The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher produce one of the most incendiary albums of 2014.
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.
Kings Of Leon
The Followills have achieved world domination with their bluesy stadium rock.
Mumford & Sons
Banjos! Waistcoats! Catchy choruses! Welcome to the world of Marcus Mumford and pals.
Matt Bellamy's operatic rock trio - from Devon to superstardom in power chords.
Kurt Cobain's Nirvana invented grunge, corporate indie-rock and much of the '90s.
The 1975 -
The xx -
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.
Album of the Week: Royal Blood's debut album
The Brighton duo release one of the most keenly-awaited debut albums of 2014.
David Cameron "stars" in new Johnny Marr video for Easy Money
AT LAST: Johnny Marr in a video with David Cameron! Check out the first single from Marr's second solo album.