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

Irish band, DIVAN are releasing thier album Modern Knowledge on 19/08/16, having been produced by the brilliant Brent Knopf.

God Australia is good isn't it? Maybe we should let spiders run our country too. Hannahband are our latest favourite export.

I wouldn't call these gritty, stomping Cardiff rockers 'indie', but damn have they got catchy melodies.

Ireland's The Shaker Hymn are releasing their album Do You Think You're Clever via Heavy Noids Records tomorrow, so let us help you get up to speed.

Ahead of their Leeds to London two-date-tour this week, we asked Night Owls the burning questions.

Londoners, Lupo are briefly venturing out of the recording studio to play two gigs, the first of which is tonight at 93 Feet East.

After featuring their seventies tinged video for latest single, 'Sparks' (out 03/06/16 on Newspeak Records) we wanted to hear more of what makes Little Grim tick.

Irish post punks, Slow Riot have released a video for their latest single 'Trophy Wife', out now via Straight Lines Are Fine.

Cavalry are a Liverpudlian five-piece that prove that the word 'indie' hasn't quite lost all meaning just yet.

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).

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. 

Prism Tats' self-titaled album is out now on ANTI- Records. We spoke to the musician behind the music, Garrett van der Spek.

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. 

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. 

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.

Cannibal Animal are sludgy, not slow, with punk drunk drums and rattling distortion. The level of urgency in their feedback-drenched latest single grabbed us firmly by both ears.

The beat-driven Summer pop of Naives is as polarising as a tropical print shirt - personally I love it, but I'm aware it's not for everyone and might not quite work all year round.

Beach Violence are different. There's no getting around it. Their self-described creep folk has its roots in nineties RnB, growing through Beirut and Anthony & The Johnsons melodies.

After being sucked into the psychedelic world of Electric Eye's second album Different Sun, we thought we should get to know the band a little bit better.

Brother Zulu are fronted by jazz pianist and classically trained flautist, Lawrence Ajadi, and songwriter child-signing Max Tuohy. Their two different schools of musical thought come together to create a soulful funk band with a hip hop lyrical flow.

Dreamy alt-pop band Big Tooth use crafted bass lines and wistful vocals to create timeless songs. Their song writing is equal parts wisdom that draws on the past, and originality that will carry them long into the future.

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.

The leader of the South London electronic folk collective, Button Eyes is Lewis Lindgren (otherwise known as producer 184).

Glaswegians, WHITE have just released this video for their debut single 'Future Pleasures'.

With a debut track produced by Spring Kings' Tarek Musa and a somewhat melodramatic self-penned biog; introducing, Trudy.

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.

The epic pop of Many Things brings The Killers and Spector to mind with its cocktail of drama and catchiness.

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.

NRVS LVRS (pronounced Nervous Lovers) write sparse, emotional indie pop.

Saint Agnes are much more than a blues rock n roll band; the cinematic and timelessness in their writing make them heavy and hard to ignore. They're also incredibly easy on the eye.

The Sewer Rats are the second ever signing to our friends at Fluffer Records and it's not hard to see why.

Chick Quest are from Vienna, they write high energy alternative pop that mixes Talking Heads with Art Brut. Their debut album, Vs. Galore is out now and it's inspirational stuff.

Australian-London-based trio Netsuke make dreamy atmospheric pop with sweeping synths and unique melodies. Their debut single 'Heliotrope' is out now via Illustrated Records.

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.

FEHM have the ominous bass lines of Joy Division and some of the best feedback manipulation you'll ever hear. 

Formation's debut EP, Young Ones came out last week on Meno Records; these south London twin brothers blend nineties dance influences with a kind of David Bowie art-pop.

ticktock is otherwise known as Sebastian Zieler and his otherworldly pop is unique to say the least. His synth-band-dance-pop, TCOLT EP is out now on The Big Oil Recording Company.

Flesh are a Mancunian four-piece that make a feature of the tell-tale Manchester drawl and combine influences from both of Brit pop's king pins Oasis and Blur.

As you may have noticed from our review of Hailey Wojcik's most recent EP Book of Beasts, we like her a lot. 

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.

The simplistic innocence of Pale Honey's music quickly descends into distortion and robotic riff thrashing. 

Fawn Spots are a bunch of punks, just about to release their debut LP, From Safer Place. They're raw, heavy and slightly off-kilter - like an unhinged Hüsker Dü.

Phantom Runners are a band with a vision. Their spacey, laid back indie has pop melodies in its bones and their first single of 2015, 'Laserbeam' is a perfect example.

From the very first moments of Dalton's 'What Never Should End' we were hooked.

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.

FalseHeads make distorted, riffy alt rock. They sound a little early nineties and not just in a grunge way, but with lyrics and vocals reminiscent of snarling indie rockers, Space.

Nick Edward Harris commands a timeless voice and enviable storytelling songwriting. His second album, The Tall Trees is due out 23.02.15 via Shifted Fiction Records.

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.

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

With a self-titled album coming out 02.03.15, we thought it was about time everyone knew about New Zealand punks, The Jury and The Saints.

Desperate Journalist's beautiful post-punk songs are always full of jangly guitars playing intensely un-jangly riffs, while the lead singer is my female Ian Curtis fantasy.

Two Weeks Running have just released their new EP Human Nature on Martian Pop Records.

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

FALLS are what you should be looking for in a band. They’re a mash up of several different genres (the good ones) and they create some epic, mind-blowing music.

BLOSSOM are a pretty mysterious bunch. You'll be hard pressed to find out much more than two beautifully constructed VHS-style footage videos when you hunt for them online.

We met Deathbeams recently when we were DJing at Roadkill - a night they played - and were instantly blown away by their strength of their riffs, vocals and vibe.

Black Surf have a slow, rolling intensity.

The fuzzy slacker shoegaze that Whistlejacket peddle is more nineties than Men Behaving Badly. 

Raglans are a little larger than our usual Fresh Flesh, with a top 5 album in Ireland, opening for HAIM, and playing Hyde Park with the Libertines under their belt.

Skaters' album Manhattan has been making my bus journeys cooler all month.

London’s Venice Trip will release ‘Reign Dance’ and B-side ‘Strangers In The Rough’ on 06.11.14, but until they do, the only place you can hear both tracks is right here on Raw Meat.

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.

Formed in 2011, Disraeli Gears (who share their name with the 1967 Cream album) were based in Leeds to begin with, while at University.

Demob Happy are the new school of British rock. Loud and brash, they keep an undercurrent of Brit pop melody for keen ears to pick out through all the distortion and screaming.

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

Hand Job Academy are one of the most impressive and lyrically compelling acts we've seen in a while.

Formed in London this year, RobotBoy are a rock trio that blend fist pumping rock with slow burning emotion. The band are currently recording their debut EP.

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. 

Californian multi-instrumentalist Bo Keeney released his new EP, 7 Eleven, (recorded in London) via Berlin blueprint Nipple Clips, 22.09.14.

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

Nashville's Devan DuBois shows off his smokey, almost too good to be true, vocals and dance blues vibe in his debut release, 'Long Live'.

Chelmsford quartet, See You In Reno, have just released a banger of a track called ‘Check’. 

King No-One are an indie rock band that will blow your mind. 

The silky, sedative sounds from imp ooze in and out of ‘Tranquilized’, creating a Tame Impala vibe that bubbles through their music.

Spaniards, NITCH make noisy shoegaze and they make it well.

Wakefield and Leeds based band, The Spills, have been tucked away preparing for their second album and have got in touch with us to lay down the lowdown on all things Spills.

This weeks Fresh Flesh comes in the from of Bristolien trio 'Tamu Massif'. We put our questions to front man Dave Dixon ahead of their show at London's Old Blue Last. 

Since Suburban Group formed last summer, the lads have been working on demo after demo and playing gig after gig in hope of spreading their sound to almost anyone that will listen.

Young Romance are an indie duo, heralding from Kingston in South West London.

Formed in late 2013, MAUI have exploded onto the music scene with their debut EP Winter High. Since then they have also self-released (and self-recorded) their most recent EP, Ode To The Sun.