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Spindle’s Music of 2014

Tuesday 30 December 2014
Words Ailis Mara

As we say hello to the New Year with (hopefully) ridiculous dancing, one too many Sambuca shots perhaps and music that makes you want to do more of both the previously mentioned activities, we’re also saying ta-ra to 2014. With that in mind, Spindle wish to reflect on what an amazing year for music it’s been.


Irish musician Hozier has had a pretty darn good year; with ‘Take Me to Church’ being Spotify’s ‘Most Played’ track and a debut album out at the end of Jan 2015, it seems like things can only get better as his year progresses.

George Ezra

Being nominated for Best Pop Video at the Music Video Awards for ‘Budapest’, which was styled by our own Heather Falconer, a number one single and a sold out February tour for 2015, George Ezra’s big and bluesy voice will continue to ricochet further into the upcoming year.


10,000 people filing Alexandra Palace belting your lyrics back at you after the release of a second album in 2014, Alt-J have come on leaps and bounds since singing about maths and Matilda.

Petite Noir

With ‘King of Anxiety’ debut EP out in the next month, Petite Noir, or Yannick Ilunga, has had a strategic 2014 with the release of his first single ‘Chess’. Not forgetting his performance at the Spindle relaunch party either…

Avec Sans

Electro pop duo Avec Sans started out covering Kate Bush before gaining attention literally over night. In 2014 they have released their own tracks, toured all over Europe and plan to widen their horizon in the following year.

The Bohicas

Releasing their self-titled debut EP this year, with tracks where only one breaks the three-minute barrier, The Bohicas leave you in tender hooks waiting for more. Is there a better way to leave 2014 hanging?


Branded as the perfect remedy for your 90s nostalgia, Superfood are ending their 2014 proving that they’re more than that. Their ‘Don’t Say That’ debut album was as infectious as ever. Not forgetting the great album artwork aided by the Spindle team.

And not forgetting those across the pond…

Twin Peaks

The band, not the TV series, Twin Peaks are a foursome from Chicago who have spent their 2014 playing shows in the UK for the first time ever and releasing their second album, which can only be played on full volume. You’ll thank me later.

Little May

Cute Aussie trio Little May released their self-titled debut EP this year with lyricism that’s hauntingly beautiful. This band from down under also played their first ever UK show to a sold out crowd. I’ll say it once, I’ll say it again – babes.