This Feeling Big in 2016 Playlist


Tuesday 5th January 2016

In celebration of their 'Big In 2016' Club Nights taking place throughout January, our friends over at This Feeling have put together a playlist for us of bands they think are going to make it big this year.

"We are living in a world where Guitar Music has been marginalised so what This Feeling is doing at the moment is vital. This Feeling is the best club in The UK for future Rock and Roll stars. They believe in the power of guitar music and WHEN Rock and Roll makes its glorious comeback you can bet your arse you will have heard it first at This Feeling." Noel Gallagher 

They look the bollocks, they sound the bollocks. Early demos sound like early Oasis demos. Potential to go seriously big.

Viola Beach
Catchy, classy indie pop with an edge live. Have already supported the likes of Courteeners and Blossoms building up an already solid fanbase which is set to explode in 2016.

Huge riffs, huge choruses, huge live, huge songs. Already all over the likes of Radio 1, Radio X and MTV Rocks. There is zero doubt 2016 is gonna be massive for these boys.

The Sherlocks
Get in van. Play gig. Blow people away. Do it again. And again. Venues get bigger. Crowds get madder. Until the likes of Radio 1 & co cannot ignore you. Been compared to The Courteeners and with a huge headline UK tour (many dates already sold out) and a Libertines tour support coming up, who's to say they won't end up as big.

Early single " It's Up To Me Now" sounds like The La's and there's no higher praise than that. There's a Gallagher-esque charm and swagger to these lads, 2016, watch out...

Louis Berry
It's been a while since we've had a singer songwriter with the tunes and attitude reminiscent of Weller . Thank fuck for Louis Berry.

Bang Bang Romeo
Been compared to Fleetwood Mac, a Tarintino movie soundtrack, and Talking Heads, but the truth is they're all that and more. A band you must see live, they'll blow you away.

Razor sharp indie rock with a fearsome live show in their back pocket. Got that take on the world gang mentality of Kasabian when they were starting out.

Saw this Manchester 4-piece support Blossoms last year and they blew us away. Paul Weller's a fan. Enough said.

The Spitfires
Another band doing it properly; get in van, selling out shows, blowing people away..."The Industry" and hype will follow. Just watch these boys soar in 2016. Mammoth UK tour on sale now. Get on it.

Same Streets
Picked up by Jake Bugg's management and easy to see why; catchy melodies, great vocals, great live.

Red Faces
The band most likely to do an Arctic Monkeys in 2016? Red Faces. Still in their teens and they've got the lot.

Released 'Disaster Caster' the best debut single we've heard in donkeys years. Indie shoegaze pop reminiscent of giants such as Stone Roses and Ride. Yeah, that good.

White Room
Magnetic live shows, the best elements of punk, indie-rock, Britpop and even psychedelica. "A band to watch out for" Paul Weller. We're on it, Paul.

The Wholls
Emerging and electrifying Brit Rockers are all set to do a Slaves in 2016. It's all set to go massive.

"One of the most exciting new bands for 2016" Fred Perry Subculture. We couldn't agree more. Top class musicians with top class songs to boot.

Hello Operator
Epic songs, monster choruses full of fuzz and distortion. Played a load of This Feeling shows for us last year and blew everyone away.

Liberty Ship
Discovered by Jon McLure (Reverend and The Makers), these Sheffield lads have spent the past year or so gigging and honing their sound. We've heard two tracks set for release early this year and they are, no word of a lie, phenomenal. Lee Mavers like phenomenal. That good.

Rory Wynne
Great songs, cool as fuck. A young man with a massive future. Signed to James Skelly of The Coral's record label, Skeleton Key Records, birthplace of Blossoms.

Casino Empire
They've supported the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Bohicas, they've sold out every headline Leicester show they've ever done, they've been compared to Kasabian. Frightening thing is, Casino Empire aren't even out of first gear yet. So much potential.

Tijuana Bibles
Grunge-based riffs, groove laden rhythms and heavy traces of swampy Louisiana blues. Absolutely colossal live.

Influences ranging from The Wytches to Tame Impala to The Doors, psychedelia runs strong with Carnivals. A new band with an already massive London fanbase set to grow nationwide this year with the release of their debut single due February.

Dirty, sleazy, snotty and fucking good fun. That's Flesh. Expect them to get under yours in 2016.

Punk rockers causing a buzz in their native London, sold out shows aplenty, and with a Rory Attwell (The Vaccines/Palma Violets) produced EP in the can and due for release soon, expect that to swell.

Strange Ways
Epic shoegazing sounds from South London. Only formed 4 months ago but have already supported Swim Deep and The View and their debut single is due to drop February.

No Hot Ashes
Blossoms, Findlay, and now No Hot Ashes. There's clearly something in the water in Stockport. These young upstarts are sure to do damage in 2016.

As ferocious on record as they are live. Bonded - aged 10 - over Nirvana. Was always going to be good.

Houdini Dax
Tight as fuck indie 3-piece from Cardiff already big in their native Wales, and about to make a big impression on a national scale.

Venice Trip
Psychedelic rhythm and blues heavily influenced by The Doors and Pink Floyd.

Bellevue Days
Slacker alt rock of the very highest order. New single 'Ripped Jeans' is a Biffy-esque beast of a tune.

Creators of the world's first cinematically-released album (“Whiplash Dreams") but more importantly creators of seriously amazing songs. Jaw to the floor good.

Jackals Rose
Cause a stir and kerfuffle wherever they go. Full of menace, killer tunes and swagger.

Broken Witt Rebels
Building and bubbling away under the surface for the past two years, 2016 will be the year these Brummie rockers explode.

Cut Glass Kings
Signed to James Skelly's Skeleton Key Records and, as you'd expect, yet another top class discovery from The Coral frontman. They support The Coral in March and play some This Feeling shows. Check them out.

Mesmeric garage psych rock that recalls early Kasabian, this is electronic rock’n’roll of real quality.

Another 15 to check out:

The Barmines
Heavy Suns
Alistair James
The Phantoms
The Jackobins
The Costellos
The Lizards
Cam Cole
Aztec Temples

This feeling's Big In 2016 Club Nights feature many of the acts listed above, see dates below, for adv tickets, more info and exclusive free downloads head over to

Nambucca London (January 9th) - Otherkin (live), Viola Beach (live), The Wholls (live), Sisteray (live), Strange Ways (live), Paves (live) + DJs till 3am.

Night & Day Manchester (January 30th) - Fronteers (live), Tibet (live), Cupids (live), Hello Operator (live), Bang Bang Romeo (live), No Hot Ashes (live) + DJs till 3am.

Amersham Arms London (January 30th) - Bellevue Days (live), Houdini Dax (live), Hyena (live), Venice Trip (live) Bavanandan (live) + DJs till 3am.

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