Single Review: Chapter and Verse – Magazines

East London rockers Chapter and Verse may have kept us waiting on new music for a while, but it has been well worth it for the release of brand new single Magazines. The launch gives us our first taste of fresh Chapter and Verse goodness since their fantastic The Wolves Back Home EP last year, which we…

New Band of the Week: Duke Of Wolves

To paraphrase Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover, London’s Duke Of Wolves are increasingly adding to their ‘Wolfpack’ with their engaging, hard-hitting rock. Like the movie they are four in number and, while their wolfpack may not be ‘running around the desert together in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine’ they are increasingly winning over UK audiences with…

Album Review: Verity White – Breaking Out

When we caught up with Verity White around the launch of her single I Don’t Care back in August, the diverse singer promised us a rock album by the end of the year and this week she has duly delivered on it. The Cheltenham-based singer’s promised album Breaking Out was created with the help of…

Single Review: Pretty Pistol – Cry Wolf

Our recent trend of focusing on awesome female vocals brings us nicely onto one of our favourites, in London rockers Pretty Pistol. The garage punk quartet, our New Band of the Week back in May when they released their debut EP Bones, are back with a brand new single Cry Wolf. Pretty Pistol’s trademark high-energy…

Introducing: Salvation Jayne

Kent rockers Salvation Jayne have honed an excitingly eclectic sound of effortlessly cool indie rock and absolutely filthy guitars under the deliciously hard-hitting vocals of Chess Smith. They initially formed as a concept back in 2013 but the current line-up, completed by guitarist Holly Kinnear, bassist Dan Lucas and drummer Tor Charlesworth, only came together last…

Wrong Festival 2018 returns to Liverpool with stellar line-up

Oddball rock and ‘Freakscene’ showcase WRONG Festival has announced its return to the Liverpool Docklands for a second year. Cult Cardiff rockers Future Of The Left, which features members of Mclusky and Million Dead, will headline next year’s celebration of all things weird and wonderful on Saturday, 28 April. The one-day festival, organised by Liverpool-based record label…

Introducing: Say The Word

Having gigged relentlessly across their home city of Nottingham, Say The Word are bringing their catchy rock meets punk sound to a wider audience with Saturday’s launch of new single Toe The Line. The band began when Olly Parr (lead vocals and guitar), Louis Hope (guitar and vocals) and James Komarek (drums) discovered they had…

EP Review: Lightscape – Circles

Norwich rockers Lightscape are back with an exciting new synthy edge to their big rock sound. The five-piece, who were our New Band of the Week last October, release their new EP Circles on 1 December, and it’s packed with rocky goodness supporting frontman Will Overton’s trademark insatiably good vocals. Chatting to the guys before…

Introducing: The Lunar Effect

The human race has long been obsessed with the movement of the Moon, a focus more commonly referred to as the lunar effect. From beliefs regarding the Moon’s relationship with fertility – due to the lunar cycle and the human menstrual cycle both averaging 28 days – to the Moon affecting birth rates and various…

Introducing: Øff Guard

Pop punk quintet Øff Guard peaked our interest when they described their intriguingly catchy sound as “intricate emo rock’n’roll.” These may not be the most natural musical genre bedfellows, but the Long Island, New York-based band really make it their own as evidenced by last month’s launch of their debut EP. The five-piece of Matt…

Album Review: Silent Descent return with epic new album Turn To Grey

Dartford-based trance-metal six-piece Silent Descent are back from a four-year hiatus with a new album oozing in heaviness. Fusing metal and synth, with hugely catchy riffs, big guitar solos and booming drums, the band has lovingly been monikered ‘Enter Shikari for sweaty goths.’ This tag is apt now given the Hertfordshire band’s disgusting new pop…