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…

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…

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…

Introducing: Emecia

We recently met a really exciting new band all the way from the other side of the world in Australia, who tell us they’ve been described as Alexisonfire meets Every Time I Die meets letlive. At which point, our minds melted. Adelaide-hailing Emecia are far too modest to cast such assertions, instead referring to themselves…

Introducing: The Temps

We’ve got another great new band from across the pond in Ireland for you today, in the form of Dublin-based indie act The Temps. The quartet of Owen Soper (vocals and guitar), Alex Smirnov (guitar), Conor Kennedy (bass) and Chris Bradshaw (drums) are a little more chilled out than some of the Irish bands we’ve…

Introducing: Weirds launch debut album Swarmculture

The band name may give it away, but Leeds rockers Weirds are not normal. The four-piece, who define their sound as “sludgey, amphibious rock” are a thrilling combination of big rocking riffs and almost mystical, but totally cool psychedelia. The quartet of Aidan Razzall (vocals and keys), David Nash (drums), Zachary Thomas (guitar) and Matthew…

Introducing: Rougenoire

We’ve met a fair few bands from Italy in the last few months, but none (be it Italian or not, for that matter) are quite like Milanese rockers Rougenoire. The five-piece have honed an awesome classic rock sound with their own unique spin thanks to Francesca ‘Black Mamba’ Gheza’s commanding, appealingly accented vocals. The title…

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…