French band M83 has to be my favourite band of 2012. They released a new album in 2011 titled “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” and went on tour in 2012. I saw them twice last year, once in Vancouver and again, few months later in London. They were amazing life. I just couldn’t get enough of them. My favourite song last year was “Midnight City“. I listened to it over and over again, and still do to this day. It just never gets old and boring. You could hear that song being played everywhere, from the runway shows around the world, commercials, stores and coffee shops.
The band is named after the spiral galaxy Messier 83, and consists of Anthony Gonzalez (the brains behind the band, who writes music, and plays numerous instruments) Jordan Lawlor, Morgan Kibby (whose voice is just too amazing), Loic Maurin (drummer) and Ian Young (plays on many different instruments as well, who in 2011 won an open contest to join the band).
I discovered them in 2009 through my friend Val, who is a music producer based in Vancouver. The band formed in 2001 and has 6 studios recorded albums. I think with every album they are getting better and better. I can’t wait for their next album to be released and see them life again.
Anthony Gonzalez interview with ELLE Magazine