Fort Fest reveals its amazing line-up of new bands in full

It’s only six weeks until the newest rock and metal festival on the scene kicks off for the second time, and Fort Fest has announced its full line-up and day splits for 4-6 August. The Friday evening will be headlined by the mighty Pulled Apart By Horses, while Saturday will be seen out in style…

Introducing: Timmas and a European tour with a difference

Lots of bands go out on European tours, but you don’t hear of too many that travel Europe for two months busking. But that’s exactly what Leicester duo Timmas will be doing when they embark on their European journey next month. Timmas is made up of Tom Carnell (drums and vocals) and Tim Baker (guitars…

Introducing: Next To None

American rockers Next To None not only sound like Slipknot 2.0, they also carry the added intrigue of having former Dream Theatre and Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy’s extremely talented son Max sitting on their own drums. The quartet from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, have honed an incredible sound that combines Slipknot-esque DJ sounds with Max’s…

Introducing: We Fall Slowly

We’ve spoken to bands from all across Europe in recent months, but today we introduce our first Dutch band in the form of We Fall Slowly. The five-piece of Boye Emmaneel (vocals), Gerwin (guitar and backing vocals), Maarten (guitars), Jan (drums) and Anton (bass) hail from Emmen, in the north-east of The Netherlands, and have honed…

Introducing: Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics

It’s often said that a change does you the world of good and Aaron Buchanan is testament to that old adage. The singer is taking it to the next level having formed Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics last year and launched a superb debut album last month. The London five-piece, completed by Laurie Buchanan…

New Band of the Week: From Idols To Ashes

A few weeks ago we met Bristol post-hardcore rockers From Idols To Ashes at a Last Hounds gig in Camden, and ever since I’ve been eagerly awaiting bringing them to you as our New Band of the Week. Now finally that time is nigh, so get ready for something extremely exciting and very heavy to…

Introducing: Vertebrae

When a band describes themselves to me as ‘loud, energetic, melodic’ they essentially tick all three boxes in my musical listening criteria. This much goes for London-based rockers Vertebrae. The trio of Daire Mulvihill (vocals and guitar), Josh Clark (bass) and Jonny (drums), who was the latest addition earlier this year, are now based in…

Introducing: Lead Shot Hazard

In the nine months I’ve been running this blog I’ve sadly neglected the wonders of ska, but all that is set to end by introducing you to the wonderfully named Lead Shot Hazard. The London six-piece – made up of Dave Collis (vocals / bass), Tom Crabb (vocals / guitar), Zandro Morreale (drums / vocals), Eve…

Introducing: White Noise Radio

Having listened to White Noise Radio for little more than a minute I knew we were onto something special. The Bristolian quartet have honed a particularly Incubus-like sound with deceptively heavy riffs and vocals fused with interesting melodies, driving basslines and wild drums that I can’t help but keep listening to. White Noise Radio have…

Introducing: Guide Dog

Three-pronged punk meets grunge – aka Sponge Grunge – rockers Guide Dog are one of the more unusual, albeit entertaining and interesting bands we’ve met of late. From a minor obsession with dirty nappies to writing music about celebrating the joys of passing 30 by getting drunk and debauched, the Cardiff trio of Peter Roberts (vocals…

Video Exclusive: Eye The Bomb’s new single Debt Roulette

When we first met Blackpool rap-rockers Eye The Bomb we were instantly intrigued by their self-description: “Hip-Hop Punk-Funk-Fuckery Rock-Riffed up to Buggery.” Try saying that after a few jars of ale. Thankfully, the rap-rockers are not just about fancy tongue-twisters though. Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson, who produced Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled debut album as well as working with…

New Band of the Week: InVisions

Coming out of York we’ve discovered a very exciting new band who’ve crafted an aggressive brand of heavy metal packed with attitude but also plenty of melody. InVisions started back in January 2016 when Ben Ville (vocals) approached Lucas Gabb (guitars) about starting a new project after the demise of their previous bands, then recruited…