Somewhere down the line, guitar music lost its teeth. Although these bands all achieved a level of commercial success, they predominantly consisted of nice, well-trimmed indie boys who never had anything particularly interesting to say, both on and off the stage. It now seems however, that the rise of the DIY music scene in Britain colliding with Brexit and Donald Trump has resulted in guitar bands being gifted a new lease of life. Bands such as Shame and Idles were among the first to spear their way into the public consciousness, doing so with twisted guitars and angry, politically laden lyrics. In their wake have followed a whole host of groups who are finally saying something worthwhile, rather than singing blithely about wearing the same jeans for four consecutive days.
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These guys are part of the new wave of groups and artists playing first-rate rock of various different shades , and we reckon they have a good chance of tapping into the zeitgeist over the next decade. With the likes of The Struts and Greta Van Fleet already blazing the trail — and Massive Wagons proving that great tunes and a passionate grassroots following can get you a Top 20 album — the resurgence is well underway. Nice ballpark eh? Facebook Spotify YouTube. When we spoke to Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan last year, he singled out this lady from a small town outside Listening to her soulful, rootsy Americana debut Walk Through Fire which has seen her scoop up four Grammy nominations, and go on tour with Greta Van Fleet. Expect spine-tingling soul vocals, pedal-steel and fiddles with a modern twist — and, crucially, gorgeous songs. We wanted to include these Canadians after seeing them at London's Scala last year. Frontman Brett Emmons, sweet and softly spoken offstage, hurled himself across the stage and into the front row like a young Axl Rose crossbred with Kurt Cobain.
Meet the NME , the essential new artists set to take over and the next decade. Your new favourite artist is waiting Every year we launch The NME , our gigantic list of all the best new artists on the planets both big and small. This edition has been both the easiest and most difficult one to put together. Every artist absolutely belongs on this list though. From: St. Sick of everything sounding the same? When she was 14 she put her first demos on Soundcloud, but ultimately decided her early sound was too chilled. Their no-fucks spirit is infectious and invigorating.