Over here at ATN we are helping you find your next new favorite thing. Starting today I should be in Cardiff to report back on all the best and brightest bands in attendance at SWN Festival but I was unable to attend, so I am going to do the next best thing. I am listing to every single band that was supposed to play today and tell you who I would give my big toe to see live.

Today’s lineup featured the likes of Django Django and Charlotte Church but I am not here to talk about the bands that you know, I am here to give you something new. So while I lose sleep and listen to countless hours of music; what you will find below are tunes that comforted my broken heart.

To start off I must give lots of love to the band We’re No Heroes who brought SWN Festival to my attention. This band has offered me loads of support and has two EPs to their name. With a slew of influences from electronic to hip-hop the trio has gained a comparison to Two Door Cinema Club, but after a few listens you will find a drastic edge to the sound that We’re No Heroes have created.

Up next I have Torches, a band that blends together everything I love about music. With haunting poetic Morrisey vocals and pounding drums, Torches have a solid song capable of making one stop and listen.

Torches – Sky Blue & Ivory from Torches on Vimeo.

Jake Mattison has too much soul for his own good and has accomplished a solid simple sound with the song Sorrow.

With a debut album ‘Good Don’t Sleep’ set to drop Oct. 22, Egyptian Hip Hop have a strong electro pop-sound. As a buzz band before the age of 17 they have already nabbed the attention of NME and will soon be blasting all over the UK.

Foxes provides catchy lyrics underneath the cozy blanket of electro-pop with the track Youth.

Many great bands performed today and to keep up with the festival check out the website or follow the hashtag #swn2012 for more info. See ya tomorrow 😉

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