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5 NME Breakthrough Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Fiction, Bad Wolf and more

1. Fiction – ‘Zebra Crossing’



Fiction are not fans of living up to expectations. One glance at their assault course of a live drum setup with tell you that much. "Post-punk should be a dour, cold sound, follwing the same spikey blueprint laid out by two 'important' albums recorded 28 years ago", said The Man. No thanks, said Fiction. We'd rather create a carnival of free-form ideas that takes you from the pearly gates of a fantasy dreamland, to the edge of reason, and back again.

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

2. Yellow Fever – ‘Alfonse’

The Oxford foursome describe their music as “The sound you hear when you walk outside and start floating...” Well, we’d say it was a zippy piece of indie pop with hints of Good Shoes and Bloc Party to it. Whichever description you decide to believe, make sure you check out this track.

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

3. We Are Animal – ‘1268’

South Wales-based five-piece with muggy melodies and clunking mechanics. Whenever they record they abscond to the wildness surrounding Mount Snowdon.

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



4. Bad Wolf – ‘Oh No Ego’


In their down beat moments sound like Muse karaoke, in their berserker moments they sound like Matt Bellamy chained to a monster truck being dragged around a derby.

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

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5. Slydigs – ‘Electric Love’

Having supported the like of Pete Doherty, New York Dolls, The Fall, Idlewild, Shack and Alabama 3 – this Manchester four piece is well polished but still has that gritty indie rock edge.

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

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