There aren’t too many bands that can claim to have been crowned “the world’s best new band” but that’s the case for Sinoptik, who can now also add the honour of being the first Ukrainian band to feature on GigRadar.
Introducing the most exciting new bands from across the world of rock, metal and punk, and from every corner of the globe. Also be sure to check out our New Band of the Week section for the hottest new British bands on our radar.
Blending classic heavy metal with influences of grunge and progressive rock, Nottingham’s Cottonmouth are very much onto a winning formula. The quartet have honed an engaging sound that they describe as “thunderous metal riffage,” which we love.
Obviously, we don’t condone people killing people but, if there was such a thing as the sound of killing, then maybe this could be it.
Glasgow band The Rhubarb have honed an intoxicating dark and doomy stoner rock sound that fuses dual vocals with deliciously heavy fuzzy riffs.
Irish quintet Crown The King were raised on early 2000s pop-punk, and bring all the energy of that classic time period into their own brand of engaging punk rock sound.
We may have a little GigRadar first today as we introduce a first intergenerational band in Berwick-upon-Tweed rockers Not Now Norman. The Northumberland band have honed a feisty rock sound that’s gained them a reputation for in-your-face lyrics and direct delivery.
Leicester trio Dark Bloom offer up a groovy, riff-heavy rock sound that, in their words, “makes you want to dance, cry and leave little to the imagination.”
After more than four years of running GigRadar, we’ve finally found our first Mexican metal band in Mexico City-based metalcore quartet After Silence. And it’s been well worth the wait as, probably a little bit offensively, the band reveal that “people are shocked when they realise that we are Mexican.”
The ongoing pandemic has resulted in many of us having more time on our hands to start new hobbies and work on new projects. That was the case for Oxfordshire-based music programmer Tez, who used the 11 weeks he had off work to launch solo hard rock project Evil Cathedral.
Manchester band The Hyena Kill are venturing on a journey into unfamiliar territory, bringing listeners into their world of turmoil with an album that seeks to reconcile personal trauma and pain.
Interstate Drive have honed a funky indie sound that sets out to do something a little different to the norm and what is widely expected of them in the modern music industry.
With a band name like Dirty Power you’re well within your rights to expect some filthy, heavy, hard rocking goodness, and the Dublin-based trio well and truly deliver on those expectations.