New Band of the Week: Crosslight

Genre-bending Nottingham rockers Crosslight invite you on a road to recovery with their angsty, energetic brand of rock meets punk meets metal and hip-hop that they define as “delightfully twisted rock.” The quartet combines the powerful vocals of Charlotte Eastwood with the driving distorted guitars of Luke Litherland, harsh bass of Daniel Giles all supported…

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New Music Friday Round-Up: 13 July

It’s Friday the 13th but we’re feeling pretty lucky as we’ve got a host of awesome new music to wrap our ears around. Here’s our latest instalment of the latest, greatest new music, including a superb new album from one of Britain’s finest metal bands, new tracks from some up-and-coming British rockers and an EP…

Introducing: HighView

Fusing high-energy progressive rock with more anthemic elements and intense synth sounds, Australia’s HighView are keen to test the boundaries of the rock genre. The Canberra rockers formed out of various tribute bands covering the likes of The Prodigy, Rage Against the Machine and Garbage. Vocalist Matt Faulkner had been working on songs for several…

Introducing: Naga Siren

Norway and hardcore music are becoming almost synonymous with one another, and the latest exciting new band to join the revolution is Oslo’s Naga Siren. The hardcore punk / screamo quartet of Emil Solbakken, Jompi Myren, Tarjei Kristoffersen and Oliver David Kimmell may well be the most exciting thing to emerge from Norway since, well erm,…

New Band of the Week: Alter The Sky

Cambridge rockers Alter The Sky are ready to take you on a hard rock rollercoaster this month with the release of the new-look lineup’s first EP. After forming in June 2015 the band released a self-titled debut EP last May, then underwent several changes before forming the current lineup of Hels Johnson (vocals), Kev Baker and Gal…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 6 July

We’ve got a real treat of new music for you today, including no fewer than four of our former New Bands of the Week, several of our favourite new British rock bands, some brand new British metal goodness and new material from a couple of hard-hitting Aussie bands. Turn it up loud and enjoy our…

Introducing: Heptaedium

Combining elements of djent and metal with electro, Parisian one-man band Heptaedium has created an eclectic sound that he has interestingly termed “Baguettecore.” The tech-metal project is the brainchild of Florent Lambert, who tells us the idea for the unique music fusion came to him way back in 2011: “I was listening to Motionless Battle…

Introducing: Mudlark

I bet you’ve never thought of combining metal with spoken word and poetry. Have you? Well, now is the time to imagine just that as Caerphilly’s Mudlark merge these two seemingly alien concepts with consummate, brilliant ease. The quintet of vocalist Luke, guitarists Wes and Ben, bassist Nick and drummer Jac grew up together in…

Introducing: The Capital

I recently had an urge to delve back a few years and have a listen to Failsafe’s awesome album The Truth Is. I noticed they hadn’t recorded any new music since 2012 but, being at work, my curiosity didn’t get the best of me. A couple of days later I received a press release revealing…

Introducing: MSRY release awesome second EP this week

Inspired by “a need to rage harder and faster than anyone else,” Oxford’s MSRY are one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK’s underground hardcore scene. The trio of Kial Churcher (vocals), Charlie Bishop (guitar) and Keir French (drums) formed in late 2016 from the embers of various previous projects but united in their…

New Band of the Week: Escapade

Fire up your time machine and roll it back 20 years or so because we’re taking you on a ride to the good old days of Britpop with Leicester quartet Escapade, who’ve honed a sound that they describe to us as “loud, energetic and memorable.” The band started out as an acoustic duo of Sam…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 29 June

Ah that Friday feeling of new music to feast our ears upon. Here is a round-up of the best new music we’ve been enjoying on this sunny Friday morning. And, with the lack of football for one whole day, what better way to fill the void in your life. Also, we’ve been away for a…