Who is making noise this week?
Topping the latest Next Big Sound chart is a young new pop duo, MKTO. Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, who seem destined to be the big tween heartthrobs of 2013, met on the set of television series Gigantic and started making music together. They just signed with Columbia Records and the video for their debut single Thank You was released on Vevo earlier this month, sending their numbers soaring.
Number six on the chart are Seattle-based indie pop band Seapony. The trio composed of Jen Weidl delivering soft vocals, Danny Rowland on guitar, and bass player Ian Brewer have been playing together since 2010, although Weidl and Rowland have been a couple for more than a decade. With two LPs under their belt since their latest release in September - think dreamy soundtracks with a sprinkle of tambourine - they are steadily growing their fan base. The band is signed to Double Denim Records and are scheduled to play a few west coast dates in February.
Coming in as number 11 on the chart is Heaven’s Basement, a British hard rock band who have been playing together since 2008 and are making their way across the Atlantic. The foursome, composed of Aaron Buchanan on vocals, Sid Glover on guitar, Rob Ellershaw on bass and Chris Rivers on drums. Not afraid of life on the road, they recently rounded up a European tour, released a new single in December, and are about to embark on another round in the UK.
Stay tuned for our weekly charts, where we scour our database for the fastest moving acts across the internet - all in search of the Next Big Sound.
Liv Buli is the resident data journalist for music analytics company Next Big Sound. Buli is a graduate of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and her work has appeared in Newsweek Daily Beast, The New York Times Local East Village, Hypebot and more.