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The Hunna - Sound Control

The Hertfordshire four-piece all perform with so much energy and it’s truly mesmerising.

 

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Misty Miller - Girlfriend

Pulling off the transition from ukulele-wielding cuteness to guitar-armed indie pop seems like a difficult task, but Misty Miller has done just that.

 

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Holy Fever - The Wreckage

The Wreckage is a good album, which offers a huge variety of genres for the listener to enjoy.

 

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Black Foxxes - Husk

Black Foxxes’ latest track HUSK is the perfect remedy for those overwhelming moments of frustration.

 

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Mogwai - Ether

Mogwai are back to take us on yet another musical odyssey, their latest single Ether is a journey you’ll be glad to purchase a ticket for!

 

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Chase and Status Feat. Slaves - Control

With a Prodigy-Esque sound, it feels like the depth Chase & Status and Slaves have created on this track is going to be one to raise roofs and create madness over the coming months.

 

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The Neighbourhood @ 02 Institute Birmingham

Jesse Rutherford commands the stage in such a way that one might confuse the affair with that of a Justin Bieber concert.

 

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Hinds - Bamboo

It’s always electrifying when a relatively new band makes ripples throughout the music scene.

 

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VITAMIN - This Isn't Love

How can a band from West Yorkshire provide the perfect soundtrack to a sun kissed day? Pretty effortlessly it seems.

 

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Wolf Alice @ Keele University's Students Union

The band are ready to take the next steps to bigger and better things, and there’s a hoard of fans willing them on with eager ears.

 

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The Maccabees - Kamakura

A much calmer look at drunken antics and nightlife than that of Arctic Monkeys’ debut, but still as effective and enjoyable.

 

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Lucius - Something About You

Need a song that’s completely out there in comparison to your usual style? Lucius have just the single for you!

 

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Cage the Elephant @ Manchester Ritz

Cage The Elephant made their grand return to Manchester on Saturday for a night of body-bruising antics.

 

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The Hummingbirds - Knocking on My Door

For an unsigned band, The Hummingbirds are certainly making huge waves in the indie scene.

 

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Hacktivist - Outside The Box

After five long years of waiting, Hacktivist have finally released their highly anticipated debut album.

 

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Enter Shikari @ Victoria Warehouse

Before even making their entrance onto stage, the Manchester faithful were already bellowing, "And still we will be here, standing like statues"

 

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Ekkah - Small Talk

Grab your skates and head to the nearest roller disco, as EKKAH’s newest single will make you want to dance the night away.

 

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Catfish and the Bottlemen - Soundcheck

It sets the benchmark for what the band are wanting to achieve this year.

 

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Beach Baby - Sleeperhead

It’s an instant flavour of summer that’s reminiscent of an 80’s sound.

 

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FKA Twigs - Good To Love

Let it be known that FKA Twigs has to be one of the hardest working musicians in the industry right now.

 

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Lucy Spraggan @ The Sugarmill

The raw connection between her and the fans is so strong; the outpouring of love between them is a spectacle to experience.

 

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Twenty One Pilots @ Birmingham O2 Academy

If Twenty One Pilots are known for something, it’s bringing unrivaled energy to all their shows.

 

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes @ The Sugarmill

With a few more performances like tonight’s, and new music on the horizon, it seems increasingly more likely that 2016 could end up being the year of the Rattlesnakes.

 

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NME Awards Tour 2016 @ O2 Academy, Birmingham

It’s the last night of the NME Awards Tour 2016, the line-up this year has been fantastic: Bugzy Malone, Rat Boy, Drenge and Headliners Bloc Party.

 

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All Time Low @ Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

10 years ago, this once small town band of teenagers ventured to Birmingham for the very first time.

 

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Yuck - Hearts In Motion

Yuck’s latest single Hearts in Motion, taken from the upcoming album Stranger Things, undoubtedly stays true to this passion for all things noisy!

 

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Eliza and the Bear @ The Sugarmill

Regardless of how you may feel about the current crop of indie-pop bands being produced in the U.K, it is impossible to deny that Eliza and The Bear are one of the better ones.

 

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Panic! At The Disco - Death of a Bachelor

Death Of A Bachelor feels like the most honest Panic! At The Disco album yet.

 

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Kagoule @ The Sugarmill

As the band solemnly strolled out onto the stage, it was pretty clear we’d already seen the best we were going to get.

 

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DC Breaks ft. David Gibson - Breathe

DC Breaks and David Gibson borrow elements from hits over the past few years on new track Breathe.

 

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Duran Duran @ Manchester Arena

When it comes to seeing legendary acts from the 80’s, you know that there are only two ways this can end up… absolutely horrendous or absolutely brilliant.

 

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Darwin Deez - The Mess She Made

Following the release of the first two singles, Kill Your Attitude and Time Machine, this is the third single to be released from the album.

 

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Banks - Better

Back with new music for the first time since the release of Goddess, BANKS sounds better than ever.

 

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Fat White Family @ The Sugarmill - 03/12/15

Nothing can ever mentally prepare you for a Fat White Family show, and the bands debut at The Sugarmill was no exception.

 

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Pretty Vicious @ The Sugarmill - 30/11/15

The Sugarmill were the first treated to the Welsh delicacy, Pretty Vicious on their latest headline tour.

 

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LISS - Try

Vocally driven and sun drenched, the latest single from the colourful young band Liss is reminiscent of electric guitars on the beach and Pina Colada’s in the studio.

 

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Steven A. Clark - Lonely Roller

Clark has been releasing his singles recently, most notably Lonely Roller.

 

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The Bohicas - The Making Of

2015 has been a very good year for British Indie Rock Band The Bohicas.

 

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ZIBRA - Wasted Days

Zibra’s new song Wasted Days, is a super catchy single that will linger in your head for a great deal of time.

 

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Meghan Trainor - Title

Meghan Trainor is back with a special edition of her debut album Title, as well as a DVD that comes with it just in time for the Christmas season.

 

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Warm Brains - Bewildered

Bewildered is the new single featured from Atwell’s new 2015 album Big Wow.

 

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VITAMIN - To Believe

Vitamin’s single To Believe is your classic indie, upbeat, feel good single and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

 

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Asylums - Missing Persons

A brilliant taster of things to come in 2016 with Asylums’ forthcoming album!

 

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Izzy Bizu - White Tiger

Bizu has something she can offer to the table, which is something fresh and exciting.

 

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Lucy Rose @ The Sugarmill - 17/11/15

On the seventeenth of November Lucy Rose played The Sugarmill for the first time… and what a show it was!

 

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Reverend and the Makers @ Slade Rooms - 16/11/15

Imagine our surprise when we turn up to the Wulfrun Hall only to find that the lights were off and no one was home.

 

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Billie Marten - As Long As

Marten's vocal ability is fantastic and this is apparent through every piece of music she has done.

 

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The Wholls - X21

The Wholls are being dubbed as one of the biggest sounds for 2016!

 

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Format.B - Chunky

Hot on the heels of their latest successes with Sigala's Easy Love and Rumble by KDA, Ministry of Sound are now set to present German DJ outfit Format:B to their label's ever-growing roster.

 

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Nelly Feat. Jeremiah - The Fix

Nelly is back on the scene with new single The Fix featuring Jeremiah!

 

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5 Seconds of Summer - Sounds Good Feels Good

To follow up the success of a first album can be a challenge for some artists, but for 5 Seconds of Summer we can definitely say that they have nailed it.

 

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Briana Marela - Take Care of Me

American vocalist Briana Marela has provided us with an alternative to comfort eating with her latest snug single “Take Care of Me”.

 

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Twenty One Pilots @ Birmingham Institute - 09/11/15

Twenty One Pilots have grown so rapidly over the past few months they’ve been hotly named as the new trailblazers of music… a big title for just two guys from Ohio to uphold.

 

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Skindred @ Manchester Academy - 07/11/15

Whether we’ll see them making more UK appearances in the near future or not, one thing is certain – in a live setting, Skindred remain a force to be reckoned with.

 

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The Ordinary Boys @ The Sugarmill - 07/11/15

The Ordinary Boys came to town to show that “Boys Will Be Boys”.

 

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Dan Andriano @ The Sugarmill - 05/11/15

The main question on fans lips must be… is Dan Andriano enough on his own to hold a show, the simple answer to that is yes.

 

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Tonight Alive – Human Interaction

Tonight Alive are back with a very strange bang.

 

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Ellie Goulding – Delirium

When Ellie Goulding burst into our lives five years ago with her quirky, folktronica style, she captured our hearts. Now, three albums later, she has evolved into a pop goddess.

 

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Skrillex & Diplo ft. AlunaGeorge – To U

Coming of the back of a successful summer with their collaborative DJ sets at UMF and Tomorrowland, Skrillex & Diplo are back with another huge vocal collaboration, this time coming from AlunaGeorge.

 

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Sundara Karma - Vivienne

Sundara Karma are storming the music world recently having played Reading Festival in 2014 and currently being on tour in the UK.

 

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Halsey - Ghost

Following the release of her first album in 2015, Badlands, Halsey releases track Ghost from the aforementioned album.

 

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Nathan Sykes - Over and Over Again

Following his debut single kiss me quick. The new slow paced and romantic track from the former boy band member will tug on the heart strings.

 

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Skindred - Volume

Just one year after releasing their fifth album Kill The Power, Welsh reggae-metallers Skindred have returned with Volume, the title-track and second single from their sixth studio album of the same name.

 

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The Vaccines - Pumpehuset Copenhagen - 10/10/15

The Vaccines can now comfortably consider themselves one of Britain's best guitar bands. This made the appeal of seeing them play in Denmark even stronger.

 

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Prides - The Sugarmill - 28/10/15

Bathing The Sugarmill in a sea of lights, Prides certainly knew how to get everyone’s attention.

 

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Bring Me The Horizon - True Friends

Bring Me the Horizon return with a 4th single, True Friends, from the album That’s The Spirit.

 

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Nothing But Thieves - Manchester Academy - 22/10/15

At the Manchester Academy, Nothing But Thieves taught the audience a thing or two on how to put on a show.

 

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Northlane - The Asylum - 05/10/15

A night of some of the best and worst live music I’ve heard awaited me on this cold and wet October night in Birmingham.

 

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Reel Big Fish - The Sugarmill - 20/10/15

If you’re not a fan of Ska, you’re probably not a great fan of fun.

 

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Years and Years - Manchester Albert Hall - 18/10/15

Definitely catch then on their UK arena tour in 2016 - it is one not to be missed.

 

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Nothing But Thieves

This self-entitled record is well fitting as the album has such a well-established sound for a debut.

 

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Los Lobos - Gates of Gold

The BBQ Burrito of music.

 

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Rhodes - Gorilla Manchester - 10/10/15

Rhodes will no doubly be a huge deal in a couple of years to come, so if you have checked him out nor seen him. We highly recommend you do.

 

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Bird - Billie Marten

Up and coming artist Billie Marten is pushing her way into the forefront and the amazing thing is she is only 16 years old.

 

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Mallory Knox - The Ritz - 29/09/15

A homecoming tour by Mallory Knox? A proposal that should never be turned down by any fan of the British Rock scene at the moment

 

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Love Me - The 1975

The 1975 are not pleased with pop music and they’re happy to share that sentiment.

 

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Fall Out Boy - Manchester Arena - 09/10/15

When Fall Out Boy came together in 2001, no one would have believed they would still be rocking the stage following their sixth album release on their American Beauty/American Psycho tour.

 

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The Wombats - Keele University - 24/09/15

The Wombats have been together for over 12 years and in this time have proved that they are quite clearly veterans of live music.

 

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The Wonder Years - No Closer To Heaven

Let’s just get this out of the way now, WOW! What an album! That’s the first thought that goes through the mind after listening to The Wonder Years newest album.

 

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