Top 57 new bands to look out for in 2012
New rock bands for 2012
New indie bands for 2012
1. Rats On Rafts
Dutch band raved about on this site several times look set for 2012 breakthrough. Already happening in Holland their spiky take on the melodic end of post punk is thrilling.
2. Mueran Humanos
Argentinian duo based in Berlin whose dark post Suicide keyboard music in both unsettling and provocatively artful but also highly captivating.
3. The Ladykillers
Liverpool band whose teenage guitar rush hints at Buzzcocks finery
Teenage trio from Lancashire who sound like a violent Muse or incendiary Nirvana, also armed with great songs.
5. Horse Brothers
Featuring the remarkable Dave Barbarossa, the former Bow Wow Wow drummer who retains his Burundi drumming and has allied it to a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion strident rock n roll in this great duo.
7. White Swallow
Post White Stripes duo from mid Lancs who take the blues squall to a logical extreme.
Crafted Mancuian guitar band with uber Beatle melodies and classic songs
on the fringes of Manchester’s music scene, their “electronic pop is rather more original and inspired than most. Account to our reviewer, ‘ They are completely fucking crackers, as becomes clear before they even take to the stage for this their biggest hometown headline show to date.’
14. 2.54Not enough bands use numbers in their names! 2.54 are dark moody shoe gazers.
22. Goddam The Band
Wolverhampton based shenanigans….
Prog noise crew from Dublin
Our corrospondant raves…’NW London band.. but I think they’ll maybe do some thing,???NME have just had this single in to review..so that might make them not so new if they’re on to it…’
Ex Calvin Party intense tunesmith still dealing in classic John Peel show musics
Strange Lancastrian trip from band named after a Pendle witch who combine ambience and brooding landscapes..
41. Chris Corsano
Free jazz punk drummer who sounds like a one man Shellac. His collaborations with various guests at festivals have been mind blowing.
42. Fallen Rule
Dublin rock n roll
Skinny Kool UK punks making big impression in America with thie Clash fuelled white riot.You can check out a video of their live performance right here.
49. Mummy Short Arms
One of a trio of great bands on great new Glasgow label, Flowers in the Dustbin. Captain Beefheart meets Sonic Youth.
50. For Abel
Another hot new band from the Flowers In The Dustbin label, flavour of the Wedding Present.
51. Kick To Kill