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More way ripper local bands join the ever-growing playlist of our BBC Leicester jukebox.

Baby Genius: Laidback lounge core with classic crooming from local lo-fi three-piece who have already supported Beautiful South and Fun Loving Criminals and have secure a slot at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Audio icon

Beats Working

Beats Working: promoting West African drumming through music-making which is as enjoyable as it is educational - spreading the word across the community. Audio icon

Dizzy Valise

Dizzy Valise: a culturally diverse four-piece playing innovative pop songs that pull on the heart strings. "Queen without the camp" - or the handlebar moustaches! Audio icon

Duffmonkeys: The Duffmonkeys were born out of the split of local bands Bluefish and The Chief. The band draw influences from artists such as U2, Oasis, Meatloaf and The Wonderstuff. Audio icon

Findley Webster: The county's premier rock chick prepares to launch her new album "Kiss My Tiara" after being snapped up by Universal records. She's also chuffed with the local success of her unplugged sets. Audio icon

Beats Working

The Haze: high grooves and low blues, this trio promise a fresh blend of aggressive funk, jazz, ska and soul blues in their high energy performances. Audio icon

Heartland: From the upbeat powerpop of Blue Skies, through the vitriol of Not A Game For Three, to the joy of Paint Paradise, Heartland presents a rainbow pop spectrum. Audio icon

Ist: Adult rock from this seventies influenced Leicester band, currently promoting their four-track release The Adult Tree. The band released their second single in January.Audio icon

Hear Miss World

The Jury: Watch this space for Jonathan Norris who spent four years in France before returning home. Influenced by Cypress Hill, Chilli Peppers and Morcheeba. Audio icon

Kill 4 Suzy: A fusion of punk, rock and grunge, this band are best experienced live in the mosh pit with screaming vocals and distorted guitar. Audio icon

Lipp Lucid: six-piece with two lead vocalists who have already scooped first place in two Leicester band competitions and topped a national battle of the bands. Audio icon


Minithin: their twisting, lo-fi pop is smashing the template with spontaneous, organic and earthy songs that speak for themselves plus an album on the way. Audio icon

Misterlee: Eclectic sounds from drummer Lee Allatson who has performed with Showaddywaddy and Cusp. His new album Chiselgibbon is all his own work (minus the brass) and is something quite different. Audio icon

Mirror Phase: With a musical style betraying the influence of Massive Attack, Amy Mann and Stevie Wonder these sisters have established themselves on the local circuit in music venues and festivals. Audio icon

New Addiction: New Addiction are a band from Leicestershire with a sound taking influences from the Stereophonics, Oasis and The Who. Will they get you hooked?Audio icon

Hear Sheila interviewed and performing live


Sheila Mosley and Pete Burnham: Flying the flag for folk, this duo are regulars on the local and national folk scene with their combination of traditional and contemporary songs. Audio icon

The Splitters: "International Smugglers", the album from this Hinckley and Leicester six-piece follows up their debut and has received rave reviews in ska fanzines.

Stonemonkey: Formed from the ashes of Fabian's Tale, this band wanted to turn the result of 10 years experience of songwriting and performing into a loud and electric set leading to the formation of this three-piece. Audio icon

Hear album title track The Dreamcatcher


Tony Murray: Leicester-based Tony has been writing songs for several years. His album Dreamcatcher reflects influences from the late George Harrison. Audio icon

The 13twelve: Inspired by the Merseybeat scene and original indie-style bands such as the Stone Roses and The Charlatans, the 13twelve are a band led by influences. They love The Beatles and have played at the Cavern. Audio icon

Wildgoose: A three piece band from Coalville who took their name from band member Joel Wildgoose. They are putting the finishing touches on a new album. Hear their single 'Vampire' in full and on demand here. Audio icon

Hear Big Blue Eyes


Woninate: This track results from work done by musicians working with Mosaic Records. The band name is inspired by the one in eight people who have disabilities.Audio icon

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