1. SO YOUNG 3RD BIRTHDAY

    Life
    Shame
    The Orielles
    Happy Meal Ltd

    SO YOUNG
    So Young Magazine celebrates three years in print with a FREE ENTRY special event at The Old Blue Last in London. Hosting some of the magazine’s favourite new bands including LIFE, SHAME, HAPPY MEAL LTD, THE ORIELLES and FEVER! See you down the front.
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  2. ODYXXEY

    Poledo
    Radical Boy
    Long Limbs
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    POLEDO
    Autocorrect’s worst nightmare though it maybe, ‘Egg Ccun Catpil Butfli’ is the perfect title for Poledo’s rollercoaster of a second work. Following last year’s debut ‘Kids Don’t Follow’, every track contained within the Oxford group’s new EP is a lesson in metamorphosis, each track a lesson in pigeon-hole dodging experimental pop. Released tomorrow via Deadbeat And Down, you can stream it first right here on DIY, along with the video for closing track ‘Loser’.

    Channelling the off-the-wall twists and turns of Girl Band and their noisy ilk through a decidedly Pavement-indebted aesthetic, it’s a gripping next step. Snotty though frontman Evan Clements’ vocal delivery may be, there’s a youthful exuberance buried under all those heavy blankets of shoegaze – keep an eye out for that in the Swim Deep psychedelia of ‘Comfortable Life’ and grinning pop harmonies of ‘Loser’ in particular.

    The band play The Library in Oxford tomorrow to celebrate their record’s release – more details on that here. Prepare with our exclusive stream of ‘Egg Ccun Catpil Butfli’ below, and check out the video for ‘Loser’ below that. – DIY
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  3. STAGE MODE MEDIA & LIVE FACTORY

    Charlotte Turnbull (Making My Way EP Launch)
    Pep
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    Jake Alder
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    CHARLOTTE TURNBULL (MAKING MY WAY EP LAUNCH)
    Following an impressive audition on last year’s BBC The Voice – she had offers from various major labels. Charlotte has since spent time working on her debut EP (Making My Way) which is due for release late June.
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  4. KLUBB LOTTAROX

    Dronningen
    Gelato
    Los Padres
    Zkeletonz DJs

    DRONNINGEN
    area 4 member electro rock assault squad based in London. A blend of distorted guitar riffs and psycho synths, with the ultimate aim of making you dance. Dronningen, which means “The Queen” in Norwegian, base their music on three guiding principles that can be heard and felt in the music and lyrics:
    1)Getting rid of general negativity
    2)Dance as a purifying ritual
    3)Being the sovereign of your own world.
    Formed in August 2014,the band has been playing many exciting shows in London and is just about to release their first band EP“RoyalRiot”(June2016)
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    GELATO
    Having performed with many bands in the leadup to the creation of GELATO, band founder and lead singer Drew Wynen knew the kind of music he wanted to create. The band recorded their first, selftitled EP with Tobin Jones (BoNingen, The Pearl Harts) which was released in March 2015. The debut EP was well received by many notable names in the London music industry such as BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio and various other radios/blogs. GELATO are a mix of Alternative, Punk and Garage, with hook & riff filled rock keeping it loud and fast whilst maintaining a melodic and tight sound (think Queens Of The Stone Age combined with the likes of At The DriveIn & Dinosaur Pileup).

    With a steady gigging schedule, growing fanbase, the release of a second EP (‘Daydream’) and various support slots for bands such as LTNT, BONES & more, GELATO make up a dynamite trio that are certainly a band to look out for.
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  5. BAD NAMES SUMMER PARTY

    Bad Names
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    BAD NAMES
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  6. DISORDER

    Coquin Migale
    Softer Still
    Husky Loops
    Disorder DJs

    COQUIN MIGALE
    COQUIN MIGALE are from Newcastle. They consist of Alex Soper (guitar / vocals), Stevie Kane (bass), Josh Holmes (drums) and Jack Brooks (guitar) and are pronounced “Co-kane Mig-elle”. ‘Grindie’ is their first single on fierce panda and, as the title might suggest, represents a winningly grin-worthy carcrash of grunge and indie, all smashbanging in under three manic minutes. – Fierce Panda Records
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  7. LOST IN THE MANOR

    Stags
    Hoodoo Daze

    STAGS
    “Modern classic rock at its most zesty.” – Classic Rock Magazine

    “Toe curling vocals and belter guitar riffs. Unapologetic and completely innovative.” – IAmMusic TV

    “A sound that combines the riff-heavy world of ‘70s rock with the emotional heft of grunge” -Stereoboard UK

    “One of the best emerging bands of the year.” – The Independent
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  8. CHAPTER AND VERSE EP RELEASE SHOW

    Chapter and Verse
    Chasing Cadence
    Rory Indiana
    Massmatiks

    CHAPTER AND VERSE
    Chapter and Verse might seem like fresh faces to the scene, but with the debut EP ‘The Wolves Back Home’ these East London boys are hitting the UK like they’re veterans.

    With a raw, energetic twist on the alt-rock genre, Chapter and Verse released their first single ‘Shelf Life’ in March and sold out their first ever show in less than a few weeks. Now with a relentless tour ethic, the quartet are quickly becoming one of the bands to watch in 2016.
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  9. WE CAN DO IT

    Swampmother
    Dirty White Fever
    Coldredlight

    SWAMPMOTHER
    Swampmother is a two-headed creature.
    A soloist, a sultry and striking songwriter creating atmospheric haunting blues.
    A band, a blues-grunge two-piece building heavy hooks and crashing beats.
    Heart breaker. Bone shakers.

    We are really psyched to have Swampmother play for us with a full band performance and with new material under their belt you are in for a treat.
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    DIRTY WHITE FEVER
    “They pack enough sound to keep you in a drunken frenzy for days, playing fuzzy full-bodied riffs accompanied by the sexiest hip-hop beats and howling vocals to match.” – SUBBA CULTURE

    With Dominic’s Feminist beliefs and beautifully intuiative mind we are really honoured to have the guys come up from Brighton to play for us.
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    COLDREDLIGHT
    “Dark and menacing noises ooze over Coldredlight’s debut track Little Scorpion, which lands somewhere in between Alice in Chains and Jeff Buckley in sound…these guys have fantastically intense, bluesy sound which builds beautifully from a solo guitar and voice into a grunge-infused rock out over the end of the song, singer Gaby-Elise’s voice changing from sultry to raw power” – Fortitude Magazine
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  10. LIVE NATION & KANADA

    Chimes
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    CHIMES
    Chimes is a collaboration between British producer Draper and songwriter/vocalist Paul Aiden. Forged through a speculative songwriting session in mid-2014, Draper and Aiden discovered both a creative chemistry and several late night writing sessions and live rehearsals later, Chimes was born.
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  11. CLEAN

    Lady Lykez
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    LADY LYKEZ
    Lady Lykez is a phenominal, young, female, UK artist who has fit an amazing amount of experience into her music career that belies her age. These include Supporting Method Man and Red Man in London and Bristol, T In The Park, Glastonbry, Big Chill and has even performed at Reading and Leeds festival on the BBC Introducing stage.
    The female rapper/actress/songwriter/script writer and performer is destined for great things. Her witty and well observed topics contrast with her more serios concepts relating to issues affecting inner city young people today.
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  12. CLEAN

    Wild Throne
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    WILD THRONE
    Wild Throne is a band that has become accustomed to surprising people—both by accident and by design—simply by crafting music that is as hard to describe as it is exciting to listen to. They’ve managed to take the volume and brutality of heavy metal, compositional elements of prog rock, atypical time signatures of math rock, along with things not normally found in those genres such as strong melodies, a touch of psychedelia and some old-fashioned, straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll, along with impeccable musicianship and extraordinary vision, and meld them into a big, multi-layered, many-faceted sound that is completely their own.
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  13. BIRD ON THE WIRE

    Public Access T.V.
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    PUBLIC ACCESS T.V.
    Public Access T.V. are a band firmly planted in downtown New York City. Before they released their first song, played their first show, or even had a name, Public Access T.V. were a band. Best friends out every night together, sharing clothes, cigarettes, pocket change, and most importantly living together in a dilapidated East Village loft where they could stay up all night playing music… loudly. “It wasn’t like ‘let’s start a band,’” 24-year-old singer and main songwriter John Eatherly says of the formation. “We already were playing music and hanging out together all the time. We were all doing different things, playing as hired guns for anybody just to pay the rent, and then one day I came in with these songs I wrote and we all just knew this was something we wanted to do for real.”

    Everything was moving on the correct trajectory when in April 2015, while PATV were on tour in California, they flicked on the TV to see live pictures of their Manhattan loft on every single news channel. It was on fire from a gas explosion and then collapsed into rubble. “We wrote there, rehearsed, recorded, lived, everything,” says John. “It was home…and then it was completely gone.”

    Demoralised and thousands of miles from NYC, PATV did the only thing they could think of. As John says: “We told our agent to book as many gigs as possible – because we didn’t want to deal with the reality of the situation. We actually had nowhere to go.” But, as things happened, that chain of events was to set PATV on an entirely new and fruitful path. Among those frantic gig bookings were a bunch of festivals in Europe, as well as dates with The Strokes, Fidlar and Palma Violets.

    Now after the release of their double A-side single “In Love and Alone” / “Patti Peru” last fall to critical acclaim, Public Access T.V. are set to play Old Blue Last this July.
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  14. BARELY REGAL

    Living Body
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    LIVING BODY
    Living Body is a new project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (formerly, Juffage), featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, Wild Beasts, Sleater-Kinney) and Tom Evans (Vessels). Rising from the ashes of their acclaimed “Sonic Cauldron” concert in 2013, the group is now augmented by new and additional live members Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe) & Sarah Statham (Esper Scout). Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload in 2016.
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  15. QM RECORDS PRESENTS: PEGGY’S BIG DAY OUT

    Island Cassettes
    Lebeaux
    Sebastian Blake
    Just Like Fruit
    Bess Atwell
    Benji Tranter

    QM Records is Brighton based label founded by Normanton Street present a brand new night in collaboration with Peggy. Expect vibes and great live music from around the UK. Watch out for Peggy’s World internet series episode 1 coming soon.

    ISLAND CASSETTES
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  16. CRUNCHY CLUB

    D/troit
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    D/TROIT
    “Old school soul and r’n’b from the 60s and 70s is what makes our hearts beat faster, it is what makes our heads sing and our abdomens rotate. Soul Music is a timeless force. It speaks to us all; regardless of race, gender and age. We hope to contribute to this amazing heritage. Let us be quite clear; Copenhagen also has soul”.
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  17. VICE HOUSE PARTY

    Wild Palms
    Magique
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    Thump DJs
    Gmail Crab DJ

    WILD PALMS
    Southgate boys Lou Hill, Gareth Jones and James Parish grew up together and formed an early incarnation of the band, Lou then met Darrell Hawkins whilst studying at Brighton University and completed the line-up. Academic duties fulfilled they all moved back to north London en masse and set about recording their acclaimed, post-punk leaning debut Until Spring.

    After its release the band experimented with additional members, contributors and different set ups. After spending a good year developing a sound in this manner, the songs and music that were produced over this period of time were deemed not up to scratch and scrapped. What they had created just wasn’t right. The four men decided that they would record the record themselves to have as little outside influence as possible in order to create as true a reflection of their ideas as possible. They locked themselves away again and fused inspiration from the psych sounds of Silver Apples, the industrial shimmer of Portishead, the leftfield soul-infused hip hop of Madlib and Doom’s Madvillain project, DJ Shadow.

    Five years later, Wild Palms return with the first taste of what’s to come with two new singles – Temper Gold and Ennio – both produced by Liam Howe (Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs). Temper Gold will be released through One Little Indian Records on March 4th 2016.
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  18. TRAPPED ANIMAL

    Round Eye
    Let’s Talk Daggers
    Rocking Horse Club
    The Iterations

    ROUND EYE
    Round Eye is the sexiest, hairiest and loudest band in China! The freakish malformed spawn of doo-wop, punk and free-jazz, we seek to help audiences across the globe ascend into a nirvana of noise, weirdness and sax-powered mayhem. With a psychotic live act that may or may not feature nudity/body paint/destruction/degeneracy this band is not for the faint of heart and not to be missed. – Dying Scene
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  19. DISORDER

    Future Love
    New Carnival
    The Traps
    Shallows
    Disorder DJs

    FUTURE LOVE
    Every note of Future Love’s new ‘Passive Obsessive’ EP sags with the weight of melancholy. At once punchy and pained, it finds the Northampton rockers channeling all manner of world-weary sentiment into a thunderous statement. – DIY
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  20. ‘DAHLIA’ LAUNCH SHOW

    Middle Distance
    Splitsville
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    MIDDLE DISTANCE (‘Dahlia’ Launch Show)
    It’s hard to believe that ‘Losing Colour’ is a debut EP. Middle Distance have a sound that’s so refined you’d assume the band have been perfecting their sound for years. Fusing together a core of indie, with a vocal style reminiscent of The Hotelier, and the sort of crisp, undistorted guitars usually found in math rock, this four piece from Buckinghamshire’s first effort is an infectious and highly enjoyable release. – Punktastic

    Middle Distance return with their new EP ‘The Dahlia’. So come join them at friends at The Old Blue Last for their Launch Show.
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  21. THE PARK

    Arcadian
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    ARCADIAN
    Arcadian are a 5 piece Brit Pop/Indie band from St Albans, Hertfordshire. the 5 piece have previously supported the likes of The Magic Gang, and Vitamin, and have also seen slots at festivals such as Rhythms of The World with BBC Introducing, which also featured them in BBC 3 Counties earlier this year, in addition to selling out NME award winning venue The Horn in a show put together entiirely by the band for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    The band’s newest release “This Is Not Ultraviolet”, the 3 track EP sees the band don a lyrical, and musical maturity beyond their age. The songs see the band tackle a number of contemporary issues, with catchy writing not seen since the early days of Arctic Monkeys.
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  22. FLIX AGENCY

    Jared Hart
    Billy Liar

    JARED HART
    The latest to throw his hat into the solo singer-songwriter ring is Jared Hart, frontman for long-running New Jersey street punk band The Scandals. Though the band’s output of recorded music has waned a bit in recent years for one reason or another, the band have kept busy on the road, finding themselves regular touring companions of their fellow New Jersey brethren in The Gaslight Anthem. The last several years have also found Hart taking to the solo act thing, lumping his acoustic guitar and some Scandals merch into a car and playing shows primarily across the Eastern half of the country. – Dying Scene
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  23. KANADA

    Lucy Dacus Plus Special Guests

    LUCY DACUS
    Lucy Dacus is a singer-songwriter who hails from Richmond, Virginia. Her voice is beautiful, like none I’ve heard before. On her dynamic debut album No Burden—out in February—she warbles her country-rock songs like a humble new pal revealing old secrets about feeling lost and starting over. — Leah Mandel, The FADER
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  24. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.

    Tear (Single Launch Party)
    Mannequin Death Squad

    TEAR (SINGLE LAUNCH)
    London new comers and cat lovers TEAR released their debut EP on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis label late 2015 after a string of independent festival performances. Their live shows feel stripped back and raw, simmering with the kind of female rage that threatens to boil over at any minute. At times chaotic, the London trio push themselves to the furthest limits before pulling themselves back from the brink just in time.

    ” TEAR sound like barbed wire wrapped around barbed wire.” Clash Magazine
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  25. DIY

    Estrons
    The Bay Rays

    This autumn, DIY is linking up with Estrons and The Bay Rays, two of the country’s brightest and brawniest hopes. The DIY Presents tour kicks off at the tail end of September, taking in twelve dates and bringing the ruckus to every corner of the UK.

    It comes ahead of a start to the year that’s already marked headliners Estrons out as something very special indeed. Where their debut single ‘Make A Man’ and ‘Whoever She Was…’ EP blew minds as 2015 drew to a close, it was left to their instant classic new single ‘Drop’ to crush those chunks of blown brain down into gunpowder and fire them off the roof like fireworks. Make no mistake – this is a group to get giddy over.

    Support comes from The Bay Rays, whose two singles to date – ‘Four Walls’ and ‘New Home’ – have marked them out as a force capable of fusing both candy-coated infectious pop and devastatingly direct grunge with ease.

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    ESTRONS rip roaring Make A Man scored them spots on Noisey and Best Fit, the latter who praised the band for “raucous riffing and relentless yells”. But the track was so much more than just a whirlwind of frantic guitar lines and pulse-raising vocals. With it, the Welsh quartet flipped female objectification on its head and found themselves getting prime time spins on Radio 1.

    Playing with them is Kent three-piece The Bay Rays. Single New Home is a heavy-hitting cut in classic rocknroll formula that hurtles into a speed guaranteeing destruction but steals exhilaration instead. With a spindly solo riff gunning for another hit of the hook, it’s deliciously addictive.
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  26. BADPUSS

    Tail Feathers
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    TAIL FEATHER
    “Tail Feather take things into altogether more sultry territory, with their bourbonsoaked blues rock bringing to mind the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Lynyrd Skynyrd. As the long-haired lotharios’ stunning five-way harmonies and lackadaisical grooves pulse and smoulder into the Purple Turtle’s very brickwork, it’s clear that we’re watching a band blessed with a total mastery of their craft. A real treat” – Kerrang

    “Take the Allman Brothers, put Ray Manzarek on keyboards and layer the whole gumbo with CSN&Y style vocals; then play psychedelic tinged West Coast Rock” – 247

    “The screeching guitars and rolling melody smell of leather, sheep skin, beards and matured bourbon – a fine concoction and one you should try.” – Art Rocker
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  27. CLEAN

    Wall
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    WALL
    WALL are Vanessa Gomez (drums), Vince McClelland (guitar), Elizabeth Skadden (bass) and Sam York (vocals).

    Based in Brooklyn, NY, all four members are originally from Austin, Houston and Buna, Texas. The band formed in Brooklyn when Vanessa, who had only been learning to play drums for two months, met Elizabeth at a show in New York, and the two decided to try playing together. Soon after that Elizabeth enlisted her friend of 20 years, Sam and then Vince.
    They wrote their first song ‘First Date’ within one hour of practice as a 4-piece, and decided at that point to officially form WALL.
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  28. KANADA

    Lord Kesseli & The Drums
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    LORD KESSELI & THE DRUMS
    Lord Kesseli and the Drums play slowed down, electronic club music, or in other words synthetic Science Fiction with analogue raging sounds. The Swiss artist Dominik Kesseli makes musical implosions rise in to striking Phoenixes. Nebulized dream phases meet declarations of love in all of the six pieces of this first, self titled release of Lord Kesseli and the Drums. It sounds as if a pitch black soapbubble was colliding with a golden planet somewhere in the universe and as if one would pull up that fine dust through the nostrils that would rain down on to the earth. Too crazy? You don’t have a clue…
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