Discovered bands of 2009

Thursday, 31 December 2009

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

This time last year I wrote a post on the bands that I discovered in the previous year… and this year I think I’ll do it again!

I have raved about Portland since I first heard them at Spring Harvest this year, how can they not be on this list? The three piece from just outside Birmingham have a fantastic laid back style that I just love! They are both fantastic live and in the studio which is a very good mix!

Al Gordon
I found about this guy via Dave Stephenson at Hebron this year. He is what Survivor Records have branded as an ‘Emerging Worship Leader’ and his 8 track debut EP is stunning! Well worth a listen

One Sonic Society
Forming out of the dust that is now Delirious? One Sonic Society is made up of Stu G, Jon Thatcher, Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury. While they have yet to actually release an album or EP, the current tracks that they have released via their website ( are sounding very promising!

Anchor and Braille
This is the acoustic solo project of Stephen Christian, lead singer of Anberlin, earlier this year Christian released the debut album Felt which went straight to #30 in one of the US charts

I have a Facebook status of Sam Hailes to thank for this one, Canterbury offered their debut album ‘Thank You’ online and after downloading and having a listen to it I really enjoyed it! They have been touring around the country for the last couple of months and have picked up quite a following (2000 downloads in the first day). Well worth a listen if you get the time!

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