Class Of 2014: 30 New Bands Whose Brilliant Debut Albums You Shouldn’t Have Missed

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Furious Glaswegians The Amazing Snakeheads fused rockabilly, goth, blues and garage on their dark debut 'Amphetamine Ballads' - and it, coupled with their incendiary live shows, won them a place on next year's NME Awards Tour.

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Aussie cult folkster Ry X, Grammy-nominated British producer Adam Freeland and LA's Drake and The Weeknd collaborator Steve Nalepa came together as The Acid to push boundaries with field recordings, bass music and indie torch songs on 'Liminal'.

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Brooklyn label Godmode's latest success was this impossible to ignore debut from Courtship Ritual - 'Pith'.

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Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls came together to each write five songs of this, their self-titled debut LP together.

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Philadelphian bedroom musician Alex G mixes dusty lo-fi and warm electronics on his debut LP 'DSU'.

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Fans of dreamy, soulful indie-pop should tune in to 'Conversations', the captivatingly delicate debut by Cumbria's Woman's Hour.

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Ambient and anxious pop forms Brighton group Fear Of Men's debut 'Loom'.

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Oxford four-piece Glass Animals are signed to super-producer Paul Epworth's new label Wolf Tone and sit somewhere near Alt-J, Wild Beasts and 'In Rainbows'-era Radiohead in pop class.

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Nottingham singer Ronika gives her obvious '80s influences a fresh twist on her debut LP 'Selectadisc'.

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Donovan Blanc is a wannabe heart-throb who spends Friday evenings looking for ladies to photograph naked in his flat. At least that’s how New Jersey musicians Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab, formerly known as Honeydrum, describe the character they invented for their new project.
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