NME Breakthrough – Picks Of The Week

With the first week of NME’s brand new community site Breakthrough drawing to a close, it’s time to announce our bounty of cherry-picked artists in what we’re niftily calling Radar’s Picks Of The Week.

To qualify for opportunities including a main stage slot at this year’s Lovebox festival -alongside Dizzee Rascal, The Maccabees, Ellie Goulding, Bombay Bicycle Club and Joy Orbison – weekly magazine ‘Band Of The Week’ features, and constant slew of online picks, head over to Breakthrough now and set up your profile page. 


Bristly dandies with moonbeam ballads and jangle jives. Warming up for Florence at the moment. Radio love a’brewing.

Mount Kimbie
Perilous hybrid of post-rock expanses and post-dubstep propulsions. Warmed-up for Dan Decon and collaborated with James Blake.

Visions Of Trees
Disturbed, techie plumes of electronics and murderous melody from LDN girl/boy duo. Remixes under their belt for Everything Everything and plenty of gigs to come.

The Heartbreaks
Well-tailored Morecambe indie-boys with heavy hearts and smoky soul. Doing big thing up in the northwest.

These Monsters
Mangled, sax-flecked quasi-doom from this Leeds’ five-piece, hooked up with the ever messy Radar profiled Brew Records.