They're already being talked up as the biggest guitar band of 2011

New single 'Post Break Up Sex' could be something from The Strokes' debut, while their toilet circuit live shows have showcased a fizzing electricity born of equal parts vulnerability and confidence.



Indie's most arrogant are certain they'll become incredibly famous

They're mashing the best of Britpop and beyond into monumental mounds of melody and might.



These trash-talking street teens are rude, crude and keeping it surreal.

They come fuelled by the internal combustion of misunderstood teenagers. Simultaneously crude and complex, they operate as an almost punk-like agent, aiming to purify rap of its peacock-preening and pretensions.



The north London gang wrestling the indie rock mantle from the US and bringing it home to Camden

Obvious reference points include the cathartic fuzz of Brand New, a wearier Lemonheads or the US-indebted song sketches of Graham Coxon's early releases. You wouldn't know it by their accents, but they're a pop band wrapped in a red, white and blue checked shirt.



This Oxford quintet want to revive the psychedelic dream

Their exuberant, harmonising choruses reach out to embrace. Their muse is not the druggy monologue of psychedelic music of yore, but an excitable sermon from the top of Mount Joy.


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