Introducing: Hypophora

South West rockers Hypophora are a refreshing throwback to intricate guitar music of the 90s, fusing funky guitar riffs with hard-hitting catchy choruses led by the powerful, anthemic vocals of Katie McConnell. The quartet began with school friends Katie and Karum Cooper (guitar and yelling – their words) forming a band back in 2012 and…

Introducing: Kill The Ideal

Lincolnshire rockers Kill The Ideal have honed a hugely engaging sound that packs a rocky punch, while mastering the art of crafting instantly intoxicating riffs and singalong, relatable vocals. The band have spent the last two years pouring all their efforts into their second, self-titled, EP, and the result makes the hard work more than worthwhile….

Introducing: Mullen

One of the most enjoyable things about music is when the fruits of musicians’ labours have a positive impact upon their listeners and potentially society as a whole. When musicians can take a subject or an issue affecting them or people around them, highlight it and be the catalyst for change. This is the case…

Introducing: Buffalo Go!

As far as energetic pop-punk goes, Bournemouth’s Buffalo Go! tick all the boxes. Engaging vocals and relatable lyrics are fused with driving drums and fun punky riffs in a sound the band have coined “slightly heavy modern pop-punk.” The band’s roots were formed when guitarist and vocalist Martyn Combstock met fellow guitarist Hayden Harris on…

Introducing: Fire On The Roof

Cardiff rockers Fire On The Roof are quickly creating sparks across the UK rock scene having only formed as a band earlier this year – after meeting through social media. The band’s members are an intriguing combination, with Somerset-hailing Luke Prior fronting things up flanked by crazed Lithuanian axe wielder Artūras (Guitarthur) Eidukas and “Gypsy…

Introducing: DVWKINS

French metal isn’t a genre we’ve delved too far into, but if Parisian metalcore quintet DVWKINS are anything to go by then perhaps we all really should. The five-piece have created a powerful yet melodic sound that deliciously contrasts between the clean vocals of lead singer Djoul and guitarist Antonin’s screams, with a big metalcore…

Introducing: End Of Salvation

“Heavy, apocalyptic, crushing.” These are the three words that Brad Hanson, drummer of death metal band End of Salvation, plucks out of the air when summarising the band’s bonecrushingly brutal sound. The five-piece, completed by vocalist Ryan ‘Dooders’ Duddridge, guitarists Frank Clow and Josh ‘Yoshi’ Brown, bassist Alec Pearson, are yet another reminder of the…

Introducing: Scab Hand

There’s something weirdly engaging about the admittedly odd sound of Brighton / London rockers Scab Hand. The band’s self-description of their fast-paced brand of dirty psych punk as “The Pixies played too fast” and the fact that all their songs on their debut EP begin with the letter H helps you get the gist of…

Introducing: Mighty Swedish metallers Knogjärn

If you’re yet to discover Spotify’s Discover Weekly, then here’s a tale that’ll make you want to get involved in it. I was listening to my weekly collection of new music the other week when some brutally good metal popped into my ears. The creators of this brilliant noise was Knogjärn, a band that formed…

Introducing: Axel Jansson

Swedish-born, London-based singer / singwriter Axel Jansson is an enjoyable throwback to the good old days of rock, with a gritty yet engagingly melodic sound. His music has been heavily influenced by Bruce Springsteen and 60s / 70s rock generally, which he owes largely to his music loving father. Axel explains: “I’ve been around music for…

Introducing: Obsidian Darling

North Carolina quartet Obsidian Darling have gone through a rebrand and launched a new video that honours their darker new persona. The band was first formed by vocalist Logan Christopher, who had started writing songs and played a couple of acoustic shows in Raleigh, the capital city of NC, but decided to find some band…