Your Most Exciting Music Artists: April 2023


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Want the best low-down in some of the most exciting alternative acts, post-punk sets and artistic collectives in our music space right now? Fear not, us guys here at mvm have got you covered.

This is twn2ty bands on speed-dial.

These are twenty of the best artists and collectives you need to listen to right now. ...overpass are on the comeuppance for their industrial indie sounds while gritty Austrailians OK Hotel are on the spiral staircase up to alt-punk rock stardom. Meanwhile further West, Christine and the Queens are displaying a sub-cultural dominance of headlining many festivals – including their own Meltdown showcase at Southbank Centre for ’23 – in the UK this year, aswell as releasing a highly-coveted album in the Summer, aptly named PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE. Singular artist of BC Camplight, continues the trend of spring-clean-in-the-steely-barn indie with his fruitful final album, The Last Rotation Of Earth in May.

Following similar footsteps as mild-mannered Baxter Dury, Hak Baker has received critical acclaim with many a-spins on BBC Radio6Music with his new riled-up tune, Telehpnes 4 Eyes. Bedroom experimentalist simon a. is looking for his big break this year – a seriously underrated artist in this generation – while supergroup of Simon Neil and Mike Vennart, Empire State Bastard, show their brutal side with heavy Harvest.

  1. Right Time – overpass
  2. Get Out – Ok Hotel
  3. To Be Honest – Christine and the Queens
  4. The Last Rotation Of Earth – BC Camplight
  5. Telephones 4 Eyes – Hak Baker
  6. Bad Company – Yazmin Lacey
  7. Greatest Hits – Jockstrap
  8. THEY’RE LAUGHING – simon a.
  9. Cotton Wool – Cucamaras
  10. Harvest – Empire State Bastard
  11. What Would You Like Me To Do? – Meat Wave
  12. Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend – DMA’s
  13. Swing (In A Dream) – Squid
  14. Adderall – shame
  15. Up Song – Live At Bush Hall – Black Country, New Road
  16. Four Wheel Drive – Folly Group
  17. Common Sense – Hotel Lux
  18. Jungle – Strawberry Lace
  19. Benign Fire in a Small Room – Youth Sector
  20. Terminal Boy (Live in London 2022) – Bad Nerves

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