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NME's new band tips for 2010

  • This week's NME is a new bands special. You can hear all the acts we're tipping by downloading our free Radar mixtape. First up, genre-busting experimentalists Egyptian Hip-Hop. Pic: Danny North

    Photo: Danny North

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Next up are New York's irresistible sunshine-pop pin-ups The Drums. Pic: Pamela Littky

    Photo: Pamela Littky

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • You've heard the hype, but is singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding worth all the attention? We interview her in the new issue. Pic: Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Skream + Benga + Artwork = Magnetic Man, dubstep's first supergroup. Pic: Andy Fallon

    Photo: Andy Fallon

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Giggs is UK rap's new don. James McMahon meets him in the new issue. Pic: Dean Chalkley

    Photo: Dean Chalkley

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • And in the indie-dance corner, it's Manchester's Delphic. Pic: Andy Fallon

    Photo: Andy Fallon

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • London-based gloom-rock fivesome Chapel Club have gone from nobodies to starting 2010 as the UK's most garlanded newbies. Pic: Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • "Indie-rock with a side order of calisthenics" is how Williamsburg hipster Darwin Deez describes himself. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Manchester's boff-pop alchemists Everything Everything are a band we've been watching like perves in the bushes for yonks. Pic: Press

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Washed Out is the prolific project of elusive 27-year-old Ernest Greene, who hails from the deepest depths of America's South. Pic: Press

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Surfer Blood are quite possibly the perfect Prozac pop-punk band. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Theophilus London's plans for 2010 include working with Mark Ronson, but it's the Brooklyn-based rapper's debut album we're getting properly excited about. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • South London's Joy Orbison creates a forward-thinking amalgamation of dubstep, Balearic bliss and UK garage that seems like a logical next step in dance music's evolution. Pic: Press

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • We've been enchanted by California's hippy-disco mystics Music Go Music since they first emerged as the offshoot of showtune indie-gods Bodies Of Water. Pic: Pamela Littky

    Photo: Pamela Littky

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Pick up the new issue for an in-depth piece on Tyneside's new poster-boys, Frankie And The Heartstrings.

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    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Also in the new issue, we go in search of Kindness, the mysterious dystopian duke who has caused a man-hunt throughout the musical world. Pic: Dean Chalkley

    Photo: Dean Chalkley

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • North Carolina's The Avett Brothers cross-stitch folk traditions on to punk dynamics in the way that Mumford & Sons or Goldheart Assembly do in the UK. Pic: Press

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • Dan Martin says of Leamington Spa's Sharks: "Their strain of punk is imbued with a blue-collar longing straight out of Shitsville USA."

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Jan 2010

  • And finally, it's Hurts, the tailored Manchester duo wiping music's slate clean with glacial synth-pop. Don't forget you can download tracks from all these bands via our free Radar mixtape. Pic: Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley

    Added: 05 Jan 2010