I had a long look though my library and came up with these under appreciated artists. It's not your typical "Next Big Thing" post but I listen to all these artists, give them a go :)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
4 Albums + 3 Eps and an album due for release in 2009
For fans of: Indie Rock; The Honorary Title, Brand New
Has toured: Australia, United Kingdom, Germany...
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
1 Album + 3 EPs
For fans of: Indie Pop; The Grates, 1990s
Has toured: New Zealand, United Kingdom, France...
Meg & Dia
Draper, Utah, United States
2 Albums + 3 Eps and a new album to be released in March
For fans of: Pop Rock; Automatic Loveletter, The Audition
Has toured: Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland...
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
2 Albums + 3 EPs and an album due for release in 2009
For fans of: Indie Rock; Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Copeland
Has toured: Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland...
I have a few more bands to post, who knows this might become a regular post. Stick Around!