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Radio 1 Best Of Unsigned

It's an A&R wet dream. Every week the best unsigned music is hand-picked by Radio 1 DJs and delivered to your computer. There's a new show every Tuesday so subscribe to our podcast today or download our latest show. 

The most exciting tracks from unsigned artists discovered by Radio 1 DJs - Huw Stephens, Ras Kwame, Rob da Bank and Fergie. Featuring Snippet, The Tinpots, Frakah, Organized Noise, The Jane Bradfords, The Greenland Choir and Dr. Meaker.

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Rob da Bank

From techno and bleeps to ambient and acoustic, it's here!

Ras Kwame

Check the hottest UK talent from the black music underground.



The best in unconventional and underground dance music.

Vic Galloway


Follow Scotland's top unsigned competition with
Vic Galloway.


God of the Pod

Nominate your favourite unsigned track for the podcast. links

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Huw Stephens

Are you are unsigned or on your own label?

Huw wants to showcase the finest unsigned talent that the UK has to offer.

He'll choose the tracks himself and play the best on his show on Tuesday from 11pm. You'll appear in Radio 1's Best of Unsigned podcast and OneMusic will also showcase your MP3 right here.

Below you can download and check out the tracks that Huw has played on his show already!

How to send Huw your track
Nominate a God of the Pod

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The Interiors – ‘She's in Japan’
The Interiors are a four piece based in Sheffield. They write energetic songs about rabbits, Kim Deal, Indian food and stalking! They've been compared to Tiger and the Ramones. See them play forthcoming dates in Hull this autumn!

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Munch Munch - 'Celebrity Engine'
These cutiepies started off as a Lighthouse Family covers band before seeing the errors of their ways. They make bedroom recordings on a laptop and are crazy live with their multitude of ukeleles, melodicas and other pant wetting instruments.

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Frakah -  'Split Confusion'
Frakah! are self-confessed knob-twiddlers straight out of the Midlands fusing local accents with daft haircuts. The Frakah! experience (unlike the Jimi Hendrix Experience) includes two vocalists, a drummer, a turntablist and a bank of machinery and flashing lights that would challenge the crew of the Enterprise. 

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Slowgun - 'Sidekick Me'
Slowgun write songs about the struggles of superheroes and paranoia about staring at flies.  Featuring ex-band members from Econoline and Querelle.

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Endorphins - 'Rain is Hilarious'

Bolton's Endorphins are big fans of noise and noise bands. Three of the band members have names that rhyme with stinky: Blinky on Guitars/Vocals/Noise, Pinky - More Guitars/More Vocals/More Noise and Inky - Bass/No Vocals/Occasional Noise. The drummer's called Clyde.

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 The Dirty Backbeats - Nightwatchman

Hailing from the un-dirty backwater of Leicester, these kids are a five piece with a love of Tom Waits and dirty sixties music.  See them playing at the Cockroach club in Peterborough on Saturday 2nd Sept & the Social in Nottingham on Sun 3rd September

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Chunky Ate A Bee - 'Everyone Hates the Captain'
Chunky Ate a Bee hail from deepest Braintree in Essex with a love of robtos, dinosaurs, barbecues, trees and Ninjas to mention a few. They like the Shins and Sparklehorse but sound like the Rentals without Moogs apparently - listen and see what you reckon!

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The Jane Bradfords - 'Hide from the Cold' 

The Jane Bradfords is unsigned sunshine straight out of Belfast. Created by Deci Gallen and his host of synths and beats. Received love from The Nations favourite Rory McConnell on his Northern Irish show.

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