1. DISORDER

    NGOD
    WHITE GIANT
    Dead Boy Robotics
    Wild Cat Strike
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    NGOD
    No, they’re not partly named after a former, failed Liverpool striker. NGOD are actually high in the ranks of new bands merging showy ‘80s pop with hard-as-nails hooks. Hailing from Bradford, new single ‘Are You Satisfied?’ is their most confrontative, confident cut to date. A heady dose of 1975-nodding lunacy, it marks these five out as exciting openers. – DIY
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    DEAD BOY ROBOTICS
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  2. ANTIDOTES

    Thee MVPs
    Virgin Kids
    Dead Pretties
    Antidotes DJs

    THEE MVPS
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    VIRIGN KIDS
    “‘My Alone’ could pass for a Black Lips highpoint, not least in the vocals which uncannily recall Atlanta’s finest. There’s also a healthy smattering of whatever grit drives Twin Peaks to such head-shakingly subversive levels of intensity, alongside the knowing nous of Coathangers more accessible material. Ultimately, it sounds fun because it is fun.” – NME
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    DEAD PRETTIES
    Gritty rock’n’roll full of howling anger and dissatisfaction, but keeps one eye on crafting the kind of melodies you wake up humming days later.
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  3. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    Wendy James
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    WENDY JAMES
    “Wendy James’ new album ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ is brave and tender, artful and wild, where courage and the dream of love give promise. A wild, moving, shocking, hilarious, raging, exhilarating, giant of an album. A dazzling performance that listeners will delight in, it is intelligent, witty, irresistibly relentless and forthright”. – Village Voice

    BUY Wendy’s new album THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ here
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  4. CLEAN

    Colour Of Spring
    Lull
    Furr

    COLOUR OF SPRING
    Taking influence from 80’s genres such as C86, Shoegaze and Neo Psychedelia and a shared love of bands like My Bloody Valentine and The Cure, Colour Of Spring have a sound that mixes melodic elements with a darker twist.
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  5. CLEAN

    Freja
    Roch
    Sola.

    FREJA
    FREJA releases Young Heart, on the 3rd August. It is the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘White Magic Spells’ on the 9th October, through her own White Magic Records.

    Hailing from Copenhagen, and taking inspiration from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Prince, and ESG, FREJA recorded the three tracks that form White Magic Spells EP in Stockholm, alongside producer Calle Ask, and musicians Adam Olenius and Henrik Jonzon.

    Young Heart is a formidable introduction to this 27 year-old Dane. It’s a gloriously ramshackle slice of leftfield pop, dictated by FREJA’s energy and dominating vocal. The Scandinavians are no strangers to delivering oblique sunshine-driven pop, but there’s something very intoxicating and fresh about Young Heart that demands repeat plays. It’s got a real sense of fun too.
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  6. DIY

    Bellevue Days
    Hollerado
    Sports Team
    DIY DJs

    Hot on the heels of their smasher of a latest single ‘Ripped Jeans’ (one that won over none other than Wolf Alice’s Joel Amey in the process, don’t ya know), Bellevue Days are gearing up to play a free DIY Presents show at The Old Blue Last later this month.

    The Croydon rock squad will bring their festival-baiting anthems to the intimate confines of our favourite Shoreditch hangout on the 20th February. Support comes from Hollerado and the lackadaisical charm of Sports Team.

    BELLEVUE DAYS
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  7. KANADA

    Old Gray
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    OLD GRAY
    These three dudes (sometimes more) are finally coming to the UK. Just one of two shows, you’ll probably want to catch them playing their folk viking industrial shoegaze metal.
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  8. CLEAN

    The Elwins
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    THE ELWINS
    One could say “feeling good” is at the very core of what The Elwins are all about, and nowhere is that more apparent than a live show, where the electric exchange of energy blurs the line between band and audience – sometimes sweaty, usually lively, always fun. With a packed 2015 touring schedule set to take them across the continent and over to Asia and Europe, where they’ve had major success on three separate tours supporting And I Thank You, fans will have plenty of opportunity to join the party.
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  9. DIY & JÄGERMEISTER: CURTAIN CALL 2016

    Kagoule
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    Fuzz fiends Kagoule are the latest band to sign up to Curtain Call. The Nottingham bunch will record, play live and do all sorts else, all within the confines of one stretch of concrete – Shoreditch’s Curtain Road.

    Curtain Call takes the ‘road to success’ literally by basing itself in the iconic East London area. Home to some of our favourite labels – Wichita, Bella Union, Secretly Canadian & many more – it’s the perfect location for a new band to take their next step.

    Brighton trio Birdskulls were the first band to get involved in DIY x Jägermeister’s Curtain Call – they recorded new offering ‘Clawing At The Wall’. Now, Kagoule are joining in the fun. They’ll be given a hand to record a brand new track, before playing an intimate show alongside a special guest in the confines of The Old Blue Last. We’ll be joining them along the way. Plus, it’s only the second of three shows: Curtain Call will also be taking over another venue and studio on the street in March.

    Kagoule will be playing the second Curtain Call show at The Old Blue Last on 23rd February. Tickets are on sale exclusively through Ticketweb now.

    Stay tuned for more info, discover the next show’s special guests and catch-up with Birdskulls’ experience right here.

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  10. METROPOLIS MUSIC

    STELLA
    Claudia Kane

    • Wednesday
      24 February
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    STELLA
    Born in San Francisco, STELLA was raised in a family full of musicians. Both her grandfathers, Jose Santana and Saunders King, instilled music into STELLA from a young age. Along with the encouragement for her own musical pursuits from her father, who just so happens to be Rock an Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana, singing and songwriting became inevitable. Few years after graduating Pepperdine University, STELLA moved to New York, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighbourhood, where she has been writing and recording independently.

    Inspired by artists such as Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, and while keeping current artists like Travi$ Scott, Lykke LI, Haim, and Drake in her iTunes library. STELLA’s own sound is strong, soulful, and heartfelt, with her own life – lived experiences being the main focus of what she writes.
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  11. CLEAN

    Dahlia Sleeps
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    DAHLIA SLEEPS
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  12. VICE HOUSE PARTY

    INHEAVEN
    Pints
    Blue Spectre
    DJ Gmail Crab
    Bless DJs
    DJ @Cal_McRae
    Noisey DJs

    It’s your fave time of the month again. Where we give you everything you could possibly need: stuff to watch, a night full of bangers and good vibes, all absolutely free.

    Get your butt down to our pub Old Blue Last in Shoreditch where we’ll be showing exclusive VICE video stuff in The Flat upstairs at 6.30pm. From 8pm-2am our resident Thump and Noisey DJs will there to keep shit pumping, and Blue Spectre, Pints and Inheaven are ready to play you into big messy oblivion. There might – MIGHT – even be some free beers.

    INHEAVEN
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  13. PUNKTASTIC PRESENTS SADTASTIC 2016

    Simmer (Album Release Show)
    Rain
    Dearist
    Water Canvas
    Leatherneck
    Holy Pinto
    Fresh
    Sad Blood
    Punktastic DJs
    Zine & Distro Fare

    Punktastic will be bringing a host of their favourite UK emo(ish) bands to the Old Blue Last in London, simultaneously celebrating the release of Simmer’s debut album, ‘Paper Prisms’.

    Not only will there be 8 of the best homegrown talent, the free event will also host a zine and distro fair in the pub at the same time. We’ll be letting you have a full list of who will be represented in the near future.

    We’ve also got DJs until 2AM. Full details are over on the Facebook event page, and all the bands including some music to check out are listed below. We can’t wait.

    SIMMER
    Hailing from a sleepy countryside town in Cheshire, Simmer are one of the UK’s brightest new melodic punk bands. Mixing punk, emo and shoegaze into one big melting pot – No-Brainer Zine
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    WATER CANVAS
    Having unveiled their debut EP, ‘At Least’, in June 2014, Brighton based four-piece Water Canvas have seemingly done nothing but tour since. Their schedule reads like a menu of up-and-coming underground British acts, each as dedicated to their art as the next. It’s no surprise then that with the band’s second EP, ‘Haunter’, Water Canvas have hit the nail well and truly on the head.
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  14. SUNDAZE

    Loaded
    The Eskimo Chain
    The Gift (DJ)

    LOADED
    Part of the emerging psych scene, Loaded are a four piece band.

    The band have a layered but primitive sound using of a combination of minimalist, pop song structures and psychedelic experimentation. The impact of their live shows is heightened by hypnotic projections.

    Last year Loaded toured the UK, supporting the likes of Asteroid No 4, Loom , Telegram and The Vacant Lots.
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  15. COMMUNITY LIVE

    Community
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  16. DOLLS LIVE

    DOLLS
    The Ethical Debating Society
    FISH

    DOLLS
    DOLLS, an exciting new London/Essex based two-piece, are singer & guitarist Jade Ellins and drummer Belinda Conde. After having spent this year relentlessly gigging in and around London they are now preparing to release their latest double A-side single “Kid Kannibal / Audrey”. Defined by an overwhelming bold onstage energy and a raw, grungy sound DOLLS – Jade & Bel – have created a very engaging and recognisable chemistry… somewhat addictive.
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  17. CAPT PROMOTIONS

    Blackhole
    Prolong the Agony
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    BLACKHOLE
    English hardcore punk band hailing from Hemel Hempstead/Berkhamsted. Formed in 2007 they have since toured across the UK with Cancer Bats, Every Time I Die, The Ghost of a Thousand, Johnny Truant, along with many others. It was announced on the band’s Facebook page that they had parted ways in November 2010. In September 2015 it was confirmed that Blackhole had reunited to support former Gallows vocalist Frank Carter with his new band The Rattlesnakes on their Blossom tour in October throughout the UK.
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  18. BIRD ON THE WIRE

    Promise Keeper & Better Person
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    PROMISE KEEPER
    William Fussell has something burning a hole in his pocket, he’s fit to blow it. Promise Keeper, a smooth new edition for the London based singer, sees his usual, unusual melodies like hypnotic breezes (also that kind of laid-back disco of the highest quality and with the most tender intentions) snowing on your forehead, cooling you down like; “Shhhhhh…, let’s talk about you.”
    Comfort executed in style, in class, and in confidence, And you can dance, for inspiration, And that’s a promise.
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    BETTER PERSON
    As the sun begins to set later and the days grow dark and bitter, Better Person (the moniker of musician Adam Byckowski) recently announced his long awaited debut EP It’s Only You and premiered a new song; the weather appropriate Everything Cold. Inspired by winter days in his former apartment, an icy top floor flat on Berlin’s Pannierstrasse where he would stay up late and spend his days alone.
    While the EP’s sonic touchstones – torch songs, Sade, Arthur Russell, synthed-up European and Japanese pop from the 80s, French and Italian movie soundtracks – are all unimpeachably romantic, there’s a more Romantic undercurrent of isolation that begins from the way It’s Only You was made – all recorded on a computer at home. Byczkowski brings to the fore an aspect of the recent embrace of New Romantic soundscapes and R&B emoting: crooning as a form of self-seduction, a kind of therapy, an impossible compromise between the irreconcilable poles of intimacy and isolated self-sufficiency. The title itself casually, elegantly captures the paradoxical phase shift which occurs when the movement toward closeness becomes a plunge into solitude. It’s Only You is the sound of turning down the mood lighting so low you’re no longer sure if anyone else is there.
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  19. MELLOR EP LAUNCH

    Mellor
    Eddie Prové
    Kaldera

    MELLOR
    Indie ‘Pop-smack’ 4 piece from Reading. Since forming in 2011 Mellor have released 3 singles and an EP. All of which gained national radio play courtesy of Absolute Radio and BBC 6 Music. Excellent reviews from magazines such as NME and Artrocker. Shared stages with The Milk, Carl Barat and The Kooks. Their sound and image has been compared to Libertines, Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane.
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  20. PINK MIST

    Eugene Quell
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    EUGENE QUELL
    Eugene Quell is a song and dance man, who writes fuzz-driven sing-alongs. The moniker of Tobias Haye (Meet Me In St. Louis, Shoes & Socks Off), he crafts witty cuts of insecure and relatable alt-rock.

    Last year Quell released two EPs and toured the UK and mainland Europe, including three sold-out shows at London Bush Hall with La Dispute and O’Brother.

    Exploding in Sound Records and Sonic Anhedonic Recording Company released I Will Work The Land, his most recent EP, in December 2015, and now he announces this free gig at The Old Blue Last.
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  21. KLUBB LOTTAROX

    Avec Sans
    Ariana And The Rose
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    AVEC SANS
    Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, now living in London, UK. They made sleek, aesthetic, electronic music.
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  22. DISORDER

    Easy Kill (Samson EP Launch)
    Crash Island
    Treason King
    Alphaduka
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    EASY KILL (SAMSON EP LAUNCH)
    Easy Kill launch their exceptional new EP ‘Sermons’, come celebrate and hear new tunes from the EP. The band were one of our favourite of 2015.
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  23. BLACK & WHITE MUSIC

    Shields
    The Bloom
    Elephant

    SHIELDS
    “murderously infectious, polished pop… debut album of the year (so far)” – The Guardian

    “Shields blew my socks off…a tight, beautiful, powerful sound with perfectly honed vocals” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
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    THE BLOOM
    The Bloom is a three piece indie rock band out based of East London.

    The band’s music appeals to people who love a little pop with their rock but which digs a little deeper and aims to get under your skin. Sunny, feel good emotions are counter-balanced by a darker undertone. Strong songwriting and meaningful lyrics are at the heart of all of The Bloom’s songs.

    The Bloom’s debut single, How It Starts was released in early 2015 reaching over 25,000 listens on Spotify and 10,000 views on you tube to date.
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    ELEPHANT
    Stomping space, garage riding into war on the back of glam elephants with purple butterfly wings.
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  24. THIS IS NOT JEBOLUTION ROCK

    Poly-Math
    Calico
    Dialects

    POLY-MATH
    Polymath make densely layered, off kilter instrumental Math-Rock that leans on the heavier elements of the genre reminiscent of early Battles, The Mars Volta, and ASIWYFA. Polymath seek out new levels of complexity in their music whilst never straying too far from a neatly arranged composition.
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    CALICO
    Alternative Electronic Jazz group from Brighton, UK.

    Combining live instruments with a backbone of electronic wandering, Calico bring elements of jazz, electronica, folk, rock and classical to their unique live mix, all filtered through the brain of an insane robotic overlord.
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    DIALECTS
    “The fastest rising post rock band in this part of the world” – Alex Baker (Kerrang Fresh Blood)
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  25. KANADA

    HANA
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    HANA
    Singer, songwriter and producer HANA debuted in May 2015 with her stunning new track titled “Clay.” Described by Lorde as “too beautiful and sparkling for words,” “Clay” serves as the perfect audio introduction to one of the most exciting and promising artists to have emerged in 2015.

    Atlanta born, Montana raised, HANA has spent years on the road in North America, perfecting her craft as a songwriter and performer, traveling state to state, year-round. In 2013, she decided to take a break and re-assess her life on the road, prompting her to sell the van, live off of that money and move into an old warehouse in downtown LA. It was there that she locked herself away and spent the next year learning how to record and produce music by herself. It was during this period that she was able to fully execute her vision musically, thus creating these stunning new tracks that have since gotten everyone intrigued and talking about HANA.

    Recently, the young American artist completed her first major North American tour singing alongside Grimes, in support of Lana Del Rey.
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  26. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.

    YAST
    DANCEHALL
    The Whales
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    YAST
    Hailing from the tiny Swedish town of Sandviken, Marcus Norberg, Tobias Widman and Carl Kolbaek-Jensen formed YAST in 2007. As nice as Sandviken is (and it really is), it’s not the sort of place where musicians thrive for too long. So fast forward to 2010 and our trio have gravitated south to the more music centric city of Malmö. Augmented by the rhythm section of post-rock band Aerial (and fellow Sandviken’s) Markus Johansson and Niklas Wennerstrand, the YAST line-up we know and love finally clicks into place. It took another two years of constant rehearsing and playing shows though before YAST refined the distorted dreamy psych-pop sound that we now so readily associate with them.
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  27. CLEAN

    October Drift
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    OCTOBER DRIFT
    Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles – receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q magazine to name but a few – and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma. October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums. The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even releasing their first single, such is the buzz around their live performances. With a strong DIY ethos, the band record everything themselves in their own studio and even hand- make their own merchandise. This organic approach led them to a complete shun of social media throughout 2015.
    But that’s all set to change as the band’s word-of-mouth following continues to grow and the music press begin to take notice of October Drift’s melancholic growl.
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  28. THIS IS NOT JEBOLUTION ROCK

    Luo
    inSaturn
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    • Wednesday
      23 March
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8PM-12AM

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    LUO
    ‘Luo are a talented three-piece who showcase the sort of bedroom-electro that too often gets slated. Solo producer Josh directs their exciting manipulation of electronica, using loops and controls to ambush the clashy guitar chords chopping away in the background. It takes a while to understand what they’re doing, but when we do we realise it’s brilliant – and inventive.’ – Source
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    BATHCAT
    New to the Brighton scene, Bathcat brings future-Soul to the 22nd Century.
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  29. ROBOMAGIC

    Race The Flux
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    RACE THE FLUX
    “Wouldn’t it be cool if Queens Of The Stone Age collaborated with ASIWYFA? And what if it was produced by Matt Bellamy? That sounds positively beastly, doesn’t it? Could it ever happen? Probably not. But you know what, it doesn’t need to as such a combination was under our noses all along. Galway’s Race The Flux have been making a name for themselves on the live circuit for some time.” – Golden Plec
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  30. VLADIMIR LIVE

    Vladimir
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    VLADIMIR
    Emotionally heavy and sonically dense, the four-piece have become masters at crafting tightly-wound layered fuzz and raw Dengler-era Interpol-esque rhythms, that sees them stand out from the legions of raw guitar band imitators currently breaking through the indie-rock scene.

    Still at a tender age, Vladimir have effectively captured the complete disaffection and disregard that comes only with youth, while creating music that openly flirts with the darker nature that lies within us all.
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  31. CLEAN

    De Montevert
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    DE MONTEVERT
    De Montevert is the brainchild of Swedish singer/songwriter Ellinor Nilsson. She debuted with the single “Skyll på mig” in 2011 and it was an instant radio favourite in Sweden aswell on blogs all over the world. De Montevert plays with genres and languages on the debutalbum “Vänner & Ovänner / Friends & Enemies”, the lyrics are sung in both Swedish and English.
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  32. DHP

    Rusty Shackle
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    RUSTY SHACKLE
    South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.

    The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Mathew Barkwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They amalgamate guitars , vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet and percussion to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from Folk, Roots, Rock, Celtic and Old time Blues.
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  33. DISORDER

    FISH
    Bernaccia
    Black Atom Movement
    Labradoor
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    FISH
    There’s something about FISH. Opening the third of four ‘Hello 2016’ DIY bills this January, they’re as raw as they come. The North London four-piece make amped-up, frustrated grunge, the kind that goes from barely there undertones to all-out force in a split second. Asha Lorenz fronts with a strange intensity. Every so often when she’s not staring down at pedals, she’ll eyeball someone in the crowd and give them a ‘don’t mess’ look. It’s too early to judge FISH. They have a charm that suggests they’ve rehearsed just a handful of times and that they’re fresh out the basement. But sitting beneath the rough edges is a determined streak, a devilish edge that exists somewhere between early Wolf Alice and a fireball-breathing Speedy Ortiz. Give them a year or two and they’ll be everywhere. – DIY
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  34. VIRAL NIGHTS

    SECRET FIX
    The Eskimo Chain
    Elephant
    Viral Disco DJs

    SECRET FIX
    SECRET FIX are a quintet hailing from Kettering. Their “healthy mix of shoegaze and psych” is overwhelming good as tracks like Kissy Kiss and Paralysed can put you into a complete trance. – A Music Blog, Yea?
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    THE ESKIMO CHAIN
    The Eskimo Chain is not a violation of the site. Eskimo pause more making injection. Just surrounded nakakalibang energy organizing and focus you grab something reminiscent of the good or as fast as a door or a musician. It is a sound. You are on your feet. UAV psychedelic fog winding road where the maximum intensity does not reach the most common sight. Playing together since formative years are on a tight production but is expected to contribute to energy very large and sometimes seem impossible the performance of The Four Borders.
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    ELEPHANT
    Stomping space, garage riding into war on the back of glam elephants with purple butterfly wings.
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