The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher produce one of the most incendiary albums of 2014.
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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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Catfish And The Bottlemen: "People should buy our album… or steal it."
Frontman Van McCann tells XFM how pleased he is with the band's debut album.
Bombay Bicycle Club: "Our Earls Court show will be a tribute to the venue"
The band tell XFM that their December date at the legendary London site could end up having a special significance.
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The New Yorkers keep it reassuringly dark for album number five.
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The second album - ten years after the first - from the Canadian bass 'n' drums duo.