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REP­TAR

Al­ways fol­low up tips from ston­ers you meet in the queue at taco trucks at SXSW. This Athens, Ge­or­gia band are party dudes with in­fec­tious, plugged-in dance-not-dance pop tunes such as Ready or Not and House­boat Ba­bies ready to drop. mys­pace.com/ rep­tara­thens

FEVER FEVER

Fever Fever, the first band from Nor­wich to fea­ture in OTR (it’s our Alan Par­tridge mo­ment) are a trio bring­ing the premier-league noise with ram­bunc­tious punk rock and whip-smart riot-gr­rrl rap. Their new sin­gle, Mon­ster, is the one you’re go­ing to fall in love with. fever­fever.co.uk

CAL­I­FOR­NIA WIVES

Four chaps from Chicago mak­ing bright and breezy pop and show­ing much po­ten­tial in the in­die-pop stakes with their Af­fair EP and just-re­leased Tokyo sin­gle. Sticky new-wave sun­beams with a heart of gold. cal­i­for­ni­aw­ives.net

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