New Band of the Week: Miscreant

The pure dark metal heaviness that’s launched upon us in the form of Grantham, Lincolnshire’s Miscreant is truly terrifying, yet utterly brilliant. The quartet of Harvey Jaffrey (vocals), Craig Massie (guitar), Jake Bilton (bass) and George Topham (drums) have fused an intense sound of huge screamed vocals built around booming guitar riffs and basslines and…

New Band of the Week: Ursus

Regardless of how into the heaviness of metalcore or deathcore you may be, Swindon’s Ursus are about to blow your mind with their interpretation of what ‘heavy’ is. The band has been around in various guises for a while but freely admit their first incarnation of the band was an educational experience that helped them…

Introducing: Tamsyn

It’s fair to say that Manchester is pretty much synonymous with great indie rock bands down the years, and the emerging Tamsyn are keen to impress that they offer something new and refreshing to add to the list. The quartet of Alexander Anton (vocals), Michael Penfold and Phil Hammill (guitars) and Joel Cheetham (percussion) formed through their mutual…

Introducing: Sittingthesummerout reveal true identity on second EP ‘Brick and Mortar’

Italian rockers Sittingthesummerout tell us tomorrow’s launch of their second EP marks “the real beginning” of their true identity. The band, who released their debut just a few months after forming, fuse emotional post-hardcore rock with spoken word vocals that they describe to us as “honest (kinda), desperate, and our outlet.” The Milanese quintet first formed through vocalist…

Gig Review: Courage My Love & Chapter And Verse at Borderline

Last night we were treated to two great bands of contrasting rock styles as Courage My Love and Chapter And Verse took to Borderline in central London. This was my third time seeing East London’s finest Chapter And Verse, our New Band of the Week back in January, live, and once again they did not…

Introducing: Decrypted

London’s emerging tech metalcore band Decrypted began as a project dreamt up by Polish guitarist Martin Luczynski which, thanks to the power of the Internet, has exploded into a truly international melting pot of metal goodness. Having moved to London he set about using online ads on the likes of Bandmix and Gumtree to form…

Introducing: InAir

The distinctive sound of Reading rockers InAir leaps effortlessly between full-on rockiness, dynamic quiet moments and electronica – all built around engaging vocals that gives their music an edge they describe as “bold, emotive and passionate.” The band released second EP A Different Light on Friday, which sees bassist Joe Conneely step up to lead vocals…

New Band of the Week: Weekend Recovery

If fast-paced, angsty punk-fuelled rock is your bag, then you’re going to love the raw, rocking sound of Kent’s Weekend Recovery. The band perfectly crosses the border of punk and rock, with frontwoman Lori’s engaging vocals supported by energetic guitar riffs, big driving drums and more than an ample dose of solos from lead guitarist…

Single Review: Chapter and Verse – Magazines

East London rockers Chapter and Verse may have kept us waiting on new music for a while, but it has been well worth it for the release of brand new single Magazines. The launch gives us our first taste of fresh Chapter and Verse goodness since their fantastic The Wolves Back Home EP last year, which we…

New Band of the Week: Duke Of Wolves

To paraphrase Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover, London’s Duke Of Wolves are increasingly adding to their ‘Wolfpack’ with their engaging, hard-hitting rock. Like the movie they are four in number and, while their wolfpack may not be ‘running around the desert together in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine’ they are increasingly winning over UK audiences with…

Album Review: Verity White – Breaking Out

When we caught up with Verity White around the launch of her single I Don’t Care back in August, the diverse singer promised us a rock album by the end of the year and this week she has duly delivered on it. The Cheltenham-based singer’s promised album Breaking Out was created with the help of…

Single Review: Pretty Pistol – Cry Wolf

Our recent trend of focusing on awesome female vocals brings us nicely onto one of our favourites, in London rockers Pretty Pistol. The garage punk quartet, our New Band of the Week back in May when they released their debut EP Bones, are back with a brand new single Cry Wolf. Pretty Pistol’s trademark high-energy…