Aleks Discodust

  • Breakthrough Band: Surfer Blood

    After featuring so many beach, sunset and balearic flavoured bands in this column in the past, I really tried hard to avoid coming up with anything to do with the aforementioned...

  • Breakthrough Band: Azari & III

  • Breakthrough Band: Yuck

  • Breakthrough Band: Toro Y Moi

  • Breakthrough Band: Former Ghosts

  • Breakthrough Band: Warpaint

    Warpaint hail from Los Angeles and is an all-girl band crafting picturesque intimate and energetic songs utilizing traits of post-punk, shoegaze, folk and psychedelic rock paired with angelic, yet distinct vocal delivery. Indie music market leaders like Cat Power, Sonic Youth and Yeah Yeah Yeahs...

  • Breakthrough Band: jj

  • Breakthrough Band: Marina and the Diamonds

  • Breakthrough Band: Clock Opera

  • Breakthrough Band: Hurts

  • Breakthrough Band: Sleigh Bells

    Every now and then, we see a boy and a girl team up for a band that destroys everything in their way, such as the constantly touring Crystal Castles, the almost forgotten Bitchee Bitchee YaYaYa or the early duets of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

  • Breakthrough Band: Ellie Goulding

  • Breakthrough Band: Joy Orbison

  • Breakthrough Band: Mayer Howthorne

  • Breakthrough Band: Phantogram