Since its beginnings in 2003, FACT has always had its finger on the pulse. Sometimes, though, that pulse has been incredibly weak. Often what we took for signs of life, were in fact intimations of death.
Earlier this week we were thumbing through back issues of the now defunct print edition of FACT, which was published bi-monthly between 2003 and 2009. As trips down memory lane go, it was an illuminating and occasionally surprising one – for every act in its pages that we’d accurately tipped for greatness, there were at least two that had disappeared without a trace. Soothsaying is a dirty business; today we’ve decided to come clean and remind you of 10 artists and bands that we told you were going to conquer the world.
We were wrong. So wrong.