Max Pilley

How your new favourite bands are changing British guitar music by embracing the rave

A wealth of electronic influences can be found snaking through the music of this new school of bright, young acts

The Umlauts: gloriously fearless tunes that refuse to play by the rules

The four-piece make expressive, confounding art-punk by wrapping elements of French, German and Italian traditions into their sound

Naked Lungs: Dublin post-punks who refuse to be scared of change

With shows at Dublin's iconic Whelan's – and a collaboration with Gilla Band's Daniel Fox – under their belt, the group arrive with a debut EP full of intent

Just Mustard: menacing, combustible noise rock that embraces the darkness

Fresh from touring the world with Fontaines D.C., the Irish five-piece move beyond their shoegaze roots on their second album and reap the rewards

Sad Night Dynamite: freaky alt-pop beats to dominate festival season

The Glastonbury duo hit up arenas with Glass Animals earlier this year, and now they look set to become festival season's breakout live prospects

French The Kid: bilingual Essex rapper mining his personal life for inspiration

His Daily Duppy freestyle earned a response that outpaced his rivals – now its landed him a Bad Boy Chiller Crew collaboration

Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul – ‘Topical Dancer’ review: a joyous, humorous headrush

The pals and collaborators contrast colourful dance-pop melodies with wickedly sharp and biting takedowns of misogynist media

caroline: art-rock experimentalists building their own unique world

The London eight-piece discuss their brilliantly unpredictable debut album and the emergence of a new generation of British guitar music

KEG: muscular art-punk statements from Brighton upstarts

KEG talk their idiosyncratic debut EP and their place in the revitalised British guitar scene

Gabriels: LA trio’s classic R&B fusion meets silky, swooning soul

The three-piece's richly detailed combination of 60's R&B and gospel stylings has won them famous fans in Elton John and Annie Mac
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