Newcomers Little Ugly sport a detailed sound that's carving out their name in the indie-rock scene. Their upright bass and keys give them a little more soul at a time when their peers are moving toward Americana.
Move Out West
(Runner-Up Best Band — Hartford Advocate)
"Boyish" is a good word to describe Hartford's Move Out West. They fuse a bright, poppy sound with punk elements. Also, you may have noticed that all four members are wicked cute. The show is all-ages, yo!
(Best Indie-Rock Band — Fairfield Weekly)
They took Fairfield's Best Indie two years in a row, so it's time for Hartford to discover this rock quintet. Start with your basic pop band, and add in a saxophone and a dash of beachy, surfy jams.
(Runner-Up Best Rock Band — Hartford Advocate)
This Hartford quartet writes big, fat, guitar-driven hard rock that would fit in comfortably on your typical WCCC playlist. Think chunky riffs and clean, melodic vocals. When they're not gigging, they're in the studio working on their new album.
(Runner-Up Best Punk Band — Hartford Advocate)
Naugatuck's Forget Paris goes back and forth between tender songcraft and balls-out alt-rock. When they're catchy, they're really catchy, and when they lay it on heavy, well … remember to bend at the knees or you'll hurt your back.
(Best Singer/Songwriter — New Haven Advocate)
She's no delicate flower — New Haven's Vick writes tunes that sound like folk rock on steroids. Bright and sunshiney, her music places her strong voice front and center.