Ratboys (Chicago) Led by Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan, Ratboys modern, tender spin on country and indie-rock is a blessing. Call it what you will or just lap up the nostalgia - tingled vocals that sway along like a lighter in the wind, string poppin' licks that excite the hips. Listen to their latest EP, GL out on Topshelf Records and see what the fuss is all about. Wild Pink (New York) Sitting further East are Brooklyn's Wild Pink - a group whose pace matches the whimsical 90s of bands like Yo La Tengo and The American Analog Set. Few can pull of something so simple on the surface yet engrossing. An auditory equivalent of a gigantic hug. Set yourself up for a nice time and listen to their debut 2017 s/t on Tiny Engines. WOAHNOWS (Plymouth) Someone is hogging all the hooks, Get physical on Big Scary Monsters and Specialist Subject. HOLDING PATTERNS (Derby) 3/5's of the mega Crash of Rhinos. First London show. We're in for a treat.