This year's Keane?
After being the most hotly tipped band of 2004 the Cornwall quartet, Thirteen Senses, seem able to do no wrong, bursting into 2005 with January's Top 20 single 'Thru the Glass' and an album that entered the UK charts at number fourteen. But it didn't stop there, February saw them touring with The Killers, while their headline tour in March resulted in sold out venues, many of which had to be upgraded to meet public demand.
And listening to 'The Salt Wound Routine', it's clear to see why, with a sound that is reminiscent of Keane, Coldplay and Snow Patrol, they were always going to succeed and whilst not an instantly catchy melody, there is an intoxicating familiarity about the track. Its delicate piano is beautifully layered with a majestic string accompaniment, both of which are set off perfectly by Will South's fragile vocals to create a combination that is enough to send shivers down your spine.
However, if the current trend towards emotive indie is beginning to grate on your nerves, then the arrival of this band might just send you over the edge; first it was Coldplay, then Keane, and now it looks as if Thirteen Senses have arrived to usurp the crown to become the current indie media-darlings. But, like them or loath them, Thirteen Senses are going to be huge and, without a doubt, favourites on the Radio 2 play list.