This Feeling Big In 2017


Tuesday 10th January 2017

The Shimmer Band performing live at Y Not Festival

This Feeling is a clubnight that over the past decade has forged a formidable reputation for fighting the corner for the best new guitar bands around. In celebration of their 'Big In 2017' shows taking place later this month, our friends over at This Feeling have put together a Playlist for us of bands they're tipping to make it big this year. 

You can listen to the Playlist through Spotify further down this page.

The Shimmer Band
What Oasis would have sounded like if Richard Ashcroft was at the mic. Seriously, that good. On tour with Cabbage next month. Debut album due later this year. Can't wait.

Britain's most exciting new band and a much-needed breath of fresh air. Probably the first time you'll have heard cabbage described in such a way, but certainly not the last. Unbelievable live. Trust.

The Blinders
Cabbage have described them as the best new band in the country and they're not far wrong. Utterly mesmerising live.

The Amazons
All set to be this year's Catfish and Blossoms. The tunes, the live show, the charm; it's all in place to go massive for these boys.

The Cosmics
Brummy female fronted 3-piece whose amazing debut single 'Johnny' brings to mind the likes of Elastica and The Breeders.

The April Rainers
John Libertines new project. Clearly heavily influenced by The La's and Shack, which is never a bad thing.

The Assist
Infectious choruses, mental live shows and a growing army of lunatic fans. 2017 is gonna be huge for The Assist, who've already got a UK top 40 single under their belt.

Have spent the last 2 years in a transit van playing gig after gig. Ended last summer playing the main stage at Leeds due to a cancellation and went down a storm. A sign of things to come.

Catchy, uplifting, anthemic indie-pop of real quality. One of Blossoms favourite new bands.

Jordan Allen
A talented singer-songwriter now with a band behind him. Big tunes, big vocals, and on the brink of a breakthrough.

The Academic
We've heard the new tunes set for release this year, they're massive. Think early Strokes with a dash of Oasis and you'd not be far off.

Infectious debut single 'When The Day Comes' was a huge statement of intent. If you're a Catfish fan, you'll love these boys.

Gutxi Bibang
Killer vocals, killer riffs, killer looks. Like a cross between Hendrix, Jet and The Mooney Suzuki.

Red Rum Club
Post-Punk Americana Scouse 6-piece channelling ‘Tarantino-esque’ wild western vibes. Top class.

False Heads
Infectious ferocious punk rock. Iggy Pop's a fan. Enough said.

Combine the monster stomp of Kasabian and the pop pomp of Blossoms. Frontman Tommy Cobley reminds us of a young Tom Meighan.

Black Waters
Raucous, angst-driven hard-hitting indie-punk from South London. Head out on a co-headline tour of the UK with Strange Bones next month. Be there.

Willow Robinson
Great voice, a clutch of top drawer songs in his back pocket and Alan McGee in his corner. Expect things to go crazy for Willow this year.

Strange Bones
Raw, primal, infectious rock n roll 3-piece from Blackpool. One of the best live bands we saw last year.

The Jackobins
Building under the surface for the past two years, 2017 will be the year these Liverpudlian rockers explode. Blew us away at last summer's Jack Rocks / This Feeling stages.

Emily Capell
Young sassy singer-songwriter from London influenced by Joe Strummer. Great lyrics and one of the best voices we've heard in ages.

The Strawberries
Cool as f*** 60s psych pop.

Debut single ‘Fade Away’ sounded like a cross between an early Oasis B-side and The Coral. Doing serious damage on Spotify and selling out gigs all over Scotland. Expect that to spread quickly.

One of Scotland's best new bands. Already list Kyle Falconer and Alan McGee amongst their growing army of fans.

Matter of Mind
Not long turned 18 and only played a few shows but it’s clear from the tunes and the buzz whirring around the band in Manchester, Matter of Mind are pretty damn special.

Monico Blonde
Only been together for 6 months but it's already clear this Welsh 4-piece are going places.

Opened up the Jack Rocks / This Feeling stage at Y Not Festival last summer and blew us away with their unique brand of 90's shoegaze rock. Special.

The Phantoms
Spent 2016 selling out venues all over their native Scotland. Expect that to spread to all parts of the UK this year, their next single is a belter.

High-class indie rockers from Sheffield supported Pretty Vicious, Hidden Charms, and The Vryll Society last year. One of Sheffield's most exciting new bands.

Mod punk rockers from Derry in the vein of The Jam and The Clash.

Psychedelic indie pop that'll go down a storm at this summer's festival stages.

There are shades of Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Twang all in the mix here. Indie pop you can dance to.

Moonlight Zoo
Great songs, great harmonies. Debut single 'Breaking or Broken' was one of the best we heard last year.

Already have a mad loyal following and a seriously impressive set list. Leading the charge of great new bands emerging from Wales.

Family Jools
Big blissful piano-laden rock n roll backed with Lennon-esque vocals. Class.

The Wired
Fast-rising indie band from Sheffield have already sold out the 800 capacity Leadmill. All set to do a Sherlocks this year.

Black Honey
Ectrifying, captivating, utterly majestic, Black Honey are primed and ready to stun and mesmerise audiences all over the world.

12 more to check out but we ran out of space:

The Lightning Year
Saytr Play
Cessna Deathwish
The Sandinistas

Blossoms frontman Tom Ogden says of This Feeling “This Feeling were the first to take a real punt on us. They gave us our first London show. This helped kick start it all. Our amazing agent came to see us that night and took us on.”

This Feeling Big in 2017 shows:

London Nambucca - Jan 14
w/ The Shimmer Band, The Blinders, Strange Bones, Emily Cappell, Willow Robinson, Black Waters + The Cosmics.

Manchester Night & Day - Jan 21
w/ The Blinders, White Room, April, Dantevilles, Jordan Allen, The Assist, Strange Bones + The Strawberries.

Glasgow Broadcast - Feb 11.
w/ The Phantoms, VIDA, Sahara, Moonlight Zoo + Shambolics

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