Legendary club night This Feeling has announced it’s list of bands set to ‘Big In 2017’ and a serious of club nights to go with it.
This is the definitive list of who you should be looking out for this year. Bollocks to the industry driven lists, take note of This Feeling who have picked this lot solely on their tunes.
Previous bands which have came through This Feeling include Catfish & The Bottlemen, Blossoms, Cabbage and The Struts so it’s fair to say they know what they’re on about and that’s backed up by big hitters such as Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno who said: ‘This Feeling is single-handedly flying the flag for British guitar music.’
Gigwise also recently hit the nail on the head about the important and vital role This Feeling plays in the future of guitar bands: ‘If This Feeling didn’t exist: a) new bands wouldn’t be as quick to be recognised (A&R’s, agents, media and labels do track who’s playing the night) and b) small bands fanbases wouldn’t be as quick to develop’
So, if new bands and rock n roll is your thing, get stuck into this lot:
The Shimmer Band – explosive, anthemic sing your heart out / hug your mates psych-rock. On tour with Cabbage and April next month. Be there.
White Room – Wowed Weller, Kasabian and Carl Barat at This Feeling’s 10th Birthday Bash last year. 2016 was big. 2017 will be bigger.
April – Dark disco grooves with a Primal Scream rock edge.
The Blinders – Cabbage are saying The Blinders are the best new band in the land, and it’s hard to disagree. A force of nature live.
Strange Bones – North west 3-piece have just become the first band to record in The Foo Fighters studio and produced by Chris Shiflett of the Foos themselves. Colossal live.
The Phantoms – Hot Scots causing quite a stir north of the border. The next single is brilliant, expect the love to spread.
Jordan Allen – sharp as nails Liam Fray-esque singer songwriter from Manchester.
VIDA – clearly inspired by Oasis, The Verve, and 90s Britpop, this Scottish 5-piece are on tour with The Sherlocks next month. Check them out.
Willow Robinson – supremely talented singer songwriter signed to legend Alan Mcgee’s new label.
BlackWaters – snotty punk rockers from South London geared up to cause carnage in 2017. On tour with Strange Bones next month.
Gutxi Bibang – Clearly influenced by the likes of Hendrix, Mooney Suzuki and JET (when they were good). Debut single ‘System of a Gun’ is jaw droppingly good.
The Cosmics – Brummy female fronted 3-piece reminiscent of Elastica. 2 minute debut single ‘Johnny’ is a pop-rock masterpiece.
Shambolics – Scottish 5-piece winning fans aplenty with their 60’s/Britpop sound including Alan Mcgee and Kyle Falconer of The View.
Emily Capell – sharp, sassy, soulful singer songwriter from London.
The Assist – Disco infused Rock n Roll you can dance to. Supported Rat Boy and The Twang last year and went down a storm.
Dantevilles – catchy pop rock from Manchester. Brilliant live and can list Blossoms as firm fans.
Moonlight Zoo – deal in infectious catchy indie pop gems and do it supremely well.
Sahara – indie shoe gazers won fans aplenty supporting The View and a stand out performance at Y NOT Festival last year. Fans of Ride and The Wytches will love ’em.
The Strawberries – 60s garage psych encompassing the best bits of 90s Britpop.
This Feeling will also be running a series of club nights featuring the ‘Big In 2017’ bands:
London Nambucca – 14th w/ The Shimmer Band, The Blinders, Strange Bones, Emily Cappell, Willow Robinson, BlackWaters and The Cosmics
Manchester Night & Day – 21st w/ The Blinders, White Room, April, Dantevilles, Jordan Allen, The Assist, Strange Bones and The Strawberries.
Glasgow Broadcast – 11th w/ The Phantoms, VIDA, Sahara, Moonlight Zoo and Shambolics
All shows £5adv. Free JD & coke first 50 in (except Scotland. Sorry, it’s the law)
Tickets + info : www.thisfeeling.co.uk
Pic: Will Ireland