Saturday, January 1

Next Big Thing For 2011 #1 - Matthew And The Atlas

If you're sick of the incalculable folk bands out there wolfing down all the airtime, you better find solace in some more Stanton Warriors, because, at least by Matthew And The Atlas' reckoning, this ain't even the start. Led by part-time landscape gardener Matthew Hegarty, these already sound like they're on their fourth album - and that's without even releasing their debut yet. Though they've supported the Masters of Nu-Folk Mumford & Sons on a good few occasions now, there's a duskier, thinner complexion to MATA's output. Logic would insist that said-debut is presently in development, and that it'll stop traffic, too.

'I Will Remain'