A-Zone…(words by Michael Adams)
Leeds five-piece strive for something purer than most. Emotive indie brilliance that will take them to the top.
FFO Arcade Fire, The War on Drugs, Viola Beach
Viral sensations from Widnes look set for a break out year with their heartfelt anthems.
FFO Starsailor, The Lathums, Louis Dunford
Two singles in and the Bristol/Newport gang sound like mainstage contenders already.
FFO DMA’s, Chappaqua Wrestling, Planet
Escape the mundane with Blackpool’s indie rock party starters.
FFO The Twang, Reverend & The Makers, The Assist
The Wigan newcomers stray from the intensity of The Courteeners debut to the spelling-binding guitars of Doves.
FFO Courteeners, Doves, Rosellas
Guy Garvey championed Manchester rock ‘n’ roll anthem makers.
FFO Oasis, The La’s, Rosellas
Leeds lads come armed with guitars drenched in sunshine and unifying choruses.
FFO Courteeners, DMA’s, The Royston Club
Bag of Cans
Comical lunacy and joyous melody collide from Fierce Panda Records new signings.
FFO Blur, Super Furry Animals, Spangled
Australia’s next break out star finds a sonic crossroad somewhere between The Beatles, Nirvana and ABBA.
FFO MGMT, Gang of Youths, Blossoms
Grunge-pop chaos from the West Midlands.
FFO Royal Blood, Enter Shikari, Crystal Tides
Emerging from Inverclyde are the vital shoegaze meets punk sounds of Bride.
FFO Ride, Wolf Alice, Spyres
Soaring Sheffield indie outfit recall city icons Arctic Monkeys and The Reytons.
FFO Arctic Monkeys, The Reytons, The K’s
Monster riffs from South London’s finest prove the new UK rock scene is very much alive and kicking.
FFO Foo Fighters, Wolfmother, Himalayas
District Social Club
Merseyside’s hot new prospects roll out mesmerising melodies destined for the mainstream.
FFO Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender, The Clause
The Scottish Springsteen. A barber who’ll be cutting his teeth on the big stages sooner rather than later.
FFO Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Himalayas
Wistful melodies and profound lyrics aplenty from a mercurial new Mersey singer songwriter.
FFO The War On Drugs, Badly Drawn Boy, Louis Dunford
Eighty Eight Miles
Slick, soulful Blossoms style bops from the Midlands.
Blossoms, The Maccabees, Lock-In
Good Health Good Wealth
Mesmerising London indie-dance duo produced by Hard-Fi’s Richard Archer.
FFO The Streets, Audio Bullys, The Skinner Brothers
John Kennedy handpicked these for Truck and Tramlines ‘23 and they look set for more success this year.
FFO The Lottery Winners, Crawlers, Dirty Blonde
Infectious alt-poppers hailing from Bristol with a big, bright future.
FFO Pixies, Wet Leg, Black Honey
Rock ‘n’ roll fledglings set to soar in ‘24.
FFO Oasis, The Charlatans, Rolla
With Johnny Marr in their hearts, the Scouse outfit saunters to sunnier climes with great melodies and songs.
FFOThe Smiths, The Coral, The Kairos
Cardiff band bring chest-out rock ‘n’ roll anthems aplenty.
FFO Catfish & The Bottlemen, Manic Street Preachers, The Royston Club
Derby teens with a majestic arsenal of Roses, Oasis and Verve rock ‘n’ roll sonics.
FFO Oasis, Stone Roses, Rolla
Snarling hysteria and swirling psychedelia from Bishop Stortford.
FFO Kasabian, Oasis, Rolla
Fearless, infectious, pulsating indie-pop from the Oxford.
FFO The Kooks, The Maccabees, Blossoms
Cambridge singer songwriter supportedBruce Springsteen and The View last year and is set for a big breakthrough year.
FFO Bruce Springsteen, Sam Fender, The Native
Destructive alt-rock with immense power from Manchester.
FFO Wolf Alice, Royal Blood, Dirty Blonde
Explosive, furious punk rock from Kilmarnock that demands attention.
FFO Arctic Monkeys, Soft Play, Gallus
Take a deranged psychedelic-rock joyride with the Midland’s next big thing.
FFO Kasabian, BRMC, The Blinders
Led Zep-esque monster riffs from Birmingham.
FFO Led Zeppelin, Wolfmother, The Struts
Stripped-back punk rocker from Nottingham sounds like the natural successor to PJ Harvey.
FFO PJ Harvey, Elastica, Dead Pony
Escapist indie-rock from Greenock’s kaleidoscopic dreamers.
FFO The Strokes, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Wits
Swansea rock ‘n’ roll contenders look set to make giant strides forward 2024 with their epic swirling anthems.
FFO Oasis, The Verve, The Crooks
Cut this Whitby band and they’ll bleed classic harmonies and Northern grit.
FFO Courteeners, The Enemy, Jamie Webster
Straight-up rock-pop perfection from Glasgow.
FFO Garbage, Yonaka, Lissy Taylor
Bristol’s band of brothers are a visceral call to arms with more than a touch of the Manics.
FFO Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Himalayas
The White Roses
The young Leeds four-piece are indie sensations waiting to happen.
FFO The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Overpass
The Liverpool outsiders tell tales of everyday life through brooding post-punk and escapist choruses.
FFO Joy Divsision, Echo & The Bunnymen, Inhaler