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  • The Buzz - Hear 11 New Bands Tipped By NME (Plus One From Real Estate)

    This week's Buzz section in Radar sees us big up The Symposium, who've risen from the same Chicago scene as The Orwells and Twin Peaks. Read More

  • Premiere - Stream Hannah Lou Clark's Snarly-But-Sweet Debut EP, 'Silent Type'

    "Wait until we find our feet," promises Hannah Lou Clark on 'Kids In Heat', slurring over a lonely guitar grind that teeters between sweetness and something more sinister. It certainly sounds like she's found hers on new EP 'Silent Type', spinning a Bukowskian tale of numb suburban ennui ("you can see the doldrums in our faces," she growls on its mesmerising title track) around gently crunching chords and breathy, lilting vocals, like a punch-drunk Polly Harvey. Read More

  • The Buzz - Hear 19 New Bands From NME

    This week's buzz playlist features cuts from our Radar Band Of The Week, Bad Breeding (above), as well as Aussie rockers Doctopus, who've been touring the States with mates Pond to wild acclaim recently. Elsewhere there's a live cut from Sheer Mag, who are one of my favourite new bands to have emerged over the past year. Their recent Bandcamp seven inch is 10/10 in my book (stream it here). From closer to home we've got Peluche, who are on London's RIP Records, and Captured Tracks latest signing Mourn. Read More

  • Radar Guest Column: Friendly Fires' Jack Savidge Picks His Favourite New Bands

    If you’ve read a think piece about music this month there’s a 30 per cent chance maverick pop label PC Music was the subject. It specialises in hyper-fizzy fluorescent trance pop music that's more sugary than a Red Bull ice lolly. While I’m not gonna talk about the label as a whole – much better writers and thinkers have tackled it – I did want to heap praise upon the more trad-dance representative of the PC massive, Kane West. Kane first popped up in a Tiga remix contest having a whale of a time on an incredibly cheap synth. Read More

  • Stream Minneapolis Newcomers Hippo Campus New Song 'Souls'

    One of the perils of youth is that you don’t know what you don’t know, though the barely out-of-high-school foursome in Hippo Campus make a convincing argument that naïveté can also be a highly underrated asset. 'Souls', the first track posted from their debut EP wears ignorance as a badge of honour as the Minneapolis band careens from peak to valley and back again. Much like Oasis in their self-assured, swaggering prime, the appeal of Hippo Campus lies in the delivery - Jake Luppen's lilting falsetto and Nathan Stocker's arpeggiated leads. Read More

  • Watch Bad Breeding Get Wrapped Up In Cling-Film For New Single 'Chains'

    Stevenage punks Bad Breeding are easily one of the most abrasive bands to have emerged from the UK over the past 12 months, which is why we've made them our Radar Band Of The Week in this Wednesday's issue of NME. Helpfully, the video to new single 'Chains' more than lives up to their left-of-centre image. Read More

  • Listen To Auckland's Trust Punks Debut Album 'Discipline'

    Although Calgary post-punks Women broke up in 2010, their influence has loomed large in the interim years. You can feel their presence in the likes of Ought and Each Other, and the wire-wool noise of Brighton label Faux Discx, who released the debut album by Faux Fur, featuring former Women drummer Matthew Flegel (who now fronts the great Viet Cong). Down in Auckland, Trust Punks – formed from the ashes of a more indie-pop leaning band called Grass Cannons – have taken Women's gnarled influence to heart too. Read More

  • Listen: Yak's Debut Song 'Plastic People' Justifies The Hype

    Oli Burslem from London-based trio Yak might just be the best interviewee in new music right now. Read More

  • Listen: A Garage Compilation Of Some Of The Most Exciting Bands In Cornwall Right Now

    In our DIY special last week, Laura Snapes visited Cornwall to investigate the burgeoning Falmouth sound - the result of creating a music scene at the very end of the country, away from any kind of formalised music infrastructure. Read More

  • Premiere - Brooklyn Newcomer Mitski's Spellbinding 'I Will'

    23-year-old Brooklyn newcomer Mitski Miyawaki releases her new album 'Bury Me At Make Out Creek' on November 11, an album that doesn't flinch once detailing the maddening brutalities of love and the far-flung fringes of insanity it pushes us towards. "One word from you and I would jump off this ledge, baby," she pledges sternly over melancholy keyboards on woozy, last-dance-at-prom slow grind 'First Love / Late Spring', after yearning for "a love that falls as fast as a body from a balcony' over noise-pop guitars on 'Townie'. Read More

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  • The Buzz - Hear 11 New Bands Tipped By NME (Plus One From Real Estate)

    This week's Buzz section in Radar sees us big up The Symposium, who've risen from the same Chicago scene as The Orwells and Twin Peaks. Read More

  • The Buzz - Hear 19 New Bands From NME

    This week's buzz playlist features cuts from our Radar Band Of The Week, Bad Breeding (above), as well as Aussie rockers Doctopus, who've been touring the States with mates Pond to wild acclaim recently. Elsewhere there's a live cut from Sheer Mag, who are one of my favourite new bands to have emerged over the past year. Their recent Bandcamp seven inch is 10/10 in my book (stream it here). From closer to home we've got Peluche, who are on London's RIP Records, and Captured Tracks latest signing Mourn. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist Of The Week - Hear 20 Brand New Tracks

    I've already written a little about why I think rising Scottish outfit Neon Waltz are so special on our Month In Music blog, so it makes sense to me to include them in this week's buzz playlist too. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist Of The Week - Hear 15 Brand New Tracks

    You might have heard New Yorkers' Public Access TV's tune 'Monaco' from our 40 New Bands For 2014 blog, which went up last week. Well, they're in this week's magazine and buzz playlist too, alongside this fresh quote from singer John that seems to firmly imply they won't be hanging out with any other downtown NYC bands any time soon: "Manhattan's gone stale. Read More

  • Listen - The 40 New Bands You Need To Know In 2014

    You really should buy this week's issue of NME. Read More

  • NME Radar - Top 50 New Band Songs Of 2013

    NME's albums and tracks of the year are something of an institution, and you can read all about who the staff here voted for in 2013 here and here. What we didn't include in that list, however, was the really new music that's pricked our ears over the past 12 months. The 50 songs below all fall into that category. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Spies, Rosie Lowe, Radiator Hospital & more

    Check out this week's playlist of breaking new music, featuring Dublin newcomers Spies (who have a penchant for Merchandise-sized anthems), Birmingham punks Babypink, Manchester disco-obsessives Menage A Trois & the woman people are saying might just be 2014's answer to Jessie Ware (hello Rosie Lowe). Headed up by our current New Band Of The Week, San Fermin, pick up the magazine to read excellent words to accompany the music. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Spires, Tor Miller, Wet, Pup, ASTR & more

    This week's playlist is a CMJ special, featuring the best acts we saw while at New York's new music showcase festival last week. Thousands of bands played across the city, and I (along with fellow writers Leonie Cooper and Mischa Pearlman and a load of NME photographers) spent five days trawling the Big Apple's greatest, sweatiest and dodgiest venues. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Eyedress, Rejjie Snow, Indiana & More

    Regular readers of NME will no doubt already be aware of Radar's Buzz column – featuring the top five bands breaking forth from the underground each week. Well, the good news is that we've re-designed the entire magazine, and as a result it's now quadrupled in size – with my writers tipping 20 brand new bands we love every single week. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Holy Milk, Kelela, Lxury & More

    Regular readers of NME will no doubt already be aware of Radar's Buzz column – featuring the top five bands breaking forth from the underground each week. Well, the good news is that we've re-designed the entire magazine, and as a result it's now quadrupled in size – with my writers tipping 20 brand new bands we love every single week. Read More

 
 
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