here for more information. 1. HAIM Clearly Haim was going to make our top five. These three sisters from Los Angeles, California had a massive 2013 with the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album Days Are Gone. Having played Glastonbury festival and being named as "ones to watch" byRolling Stone magazine, we're keen to see Haim bring the goods. If you aren't already familiar, give their song "The Wire" a listen below. 2. JAMIE XX Jamie XX, one half of English indie pop duo and our mates The xx, will perform a full set of new and unheard material - both original and remixed - in his first ever visit down under. Check out "Angels" from The xx album Coexist. 3. CAT POWER If you haven't heard of Cat Power then change that, fast. Real name Chan Marshall, this alternative American singer and actress has had a cult following for nearly twenty years and has kept coming back to Auckland to play for her loyal Kiwi fanbase. She's truly magical live and has a big backlog of tracks, but check out her song "The Greatest" from 2006. 4. RUN THE JEWELS We're absolutely obsessed with this American rap duo of EL-P and Killer Mike who have been touring with their beats for the last two years. They'll be bringing tracks they've produced together and written apart. You might recogise "A.D.I.D.A.S." by Killer Mike... 5. THE PRESETS Last but not least, how could we forget one of the best things to come out of Australia since pretty much everything else they've stolen from us? The Presets have long been smashing their heavy electronic beats out across Bondi and clubs across the world, including a stint opening for Daft Punk. Their 2008 Apopcalypso sat at the top of the Australian ARIA music charts for a fair stint and no wonder because their tunes "My People" and "Talk That Talk" are ultimate summer anthems. Check out "My People" below... Visit the official St Jerome's Laneway Festival website for more information. Words by Steven Fernandez.