Bands To Check Out At SWN

1. Drenge – Beloved by both politicians and the indie fraternity, over the past year Eoin and Rory Loveless have become renowned for shows consisting of sludgy and supreme rock, along with some of the best stage banter in Eoin’s bursts of scathing dry wit. Pic: Jenn Five

Drenge

Drenge

2.  The Wytches The Hate Hate Hate-signed trio tackle the current psych trend and come up with something doomier, angrier and more terrifying. Let Halloween come early and shriek along with singer Kristian Bell.  Pic: Press

Wytches

Wytches

3.  Gulp Super Furries’ bassist Guto Price joins up with Scottish singer Lindsey Leven to indulge in some Celtic psychedelia that the pair themselves have described as “cosmic-pop”.   Pic: Press

Gulp

Gulp

4. Totem Getting in on the political endorsement game, Moshi Moshi signees Totem have been called “the best band in West London” by their local MP Andy Slaughter. Find out if he’s right as they play their jittery punk.  Pic: Press

Totem

Totem

5. Nadine Shah The north-eastern singer-songwriter has been compared to the likes of PJ Harvey and, on her debut album ‘Love Your Dum And Mad’, backed those claims up with a record of dramatic, haunting indie. Pic: Press

Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah

6.   Wolf Alice With the North London quartet hoping to record their debut album soon, their set should act as the perfect preview for what it could sound like. New tracks ‘Your Love’s Whore’ and ‘You’re A Germ’ are guaranteed highlights.    Pic: Press

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice

7.  Babe A supergroup of sorts, Babe are fronted by Gerard Black of Francois & The Atlas Mountains and come with additional help from Aidan Moffat, members of Chvrches and more. Pic: Press

Babe

Babe

8.  Cheatahs Recalling early ‘90s grunge and slacker-rock, Wichita-signed Cheatahs have supported the likes of Milk Music and The Cribs in their short time and released one of the finest EPs of last year in ‘Cored’. Get to know them now.  Pic: Press

Cheatahs

Cheatahs

9.  Nai Harvest The Sheffield duo recall ‘90s emo like cult favourite Cap’n Jazz on their debut album ‘Whatever’. Expect intricate guitar hooks and big vocals. Pic: Press

Nai Harvest

Nai Harvest

10.  Pinkunoizu After stumbling across them at this year’s Glastonbury, the Danish punks have had their praises sung by The Horrors’ Tom Cowan. With his band known for their impeccable taste in music, endorsements don’t come much better than that.  Pic: Paul Heartfield/Press

Pinkunoizu

Pinkunoizu

11. Childhood The dream-pop quartet masterminded by Leo Dobsen and Ben Romans-Hopcraft produced one of the year’s best single so far in ‘Solemn Skies’. Hear it in all its swirling brilliance as they head to Cardiff. Pic: Jenn Five/NME

Childhood

Childhood

12.   Clipping Flying over from LA, this rap trio use glitchy, minimalist beats as the bed to their lyrics, forming something that sounds thrillingly experimental. They rarely visit the UK so see them while you can.  Pic: Press

Clipping

Clipping