1. CLEAN

    Leopold and His Fiction
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    LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION
    Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and his Fiction. Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel James Leopold to exercise his lessons from his formative years in Detroit, the seminal force of Leopold and his Fiction is the catalyst for soul-drenched, bare-bones rock ‘n’ roll that shakes with the power of ’73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown. “The band elicits a power when it’s time to perform that is unable to be harnessed in any other medium short of a fist fight,” says Leopold. “Whether that’s on stage or in a recording studio it’s almost hard to contain it. It’s more life than I’ve ever felt before.”

    Leopold and his Fiction have been working with GRAMMY®–nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Datsuns, Slayer, Jet, The Dandy Warhols, etc.) in recording and capturing a captivating musical journey that is as relentless as it is inspiring. “Frenchie saw our show and listened to our records,” says James. “He was very blunt and said, ‘I’m confidant I can make you guys shine!’ He brought a lot out of me and the band. The energy was very positive and the songs are confident, edgy and packed with emotion.” Amidst the band’s hook-filled party rock, Leopold is also able to refine his more melodic Neil Young / Jackson Browne side.

    The next Leopold and his Fiction album promises a full pallet of artistry from America’s deep, dark underbelly and rootsy fabric to a revival of an R&B, backwoods charm. It goes back to the days when Motown and Stax loaded singles with a shaking groove on the A-side with B-side ballads clearly as comfortable in the same skin.
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  2. UFO BABY

    Blonde Bunny
    Cellars
    Fish
    Nora

    BLONDE BUNNY
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  3. CLEAN

    Wildhood
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    WILDHOOD
    As one half of the hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens enjoyed critical and commercial success. Now the 24-year-old actor and musician is branching out on his own with a new project called Wildhood.

    The project, which is described as being birthed from rebellion, is releasing an eight-track EP called Vert. – The Telegraph
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  4. BAD PUSS

    The Black Delta Movement
    Egyptian Blue
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    THE BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT
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  5. PNKSLM PRESENTS SLIME BALL 2016

    Boys
    Luxury Death
    Spice Boys
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    PNKSLM Recordings proudly presents: THE SLIME BALL 2016.

    DAY TWO: Saturday 1st October at The Old Blue Last

    PNKSLM are back for their annual London takeover, bringing together a bunch of their newest hitmakers from the UK and Sweden. Including the debut UK shows for Boys & SPICE BOYS

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  6. ODYXXEY

    Spinning Coin
    JC Flowers
    Plastic Flowers
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    Spinning Coin
    Forming via the ever mutating Glasgow underground network of DIY bands, Spinning Coin are the beast of various bands and solo outings all worthy of your love, however together the four boys do something truly special. Comprising of Cal Donnelly, Chris White, Jack Mellin and Sean Armstrong they have combined their individual influences and styles and gone for the jugular to create an onslaught of noisy jangled up, fuzzed out songs, from wall of sound guitar shredding to delicate pop gems – the band can whip up an frenzy and set you off on a dreamy haze in the space of minutes. The dual action songwriting and singing of Jack and Sean is of vintage indie and it’s their switching of styles and vivid tales filled with anger, bittersweetness and beauty is Spinning Coin’s charm. Accepting every gig offer like it is their duty, playing up and down the UK over the last year and a half honing their live sound has made them one of the best live bands in the scene.
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  7. VESTED INTEREST

    Donovan Wolfington
    Caddywhompus
    Pet Cemetery

    DONOVAN WOLFINGTON (Topshelf Records)
    It’s a scattered mix of emotions and life lessons for Donovan Wolfington on How to Treat the Ones You Love. They’ve learned something about that concept along the way, too—treating your loved ones right. “I think we all lost something in one way or another, some more than others,” – NOISEY
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    CADDYWHOMPUS (Community Records)
    “The New Orleans group is only made up of two guys and it’s amazing how they manage to flesh out their full-bodied instrumentation and build an atmosphere that feels vast and limitless, yet warm and intimate at the same time.” – STEREOGUM
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    PET CEMETERY (Z Tapes)
    Dizzying hits z Londýna.
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  8. DISORDER

    Still Hounds
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    Still Hounds
    Edinburgh-based Stillhound have already caused a stir online, with their dreamy electronic pop proving to be irresistible.
    But then, with hooks as enticing as these, how could the web resist? Evocative, hypnotising pop music, the trio are currently preparing for the release of debut album ‘Bury Everything’ on September 23rd.

    Readying themselves to go out onto the road, Stillhound’s pop phantasia is both unsettlingly new and pleasingly familiar.
    New cut ‘Time Enough For Love’ exemplifies this mixture. The gossamer electronics provide a soft-as-snow bed for the vocals, that seem to sigh out of the speakers.
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  9. 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.

    ESTRONS
    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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  10. PINK MIST

    The Bennies Plus Special Guests

    THE BENNIES
    Australia’s self proclaimed psychedelic reggae ska doom metal punk rock from hell, The Bennies are heading back to the U.K. for their second time this year. After a raucous 9 date debut headline tour in May, The Bennies are back to support Less Than Jake on their massive Fireball tour and have just announced 3 extra shows.

    Before kicking off the huge shows with Less Than Jake, Mariachi El Bronx & The Skints, this October The Bennies will play 3 special headline shows in London, Bristol & Nottingham. Joining The Bennies will be Shit Present, who have just announced their second EP will be out in November through Specialist Subject Records.
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  11. SKIT

    Blue Room Mafia
    Phundo Art
    Octavian OG
    Louis Culture
    JP X Falaf
    Lauren Ralph

    BLUE ROOM MAFIA
    Curated by Birmingham based producer Lauren Ralph; the Blue Room Mafia are a gang of rappers from across the West Midlands throwing together elements of grime and street rap. Named after the blue walls of the bedroom they record their tunes in; Blue Room Mafia’s music often sounds like you are listening in on lo-fi tapes of pirate radio cypher sessions.
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  12. FLIX AGENCY

    The Cardboard Swords
    The Sinking Feeling

    THE CARDBOARD SWRODS
    Infectious, energetic indie-pop done right, The Cardboard Swords debut LP will move you. It will make you remember falling in love, and make you remember the moment it felt to find out that the other person wasn’t perfect, but human too. And then loving them for who they are, not who someone else thinks they are. And then loving them even if you are no longer in love. It’s a pretty powerful album to do all of that, but it does. So sing your heart out, don’t be afraid to love.
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  13. CLEAN

    The Pale White
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    THE PALE WHITE
    ‘Let you Down’ is the latest single from Newcastle based indie-rock band: The Pale White. Previously known as Sun Dance, the group have become one of the most popular bands in the area, attracting large crowds and supporting bands such as: Baby Strange, Lisbon and The Subways.
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  14. CLEAN

    Lucas Nord
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    LUCAS NORD
    On his new forthcoming album ‘Company’, 24-year old Lucas Nord shares his thoughts and feelings from a recent break up. The songs are about becoming emotionally fucked up from spending your time loving someone, but not being loved back in return. Recently Lucas Nord was peaking the Billboard Dance Chart, and only a few years ago he was a ice hockey playing guy thinking about studying marketing.

    The summer of 2014 Lucas Nord found himself sitting on the sofa in his tiny Stockholm-flat in something that could be described as a delayed teenage rebellion. His writing process was grinding to a halt and when he managed to put something down, it sounded shit. A creative block was starting to COME OVER HIM (overcome him) and he knew it was time to make a move, do something. It was time for a drastic change.
    “I’m never going back”, he thought as three weeks later he boarded a flight to London.

    But in an even smaller flat in Clapham he finally found his flow again.
    Five months of bad weather, indian take aways and that eternal night time buzz of London life got his creativity going once more. This eventually resulted in the mini album ‘After You’. It was released in May 2015, this was his first release that was 100% Lucas Nord – music, lyrics, vocals, production and mix.
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  15. DISORDER

    National Service
    Heath
    Hush!
    Bel Esprit
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    NATIONAL SERVICE
    National Service are an artpop quartet hailing from London who’s music has recently been described as “a sound that blends the brooding indie rock of The National and the blazing music of Interpol”. Expect powerful, honest vocals and simple, hypnotic guitar work paired with colossal, brooding bass and drums to make for a deep, intense sound.
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  16. TEEN CREEPS

    Cupid
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    CUPIDS
    Within only a couple of months since their formation in September last year they had been invited to support Blossoms on their UK tour, spent every waking hour working on new material, recorded demos in hotel corridors and sold out their hometown Manchester shows with ease. They’ve had accolades from Paul Weller and nights out with Donovan (who offered them one of his previously unreleased songs).

    They’re bold, their sound is fresh and they’re not afraid to experiment musically and speak their mind lyrically. They’re a charismatic four-piece fuelled by a mutual desire to make people move.
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  17. BADPUSS

    Tail Feathers
    Strange Cages
    Rain Maze

    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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  18. CLEAN

    Hoops
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    HOOPS
    Hoops, a Bloomington, Indiana based four-piece signed to Fat Possum, conjures the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer nights – both in name and sound. Not named for the sweltering blacktop accompaniment, nor the waist-slinging hobby, but for hoop houses in the greenhouses where founding member Drew Auscherman worked in high school.
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  19. NEW CRUSH

    Lowly
    Luxury Death
    Yves

    LOWLY
    Lowly is a 5 piece noise pop band from Denmark. They appeared out of nowhere in April 2014 with the release of the bewitching ‘Daydreamers’. The sound, already so rich and full, was like being put under a magical spell.
    In the Autumn , Lowly released their EP “Sink Way Into Me” and the single “Fire” was described as “ABBA’s Super Trouper remixed by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker” by Ed Nash from The Line Of Best Fit.
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    LUXURY DEATH
    Luxury Death is the brainchild of boyfriend, girlfriend duo Ben Thompson & Meg Williams. The project started as “something else to do in the bedroom together” and shortly blossomed into a fully conscious band churning out hauntingly bittersweet lofi indie rock songs influenced by knowing that one day you are going to die.
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    YVES
    YVES is Harry Roke, Mitchell Dodson & Finn Wilkinson.
    The three piece from Swindon have been ‘Blowing your minds since 1996′ with Alt Reading saying ‘The thunderous guitar riffs, and strong melodies highlighted the tight set, particularly in the songs ‘Glasgow’ and ‘When the Day Comes’.
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  20. PINTS HALLOWEEN PARTY

    Pints
    Waco
    Who cares
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    PINTS
    They smell of stale beer, all of their songs are about getting hammered, they will probably scream in your face and push you over; it’s nothing personal, you’re just in their way – New Noise Magazine
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  21. CROSS CONCERTS

    Keir
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    KEIR
    Growing up entrenched in music, Keir was schooled by the albums he found in charity shops, from chart pop to avant jazz to Shirley Bassey.

    Just one listen to the young Bristolian and you’ll be placing him in the ranks of Britain’s biggest lungs. His voice soars, packed full with emotion, passion, and dynamism. Live, he holds the room in the palm of his hand with songs that tell stories and leave you shaking.

    Releasing debut single Probably, it feels like an old classic by the first chorus. Make sure you’re in the crowd for his debut London headline. You’ll still be talking about it in months to come. – DICE
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  22. 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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  23. KANADA

    Måntra
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    MÅNTRA
    A clear generation gap exists in 2016. Aside from living in one of the most increasingly polarised times – with the resurgence of the far-right in the west, Dickensian levels of inequality and daily deceit delivered by the mass media; there is a whole generation who have slowly slipped into an ether of apathy. Modern pop and rock music now reflects this new paradigm; devoid of any substantive message, or meaning. This is the stimulus for West London rock band Mantra; they would rather stand up and deliver music with a message for the left-behinds and the disenfranchised.
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  24. LIVE NATION

    Reigning Days
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    REIGNING DAYS
    “…an incredible band. I ’m a massive, massive fan .” James Santer, BBC Introducing

    “Supple, layered rock with a taste for the epic. Pulsating electro shadings subtly counter the dazed guitar and transcendent lyric” The Daily Mirror
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  25. DISORDER

    Easy Kill
    Graceland
    Garda
    485C
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    EASY KILL
    Paired up with the previously released ‘Samson’ (which we featured in a recent Neu Bulletin) and their promising early demos (which found their way into a less recent Neu Bulletin), it’s a regal illustration of why Easy Kill are set to align themselves with some of the most timeless acts of modern years. Where ‘Samson’ pitched them alongside the likes of Future Islands with its motorik pace, ‘Not Even Lovers’ soars like the best of The Maccabees, a wistful, embracing vocal painting watercolours atop the band’s delicate canvas. Free from hype or fad, with a signature all of their own, Easy Kill are a proposition unlike many others.
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  26. TEEN CREEPS

    Mozes & The Firstborn
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    MOZES & THE FIRSTBORN
    Talented garage rock bands coming up through the Burger Records farm system are a dime a dozen these days. But something about Mozes and the Firstborn sticks out like a sore but lovable thumb. Perhaps it’s the fact that this fearsome foursome hails from that great rock mecca of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Or that they’re obsessed with animated Disney film Prince of Egypt. Or that the songs on their self-titled debut tremble with the heady psych-pop energy of the Brian Jonestown Massacre (“Peter Jr.” and “Party Crasher Extended”) and the catchy, head-banging hooks of Ty Segall (“Time’s a Headache” and “Gimme Some”). Even those easy comparisons fall flat in the face of intoxicating shout-alongs like “I Got Skills,” paisley-patterned ballads like “Skinny Girl,” and acid-washed synapse-snappers like “Heaven.” And the swaggering “Seasons”? It’s a dark-horse early candidate for Best Song of 2014. Mozes and the Firstborn possess everything a young band could want: instrumental chops, stylistic diversity, a sense of humor and a dynamic frontman in Melle Dielesen. Sure is exciting to see the sky as the only limit for these Dutchmen. – Orlando Weekly
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  27. PIONEER MUSIC AGENCY

    Sonic Boom Six
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    SONIC BOOM SIX
    SONIC BOOM SIX is an explosive and outspoken five-piece described as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid” (Kerrang! Magazine). With a live show infamous for “clashing activism and good times”, SB6′s legendary gigs are a party that started in Manchester, UK, with an open-door policy towards all races, genders, ages and orientations. The Boom’s influences include The Specials, The Streets, and The Fugees, and the band signed with Cherry Red Records in early 2016. They will drop The F-Bomb — SB6′s latest album — on 27 th May
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  28. CLEAN & TEEN CREEPS

    Gurr
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    GURR
    Gurr is a garagepop band from Berlin that sounds like a trashy 60s girl group meshed with poppy vocals in two voices and a flavor of eeriness dug out from the deep darkness that is the Berlin rocknroll bar’s restroom at 5 am.
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  29. CLEAN X DIY

    The Night Cafe
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    THE NIGHT CAFE
    The Night Café’s first steps came bathed in sunshine. All poppier than a fizzed-up Fanta melodies, this summer’s ‘Together’ single was a fresh-faced introduction to an equally bright and breezy group. On new track ‘Mixed Signals’, though, they’re succumbing to a darker side.

    “It’s so much harder now you’re not mine,” admits the skulking hook. It’s still buried amongst chirruping guitar lines, but this time around there’s a vicious side that rears its head when they let it all loose.

    The single comes alongside the announcement of a debut UK tour for the Liverpool group. DIY are taking the reigns on the London date at The Old Blue Last, alongside Clean. That’s on December 7th, with tickets available from here – a snazzy poster and full dates for the run are below the player. – DIY
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