The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher produce one of the most incendiary albums of 2014.
XFM'S MOST POPULAR ARTISTS
The Alex Turner-led Sheffield four-piece with a way with words and an ear for a killer tune.
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Crouch End collective who forge an individual career with unusual sounds and songs.
Charismatic singer-songwriter from Nottingham.
Manchester's finest band of a generation, fronted by the observational lyricist Liam Fray.
Dave Grohl's "other" band blend heavy guitars with delicate melodies and punk attitude.
Talented singer-songwriter from Devon, made famous by the acclaimed Communion label.
Anthemic yet wry indie rock from Leeds.
Monster Manchester-inspired rock and roll action from the Leicester boys.
Classic, retro-tinged rock from Brighton.
The guitar legend who reinvented indie music with The Smiths... now a successful solo artist in his own right.
The Bard of Stretford and the former frontman of The Smiths continues his solo career in a suitably enigmatic vein.
Mumford & Sons
Banjos! Waistcoats! Catchy choruses! Welcome to the world of Marcus Mumford and pals.
Kurt Cobain's Nirvana invented grunge, corporate indie-rock and much of the '90s.
The brothers Gallagher - they reinvented British rock in the 1990s to become a world-conquering stadium band.
Homegrown alt hip hop from the suburbs of South West London.
A singer-songwriter who struck gold with an Olympic Opening Ceremony performance.
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Michael Eavis: "No Fleetwood Mac for Glastonbury 2015"
Young Fathers: "We're ambitious and want to be heard"
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Bear's Den - Islands
The incredible Bear's Den release their stunning debut album Islands. Sample their wares here.
The 5 BEST new songs of the week: 27 October 2014
This week, our five BEST songs of the week come from Royal Blood, Coasts, Fall Out Boy, Jungle and Black Rivers. Have a listen.
These music videos are scarier than any horror film you'll see this Hallowe'en.
Frget all the would-be movie chillers this Halloween. The place to head for genuine scares is the humble pop video. IF YOU DARE.
XFM's Glastonbury Headliners 2015 Rumours
Michael Eavis claims that he's already booked the three headliners for next year's festival. Let the unfounded speculation begin!