The foundations of Nottingham band Dark Matter were established when frontman Jack and guitarist Ed impressed each other while jamming Metallica’s Master of Puppets. So it should come as no surprise that the band have honed a thrilling sound that offers up delicious riffs, huge solos and powerful vocals.
Gloucestershire trio Elessar formed as an emo/alternative band a few years back and are, in their words, “dropping the sad vibes of the past” to evolve to more of a rock/pop sound.
A lack of local venues turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as The 5:55 made their name playing fraternity house gigs at college.
The best punk rock and pop-punk should be fun to listen to, a bit silly and put a smile on your face, and Alabama band Pink For President offer up all of the above.
Arizona rock duo 23 Valkyries offer up a medley of rock elements that jumps from catchy singalong tracks to tear-jerking ballads to screaming guitar solos. In fact, it’s a sound they describe as “kind of like if Tom Petty met up with Dave Grohl for a beer.”
Exciting new German band Blossom Cult are on a mission to provide a safe retreat for those who feel trapped in the torn society we find ourselves inhabiting. They’ve honed an intriguing sound that’s rooted in metalcore with elements of progressive rock and more.
One of the more surprising hotbeds of great up and coming rock bands we’ve discovered in the last few years is Italy. And we’ve found another exciting new Italian rock band for you with Milanese quintet Break Me Down.
Get your fix of delicious guitar riffs and good old rock’n’roll with Kentucky band Banshee Child. The Louisville quartet have honed a sound that fuses elements of funky blues and powerful rock led by the engaging vocals of Matt Meredith – in other words, it’s pretty damn catchy.
If you need a pick-me-up to get your Monday morning up and running then tune into the sound of Norwich trio WRECK, who fuse delicious fuzzy guitars with wild punky energy.
We love a good solo project at GigRadar Towers and we’ve found a brand new one in Vermont-based Hidden Horizon, which offers up a fun and lively pop-punk sound.
A marching band is probably an unlikely foundation for a group of lads playing hard-hitting thrash. But that’s the case with Pennsylvania quartet UltraViolent – which is one of the best band names we’ve come across while writing this blog.
Armed with booming riffs and delicious guitar licks, unrelentingly heavy drums and engaging vocals, Polybius are a great example of the quality of the underground music scene in Liverpool.
A Newcastle band that’s mastered a delicious grungey rock sound fuelled by filthy fuzzy riffs and engaging, powerful vocals. We feel like we’ve been here before and we kind of … Continue reading Introducing: Shallow