Updated: check out our list of the top 10 new rock bands of ! While it's fun to listen to old favorites, every year introduces music fans to incredible good new bands. Built around impressively deft guitarists, thunderous drummers, and powerful lead singers, each of these groups managed to stand out as some of the hottest in the scene thanks to their compelling songs and electrifying performances.
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Somewhere down the line, guitar music lost its teeth. Although these bands all achieved a level of commercial success, they predominantly consisted of nice, well-trimmed indie boys who never had anything particularly interesting to say, both on and off the stage. It now seems however, that the rise of the DIY music scene in Britain colliding with Brexit and Donald Trump has resulted in guitar bands being gifted a new lease of life. Bands such as Shame and Idles were among the first to spear their way into the public consciousness, doing so with twisted guitars and angry, politically laden lyrics.
Meet the NME , the essential new artists set to take over and the next decade. Your new favourite artist is waiting Every year we launch The NME , our gigantic list of all the best new artists on the planets both big and small. This edition has been both the easiest and most difficult one to put together. Every artist absolutely belongs on this list though. From: St. Sick of everything sounding the same? When she was 14 she put her first demos on Soundcloud, but ultimately decided her early sound was too chilled. Their no-fucks spirit is infectious and invigorating. The album is full of minimal arrangements — slow, plucked guitars, atmospheric strings and swelling keyboards — but her astonishing voice could shine above even the messiest, most complicated instrumentation.
Which new artists should you be streaming or buying tickets to see live over the next twelve months? Radio X has the perfect playlist for with Great X-Pectations. Who's going to be breaking through into the mainstream in ? Which artists will be smashing it at the festivals this summer? Here are our tips for Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny met at a chess club in Ealing, West London and their collaboration started out as a side project for two busy musicians, before they decided to focus on APRE.