Something wicked this way comes: Superfood (pictured above) and Honeyblood kick off the NME New Breed Tour this Friday (October 31) in Birmingham. You can get tickets here –and to get you in the mood, here are 20 other awesome bands who’ve played the NME Radar Tour…
The NME Radar Tour had featured some of the biggest and best new bands since it began in 2005. Here, we take a look at some of the highlights starting with Maxïmo Park in its debut year.
The 2005 line-up also included The Cribs as well as Nine Black Alps, Boy Kill Boy, The Checks, Battle, The Rakes, Towers of London and The Vega Method.
Following in The Cribs’ footsteps was The Automatic. The Welsh rockers played the Radar tour in 2006.
The line-up for 2007 included The Rumble Strips (pictured), The Little Ones, Pull Tiger Tail and Blood Red Shoes.
The NME Radar tour takes place in various venues across the United Kingdom. Here’s Crystal Castles playing in 2008.
XL band Friendly Fires also played in 2008, the year their self-titled debut was released.
White Lies were also picked to play in 2008. This year their theird alvbum, ‘Big TV’, just missed the number one spot on the charts.
La Roux kicked off the Radar tour in 2009, the year her self-titled debut album was released. The follow-up is due soon.
Marina & the Diamonds played the Autumn Radar tour in 2009 the year before her debut album was released.
Local Natives were joined by Golden Silvers and Yes Giantess.
Golden Silvers would later split up with Gwilym Gold going solo and experimenting with the listening format Bronze.
The 2010 tour had a stonking line-up, starting with electronic duo Hurts.
Everything Everything also played the tour in 2010 the year Mercury-nominated ‘Man Alive’ was released.
New Yorker Darwin Deez joined Everything Everything.
As well as Welsh band The Joy Formidable.
Anna Calvi rocked the 2011 Radar tour along with Big Deal and The History of Apple Pie.
Here’s Big Deal’s Kacey Underwood and Alice Costello.
Los Angeles five-piece played all over the country in 2011.
Minneapolis’ Howler played the NME Radar Tour in 2012 after being voted third best new band in 2011.
Howler was joined by Brighton’s Gross Magic. The line-up for the Monster NME Radar Tour 2013 will be Cerebral Ballzy and The Amazing Snakeheads.
Superfood and Honeyblood kick off the NME New Breed Tour this Friday in Birmingham before calling at Leeds, Norwich, Oxford, Manchester, Bristol, London and Brighton. See here for tickets and more information.