Over the past decade, This Feeling has forged a formidable reputation for fighting the corner for the best new guitar bands around. In celebration of their 'Big In 2019' shows taking place throughout January (details for which can be found at the bottom of this page), our friends over at This Feeling have put together a playlist for us of the bands they're tipping to make it big this year.
Warrington 4-piece whose sole aim is to give a good time to all. And a good time and move you shall, seriously funking good.
For fans of: Jamie T, Declan McKenna, Prose.
Full off youthful swagger, hooks and charm. One of Wales' best new bands all set to explode onto the UK consciousness this year.
For fans of: Oasis, Catfish & The Bottlemen, 60 Foot Dolls.
Only been going a year, already supported Slaves on a European tour and released two amazing singles. One of a number of bands coming out of a vibrant Scottish scene proving guitars are very much alive and kicking.
For fans of: Oasis, DMA's, Slaves.
Scrappy, indie-punk refuseniks who opened up the main stage at the first Rize festival last year.
For fans of: Blur, RatBoy, Cabbage.
Two people making a huge, beautiful noise. Epic sky scraping psychedelic shoegaze.
For fans of: (early) Verve, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Doves.
Causing a real buzz on the Cardiff's thriving new bands scene. New single due soon, expect the buzz to spread.
For fans of: Bloc Party, Foals, Miles Kane.
Raw indie rock anthems of real quality. Cause a riot every time they play in Cardiff.
For fans of: Stereophonics, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Trampolene.
Anthemic indie rockers selling out big venues in Manchester.
For fans of: DMA's, Jordan Allen, Vida.
20-year-old Sydney singer/songwriter. Uplifting, catchy indie pop vibes. Australia's answer to Sam Fender.
For fans of: Blossoms, DMA's, Sam Fender.
Expect Energy, swagger and tunes aplenty from one of Merseyside's best new bands.
For fans of: Circa Waves, The Wholls, MINT.
Check out the bands 5 track debut EP - it's brimming with crushing riffs and sky scraping choruses.
For fans of: The Amazons, The Pale White, Only The Poets.
Sharp lyrics, pop and rock sounds with a serious snap.
For fans of: Bowie, Mystery Jets, Sports Team.
Rousing rock n roll 4-piece from Swindon. On tour with The Estevans Feb/March and guaranteed to cause a stir.
For fans of: The Libertines, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Rat Boy.
HANDS OFF GRETEL
Yorkshire grunge punk pop 4-piece led by songwriter/front-woman Lauren Tate, a force of nature driving the band to the top.
For fans of: Garbage, Skunk Anasie, Marmozets.
If Kasabian, Jake Bugg and Miles Kane had an orgy and offspring, it'd sound like this. Seriously good.
For fans of: Kasabian, Jake Bugg, Miles Kane.
Four alt.rock kids from Blackpool deliver soaring, triumphant rock n roll with gutso.
For fans of: Editors, Glass Caves, Darlia.
A foot stomping fist pounding riot of a band smashing up venues all over the North West.
For fans of: The Libertines, Trampolene, Asylums.
Precocious shoegaze vibes from a Brighton based 4-piece making serious waves.
For fans of: Ride, The Horrors, The La's.
Perfect pop drenched in tales late night debauchery.
For fans of: The 1975, Declan McKenna, Sundara Karma.
LIFE AT THE ARCADE
Triumphant, heartfelt indie pop.
For fans of: Blossoms, Red Rum Club, Jordan Allen.
Hugely addictive punk rock.
For fans of: Slaves, Cabbage, Lady Bird.
ONLY THE POETS
Not for long underground indie sensations selling out venues all over the UK on word of mouth alone.
For fans of: Sea Girls, Vistas, Dodgy.
Shimmering indie pop drenched in melody and warmth.
For fans of: Teenage Fanclub, Broken Hands, Planet.
Dreamy heaven sent vocals. A very exciting newcomer who's debut album is out now.
For fans of: The Cranberries, Lucy Rose, Zuzu.
RED RUM CLUB
Scouse popstars in the making whose debut album is out this month.
For fans of: The Coral, The Zutons, Dodgy.
Irish singer songwriter with a big voice and a big future.
For fans of: Turin Brakes, Sea Girls, Neon Waltz.
Alan Mcgee returns with a new label Creation 23 and a new band to get excited about.
For fans of: Creation Records, Mansun, Bad Sounds.
SAD BOYS CLUB
Epic indie pop guaranteed to make you smile.
For fans of: The 1975, Sundara Karma, Blossoms.
Delisuiously scuzzy, fuzzy, killer psych-rock.
For fans of: Jesus and The Mary Chain, BRMC, The Kills.
Joyous, adrenaline fuelled garage rock with a dark gothic edge guaranteed to start a mosh pit.
For fans of: Baby Strange, Strange Bones, Calva Louise.
6-piece from Sunderland influenced by the best of Britpop selling out HUGE venues in the North East.
For fans of: Ocean Colour Scene, The Spitfires, Vida.
SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS
Sound like a cross between Wolf Alice and Florence. Got a gigantic future.
For fans of: Wolf Alice, Yonaka, Bang Bang Romeo.
Welcome to Dundee duos mesmerising and melodic world of pop, jazz and electronica.
For fans of: Portishead, Morcheeba, Another Sky.
Sweet as sugar indie pop with twirling organs and a slight 60s psych tinge.
For fans of: The Twang, Peace, Swim Deep.
Shoegazey guitars, pounding rhythms, majestic melodies.
For fans of: Teenage Fanclub, Jaws, The Lapelles.
Got the tunes and the attitude to be Britain's next big guitar band.
For fans of: The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines.
THE GOOD ARMS
Raw, raucous Rock n Roll guaranteed to start a riot (and often do in Glasgow).
For fans of: The Libertines, The Amazons, The Snuts.
Cool as... straight up Rock n Roll.
For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, Red Faces.
THE MODERN STRANGERS
Impeccable indie pop bangers full of groove and guaranteed to make you move.
For fans of: Kasabian, Blossoms, Eugene McGuinness.
Cloaked in mystery – no music and no social media, until now – the buzz whirling around the Wirral’s psych-rock groovers is well and truly out.
For fans of: BRMC, The Black Angels, The Coral.
THE PEACH FUZZ
If James Skelly (The Coral) says it's good, it's great. Signed to Skeleton Key Records, a big peachy future lies ahead.
For fans of: The Coral, The Vryll Society.
Sound like they're having the time of their lives. Gloriously upbeat and infectious tunes.
For fans of: The Courteeners, The Sherlocks, Himalayas.
Britpop inspired South Wales 4-piece with riffs to die for.
For fans of: Manics, Pretty Vicious, Trampolene.
Full of personality, spirirt and power pop tunes. The indie Spice Girls.
For fans of: Dream Wife, Black Honey, Anteros.
THE SKINNER BROTHERS
With influences ranging from Sinatra, The Streets to Oasis you never know what to expect, but you know it's gonna be good.
For fans of: The Libertines, RatBoy, Jamie T.
THE VAN T'S
A mixture of grunge, shoegaze and the finest cuts from 90s British guitar bands.
For fans of: BRMC, Elastica, The Ravonettes.
THE YADA YADA YADAS
Fuzzy '90s inspired guitar alt pop.
For fans of: Pavement, Ride, Slowdive.
Frantic, fuzzed-up garage rock n roll.
For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, The Snuts, Heavy Rapids.
YOUTH KILLED IT
A melting pot of influences, rock, pop, reggae. It's all here and it's all good.
For fans of: Slaves, The Rifles, Buster Shuffle.
Pocket rocket Liverpudlian pop rock star with a big future.
For fans of: Catatonia, Gerry Cinnamon, Anteros.
Gazelle, The Slumdogs, Record Street, The Feens, Suncharmer, Cascade, Stiir, The Extons, JW Paris, Tom Lumley, Among The Citizens, The Howlers, The Keepers, The Barratts, Lucia, Crystal, Luvia, Natalie Shay, Dan Stock, The Rills, King Kuda, Slouch, Shader, Serotones, Creeping Jean, Dylan John Thomas, Nana White Pepper, Gold Beach, Lona, Dirty Laces, Lyerr, Manuka Hive, The Point, Cavalcade.
Big in 2019 Shows:
Broadcast, Glasgow (Fri 18 Jan)
w/ The Van T's, Alligator, Voodoos, Sway + Shredd.
Nambucca, London (Sat 19 Jan)
w/ Zuzu, Sad Boys Club, The Estevans, Youth Killed It, Lacuna Bloome, Latenight Honeymoon, Hands off Gretel + Getrz.
Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Wed 23 Jan)
w/ Al Moses, The Pitchforks, The Rotanas, Jack Perrett + Bute.
Monarch, London (Wed 23 Jan)
w/ Saint Agnes, Para Alta + Black Doldrums.
Monarch, London (Thu 24 Jan)
w/ The Skinner Brothers, Free Money, Sugarthief, The Kicklips, Mummy, The Yada Yada Yada + Carolines.
Night & Day, Manchester (Fri 25 Jan)
w/ Red Rum Club, Cleargreen, King Kartel, Social Room + The Seamonsters.
Tickets £6 adv from www.thisfeeling.co.uk.
This Feeling has also teamed up with Flying Vinyl and Blood Records to bring you a beautiful double vinyl LP featuring all the acts bar Zuzu, Black Doldrums and Sway (due to label restrictions). £23, 30 MEGA tunes, many of them making their vinyl debut! VERY limited get yours now at www.blood-records.co.uk.