Introducing: Rusty Shipp

l Sho When Tennessee rockers Rusty Shipp were introduced to us as a combination of Beatles-esque songwriting and riff-heavy rockier influences like Muse and Nirvana, you can forgive us for getting a little bit excited. Of course, it’s easy to put words and comparisons against any band, but the trio from Nashville more than justify…

New Band of the Week: Rosen Bridge

North Wales rockers Rosen Bridge aren’t content with writing great metal tracks, they’re also on a mission to re-write the widely perceived concept of the genre. The five-piece of vocalist Antony Jones, guitarists Eddie Edwards and Marcus Williamson, Rowan Jack on drums and bassist William Robertson are honing their very own ‘uplifting, spiritually-driven metal’ sound…

Chasing Cadence split is a sad indictment of the British rock scene

Scouring Facebook on my lunch break, already feeling down from the death of a true rock legend Chris Cornell, I received even further sad news as I learnt, rather belatedly, that Chasing Cadence are set to split up after five years. The Hertfordshire five-piece are one of the best new British rock bands around, and their…

EP Review: Tigress – Like It Is

Essex five-piece Tigress are back with a bang with their second EP Like It Is, which is chocked full of the band’s powerful, singalong rock. The record sees the Chelmsford rockers, fresh from a tour with punk sensations Counterfeit., justify their position as one of the most exciting up-and-coming British bands around – with Kate…

EP Review: Last Hounds – Old Dreams

When we met Midlands rockers Last Hounds last month they promised us “bigger and better” things were coming, a promise that has been realised with this week’s launch of new EP Old Dreams. The four-track follow-up to last year’s eponymous debut EP is chocked full of the Midlands five-piece’s trademark hardcore punk meets old school hip-hop…

Gig Review: wars, Acres, Create To Inspire & He Is Legend at Boston Music Room

Last night (Friday) we witnessed one of the best, most energetic nights of metal you’re likely to see in London, including three fantastic up-and-coming British metal bands. We headed down to Boston Music Room, in Tufnell Park, to check out Rugby rockers wars opening up for south coast five-piece Acres, Essex’s Create To Inspire and the…

New Band of the Week: Beneath The Embers

There’s few things better in music than metal bands that smash out huge, hooky riffs, which is exactly what we get in abundance from this week’s New Band of the Week, Essex’s Beneath The Embers. The quartet of lead singer and guitarist Lewy Roland, lead guitarist Clint Bredin, bassist Charlie and drummer Spence rose from the…

Single Review: Fort Hope – The People Of The Lake

This week Fort Hope dropped an awesome new single as well as announcing brand new album The Flood Flowers: Volume 1, which is due to be released on 16 June and available for pre-order here. The trio of Jon Gaskin (vocals and guitar), Simon Rowlands (bass) and Jamie Nicholls (drums) will be releasing a new song every week before…

Introducing: Veins

When I first discovered three-piece Corby / London-based Veins, they summarised their music as being “epic, atmospheric and moody,” which was enough intrigue to have me hooked immediately. The trio of Stephen Rees (guitar and vocals), Scott Warner (bass) and Dan Appleyard (drums) have honed a unique ‘widescreen rock’ sound that is big on atmospheric guitar and melodic…

Introducing: The Conduit

As a special Sunday treat we’re bringing you one of the heaviest, most technical bands we’ve encountered, and our first ‘math-metal’ band in the form of Los Angeles’ The Conduit. The progressive metal project began as music that vocalist Jeff Bobbin composed and recorded in his living room, before meeting guitarists Dakota and Dave and drummer Luka in…

Introducing: River Crow

We’ve brought you bands from all over the world in the last few months, but today sees our very first Spanish band in the form of River Crow, who hail from the town of Ciudad Real. The quartet of the original creator of the project guitarist Chema Fernandez, vocalist Sergio Pozas, bassist Daniel Ruiz aka…

Introducing: Hunter Dumped Us Here

Iowa rockers Hunter Dumped Us Here have to be one of the most eclectic and entertaining bands we’ve met, diving into all manner of genres from indie pop all the way through to hardcore. The quartet of Gabe Reasoner (vocals, keys and bass), Preston West (guitar and vocals), Jason Feight (drums) and Aslan Denbow (bass and guitar) write diverse track,…