In 2012, you’re sure to hear a lot more from Vancouver-based six-piece folk-pop band Good for Grapes. Formed while busking on a trip to Victoria in 2010, this gang of friends, fresh out of high school, has since become a real force, transitioning from street corners to large venues.

In just two short years, they’ve earned critical raves for their six-song eponymous EP, and won two national music competitions, the urMusic Battle of the Bands and Supernova’s “Band on the Run to the U.K.” In 2012, they embarked on their first cross-Canada tours, with audiences growing in every city, and signed with Watchdog Management (Mother Mother, Hedley).

“These last touring months have been wildly promising, and we’re seeing the results,” says guitarist/vocalist Daniel McBurnie. Good for Grapes is currently recording their first full-length album.