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With all the bleeps, synths and wobbly bass lines dominating new music these days, it’s refreshing to come across a new band who stick to the good old fashioned alt rock approach. London-based band The Divers cite the likes of Pearl Jam, Wilco, Bush and Band Of Horses as...

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2forjoy-michaela

Just in time to put herself into contention for everyone’s ‘Sounds of 2013′ lists, hotly tipped London singer 2forJoy (Ruth Ivo to her friends) has released her first single ‘Michaela’ – along with a suitably atmospheric video, directed by Annick Wolfers. Check out ‘Michaela’ below and let me know...

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waylayers

East London indie-poppers Waylayers are fast making a name for themselves, thanks to their wide-eyed pop sensibilities and ear for very catchy riffs. After their debut single ‘Hear No Lies’¬†got them noticed earlier this year, they’re back with second effort ‘Magnets’ – which is just as captivating. Listen to...

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avec-sans-the-answer

When I first covered London electro-duo Avec Sans back in July, I suggested they sounded a bit like Ladytron – and their new single ‘The Answer’ does nothing to change that view. Thankfully, Ladytron’s brand of thumping electro-clash is awesome, and Avec Sans seem to have enough charisma about...

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white-bone-rattle

Psych-rock seems to be everywhere at the minute – or maybe I just keep getting drawn towards it. Either way, new Kent-based band White Bone Rattle seem to be pretty good at it. Their debut album Creature Of Curiosity is full of melodic, scuzzy, groovy and harmonious psychedelic rock...

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cityreign

If you used to like Idlewild, and in particular Roddy Woomble’s vocals, then new Manchester indie-rock trio City Reign will be right up your street. Check out their first single proper, ‘Ahead Of Ideas’, below and let me know what you think… ‘Ahead Of Ideas’ is slated for a...

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