Progressive Music Awards 2013: Vote For Your Breakthrough Band Choice Now!
Not for newcomers, let’s doff our caps to the artists who have a few years and an album or so under their belts. Ladies and gents it’s time to vote for the Breakthrough Artist!
And the nominees are…
Rustic retro grooviness never sounded so good as in the hands of the Shire-dwelling freak-folkers with the myths and legends of a distant past running through their veins.
Von Hertzen Brothers
Since making their UK debut in Camden back in early 2011, this trio of Finnish brothers have continued to visit these shores while releasing two quality albums.
From darkest Bedfordshire came the joining of prog forces John Young, Nick Beggs and Frosty Beedle in this quintessentially English progressive act.
Art rock, post rock and the progressive sway of the Canterbury sound collide in this young UK quartet’s sound, winning over more admirers with every well-constructed note.
Sunderland-based brothers David and Peter Brewis finally found a spotlight when fourth album Plumb came to mainstream attention. Their supremely crafted experimental pop takes 10cc, Todd Rundgren and Gentle Giant to a whole new audience.
The Chicago-based quintet made their UK debut this year at Celebr8.2. Musically ambitious and fronted by the delightful, dancing Leslie Hunt.
They’ve been going since 2001, but this year’s elegiac Shrine Of New Generation Slaves suggests the big time beckons for these Polish proggers.
The Canterbury quartet’s early promise came good with the release of their fragrant, folk-flecked and sylvan debut On An On.
Long Distance Calling
The German post rockers keep on getting more progressive in sound. This year’s The Flood Inside nudges them ever towards greatness.
Big Big Train
They may have yet to break their live duck, but this Winchester sextet’s studio offerings continue to astound, none more so than their English Electric offerings.