Top 57 new bands for 2102
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Top 50 new bands for 2012

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
4. Effluence
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.
6. Xup

One girl in love with rock n roll making great DIY songs,each with their own video.
7.  White Swallow
Post White Stripes duo from mid Lancs who take the blues squall to a logical extreme.
8. Folks
Top 57 new bands for 2102
Top 57 new bands for 2102

Crafted Mancuian guitar band with uber Beatle melodies and classic songs
9. Dressing For Pleasure
Spotted on the recent Adam Ant tour, their Warpaint flavoured atmospheric songs benefited from the punky and can we say neo Goth take.
10. Unicorn Power
Of the wall electro disco songs that sound like proper hits.
11. The Narrows 
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.’
12. The Dead Hormones
Highly original band from Goole who make tripped out music
13. Super White Assasin
Quirky girl/boy electro pop on Hacienda records
14. 2.54Not enough bands use numbers in their names! 2.54 are dark moody shoe gazers.
15. Ministers Dead
Dead Kennedys is the prime influence on this UK band’s snappy and sharp rush of songs
16.  Childhood
Smart pop
17.  Biteback
There are not enough new punk bands on the scene but these old stagers have put together a blistering band of scene vets.
18. Luca Pancho
19. Skeletons On Holiday
Dark guitar shocks, moody.
20. Commache
Also spotted on Adam Ant tour, featuring real native Americans and some feisty noise.
21. Morrissey & Marshall
According to our man who knows these are ‘2 lads from Dublin who when they sing make me wanna cry.., but for good reasons….its like they were made to sing with each other.., moved to London from Ireland late last yr…’
22. Goddam The Band
Wolverhampton based shenanigans….
23. Yurt
Prog noise crew from Dublin
24. Ic1 
Our corrospondant raves…’NW London band.. but I think they’ll maybe do some thing,???NME have just had this single in to that might make them not so new if they’re on to it…’
25. Disciple aka Spider Jaroo 
Independent UK hip hop
26.JD Meatyard
Ex Calvin Party intense tunesmith still dealing in classic John Peel show musics 
27. The Christophers
28. Dot Dash
New York post punk crew
29. Criminal Mind
New, young Bristol street punk mob.
30. Modern Alarms
Manchester rabble rousers with a penchant for great bass driven monster tunes like early Joy Division.
31. Doyle and the Fourfathers
Bookish post Smiths tight taut indie pop.
32. Swimming
Shoe gaze shimmerers
33. Air Cav
Mancunian music experimentalists
34. El Toro
Raging  twanging from Liverpudlian punk thrill seekers
35. The Temps
OK they were in last year’s but they have moved up a gear now and are ready with their post Jesus Lizard guitar violence.
36.Missed You at the Show
Acoustic indie rock, quite poppy
37. Electricity In Our Homes
Get your quirk on! One moment dislocated and discordant the next Syd Barett tripped out pop- released on The Charlatans Tim Burgess’s new label, O Genesis.
38. Hooligan
Dublin punk crew who make great terrace punk anthems, will be huge in the States.
39. Vincent And The Onepots
Unashamed old school rock n roll punk that most ignored of genres. They are pretty damn good at it.
40. Demdike Stare  

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

43. Mount Fabric
Twisted Mancunian noiseniks
44. Bethia Beadman
Would have been higher on this but she already has an album out but to most people is still filed under new, can only be a matter of time before the breakthrough.
45. Lola Colt
46. Deathcapades
Recently tipped by Col Macgregor in our new Scottish band countdown this psyche crew hint at early Verve
47. V Thirteen 
Named after BAD song and pushing new boundaries
48. Sharks

Top 57 new bands for 2012 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 

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