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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips

After 30 years together, Oklahoma psych-rock legends The Flaming Lips still manage to do spectacle like no other, taking listeners on a transcendent trip.

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Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

With four albums under their belt, the Kendal quartet have hit a dazzling stride that cries out for sharing en masse.

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The Gene Clark No Other Band

The Gene Clark No Other Band

Members of Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes come together to celebrate No Other, the 1974 album from the Byrds' Gene Clark .

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John Grant

John Grant

In the words of Elton John, John Grant is “the greatest motherf**ker.” We couldn't agree more.

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St Vincent

St Vincent

Having appeared alongside David Byrne at last year's End of the Road, St. Vincent returns this year for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable solo outing.

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The Horrors

The Horrors

Bridging the gap between their gothic origins and new psychedelic pop leanings, The Horrors are an ever-evolving force to be reckoned with.

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Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

Husband/wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley create broad orchestral experiments that catch your breath and roll with your ever sigh.

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

The ex-Pavement man returns with his band The Jicks and a whole (Jag)bag of bluesy, jubilant and aggressive tracks.

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White Denim

White Denim

With foot-stomping rock'n'roll numbers and gutsy riffs, the Texan quartet's vivid live experience is an exhilarating thing.

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Tinariwen

Tinariwen

It's not every day that you get to see a group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert perform live in the sumptuous green surroundings of the English country-side.

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Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys

Once introduced on stage as “The biggest array of talent since Woodstock, but in one person” maverick Welshman Gruff Rhys is a uniquely adventurous artist.

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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” Los Angeles Times

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tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs

The brainchild of Merrill Garbus, tUnE-yArDs is best described as a phenomenal, inspirational patch work of Western and African influences.

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Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Gearing up for her first solo release since 2008's Acid Tongue, Jenny Lewis' return is highly anticipated.

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Felice Bros

Felice Bros

The Felice Brothers deliver dusty Americana with the wide-eyed grace of 60s folk legends.

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Temples

Temples

The Kettering quartet's debut album Sun Structures is a thing of heady, 60s indebted, Technicolor wonder.

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British Sea Power

British Sea Power

Where cinematic expanses and weird pop collide with rousing anthems and a perfectly unhinged frenzy you'll find Brighton legends British Sea Power.

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John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke

Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the 70s.

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Archie Bronson Outfit

Archie Bronson Outfit

With devastating psychedelic garage rock, swaggering grooves, stabbing riffs, and gouging pop hooks, Archie Bronson Outfit are the real deal.

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Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit

Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit

Rootsy, indie folk with a distinct British twist.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ruban Nielson is an outspoken and fascinating front man whose captivating, meandering psychedelia is underlined by some serious guitar skills.

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Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek

Former Red House Painters and current Sun Kil Moon man Mark Kozelek is a rare talent to be treasured.

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Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius

Seattle's Mike Hadreas creates the most moving, crushing confessionals that you'll ever find yourself compelled to sing along to.

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Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon is a remarkable, graceful artist in possession of an unparalleled eye for detail.

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The Radiophonic Workshop

The Radiophonic Workshop

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop has been responsible for some of the most iconic compositions of the past century with an influence that stretches furthe...

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Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Elegant bohemian folk framed with bittersweet vocals, Nadler's extensive soul-searching back catalogue is a treasure-trove of untold riches.

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Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick's famously impassioned and intense live sound is as big, bold and expressive as they come.

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Juana Molina

Juana Molina

Over the course of 6 albums, the Argentinian's beautiful experimental folk has built up a cult following which you would do well to join.

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Pink Mountaintops

Pink Mountaintops

A hazy, cigarette-stained rock 'n' roll collective fronted by Steve McBean with a rolling cast of legendary musicians.

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Drenge

Drenge

Eoin and Rory Loveless bring a sense of chaos to any live proceeding, their gnarly punk inspiring audience frenzy on a mass scale.

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Woods

Woods

The Brooklyn based four-piece promise American folk-rock of the deeply psychedelic persuasion.

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Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz

Stereogum described Adult Jazz as “a smoother, sleeker answer to Dirty Projectors,” which certainly goes someway to pinning down their irresistible, experimental alt-...

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Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor

In typically prolific fashion the Hot Chip frontman is not only working on a new Hot Chip record and a new About Group record but on his own solo record, a live airing of...

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The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers

It takes an incredible amount of ingenuity to create a mesh of chamber-pop and delta-blues as compelling as The Barr Brothers.

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Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine

Overcoming adversity through music is a tale as old as time but 26-year-old Ghana born Clementine has a voice like no other.

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Bird Courage

Bird Courage

New York City subway collective Bird Courage make pastoral-astral sounds that are drawn from the heart, the land, and the stars.

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Cold Specks

Cold Specks

Al Spx's heartfelt soulful songs as Cold Specks are as infectious as the smile she sings them through.

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Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer from Texas who lives in Nashville.

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Eagulls

Eagulls

The Leeds five-piece promise post hard-core snarls and a visceral punk aggression for maximum mosh-pit thrashing.

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St Paul & The Broken Bones

St Paul & The Broken Bones

The Alabama sextet keep classic soul alive and kicking in the 21st Century.

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Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman's beautiful, deranged and glorious output has anyone with a decent set of ears foaming at the mouth with excitement.

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Hookworms

Hookworms

As far as debut albums go, Hookworm's Pearl Mystic has to be amongst the best to emerge from these shores in recent years.

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Horse Thief

Horse Thief

Psychedelic folk rock has never sounded so exuberant.

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Houndstooth

Houndstooth

Houndstooth is a 5 piece rock and roll band from Portland, OR informed, decidedly, by the grand history of rock acts...

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John Smith

John Smith

When listening to John Smith it takes no more than 5 seconds to release why he's called the “guitarist's guitarist.”

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Oliver Wilde

Oliver Wilde

The Howling Owl signed Bristolian deals in woozy, electronic leaning folk experiments.

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The Melodic

The Melodic

Finding their buoyant afro-pop feet as Melodica, Melody and Me, Brixton's The Melodic offer up wondrous, free-spirited creations.

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Sweet Baboo

Sweet Baboo

Stephen Black is a single minded, idiosyncratic singer possessing an ear for sparkling melody and a gift for a deft lyrical turn.

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Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue

The Brighton three-piece create stormy blues folk at its finest.

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Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep

The Liverpool three-piece create hazy psychedelic folk music perfect for those dreamy summer days.

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Rosie Lowe

Rosie Lowe

You'd do well to get into Rosie Lowe's smooth R&B right now, on the ground level, because South London's new lady of soul is rising fast.

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Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse

A soul man through and through, Nick Waterhouse and his music are all about discovery.

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Alice Boman

Alice Boman

Alice Boman has the kind of haunting voice that stops you dead in your tracks

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Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips' gritty garage rock/bluesy-punk blend is a heavy dose that has kids tearing up the place.

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Arc Iris

Arc Iris

A former core member of renowned indie-folk band The Low Anthem, Jocie Adams' new guise as Arc Iris finds her embracing her new role as auteur with a rare finesse.

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Connan Mockasin

Connan Mockasin

In the wake of his blues-pop band Connan and the Mockasins, New Zealand's Connan Hosford succeeded in constructing two of the most original albums produced this decade.

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Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker

Rough Trade signed 22-year-old Benjamin Booker mixes the best of New Orleans blues with a raw modern angst.

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Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen

The spooky-voiced multi-instrumentalist has several hundred releases to his name(s) and has produced some of the most adventurous records of our time.

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Phox

Phox

Hailing from Baraboo, WI, the six best friends who make up PHOX happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. Th...

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Three Trapped Tigers

Three Trapped Tigers

The London trio carve out an immersive, noise-rock experience to rival all others.

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Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins

The work of Hollie Fullbrook, Tiny Ruins showcases the talents of an artist capable of engaging classic folk and blue cannons whilst playing to modern music's obsession w...

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The Wave Pictures

The Wave Pictures

Dave Tattersall and Co. create quietly charming romantic indie records cut with a distinctly visceral edge.

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9Bach

9Bach

Compelling, highly original, haunting, dark and beguiling – 9Bach are a very special band indeed.

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Wytches

Wytches

The Wytches make dirty, relentless rock'n'roll designed to get the blood pumping and limbs flailing.

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Lily & Madeleine

Lily & Madeleine

Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz promise an enveloping performance of exceptional folk rooted in rich narratives and pop-centric melodies.

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Lucius

Lucius

Duelling female vocals deliver pop with a crisp snap in its step.

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Kiran Leonard

Kiran Leonard

Across the course of his recent album, Bowler Hat Soup, the mercurially talented 18 year old from Manchester manages to convey a quirkiness that is never annoying and a r...

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Lyla Foy

Lyla Foy

The London based singer formerly known as WALL creates humble, delicate, and spellbinding folk-pop offerings.

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Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

Ellis may be relatively new to the folk tradition but he's got the ideas to boot.

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Samantha Crain

Samantha Crain

The Oklahoma native's wondrous folk music explores the majesty of life.

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The Rails

The Rails

Kami Thompson and James Walbourne's musical partnership is the stuff of folk legend.

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Theo Verney

Theo Verney

Hazy psychedelia and gritty garage rock combine in the hands of DIY Brighton's Theo Verney.

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Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley

The legendary Birmingham, Alabama man is more than a musician: He is an artist, in every sense of the word.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

From the guitar heavy haze of early efforts to the considered piano compositions of their forthcoming album, the Baltimore duo are never anything less than breath taking.

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Traams

Traams

Having already shared stages with contemporaries such as Parquet Courts, Dope Body and FIDLAR, and wowed audiences at Talinn Music Week in Estonia, TRAAMS are rapidly lea...

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Laish

Laish

Laish is the songwriting project of Daniel Green, a Yorkshire-born musician who has made London his home. His songs are defined by unusual melodies and unexpected arrang...

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Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale is a NYC based songwriter and musician originally hailing from the deep south in the small town of Enon, Louisiana. His music ranges from acoustic balladry ...

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Celebration

Celebration

The Maryland trio distil classic arrangements and modern production techniques into a thrilling, sophisticated concoction.

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Otti Albietz & The Voices

Otti Albietz & The Voices

Otti Albietz's intimate songs bloom with the beauty and tragedy of epic human stories.

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Lapland

Lapland

Mixing rich textures, ebullient melodies and heartbreaking lyrics, Josh Mease has created something wonderful in Lapland.

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Lau

Lau

Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries; Lau are modern folk music’s most innovative band.

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Mazes

Mazes

Following hot on the heels of February’s ‘Ores & Minerals’, an album which The Quietus called ‘the first great guitar album of the year’ and which The Guardian ...

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The Districts

The Districts

These jangly Americana purveyors from Pennsylvania possess an authentic soul-rock voice sorely lacking in much of today's music.

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Tides of Man

Tides of Man

Instrumental rock band Tides Of Man is making waves with their new album "Young and Courageous." Absolutepunk.net calls it a "bar setting instrumental record for the rest...

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All We Are

All We Are

With roots in Brazil, Ireland and Norway, Liverpool based trio All We Are offer an education in soulful, groove-laden pop perfection.

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Arrows of Love

Arrows of Love

With a visceral, confrontational, untamed brand of rock'n'roll rarely seen these days, Arrows of Love will be bringing the craziest set of the weekend.

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David Thomas Broughton

David Thomas Broughton

Trust us when we say you've never seen anything quite like a David Thomas Broughton live show.

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