11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Wolf Alice at KOKO, London (01/01) Wolf Alice bring in 2014 kicking and screaming. It ends with their mates' bands - including Austin from Swim Deep - invading the stage for a cover of Robbie Williams' 'Millennium'. (Photo: Jordan Hughes)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Action Bronson at NYC Irving Plaza (10/01) Irving Plaza is jam-packed and sweltering and a thick fog of weed smoke clings to clothes and hair. Bronson's movements during the set mostly involve sweaty interaction with the front row. (Photo: Daniel Topete)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

King Krule at The Queen's Head, London (11/01) Live, the 19-year-old's tetchy moroseness hardens into full-on rage, with his face a permanent scowl and his spasming body language that of a pilled-up gangster taunting stone-faced door staff. (Photo: Roger Sargent)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Fat White Family at The Queen's Head, London (11/01) Beer splatters hard against frontman Lias Saudi's naked torso like piss against a pub wall as he contorts his painfully thin frame and writhing jawline like early-'70s Iggy Pop. (Photo: Roger Sargent)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Menace Beach at The Social, London (14/01) The band quiver, squall and thrash through such a passionate half hour of grunge 2.0, that frenzied waves of crowd mania will soon come crashing down on Menace Beach. (Photo: Derek Bremner)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Fucked Up at 285 Kent, Brooklyn (11/01) A fond farewell to Williamsburg's punkest venue. Never one's to put on a half-hearted show, from the moment Fucked Up take to the stage, it feels like the venue isn't just closing down, but crashing down and taking the world with it. (Photo: Guy Eppel)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Connan Mockasin at King Tut's, Glasgow (27/01) Mr Mockasin bought his psych-pop stylings to Scotland as part of a wider UK tour, playing tracks from last year's wonderfully werid 'Caramel' album. (Photo: Jordan Hughes)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Danny Brown at Laneway Festival, Auckland (27/01) Danny Brown joined the travelling Aussie Laneway Festival in January - he'll be bringing his intense brand of hip hop to the UK in February, including a show at London's KOKO on the 21st. (Photo: Steve Dykes)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Parquet Courts at Laneway Festival, Auckland (27/01) Brooklyn based punks Parquet Courts also jumped on the Laneway train, tearing up Auckland with their magical, rowdy and riff-smashing sounds. (Photo: Steve Dykes)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Haim at Laneway Festival, Auckland (27/01) Seeminly on a never-ending tour, Haim graced the stages of Down Under with their formidable presence, California guitar pop and foul-mouthed onstage bantz. (Photo: Steve Dykes)

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11 Spectacular Live Gig Shots (January 2014)

Earl Sweatshirt at Laneway Festival, Auckland (27/01) Odd Future's brightest spark was another on the Laneway bill. He's in the UK this spring with his 'Wearld Tour' starting a handful of shows at London's Brixton Electric on March 23. (Photo: Steve Dykes)

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