Introducing: CRNSKHFT

Vancouver rockers CRNKSHFT fuse big rock riffs, engaging classic rock vocals and blistering guitar solos in their explosive heavy rock meets grunge sound – which they have branded H.F.R (work that out for yourself). The quintet of  vocalist Shane Jolie, guitarists Sebastien Mark Pulse and Geoff Way, bassist Trevor Miles and drummer Josh Lauze pride…

Introducing: In Search Of Sun release much-awaited new music

London rockers In Search Of Sun have marked a long overdue release of new music with an absolute banger of a tune in Say It Like You See It, their first release since debut album The World Is Yours back in 2014. The five-piece of Adam Leader (vocals), Rory Kay (guitar and vocals), David Mena…

Introducing: Mosley Bar

Indie is dead. Or so at least that’s what people like to believe. After its height in the mid to late 2000s with the commercial success of Arctic Monkeys, Libertines and the plethora of other four piece boys bands donning fedoras and skinny jeans, the indie scene moved on, in tune with the cyclical nature…

Gig Review: Chapter and Verse, wars & Guillotine at Birthdays

Deep in the heart of hipster East London, three of the most exciting new up-and-coming British bands put on a show to get the locals’ funky beards and purple trousers in a twist at Birthdays in Dalston last night. As an East London (non-hipster) resident myself, I was delighted to take the short walk to…

New Band of the Week: Beach Riot

When asked to describe their fuzzy pop-rock sound to us, London / Brighton-based Beach Riot summarise it as “loud, hooky and sweaty,” which sounded pretty damn good to us. The quartet of Rory O’Connor (guitars, vocals and songwriter), Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals), Jim Faulkner (bass and vocals) and Jonny Ross (drums) formed in February and…

Introducing: Lights on the Coast

Albuquerque rockers Lights on the Coast have taken the interesting step of merging their four favourite genres of music into one unique sound, which they describe as bringing together ‘various elements of Metalcore, Deep Dubstep, melody and chaos.’ The quartet of Alexander Mendez (harsh vocals), Matt Torres (clean vocals, guitar and electronics), Ian Brown (guitar) and…

Introducing: Exciting metallic hardcore band Sharptooth

Baltimore’s Sharptooth have not only mastered a mind-blowingly heavy hardcore sound, they also deliver an inspirational message of positivity. This powerful combination means this tenacious, exciting new band has the potential to be absolutely huge. The five-piece of vocalist Lauren Kashan, guitarists Keith Higgins and Lance Donati, bassist Phil Rasinski and drummer Connor Mac are…

Introducing: Stand Atlantic launch debut EP ‘Sidewinder’

Australian rockers Stand Atlantic are your perfect combination of catchy pop-punk melodies with an aggressive, punky edge. The trio of Bonnie Fraser (vocals and guitar), David Potter (bass) and Jonno Panichi (drums) have just finished up touring their homeland with punk rock heavywights New Found Glory, We had a chat with Bonnie, and first up asked…

Introducing: Rise Above fly the flag for Norwegian hardcore punk

Norway is well-known for being oil rich, but the more exciting news is that it’s also loaded with amazing hardcore punk bands. The latest to come to our attention is the excellent Rise Above. The five-piece of Thomas Lindstrøm (vocals), Roy Nystøl (guitar), Håkon Nygaard (guitar), Cato Nystøl (drums) and Bendik Hildebrand (bass) from Kristiansand, in…

Introducing: Novatines launch debut single Medicine

Nestled in the heart of England in the middle of the beautiful Cotswolds, Bath is not only loaded with Roman heritage but rich rock’n’roll history. Maintaining the city’s rock integrity are Novatines, who step into shoes once filled by the likes of Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel and Alison Goldfrapp. The five-piece’s self-assessment of their sound…

New Band of the Week: You Win Again Gravity

Windsor rockers You Win Again Gravity freely admit they are something ‘a little different to the norm,’ combining technical, almost mathy post-hardcore with heavy rock and delicious melodies. The notion of ‘new band’ is slightly misleading for the quartet of Jack Jennings (vocals and guitar), Daniel Dreelan (guitar and backing vocals), James Mackenzie (drums andb acking vocals), Johnny…