5 British Indie Albums You Can’t Miss in 2016

BLOSSOMS

BLOSSOMS

Blossoms is a british quintet formed in the Greater Manchester area in 2013 by Tom Odgen (voice, guitar), Charlie Salt (bass), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keyboards).

In 2015 the band released two EPs (‘Blown Rose – EP’ and ‘Charlemagne’) through Virgin EMI Records with over 2 million streams on Spotify. Blossoms announced the release of their third EP ‘At Most a Kiss’ that you will be able to buy from the 18th of february. The lead single ‘At Most a Kiss’ (down below) was released the 5th of january and already is the most viewed songs on YouTube by them.


CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

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In september 2014 a new welsh band called Catfish and the Bottlemen hit the music scene with a debut album called ‘The Balcony’ that was eventually certified gold disc and after 60 weeks is still on the UK Top 100 Albums Chart. Catfish ended the year with a sold out UK tour and with a promise to play other gigs and – most important – to release the second album in 2016.

What we know so far is that The Balcony’s follow-up is “miles better than the first one” according to Van McCann, the frontman. It is almost finished (or already finished by now) and was produced by Dave Sardy, who produced Oasis’ last 2 albums. Until you wait for the new material have a listen to ‘Kathleen’, their major song.


THE STONE ROSES

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The legendary band from Manchester is back with 4 sold out shows at Etihad Stadiums in Manchester for 240,000 fans, more or less.

A new album is not yet confirmed but after 22 years from the release of ‘Second Coming’, band’s second album, we should expect the ‘third coming’. The expectations are high for a band that released one of the best british albums in history, ‘The Stone Roses’.


ROYAL BLOOD

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Hard Rock is back with Brighton band Royal Blood. With a Top 50 and three Top 100 singles, one #1 album (platinum disc) and a ‘BRIT Awards’ (‘Best British Group’) the duo (Mike Kerr, bass, Ben Thatcher, drums) has to impress the music world even more with their second album, that we hope to hear in 2016.

The noisy critically acclaimed self-titled debut album raised the guitar music level and brought some fresh air in the music scene. Royal Blood is also an awesome live band that with only two instruments (bass guitar and drums) is ready for an arena tour.


THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS

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On Music Corner we already talked about the The Last Shadow Puppets come back. Alex Turner‘s Arctic Monkeys are enjoying a little break so the english frontman took the chance to release new music with his friend Miles Kane after 8 years under the name The Last Shadow Puppets.

The debut album ‘The Age of the Understatement’ dropped in april 2008 and charted at #1 on the british chart. The second album is on its way, read more here:

https://musicornerita.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/the-last-shadow-puppets-alex-turner-miles-kane-are-back-listen-bad-habits/

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