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14 Spectacularly Entertaining Bands You Should Follow On Facebook

Bands and artists are usually pretty zzzz on Facebook but occasionally they post stuff outside of tour dates and new songs. We've rummaged through the lot to find a few you should definitely keep an eye on.

  • Attention, bands! You needn't just use Facebook as a dreary tool for promoting gigs and new releases – so let's take a look at the finest social networkers out there. First up is Slaves, who are kind enough to keep us all updated with tales of inappropriate use of food and their taste in pants.

    Photo: Slaves / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Tyler, The Creator
    The Odd Future man's got the knack for making his fans feel like they're really part of his inner circle, from asking everyone what their favourite albums are to posting new tracks and gathering feedback.

    Photo: Tyler The Creator / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Diplo
    Hats off to Diplo who doesn't try to disguise just how stoked he was to meet Mad Men hero Jon Hamm. Let's be honest: who wouldn't want to pose for a photo with Don Draper?

    Photo: Diplo / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • MIA
    A lot more motivating than the usual empowering gubbins you see posted on Facebook, right? All hail pop's finest rebel MIA.

    Photo: MIA / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Kele Okereke
    One of the best things about following your favourite artists on Facebook is when they share their own music obsessions with you. Some of the finest tips come from Kele Okereke: he's a man who'll seriously improve your music collection.

    Photo: Kele Okereke / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • The Cribs
    Turn back time with the Jarman brothers! For all your nostalgic needs, The Cribs are perfect for posting old gawky photos.

    Photo: The Cribs / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Swim Deep
    For vicarious thrills, you could do much worse than keeping up to date with Swim Deep on Facebook: they post amazing photos from their tours which are perfect if you want a glimpse of life on the road without having to sleep in a rubbish tour bus.

    Photo: Swim Deep / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Klaxons
    One of the best things about Klaxons has always been that they're essentially toddlers trapped in men's bodies. Our favourite example is when they posted a series of pictures of them having fun on a slide. Never grow up, chaps.

    Photo: The Klaxons / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Dolly Parton
    Who doesn't love Dolly Parton? Not only is she a total legend, she's also a hero for posting old photos online.

    Photo: Dolly Parton / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Kiran Leonard
    Sometimes, artists cancel gigs with the most mealy-mouthed of excuses. Kiran Leonard, though, doesn't bother with such pish: check out his dissertation-length explanation for one of his gigs being scrapped above.

    Photo: Kiran Leonard / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Bishop Nehru
    Well, that's a bit more impressive than a snap of a bog-standard street, isn't it? Rapper Bishop Nehru doesn't go for conventional gubbins.

    Photo: Bishop Nehru / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Deap Vally
    The best hellraisers in rock bring the larks to Facebook: here they are sandwiching Robert Plant courtesy of some photoshop magic.

    Photo: Deap Vally / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Palma Violets
    That's a novel way to sell a festival performance, eh? You can always rely on Palmas to keep things interesting.

    Photo: Palma Violets / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014

  • Haim
    Come on, it's Haim: Alana's a two-time winner of the prestigious Best Twitter prize at the NME Awards, so it's little surprise the trio are such good value on Facebook.

    Photo: Haim / Facebook

    Added: 04 Sep 2014