Tips for 09: Part One.
The beginning of a new year is a starting gun for the endless Tips for This Year lists - you know, those articles in major publications and broadsheets that often become smug self-fulfilling prophecies, stuffed with acts that have such a big backing, that it's little wonder that they achieve success.
At GIITTV, we do things differently - we tip bands throughout the year - just check our 'demos' and 'singles' section for countless examples of our support for exciting, emerging, unsigned, big and small label music. But, as is customary, here is our contribution to the whole tipping race. More than a traditional list we've read or bands we've been told to tip, these are acts that we are genuinely personally excited by, and those we think deserve more recognition. They don't have to be destined for 'the big time, baby’ (although some of them undoubtedly are) but they all have one thing in common: personality; and the fact that they have caught the ear of one of GIITTV's esteemed writers. So in part one, Fliss Collier and Marcus Warner, present our first five Tips for 09.
The Joy Formidable, Hearts Of Black Science, My Teenage Stride, It Hugs Back, The Arteries
Do you have any?