New Band of the Week: Forgotten Sons

A couple of weeks ago we brought you a taste of the exciting indie rock with a Scottish twang sound of Scottish quartet Forgotten Sons. The four-piece of Birdy Burgess (vocals), Sandy Middleton (guitar), John Valentine (bass) and John Gair (drums) are about as Scottish as it gets, given they hail from the UK’s most northernly destination, the…

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New Band of the Week: 7he 7ouch

The mantra of ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ is epitomised by Athens-born rockers 7he 7ouch. Their Greek homeland was hit harder than most by the financial crisis several years back, but the situation inspired the five-piece to up roots and head for London. The change of scene has been far from easy at times – with…

New Band of the Week: The Stone Angels

Traditionally best-known for its seaside resorts and being the home of murder mystery goddess Agatha Christie, the south-west of England’s most mysterious secret may well be its growing rock underbelly. The latest example of the English Riviera’s stream of new rock bands is Torbay hard rock trio The Stone Angels, who have, they tell us,…

New Band of the Week: URNE

London metal newcomers URNE deliver a deliciously brutal mass of thrashy, sludgy riffs cast against surprisingly melodic vocals that have us very excited about this brand new band. Formed out of the ashes of Hang The Bastard, the trio of Joseph Nally (vocals and bass),  Angus Neyra (guitar) and Rich Wiltshire (drums) have swiftly carved their own metal…

New Band of the Week: Canavar

Southampton punk-metal newcomers Canavar are smashing their hometown’s post-hardcore reputation to smithereens with a genre-crossing fusion of fierce riffs, frenetic energy and delicious melodies. The quartet, formed of Deklan Webb (vocals and guitar) and Jack Bowden (guitar) alongside the brotherly rhythm and bass section of Rowan (bass) and Toby Rashley (drums), met through a shared…

New Band of the Week: Death Goals

A few months back we saw a two-piece barrage of big metal noise open up proceedings for our pals in Defences. The London-based duo of Harry and Will together form Death Goals, a chaotic heavy metal sound that they describe as ‘Two Bois Making Noise’ – a tagline that accurately portrays their brand of loud, noisy, chaotic…

New Band of the Week: Reawaken

We’ve featured some amazing female singers on this site over the last couple of years, but the vocal power of Southampton newcomers Reawaken is right up there with the best of them. The five-piece combine high-powered energetic riffs and catchy rock choruses in support of the intoxicating vocal delivery of Meg Parkinson. Reawaken initially began…

New Band of the Week: The Leo Star Electric Band

Brand new to the London rock scene, The Leo Star Electric Band might sound like some kind of bizarre electronic tribute band but will, in fact, surprise you with their delicious hooks, infectious fuzzy guitars and tasty songcraft. The trio of guitarist TJ, bassist and vocalist Chris and percussionist Danz are on a mission to “create…

New Band of the Week: Crosslight

Genre-bending Nottingham rockers Crosslight invite you on a road to recovery with their angsty, energetic brand of rock meets punk meets metal and hip-hop that they define as “delightfully twisted rock.” The quartet combines the powerful vocals of Charlotte Eastwood with the driving distorted guitars of Luke Litherland, harsh bass of Daniel Giles all supported…

New Band of the Week: Alter The Sky

Cambridge rockers Alter The Sky are ready to take you on a hard rock rollercoaster this month with the release of the new-look lineup’s first EP. After forming in June 2015 the band released a self-titled debut EP last May, then underwent several changes before forming the current lineup of Hels Johnson (vocals), Kev Baker and Gal…

New Band of the Week: Escapade

Fire up your time machine and roll it back 20 years or so because we’re taking you on a ride to the good old days of Britpop with Leicester quartet Escapade, who’ve honed a sound that they describe to us as “loud, energetic and memorable.” The band started out as an acoustic duo of Sam…

New Band of the Week: The Forgotten Age

To paraphrase the old Ronseal TV adverts (for those of you of a certain age), The Forgotten Age does exactly what it says on the tin – a throwback to the good old days of metal. In their words: “The kind of music your teenage self would want to play to impress their friends, but…