FEATURE: Rock Is Dead? The New Breed of Guitar Bands

FEATURE:

 

Rock Is Dead?

 

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The New Breed of Guitar Bands

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EVERYONE from Kasabian to respected, decent bands has claimed…

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IN THIS PHOTO: Dream Wife

the days of the great guitar-based bands are over. It is true there are fewer original and enduring guitar bands in music. Other genres (like Synth.-Pop) have come into popularity: of the Rock/Alternative bands around, there are a few that manage to subvert expectation and stick in the memory. I have lauded the abilities of Reading’s The Amazons. They created a real modern nugget with Little Something. I am still bowled by its incredible hooks and anthemic nature. Some big music names have criticised the state of modern guitar music but that would be unfair. I have collated twelve acts that, I think, will make a big impact on the music of 2017. Included is a song from each and them and reason why they should be on your playlist.

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Rascalton

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Based: Glasgow

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The Amazons

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Based: Reading

Follow: http://theamazons.co.uk/

Black Honey

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Based: Brighton

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Dream Wife

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Based: Finland

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Cabbage

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Based: Mossley

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QTY

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Based: New York

Follow: http://qtynyc.com/

Goat Girl

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Based: London

Follow: https://www.facebook.com/goatgirlofficial/

Duke of Wolves

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Based: London

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False Heads

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Based: London

Follow: http://www.falseheads.com/

Estrons

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Based: Cardiff

Follow: http://www.estrons.com/

HMLTD

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Based: London

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It is clear there are enough great acts around that give a good name to guitar music. Rock, it seems, is not dead but might just need a bit of a kick. There has been a downturn and dip in the last few years so we just need to promote those new acts that seem capable of bringing the energy and originality back to the form. Here is just a selection of the artists/bands I feel will make a big impact on music this year. It is true there are fewer great guitar bands than there were in years past but Rock is very much…

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ALIVE and kicking.

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