Thanks to everyone's who's kept with me and helped in their own way to keep pop loud over the past year, I hope 2010 was as good for you as it was for proper music.
As far as I can see 2011 is set to be a good one. The January release season is already looking pretty hot with new albums from British Sea Power, The Go! Team, The Joy Formidable and Noah & The Whale immanent and even Franz Ferdinand in the studio.
On top of that this blog is now hosted at keeppoploud.co.uk – so update your bookmarks accordingly – with a brand new focus on the underground/independent world of artrock and indiepop . In 2011 you can expect to hear about exciting bands new and old that are not getting talked about every place else. Some come to Keep Pop Loud for all the indie-artpop goodeness than you can shake a stick at with a Track of the Week every Monday and links, videos, rants and reviews the rest of the time.
Here's a sample of some more of the acts you can expect to hear about over the next 12 months...
Pete & The Pirates / Johnny Foreigner / You Animals / Thomas Tantrum / Darren Hayman / MJ Hibbett / The Popguns / Slow Club / Those Dancing Days / Allo Darlin' / Flashguns / Dananananaykroyd / Madame Ray / The Attika State / Hot Club de Paris / The Answering Machine / Bromheads / Edwyn Collins / Tellison / Future Of The Left / Copy Haho / Los Campesinos! / Mariachi El Bronx / Standard Fare / The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart / Esben And The Witch / The Crookes / Ash / Stagecoach / Malachai / The Boy Least Likely To / Chapel Club / Young Knives / The Neat / The Futureheads / Wolf Gang / Orphan Boy / HTRK / Your Twenties / The Victorian English Gentlemens Club / Brakes / Rose Elinor Dougall / Lemuria / Sparky Deathcap / Gaz Coombes / Blood Oranges / The Radio Dept. / Bearsuit / Art Brut
… anything released on Big Scary Monsters or Alcopop! Records
… and The Hives (with some luck)
… and Pulp