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…

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…

Introducing: Salvation Jayne

Kent rockers Salvation Jayne have honed an excitingly eclectic sound of effortlessly cool indie rock and absolutely filthy guitars under the deliciously hard-hitting vocals of Chess Smith. They initially formed as a concept back in 2013 but the current line-up, completed by guitarist Holly Kinnear, bassist Dan Lucas and drummer Tor Charlesworth, only came together last…

Introducing: Say The Word

Having gigged relentlessly across their home city of Nottingham, Say The Word are bringing their catchy rock meets punk sound to a wider audience with Saturday’s launch of new single Toe The Line. The band began when Olly Parr (lead vocals and guitar), Louis Hope (guitar and vocals) and James Komarek (drums) discovered they had…

Introducing: The Lunar Effect

The human race has long been obsessed with the movement of the Moon, a focus more commonly referred to as the lunar effect. From beliefs regarding the Moon’s relationship with fertility – due to the lunar cycle and the human menstrual cycle both averaging 28 days – to the Moon affecting birth rates and various…

Introducing: Øff Guard

Pop punk quintet Øff Guard peaked our interest when they described their intriguingly catchy sound as “intricate emo rock’n’roll.” These may not be the most natural musical genre bedfellows, but the Long Island, New York-based band really make it their own as evidenced by last month’s launch of their debut EP. The five-piece of Matt…

Introducing: The Experimental

My only prior knowledge of Torquay is it being a seaside town that my grandparents used to visit every year and for being the host town of classic TV comedy Fawlty Towers. So I was excited to learn that the south Devon town is part of a hotbed for emerging rock, led by some exciting…

Introducing: Crimson Star

Sit back if you will and envisage Birmingham trio Crimson Star‘s description of their hard-hitting rock sound as “the kind of music you need when driving a beautiful car, extremely fast across the Californian desert.” It’s loud and riff-heavy, but it’ll also have you screaming your lungs out to their huge singalong choruses. The band’s…

Introducing: Charlie Says

A few weeks ago we received an email in the GigRadar inbox telling us “We hear you are the dudes” in the subject line. Now, this flagrant flattery was obviously a lovely boost to our ego, but of course we wouldn’t allow such bribery to cloud our vision. Luckily though, the cheeky senders backed up…

Introducing: Lucie Barât

From appearing in a Hollywood movie and founding her own theatre and literary companies to having a brother in one of the most influential bands of the early 2000s, it’s safe to say that Brighton’s Lucie Barât exudes intrigue and talent. The singer is launching her career as a solo artist with her debut single…