my attention and I thought “Wow! I think I’ve found a new band to add to my list”, each track is well produced, catchy and full of some brilliant riffs. A band to keep an eye on and one you will instantly love.

War Stripes

I have loved this band for a few years now, they have proved they have a talent for song writing and performing live, with singles such as ‘Glad Rags’ under their belts they have proven they can create memorable tracks which are packed full of talented and are a joy to hear. Hopefully, next year they will be releasing some more great tracks in 2023.

Muddy Elephant

It’s impossible to not love this incredible band from the strong vocals, layered guitar riffs and brilliant instrumentals which will have you hooked with any track they create. The band have proven they can write a track that will no doubt be stuck in your head for the rest of the day and leave you wanting to hear more. If the sound doesn’t have you hooked within seconds the lyrics will, they are relatable, catchy and will take you on a lyrical journey.

The Facades

The band create songs that are immediately catchy, within the opening seconds your ears are treated to the sound of some modulated vocals and a simple yet catchy guitar riff. The tracks continue to build and by the time the chorus kicks in you will be tapping along to this track with the lyrics stuck in your head. Another brilliant band to keep an eye out for in 2023.

By Siân Parker

Also a special mention to the following who are all super talented and you need to check out!

Sam Martin

Ashley Stacey

Danny Bowles

Michael Vickers

Stephanie Lau

Beth Hartshore

Ewan Whyte

Sam Lambeth