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…

Introducing: Pryti

Ever wondered what Lana Del Rey fused with the Deftones would sound like? Well you’re in luck, because Birmingham-hailing solo artist Pryti attests to be exactly that with her brand of dark, melancholic rock. Pryti’s sound has been honed from a wide range of influences from Deftones and Linkin Park through to Sarah McLachlan, Ani DiFranco…

Beneath The Embers release new EP ‘Ashes’

Essex metallers Beneath The Embers, our New Band of the Week last month, have just released their new EP Ashes. The Colchester-based quartet of lead singer and guitarist Lewy Roland, lead guitarist Clint Bredin, bassist Charlie and drummer Spence have created an excellent four-track EP, and it’s available now on Spotify. The EP begins in light fashion with…

New Band of the Week: Icarus Dive

If you long for the enjoyable rockiness of the early days of Muse then this week’s New Band of the Week may well be just the ticket for you. Surrey rockers Icarus Dive, who we met supporting Last Hounds last week, have honed an exciting brand of rock around huge guitar riffs, blitzing solos and…

Introducing: Deadset Dream

When a rock legend of the ilk of Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford goes out of his way to champion a new band, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with something pretty special. And that’s exactly the case with Sheffield rockers Deadset Dream. Having formed in 2012, the quintet of Shiney Lingwood (vocals), brothers Dan…