There's so much more to Seattle than Nirvana, you know? The city has always been a strong breeding ground for hot new talent - it remains so to this day.
Two of the most famous contributing factors as to why it's such a good place for new music include the fact it's home to one of the best venues for new music in the world, Neumos. It's also home to the best radio station for new music in the world (sorry 6music!) in the form of KEXP.
Admittedly nostalgia forms a big part of Seattle's rock culture thanks to the obscenely good grunge days in the 90s. But our curiosity in the new bands who could become influential for future generations is strong. So we've carefully selected these few who are on their debut album or still releasing EP's because they are seriosuly strong additions to the scene and are aritsts worth buying records from.