A lack of local venues turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as The 5:55 made their name playing fraternity house gigs at college.
The best punk rock and pop-punk should be fun to listen to, a bit silly and put a smile on your face, and Alabama band Pink For President offer up all of the above.
Arizona rock duo 23 Valkyries offer up a medley of rock elements that jumps from catchy singalong tracks to tear-jerking ballads to screaming guitar solos. In fact, it’s a sound they describe as “kind of like if Tom Petty met up with Dave Grohl for a beer.”
Exciting new German band Blossom Cult are on a mission to provide a safe retreat for those who feel trapped in the torn society we find ourselves inhabiting. They’ve honed an intriguing sound that’s rooted in metalcore with elements of progressive rock and more.
One of the more surprising hotbeds of great up and coming rock bands we’ve discovered in the last few years is Italy. And we’ve found another exciting new Italian rock band for you with Milanese quintet Break Me Down.
Get your fix of delicious guitar riffs and good old rock’n’roll with Kentucky band Banshee Child. The Louisville quartet have honed a sound that fuses elements of funky blues and powerful rock led by the engaging vocals of Matt Meredith – in other words, it’s pretty damn catchy.
We love a good solo project at GigRadar Towers and we’ve found a brand new one in Vermont-based Hidden Horizon, which offers up a fun and lively pop-punk sound.
A marching band is probably an unlikely foundation for a group of lads playing hard-hitting thrash. But that’s the case with Pennsylvania quartet UltraViolent – which is one of the best band names we’ve come across while writing this blog.
Baltimore musician Wes Anderson has ditched the concept of being in a band for collaborating with various musicians from different genres. The result is an eclectic sound that jumps between rock, metal, hip-hop and more.
New York City solo artist BetyLJoos offers up a delicious dose of alternative metal with grunge and classic rock influences. The band is the work of Linda Dale, who takes on guitar and bass duties alongside the vocals, with assistance of guests on drums and some guitar duties.
If you’ve never listened to any Dutch metal bands before then Nijmegen five-piece Vain Louie is one hell of a place to get started. They offer up a thrilling melodic hardcore sound that’s seriously heavy, hugely energetic and curiously catchy.
Australian prog metal newcomers Patient Lounge have an impressive knack for dovetailing intricate, melodic moments with full-on heavy metal riffing and intensity. The Brisbane band’s intriguing proggy approach fuses everything … Continue reading Discover This: Patient Lounge