Cornwall's Thirteen Senses have been creating a quiet buzz over the last twelve months. They emerged on to the scene in early 2004, and since them have released three fantastic singles and a debut album (which is soon to be re-issued). They've been criminally overlooked thus far, due to a complete monopoly of radio time and column inches by other bands of their ilk like Embrace, Keane and Snow Patrol.
However, with Thru The Glass, a re-release of their debut single, this Cornish quartet are set to shake the soft rock establishment up a bit. Unlike most of the piano driven ballads on their album, Thru The Glass is a full blown, uplifting guitar anthem similar to recent Embrace single Ashes or Four To The Floor by Starsailor. With the sort of pounding introduction last heard on Coldplay's Politik and a chorus fit for any U2 album, it should finally earn them the recognition they deserve.
The Coldplay comparisons are inevitable, but incredibly futile - they miss the fundamental point that Thirteen Senses are a great band in their own right, who believe or not, have their own sound. Certainly a band to look out for in 2005.