PREVIEW: This Feeling showcases it ‘Big in 2015’ acts at London & Manchester club nights

For nearly a decade now we’ve been told by “those in the know” that guitar bands are coming back. Yawn. Guitar bands have never gone away, certainly not at THIS FEELING who’ve has been fighting the corner for the best emerging talent around for 8 years and counting. Real artists and real rock and roll passion is what matters to This Feeling. Just ask Alan McGee ‘This Feeling is the best club in the UK for rock’n’roll music and they’re doing a great job of highlighting and supporting new bands. They believe in UK guitar music and are doing all they can to get it out there’. 

Still recovering from a massive NYE with Carl Barat & The Jackals, the UK’s most infamous club night and rock star hangout, THIS FEELING, in association with Jack Daniel’s and XFM, kicks off the new year in London and Manchester with TEN brilliant acts they’re tipping to do damage in 2015.

This Feeling, now an established tastemaker with a stellar reputation for putting the best new bands on first, listen up…this is no list drawn up by industry big-wigs for industry big-wigs, this is rock n roll, this is real…


Great new Manchester band managed by legendary Creation Records boss Alan McGee. Everyman melodies, eclectic influences and real strut and a swagger.

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Southend’s indie rock superstars in the making. Full-throttle grunge power pop, like Nirvana crossed with Blur.

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Northampton-born YouTube sensation with a truly mesmeric voice. Intelligent, lyrically elegant music with knowing nods to bands like Radiohead and Massive Attack.

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Rapidly rising Surrey youngsters with riotous riffs, punchy choruses with loads of laddish charm.

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Timeless guitar pop full of that unmistakable British charm – these Bristol teens recall The Libertines at their raggedly romantic best. Gary Powell, Libertines drummer signed the band (to his label 25 Hour Convenience Store) on the spot after seeing them perform in Hyde Park.

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Lazy, hazy, psychedelic guitar pop from seriously talented new London five-piece.

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Proper guitar anthems from slick London five-piece with smouldering Ashcroft-esque vocals and choruses close to pop perfection. Recently signed a 3 album deal with MUK Records.

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Hard and fast Bolton five-piece dripping with punk attitude. Expect truly explosive indie rock in the Bloc Party mould.

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Raunchy, sleazy riffs of the highest order – like Arctic Monkeys crossed with Miles Kane.

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Like a Scouse Pink Floyd – a glorious mash-up of styles, from funk to Krautrock. Signed to the legedary and hugely influential Liverpool label Deltasonic.

MacBeth London (January 10th) – Storms (live), Billy Lockett (live), The Jacques (live) + DJs till 2am.
Night & Day Manchester (January 31st) – Alias Kid (live), The Vryll Society (live), Two Weeks Running (live), Jim Valentine (live) + DJs till 3am.
Amersham Arms London (January 31st) – The Bulletproof Bomb (live), Asylums (live), Lust (live) + DJs till 3am.

Tickets £5 advance / £6 door

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