It's been a while since I heard about any exciting new bands so I thought I'd share a few of my recent favourites on here and hopefully you guys will do the same.
Okay, first up is The Pistolas, who I saw supporting Tokyo Police Club last week, and they were awesome. If The Rapture were from Scotland and played more guitars, they would sound like this:
1. The Pistolas
Second is a band called The Winchell Riots, from Oxford. They formed following the split of another great band, Fell City Girl (try to find the song "Weaker Light" by Fell City Girl if you can. It's worth it.) They sound a bit like Radiohead:
2. The Winchell Riots
Third up is a band called Fanfarlo. They're a bit like The Guillemots mixed with The Arcade Fire, and can already count David Bowie amongst their fans:
Fourth is a band called The Lea Shores, who are already getting pretty big over here and playing all the summer festivals
. Psychedelic post rock, and Andy Bell from Oasis is a big fan of theirs:
4. The Lea Shores
And fifth is a band called Touriste. They sound like Coldplay with balls, and I like them a lot:
(Also, I just noticed that they've taken my favourite song of theirs off their myspace, but it's still on their website, so go to touriste.co.uk and click on the Music Player and then listen to "Your Move". It reminds me of Yellow by Coldplay, in a really good way).
Sixth is a band called Freemaker. I saw them live about a month ago and they blew me away. They sound like The Arctic Monkeys playing songs by The Strokes:
Seventh is Does It Offend You Yeah? The best new electro / punk / indie / DJ outfit / band you've heard in a long time. Trust me.
7. Does It Offend You Yeah?
(You can download an mp3 of their Xfm remix session right here, and I highly suggest you do so).
That'll do for now. I'll add more later if other people contribute to this thread or post feedback anyone's interested.