Bands who played first or very early shows and were tipped by This Feeling well ahead of the curve include Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gerry Cinnamon, Blossoms, The Struts, Easy Life, Inhaler, YONAKA, Sophie & The Giants, Red Rum Club, The K’s, Crawlers, Voodoos, Dylan John Thomas, The Skinner Brothers, Pastel, Rats and Planet. The list could go on and on.
So, pay attention, listen up, here’s 50 acts they’re tipping to breakthrough in 2022…
Electrifying superstar in the making emerging from a red-hot Midlands music scene.
For fans of David Bowie, Billie Eilish, Pete Doherty
All over Spotify playlists; all over the radio…a big breakthrough year is on the cards for this lively Liverpool four-piece.
For fans of Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, The Wombats, The Coral, Reverend And The Makers, Trampolene, The Estevans
Powerful indie rock full of Mersey swagger.
For fans of Slaves, Fontaines D.C., The Snuts
Catchy DIY pop from a talented Essex multi-instrumentalist and now officially a Hot New Band.
For fans of The Big Moon, Hinds, Lauran Hibberd
Euphoria-inducing indie of the highest order from Nottingham.
Stunning songs and a voice from the heavens. A natural born superstar.
For fans of Amy Winehouse, Macy Gray, Red Rum Club
Pulling huge crowds in Coventry…t won’t be long ’til that reads ‘pulling huge crowds all over the UK’.
Scouse pop rockers with groove and soul in abundance.
Coco & The Lost
Brighton’s new wave Britpop queen.
For fans of Sleeper, Echobelly, Black Honey
Bradford band have only been going a few months but they’ve already made huge waves with their sonic, trippy debut release. The only way is up.
For fans of Kasabian, The Charlatans, The Twang
Sound like Ian McCulloch fronting The Pixies. One of London’s finest new bands.
Tunes full of positivity and oozing cool; 2021 saw a successful first year touring with Jack Jones of Trampolene.
One of Ireland’s best new guitar bands.
For fans of Oasis, The Strokes, The Rifles
Another class new act from Wigan…there’s definitely something in the water up there!
For fans of The Beautiful South, The Coral, The Lottery Winners
Aussie ones-to-watch serving up massive grunge-infused shoegaze melodies.
For fans of Smashing Pumpkins, Pavement, Dinosaur Jnr
Gen & The Degenerates
Scouse punk misfits headed for the mainstream, fast.
For fans of Skunk Anansie, The Struts, Crawlers
A young singer-songwriter with talent well beyond his years. Has the potential to be a Worldwide Big Artist.
For fans of Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake
Brooding Scottish four-piece making big waves with stunning and ethereal tunes.
For fans of Wolf Alice, Sam Fender, Warpaint
Harvey Jay Dodgson
Pompey newcomer melds a whiskey-drenched concoction of indie, jazz and soul—and it’s glorious.
For fans of Amy Winehouse, Tom Grennan, King Krule
Holy Youth Movement
Rising from the ashes of The Shimmer Band, the Bristol boys are back sounding bigger and better than ever.
For fans of Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream
Released one of the finest debut singles of 2021. It’s got us very excited for what’s coming next.
For fans of Sonic Youth, Ride, Graham Coxon
Released one of the best and most catchiest singles of 2021…and the new one’s all over 6 Music (Chris Hawkins) and Radio X (John Kennedy). It’s gonna be a good year.
For fans of The Big Moon, Kenickie, Zuzu
Norwich teens nailing a big, confident, soaring indie sound.
For fans of Bloc Party, Courteeners, Inhaler
Rousing, raw and relatable. Another class singer-songwriter from Liverpool.
For fans of Jake Bugg, John Power, Jamie Webster
Another red hot new band from Wigan. Look well set to follow in pals The Lathums’ footsteps.
For fans of Courteeners, The Coral, The Lathums
The Linda Lindas
Blistering punk rock’n’roll from L.A. Sure to go down a storm when they cross the pond.
For fans of The Runaways, Bikini Kill, Hole
Heavenly pop rock anthems from Stoke-On-Trent via the USA. We’ve heard the new demos/soon to be singles and they’re huge. Expect a breakthrough year.
For fans of Florence + The Machine, Sam Fender, Wolf Alice
Formed in lockdown. Exploded out of lockdown. The sky’s the limit for these boys in 2022.
For fans of Blossoms, Two Door Cinema Club, Peace
Ten years of graft and craft is about to pay off. Louis has been recently signed to Sony and he’s gonna be massive.
For fans of Richard Ashcroft, Elbow, Jamie Webster
Supported The K’s, Trampolene and wowed Isle of Wight Festival not once but twice last year. Still in her teens but nailed on for a big future.
For fans of Fleetwood Mac, Amy Macdonald, Andrew Cushin
Small town boys with sights on the stars, and with a hefty catalogue of soaring, festival-ready anthems, it’s looking likely.
For fans of Foals, The Kooks, Sea Girls
Kaleidoscopic electro brothers whipping up irresistible bass lines and huge pop hooks.
For fans of David Bowie, Tame Impala, Blossoms
Scotland’s next big country pop superstar.
For fans of Amy MacDonald, Gerry Cinnamon, Rianne Downey
The Ruby Tuesdays
Uncompromising, dystopian blues-rock from Blackburn.
For fans of The Doors, The White Stripes, Kasabian, Jet, BRMC, The Vines, The Cribs, Twisted Wheel
2021 saw their debut single land straight on the FIFA ‘22 soundtrack and win an army of new fans in the process. Back of the net!
For fans of Stone Roses, Hard-Fi, Happy Mondays
Swagger. Songs. Spirit. ROLLA tick all the boxes to be Manchester’s next big guitar band.
For fans of Oasis, Kasabian, Pastel
Pulled a huge crowd at Isle of Wight (their festival debut) and it’s clear why; confident anthems built for the very biggest stages.
For fans of The Verve, Embrace, DMA’S
Dundee up and comers hell bent on following in local heroes The View’s footsteps.
For fans of Oasis, Shed 7, The View
Hypnotic pop bliss which has caught the ears of Ride and Oasis legend Andy Bell.
For fans of PJ Harvey, Ride, The Horrors
One look, one listen, you’ll be instantly hooked. Trust.
For fans of Paul Weller, The Clash, The Streets
Fun and fresh surfy pop quartet spreading joy wherever they play.
For fans of Bombay Bicycle Club, Circa Waves, Anteros
Mancunian anthem makers always with a massive chorus in their back pocket.
For fans of Oasis, Courteeners, The K’s
Hunger, ambition, one hell of a live show and an iconic frontman straight out the LG mould. Going places, fast.
For fans of The Strokes, The Specials, The Coral
Aussie shoegazers who put out an unbelievably good debut album last year.
For fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride, The Pastels
Bristol duo serving up slice after slice of refined, synth-infused pop.
For fans of Goldfrapp, Cocteau Twins, Beach House
Full of grit, full of melody; this Stoke five-piece deliver rousing tracks that get crowds going mental.
For fans of Oasis, Shed 7, The Enemy
A London-based onslaught of hypnotic, gargantuan grooves guaranteed to make you move.
For fans of Primal Scream, The Charlatans, The Farm
Refined indie sparkle from Scotland.
For fans of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Circa Waves, Red Rum Club
Thumping Haçienda grooves for a new generation.
For fans of The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, The Mock Turtles
Yet to release a tune that doesn’t have a massive chorus. One of the North East’s best new bands.
You can see loads of the above play their first gigs of 2022 at This Feeling’s Big in 2022 events in association with scotts menswear and Red Stripe all over the UK.
14 – London, The Water Rats
15 – London, Nambucca
Coco & The Lost
Harvey Jay Dodgson
21 – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
22 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Holy Youth Movement
28 – Manchester, Bread Shed
The Ruby Tuesdays
29 – Liverpool, Jimmy’s
Gen and the Degenerates
16 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
18 – Glasgow, Broadcast
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