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Emily Pilbeam

After a busy first year as a band, we pin down Leeds' exciting newcomers, Team Picture. 

The name, Meg Duffy, might be on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, but Wildly Idle will put Hand Habits on the list of acts to follow in 2017.

We asked our contributors to tell us which bits of 2016 they didn't completely hate. Our New Music Editor, Emily Pilbeam, picked Car Seat Headrest's album, Teens of Denial.

To sign off the end of a brilliant year of festivals, we sent our reporter Izzie Dyer to Reading Festival to give us the lowdown on the biggest festival of the year.

After being locked away in a studio, Worst Place have given us the gift of premiering 'The Sun Changed Everything'. Listen now.

In its eleventh year, Y Not Festival has proved itself to be on its way to bigger and better things.

Bilbao BBK Live: a festival in the ridiculously hot climate of Spain, held on a mountain, with an ace line-up... it could only really go one way...

Bilbao BBK Live: a festival in the ridiculously hot climate of Spain, held on a mountain, with an ace line-up... it could only really go one way...

Bilbao BBK Live: a festival in the ridiculously hot climate of Spain, held on a mountain, with an ace line-up... it could only really go one way...

With Field Day and Download Festival on the same weekend, we managed to drag ourselves to both – because we wanted to go to both, not because we double-booked ourselves. Obviously.

Eagulls are at it again: see their exquisite new music video for 'Velvet' to remind yourself just how excellent this five-piece truly are.

If there was ever a reason to leave behind the UK festivals and head to the sunny land of Spain for a few days; Bilbao BBK Live 2016 is the one. 

If there's one thing that Raw Meat loves, it's a good ol' DIY organisation. Which is exactly why we spoke to Tony Ereira from Come Play With Me singles club.

Eighth album down the line and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Nonagon Infinity is absolutely ridiculous, in the best way possible.

Ahead of the release of Grawl!x's stunning album, Aye!, (out 28/05/16) we chat to the artist behind it all. 

LA's latest and greatest electro-indie band, Sego, are releasing their debut album, Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around, today on Raygun (UK) and Dine Alone (US).

Raw Meat's Emily Pilbeam chatted to our headliners, Dinosaur Pile Up at the Raw Meat All-Dayer in Leeds 27/03/16.

Glass Mountain, a four piece from Bradford, have just released their stunning debut single, 'Glacial'. For those that want some meaning to their music; get on board. 

Till Deaf Do Us Party in the UK have partnered up with the Like A Can Of Beans record label over in Denmark to introduce us all to new Danish rockers, The Entrepreneurs. 

Ever wondered what it would be like if a band played in a shopping arcade for free at 10.30pm on a Saturday night after Live At Leeds? Well, now you can find out.

Little Grim are back with a brand new video for their latest single 'Sparks' and are bigger, better and bolder than before. 

Raw Meat's Emily Pilbeam chatted to Fizzy Blood at the Raw Meat All-Dayer in Leeds 27/03/16.

London duo, Loose Meat, provide a backdrop to those hazy summer days with new single 'Edge of Love' from their upcoming self-titled debut, set for release 02/06/16. 

Plague Vendor, Love Buzzard and Chest Pains all in the games room at Brudenell Social Club on a Sunday night for free? Yes please. 

Want big riffs, a smashing drum-beat and one heck of a chorus? Look no further. Gallery Circus are primed and ready to give you just that. 

Emily Pilbeam sat down with Jack Bennett, otherwise known as Grumble Bee, after his grizzly set at our all-dayer in Leeds last month.

Sasha Siem blends experimental trip-hop with solemn undertones to create a whole other world of infinite darkness and intrigue. It's a thing of beauty that cannot be ignored.

Dirty Otter are back ahead of their National Dirty Otter Day next week for a night of nothing but math-rock. 

Oxford dictionaries’ definition of ‘savage’ is something fierce, violent and uncontrolled. Urban dictionaries’ definition of ‘savage’ is something bad-ass and cool.

Just four years young, Norway's Electric Eye return with smashing second record, Different Sun, released via Jansen Plateproduksjon, 05/02/16. 

As the band turns three, Love Buzzard are finally releasing their debut album, Antifistamines via 1-2-3-4 Records, 12/02/16.

Dinosaur Pile Up, God Damn, Heck, The Xcerts and more incredible bands this Easter Sunday 27/03/2016 at Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House, Leeds. You do not want to miss this.

Fat White Family are quite the band: after the release of their debut album, Champagne Holocaust, back in 2013, the psych noise-rockers have been labelled as fascists and Stalinists.

Edinburgh’s dark pop princess, Elle Exxe, releases startling debut EP Love To Hate You

With their 2016 tour dates just announced, we look back at alt rock band, Nothing But Thieves’ glorious self-titled album.

Exactly as their name suggests, JOHN is John Newton (drums and vox) and Johnny Healey (guitar).

As their UK tour comes to a close, we examine That’s The Spirit and how it unravels a new path for ex-metalers, Bring Me The Horizon.

East London four-piece, The Bohicas, bring back sultry rock n roll with their exquisite début album, The Making Of, released 21.08.15 via Domino Records.

Flourishing from three separate parts of America; Shannon and the Clams come together to create a treat for the eyes and ears with new single ‘It’s Too Late’.

Touring riff-heavy album, Eleven Eleven, Dinosaur Pile Up hit Leeds with Hyena and Broken Hands for a turbulent show, fuelled by adrenaline and ecstasy.

Hard-core noise punk band, Blacklisters, release mind-blowing second album Adult 18.09.15 via Smalltown America.

Stopping off in Leeds on the second day of their UK tour, Nothing But Thieves prove exactly why they deserve their top ten spot in the album chart.

Finally, Raw Meat Presents has landed in Leeds. Black Surf, Cop Graveyard, Tall Talker and Night Owls will play 27.11.15 at Santiagos, Vicar Lane, LS1 6GP.

Norfolk’s finest four-piece, Secret From Richard, give the lucky readers of Raw Meat a free download of B-side ‘Faith’, for a limited time only.

Alt rock trio, Dinosaur Pile Up, prove that three is the magic number with their third album Eleven Eleven, released 16.10.15 via So Recordings.

Soften the post-summer festival blues with Jacuzzi Boys, crystal gem EP, Happy Damage, released on 25.09.15 via Mag Mag Records.

It looks like our intrepid reporter made it all the way through Y Not Festival's tenth bithday weekend. It also looks like we should have a sponsorship deal with Hooch.

Time for day two of Emily Pilbeam’s whiskey-fuelled reporting on Y Not Festival’s tenth birthday.

Y Not Festival turned ten this year and we, Snoop Dogg and Basement Jaxx were invited along to the party.

Ahead of their appearance at 2000 Trees, The Lion and the Wolf (Thomas George) had a chat with us about the dreaded singer-songwriter tagline, going it alone, and Def Leppard.

Since releasing ‘Oceans’ in 2013, Coasts have gone from strength to strength; with a recent new EP, a headline tour in September and a sold out show at Dingwalls in Camden.

Camden Town is known for the weird and wonderful, and for one day a year it's amplified tenfold by the curators of Camden Rocks as they fill it with established and upcoming bands.

Plastic Mermaids are a superb mix of everything; their music invites the use of synths, bowed guitars, a sprinkling of dance and wavering vocals that send shivers down your spine.

Deep in the heartland of the Cotswold Hills, on the 9th July, the epic and ever-growing 2000 Trees Festival will begin.

Toxic drumming, insidious guitars and rough vocals is the make-up of Essex band, Mary Do You Wanna. Their first release, ‘The Plague’, displays a band making rock n roll with a bite.

The enigma that is Nordic Giants, have released their astonishing debut album, A Séance of Dark Delusions.

May Bank Holiday was taken over by Live At Leeds. Each venue was full of music lovers and all bands had a more than appreciative crowd regardless of their genre.

The Clash is a new feature here at Raw Meat where we check out the bands that are playing at the same time at a festival and we make them fight.

Turbowolf are a live force to be reckoned with: they’ve got thrashing heavy rock records that are backed up by an unconventional frontman.

Through blending heavily distorted riffs with vocals comparable to Billy Joel Armstrong (Dookie era), US rockers, Kill Vargas, have concocted a new and impressive take on grunge.

The mighty Bristol rockers, Turbowolf, team up with the unstoppable Tom Dalgety to produce a mind-blowing follow up to their debut album. The wait is over for Two Hands.

Brawlers stopped off in Norwich at the beginning of their lengthy UK tour. With support coming from emo punks Milk Teeth; Brawlers and co. started the bank holiday with a bang.

Leeds band Brawlers release their debut Romantic Errors of Our Youth, and prove that bands can still make creative and innovative punk rock.

200 artists, 20 venues, one day – Raw Meat is headed to Live at Leeds 2015.

Math-rockers, Shades, from the North East prepare to release follow up to debut EP, Existential Ambiguity, Or Something with Lose Your Chains. Out 21/03/15.

Horsefight release animated video for new single, 'Adam & Eve'. Warning: contains nudity and sex scenes, but not in a hot way.

Peace embark on the first of two sold out shows at Epic Studios in Norwich and give an absolute belter of a performance. Their new album Happy People is out now via Columbia.

After recording with Justin Pizzoferrato who’s previously worked with the likes of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth, Krill release their revolutionary A Distant Fist Unclenching.

Doom and gloom band Blood Lips are paving the way for new rock bands in North Wales.

Claws are a glittery surf rock band with a sprinkling of punk; and our new favourite band.

After three years in the making, Hawk Eyes have finally released follow up to their debut, Modern Bodies, with the mind-melting Everything Is Fine.

Indie pop band Tigercats release their stunning debut Mysteries 02.02.15 via Fortuna POP!

We found a proper indie band from Sheffield called Knaves and had a chat with them for Fresh Flesh. Their EP, Suncatcher is out now.

Indie rock band Desperate Journalist release their self-titled DIY debut album via Fierce Panda 26.1.15.

Previously named Aeroplane Flies High, alt rockers Mothers are this week’s Fresh Flesh.

After releasing single after single, the Leeds five-piece, Menace Beach, finally release the utopian Ratworld on 19.1.15 via Memphis Records.

Red House Glory released their three track EP Living A Lie at the start of this month. Expect highly polished rock and a longing for more.

Australian alt rockers, Linch, reveal their somewhat familiar debut album Lugubrious. Out now via Ditto Music.

British rockers, Red House Glory, release sinister music video for the mighty ‘Living A Lie’. Their EP (also called Living A Lie) is out now.

Norwich gigs are hit and miss. Being from Norwich and a fan of punk rock music, the music scene can be pretty lame. 

Clattering drums, fuzzy guitars and eccentric vocals is what makes up our current favourite band of the moment; Horsefight.

Full of ferocious punk rock and random weirdness; check out The Amsterdam Red Light District’s (TARLD) debut album Gone For A While.

Since the release of Signals last year, Mallory Knox’s success has sky-rocketed.

Alt rock trio from Winchester, Wild Smiles, just released their debut album, recorded and produced by vocalist Chris Peden; get ready for some thrilling and fun-filled music.

Garage punk band, Dedwardians, ended our night at Nightmare. It turns out Dedwardians consist of just the right amount of different genres.

Halloween season – if you could call it a season – has been and gone, bringing with it a lovely little rock festival in Camden Town called Nightmare Festival.

Get ready for an earth-shattering third album from The Xcerts, There Is Only You is out 03.11.14 via Raygun Records.

Fresh from the release of ‘Dippin Toes’ (out now through Any Other City Records), Dublin-based band, Jet Setter, had a chat with us at Raw Meat about what’s to come.

JOHN are a straight-edge, no frills hardcore punk band.

01.11.14, Nightmare Festival will be taking over Camden Town with its magnificent line-up of rock, metal and indie bands. 

This all girl rock band recorded their smashing debut Rips in the spring of 2014 within the space of just two weeks and it's set for release 13.10.14 on Merge Records.

What d’you get when you put Horsefight, Tigercub and Dinosaur Pile Up all on the same bill? Utter carnage. Hats off to Club The Mammoth - due to be at The Garage, Islington, Fridays.

Fresh from supporting DZ Deathrays, rock band Hyena (re-)begin their career with a bang.

During Raw Meat’s recent antics at Southsea Festival, we stumbled upon the tropical three-piece, Popobawa. 

Southsea Fest takes place every September on the sunny isle of Portsmouth. We sent writer Emily Pilbeam and photographer Elspeth Wilkinson to investigate Southsea's 8th year.

Stoner rock band, Black Moth released their somewhat disappointing second album Condemned to Hope, produced by Jim Sclavunos, via New Heavy Sounds on 15.09.14.

Whilst we’ve been in recovery mode after a messy, painful, dirty and delightful weekend at Reading Festival – we've had time to reflect over the incredible live performances we saw.

Supergroup, Brawlers, have left quite the impression on the punk rock scene since they began in the Summer of 2013. 

Arguably one of the best festival line ups we’ve seen this summer; Raw Meat are off to the incredible Southsea Festival 20.09.14!