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4 Or 5 To Watch in 2010

This year has seen the emergence of the likes of La Roux, Tinchy Stryder, Lady Gaga and White Lies, but who will be getting music fans excited in 2010? SIMON PARKIN looks at eight hotly tipped talents and where you can see them in Norwich.

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4 OR 5 MAGICIANS

Norwich Arts Centre, December 19

NME hot tips for 2009, Brighton's 4 Or 5 Magicians only released their debut album, Empty Derivative Pop Songs, through Smalltown America Records last month.

The buzz surrounding the band has actually been building since their debut single, "Forever On The Edge", which came out wau back in 2007 and made an immediate impact, being Single Of The Week on Steve Lamacq's Radio 1 show. The follow-up, "Change The Record", gained the band a Radio 1 session for Huw Stephens.

Their sound is lo-fi in the vein of late-80s/early-90s American indie like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices and even early REM. Catch them tomorrow as they headline The Wilde Club at Norwich Arts Centre.

Further listening: www.myspace.com/4or5magicians

- Simon Parkin, Norwich Evening News