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The alternative UK music scene is really thriving right now, with a huge number of new and more established acts to get excited about. We’re bringing you our Top 5 touring indie bands & artists for this week so you can snap-up your tickets now before it’s too late!

The Amazons

Currently on their last run of dates for 2016, The Amazons are sending of this year with a bang by playing at Nambucca, London on Saturday 10th November as part of the This Feeling Xmassive Special event.

Following this, they’re playing a final couple of shows in Newcastle and Sunderland next week. If you have missed out on tickets for their shows this year, don’t worry as they’re returning to the live music circuit with an extensive 2017 UK headline tour, starting at Joiners, Southampton on 2nd March and finishing in their hometown Reading on 13th April. Tickets for The Amazons are on sale now 

Declan McKenna

With a couple of dates coming up later this month and early next year, Declan McKenna is one of the youngest artists on the scene right now but what he lacks in age, he certainly makes up for with talent. At only 17, McKenna writes about some seriously hard-hitting stuff including UK & international politics and social inequality on his singles Brazil and Isombard, proving himself to be wise beyond his years. Tickets for Declan McKenna are on sale now 


Sundara Karma

If you’re keen to plan ahead to 2017, take note that Sundara Karma are returning to the UK with a tour in February in support of their album release ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ on 6th January. It’s been a massive year for the band as each single they’ve released, like ‘Loveblood’ and ‘She Said’, have been met with a fantastic public and critical reception and next year is looking to be even bigger and better (if that’s possible). Tickets for Sundara Karma are on sale now 


The Big Moon

Ones to watch for 2017 are definitely London quartet The Big Moon, with a debut album out 7th April titled ‘Love In the 4th Dimension’, featuring the latest hit single from this year, ‘Formidable’ alongside previous tracks like ‘Sucker’ and plenty of exciting new material. They’ve been drawing 2016 to a close by supporting The Japanese House on their US tour and will be returning to the UK next April/May with their very own headline tour in support of the album release, including dates in Manchester, Liverpool and London. Tickets for The Big Moon are on sale now 

On an urgent note to round-off our Top 5 Indie List, The Maccabees have announced details of their farewell tour for summer 2017. These will be the last live shows they’ll ever play so we can’t stress it enough, be prepared to buy your tickets when they go on sale this week as they’re sure to sell-out fast.

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It was following the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Marks To Prove It’ in 2015 that the band announced their split earlier this year, telling the public that “there have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are not leaving the group as a dividing force’. This tour is meant as a “huge celebration” of the band’s 14 years together and sounds like a party you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Tickets for The Maccabees are on sale Friday 9 December at 9am

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