Preview : This Feelings ‘Big In 2018’ tour news.


‘What This Feeling is doing at the moment is vital.’ Noel Gallagher

‘This Feeling are flying the flag for British guitar music.’ Sergio Pizzorno

‘If This Feeling didn’t exist: a) new bands wouldn’t be as quick to be recognised (A&R’s, agents, media and labels do track who’s playing the night) and b) small bands fanbases wouldn’t be as quick to develop’ Gigwise

This Feeling has somehow managed to achieve the wondrous; building a platform and putting people from all over the UK onto it. It’s nationwide appeal has sky-rocketed within recent years and it’s actually something you could describe as a music scene, because there is a group of people, meeting up continuously, playing music and existing in the real world’ Foxes


Newly in association with Red Stripe and Pirate Studios as well as long term partner Radio X, This Feeling is now operating in 35+ cities/towns around the UK and with cities/towns such as Plymouth, Dundee, Grimbsy with many more to be added this year. This Feeling and the bands that sail in her are thriving and spreading their loved up tentacles all over the country.

Real artists and real rock and roll passion is all that matters. No stats. No cosy relationships with agents, PRs or pluggers. No ad spend? No problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re not signed. It’s ALL about the music and providing love, community and opportunity for new bands to grow and thrive.

Just ask Tom from Blossoms: ‘This Feeling were the first to take a real punt on us. They gave us our first London show. This helped kick start it all. Our amazing agent came to see us that night and took us on.’

This Feeling, now an established tastemaker with a stellar reputation for putting the best new bands on first…Catfish & The Bottlemen and Blossoms, who’ve both had #1 albums, The Struts, who have blown up BIG TIME in the USA, Cabbage, The Shimmer Band, Bang Bang Romeo and many more all played This Feeling first or were given an early leg up.

Listen up…this is no list drawn up by industry big-wigs for industry big-wigs, this is rock n roll, this is This Feeling, this is real…

2018…we’ve got Cardiff rockers Himalayas who’ve been compared to Arctic Monkeys and racked up 3.5m Spotify plays for debut single ‘Thank God I’m Not You’, dream pop rockers Anteros who’ve supported Two Door Cinema Club and debut LP is expected this year, Judas who opened the main stage at Reading & Leeds last year, the snarling indie rock of Sheafs who smashed up every show and festival they played last year, the seismic political punk rock of Proletariat and Avalanche Party, the infectious Catfish vibes of Mint, the Stroke-y sounds of The Velvet Hands + LOTS MORE / full list + descriptions below

Big in 2018 shows:

London Nambucca – Jan 13
w/ Anteros, Judas, Avalanche Party, Sheafs, Hey Charlie, Himalayas, Calva Louise, The Surrenders + Lucie Barat

Manchester Jimmy’s – Jan 20
w/ Proletariat, Mint, Matter Of Mind + Voodoos

Manchester Jimmy’s – Jan 21
w/ Wulfman Fury, The Jade Assembly, Generation + The Racket

London The Monarch – Jan 25
w/ The Velvet Hands, The Scruff, Ulysses Wells, Nadia Sheikh, Sleeptalking + Sons

Glasgow Broadcast – Feb 09.
w/ Heavy Rapids, Rituals, Carousel + The Capollos

All shows £6adv
Tickets + info :


Who: Anteros
Sound like: An interstellar pop rocket ready to break hearts and unite the dance floor
For fans of: Blondie, The Cardigans, Goldfrapp
Listen to: Drunk
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Who: Avalanche Party
Sound like: The impending Northern revolution
For fans of: Shame, Cabbage, The Amazing Snakeheads
Listen to: Solid Gold
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Who: Calva Louise
Sound like: Angsty summer days getting pissed in a field with your Converse wearing mates
For fans of: The Big Moon, The Breeders, Sleeper
Listen to: I’m Gonna Do Well
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Who: The Capollos
Sounds like: A masterclass in soaring riffs and energetically placed choruses
For fans of: Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Courteeners, feathercuts
Listen to: Get Out (Out)
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Who: Carousel
Sounds like: A loving tribute to the halcyon era of Britpop
For fans of: Shambolics, Shed Seven, The Sherlocks
Listen to: You Told Me
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Who: Generation
Sound like: A melting pot of proto-punk, rockabilly and snotty indie
For fans of: Tribes, Buzzcocks, razor-sharp cheekbones
Listen to: Who Loves This Generation?
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Who: Heavy Rapids
Sound like: A haven for yearning, gurning, rock and roll purists
For fans of: The Strokes, Drowners, SKATERS
Listen to: Money Is Power
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Who: Hey Charlie
Sound like: The soundtrack to a badass 90s teen movie where girls rule the school
For fans of: Veruca Salt, Black Honey, mini skirts
Listen to: Hey
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Who: Himalayas
Sounds like: High octane energy straight outta Cardiff
For fans of: Hello Operator, Arctic Monkeys, Cage The Elephant
Listen to: Thank God I’m Not You
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Who: Judas
Sounds like: Jangling indie with a stadium sized gleam
For fans of: Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics, The 1975
Listen to: Ceasefire
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Who: The Jade Assembly
Sounds like: Home-proud heroes with a enviably devoted fanbase
For fans of: The View, The Enemy, Reverend & The Makers
Listen to: Walking Down Manny Road
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Who: Lucie Barat
Sounds like: Self-reflective troubadour with a snarl
For fans of: Dirty Pretty Things, Patti Smith, No Doubt
Listen to: Take Me Away
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Who: Matter Of Mind
Sound like: Well-studied students from the school of grunge
For fans of: Basement, Lower Than Atlantis, The 1975
Listen to: Stay.
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Who: Mint
Sounds like: Swaggering Mancs with enough personality to fill ten stages
For fans of: Circa Waves, Viola Beach, big hair
Listen to: St Oxford,
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Who: Nadia Sheikh
Sounds like: Pop balladry from a shining beacon of hope
For fans of: Anna Calvi, Bat For Lashes, Sharon Van Etten
Listen to: Flip The Coin
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Who: Proletariat
Sounds like: Bloodthirsty four-piece who wear their working class pride on their sleeves
For fans of: TOUTS, Slaves, Trampolene
Listen to: Mr Brown
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Who: The Racket
Sound like: Rebels with a cause
For fans of: The Sex Pistols, The Libertines, The Cribs
Listen to: Faded Days
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Who: Rituals
Sounds like: Indie noir with occasional shards of sunlight
For fans of: Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Eagulls
Listen to: Redeemer
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Who: The Scruff
Sounds like: Bedford ballers who can flit from visceral rock to heartfelt balladry in the blink of an eye
For fans of: The Rifles, DMA’s, The Wholls
Listen to: Her
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Who: Sleeptalking
Sounds like: The new generation of grunge-induced goodness
For fans of: The Wytches, Ty Segall, Tigercub
Listen to: Professional Dreamer
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Sounds like: Two brothers who make enough noise to waken the dead
For fans of: Drenge, Nirvana, Demob Happy
Listen to: Reptiles
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Who: The Surrenders
Sounds like: Dirty blues-inflected soul with a psychedelic heart
For fans of: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Paves
Listen to: No Paper
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Who: Ulysses Wells
Sounds like: A raging bloke from Banbury who knows a thing or two about face-melting riffs
For fans of: Royal Blood, Them Crooked Vultures, The Ranconteurs
Listen to: What It Takes
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Who: The Velvet Hands
Sounds like: An enticing, adrenalin rush with two fingers up to modern life
For fans of: The Strokes, The Saints, Supergrass
Listen to: Sick Of Living
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Who: Voodoos
Sounds like: Good old-fashioned rebel rock with a nihilistic sensibility
For fans of: Baby Strange, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Palma Violets
Listen to: Natalie
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Who: Wulfman Fury
Sounds like: A page torn out of the indie manual with soaring choruses to match
For fans of: Milburn, The Pigeon Detectives, The Wombats
Listen to: Nightsweats
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Who: Sheafs
Sounds like: Cocksure bravado decorated with terrace-chant choruses. MEGA
For fans of: Kasabian, Miles Kane, Pretty Vicious
Listen to: This Is Not A Protest
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Who: The Vanities
Sounds like: Sneering, high-gear guitar riffs with all the grace of a bulldozer
For fans of: Babyshambles, The Undertones, The Vaccines
Listen to: Half A Hunner, Still A Stunner
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