IT has been the best place to catch the hottest new bands for a decade.

Now passionate music fans in Southampton will have the chance to see the next Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, or Foals, when a brand new club night opens in the city tomorrow.

Club NME, a club night backed by the famous weekly music magazine, will launch at Unit night club with a live performance from fledgling indie three-piece, Happyness.

The nightclub has been playing host to club nights featuring the UK’s best acts at the beginning of their careers, including The Vaccines and dance favourites, Disclosure.

Southampton joins the likes of London, Nottingham, and Milan to host Club NME nights.

The club night should give Southampton’s thriving music scene another boost after The Joiners in St Mary’s won the publication’s Britain’s Best Small Venue award.

A spokesman for the Unit nightclub said: “We’re really proud that we’ve been picked to host one of the best club nights in the country and bring it to our city!

“Southampton’s got a great musical history with acts such as Band Of Skulls, Frank Turner and The Vaccines either hailing from the city or plying their trade here, as well as every major band in the country having passed through at some point.

“The future’s looking great too, with new acts including Dolomite Minor, New Desert Blues, Seán McGowan, Wild Smiles, Fever and more set to put their own stamp on Southampton’s musical history, with Club NME coming to town, we hope to do the same.”

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