They have a guitarist named Joe Perry, bought a Fender Telecaster from a KFC and their MO is to “scream, thrash guitars and put the heaviest overdrive on” – meet Coach Party, the UK’s next great indie-rock hope

Coach Party's Joe Perry and Steph Norris
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If you like rowdy riffs, delirious hooks and believe that a pedalboard should contain at least four different distortion pedals, then Coach Party are a band you’ll want to get to know.

Following in the footsteps of breakout indie stars Wet Leg, the quartet hails from the UK’s Isle of Wight – home to one legendary festival and, according to the band, just “one-and-a-half” music venues.

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.