Childhood formed at Nottingham University in 2010, yet they sound as though they came out of Manchester in 1989. Reverb-drenched guitars and blissed-out vocals – they're gonna be adored.
Ellie Roswell's vocals are pure, clear and folky, but the music of this London band flits wildly between grunge, Britpop revisited and krautpop.
These Londoners make a raucous noise that could have come from any indie era of the past three decades. They're big NME favourites and have the charm of a raggle-taggle gang to appeal to lapsed Libertines fans.
There's talk of a new wave of psychedelia, and with Toy, the Wytches and Temples it seems to be happening. This Kettering four-piece offer a neat take on Beatles-'66 psych.
Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs
The strangulated yelp is pure Richard Hell or Tom Verlaine, while the snarling, insistent guitars of this promising, retrodelic London band make a further bid to re-join New York's Class of '76.
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