Welcome to the tenth edition of New Music by Region. Every fortnight we aim to present the best new music in 8 major cities and regions from across the UK. With the help of regional correspondents, we plan to present our shortlist of new music in Brighton, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Norwich, Leeds, London and Oxford.

New Music by Region #9 can be found here!

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  • Name: Regal Safari – ‘Marian’
  • Website: Soundcloud
  • Correspondent: Gary Scattergood

If classification is needed, Brighton’s Regal Safari fit alongside the likes of Washed Out in that most cringe-worthy of media monikers, chillwave. The trio is formed of two musicians, Guy and Sean, and one visual artist Jozef. Together they create soaring, beat driven soundscapes with infectious melodies reminiscent of Lemon Jelly in their pomp. Having recently made their London debut, you can catch them for yourselves in Brighton on October 29 and November 18

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  • Name: Winter Villains – ‘Thorns’
  • Website: Bandcamp
  • Correspondent: Emma Dudley

Winter Villains are a 5 piece band with a mixture of instruments rivaling an orchestra and as they say "a rotating cast of string musicians." The welsh band are quite frankly a breath of fresh air into the music scene. Winter Villains play ethereal and experimental music which never fails to disappoint. The individuality of the songs are wonderful to behold. On Saturday 22nd october they will be playing Swn Festival and are not one to miss.

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  • Name: Bouts - 'The Drift'
  • Website: Breaking Tunes
  • Correspondent: Barry Peak

When a band's own bio says "heart-on-sleeve loud indie" I'm pretty sure it'll be the sort of thing I like. And sure enough, bouts say it and play it like they mean it. Their new e.p. includes four tracks of intelligent, angular indie rock. If you wish Death Cab still had an edge, or if you miss the dismemberment plan, bouts could be a band for you.

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  • Name: Remember Remember – ‘Honestly The Beast’
  • Website: Myspace
  • Correspondent: Rory Cargill

After the launch of Remember Remember's second album The Quickening at Glasgow's Stereo bar, the project of Graeme Ronald is re-emerging as one of the strongest talents on the Scottish music scene. Attracting respect from fans and musicians alike with beautiful, complex and intelligent instrumental music; Ronald is proving himself to be one of the few musicians who can balance incredible knowledge of the theory behind his music whilst maintaining its soul.

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  • Name: Kurran and the Wolfnotes - 'Your Four Limbs'
  • Website: Facebook
  • Correspondent: Liz Jones

Anyone in London with an ear to the ground has probably already heard of Kurran and the Wolfnotes a million times over. While I have been hot on this band for a couple of years, they have in fact been relatively quiet for most of 2011. After a gig a couple of weeks back at Scala, and rumours of a full length somewhere on the horizon, my interest has been renewed. The band has received a tremendous amount of support from a number of London's critical outlets - both small and large - including quite a few mentions here at the 405.

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  • Name: Borland – 'Clockmen'
  • Website: Bandcamp
  • Correspondent: Chris Holland

“Electronic” is an adjective that no longer cuts it when describing music. It's just too vague. An “electronic” band could produce anything; subtle ambient pieces. Quirky, synthesiser-led pop. Brooding soundscapes. Minimal 'beats'. Over the course of their few year history Borland have made numerous E.P.s which tick all of these boxes - and do so with some style. So, with their latest album on the horizon, it's a mystery as to what the duo will have in store. It's bound to be special though.

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  • Name: Olympians – ’On Solid Ground'
  • Website: Official Website
  • Correspondent: Alex Carson

Olympians are a four piece guitar/bass/drums/keyboard combo… sounds simple enough? However, their charismatic stage presence, anthemic song-writing, and effortlessly talented demeanour sets themselves head and shoulders above the rest.They released their first EP entitled - “To our wives and Sweethearts” on Evil Pop records recently and you can also see a video from their aforementioned EP called Foreign Languages. They recently performed for the BBC organised “pOpera” night where local Norwich bands where accompanied by the Norwich Youth Orchestra. What was blindingly obvious from that performance was the true scope and level of instrumentation the band are capable of producing. Most certainly one to watch out for in the future.

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  • Name: ToLiesel – ‘Nathalie
  • Website: Facebook
  • Correspondent: Sebastian Reynolds

Led by Jack Olchawski, who also drums in ambient acoustic ensemble Message To Bears, ToLiesel describe themselves as "Americana with lashings of indie-pop and shoegaze" and the track they currently have on their soundcloud, 'Nathalie', lives up to the description. A combination of sweeping multi part harmonies and Morricone-esque atmospherics is the basis for a truly rich musical tapestry and I can't wait to hear more recordings from them soon. For quite a while now there's been a bit of a scene in Oxford for Americana stuff and, what with the continued local, national and international success of fellow Oxfordians such as The Epstein and The Dreaming Spires, hopefully there'll be room for ToLiesel to get the attention they deserve, both locally and far beyond.