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Liily: chaotic LA rock’n’roll for the internet generation

LA-based rockers Liily discuss their local scene and the importance shaking up rock tropes on their forthcoming debut album

Melin Melyn: idiosyncratic surf-poppers reimagining Welsh history

The six-piece’s debut EP ‘Blomonj’ interweaves references to Celtic folklore with fun and frenetic choruses

Witch Fever: Manchester doom-punks ready to smash toxic masculinity

The Manchester group talk their gnarly new EP and what to expect from support slots with Bob Vylan and IDLES

Dexter: rebellious bedroom pop that champions self-expression

The south-west London teen discusses rejecting beauty standards and her sun-splashed debut EP, which looks to uplift and empower

Wunderhorse: hard-won indie joy from shapeshifting surfer

Once the frontman of indie band Dead Pretties, Jacob Slater is now calm, collected and returning with piercing solo music

Jayla Kai: community spirit in Woodstock teen’s plucky alt-rock

Jayla Kai on her intimate new EP, growing up in Woodstock, and the story behind her mentorship with Four Tet

Jackie Hayes: gritty guitar greatness from Chicago grafter

Jackie Hayes on how growing up in a church band, her emo roots and a move to the Windy City inspired her glorious new EP

Cathy Jain: dreamy teen pop from the coolest kid you know

With Taylor Swift in one ear and a guzheng beneath her fingertips, Cathy Jain wants to represent both her heritage and her present with charming tales of teen life

Geese: Brooklyn band’s bruising debut single is a perfect arrival

Get to know Brooklyn's Geese, who've signed to Partisan Records (Fontaines D.C., Idles) for one of the year's best guitar debuts

Malady: a potent blend of post-rave beats and indie-gloom

London quartet Malady are shaking up the capital with their blend of post-rave, early-dubstep and throwback indie