5 NME Breakthrough Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Painted Face, Kick Up The Fire and more

5 NME Breakthrough Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

1. Painted Face – ‘Sum Of Me’

Painted Face is the moniker of Allie Alvarado, a D.C. based singer and songwriter, with roots in Brooklyn's art-rock scene. Allie’s solo project is collaboration with dance music producer Alvin Risk.

Listen to the track and find out more about the band on their NME Breakthrough page.

2. Note To Self: Don’t Die – ‘Shadows’

Continuing the current avalanche of coupley lo-fi pop duos are NTSDD. Claire and Gerard make a swirly tirade of echo-chamber tirades and sultry bedroom serenades.

Listen to the track and find out more about the band on their NME Breakthrough page.

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3. Kick Up The Fire – ‘Cocktails And Gold’

Spawned from the loins of the New Cross scene, this South-East London four-piece formed in early 2009, draw influence from post-hardcore acts such as Q and not U, At The Drive-In and Cursive.

Listen to the track and find out more about the band on their NME Breakthrough page.

4. Glass Diamond – ‘Chase After Myself’

Describing themselves as “three jagged glitches who combine to create a lo-fi 8-bit wonderland”, their music sounds like what might come out of a possessed Game Boy.

Listen to the track and find out more about the band on their NME Breakthrough page.

5. Matt Henshaw – ‘The Deepest Cellar’

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Matt Henshaw got to play the Lovebox Main Stage this summer when he caught our judges’ eyes, and er, ears. Check this track out now, and sign your band up to NME Breakthrough for your chance to play Club NME KOKO, get a Radar feature and more.

Listen to the track and find out more about Matt on his NME Breakthrough page.

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