New Band of the Week: Kill The Silence

Leeds rockers Kill The Silence are in for an exciting end to 2017, supporting a major rock act in their hometown and heading out on a tour of their own in a bid to get their exciting post-hardcore sound heard more widely. The roots of the band began way back in 2012 when Jason Walsh…

New Band of the Week: Bring The Onslaught

As the name suggests, Bring The Onslaught are brilliantly, brutally heavy – and the good news is that things are only going to get heavier from Aylesbury’s exciting metalcore newcomers. The five-piece of vocalist Nick Wilshaw, drummer Ben Stacey, guitarist and vocalist Ashley Savage, lead guitarist Jonny Helm and bassist Adam Skinner describe their music…

New Band of the Week: Manchester’s latest indie-rock gem The Covasettes

Manchester has a rich history for producing great new rock bands, and I’m delighted to say it’s at it again with the emergence of fresh new indie rockers The Covasettes. The quartet of Chris Buxton (lead vocals and guitar), Matt Hewlett (lead guitar and vocals), Jamie McIntyre (bass and vocals) and Matt Buckley (drums / percussion)…

New Band of the Week: Defences

With the seemingly endless subgenres of metal out there these days, it’s totally understandable for bands to pinpoint themselves to one of them. But when a band goes all out and embraces as many of them as humanly possible and absolutely nails it, you have to give them the credit they deserve. That’s exactly what…

New Band of the Week: Beach Riot

When asked to describe their fuzzy pop-rock sound to us, London / Brighton-based Beach Riot summarise it as “loud, hooky and sweaty,” which sounded pretty damn good to us. The quartet of Rory O’Connor (guitars, vocals and songwriter), Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals), Jim Faulkner (bass and vocals) and Jonny Ross (drums) formed in February and…

New Band of the Week: You Win Again Gravity

Windsor rockers You Win Again Gravity freely admit they are something ‘a little different to the norm,’ combining technical, almost mathy post-hardcore with heavy rock and delicious melodies. The notion of ‘new band’ is slightly misleading for the quartet of Jack Jennings (vocals and guitar), Daniel Dreelan (guitar and backing vocals), James Mackenzie (drums andb acking vocals), Johnny…

New Band of the Week: Hide Your Eyes

As someone who grew up in the quiet, leafy Herefordshire countryside, it gives me great pride to introduce an exciting new band from an area of England better known for the cider that fuels gig-goers than the bands themselves. Hide Your Eyes keep you on the edge of your seat with a varied mix of…

New Band of the Week: Prey Drive

Norwich rockers Prey Drive are right up with there as one of the most exciting new bands we’ve discovered in our last year of promoting new bands. The band has an impressive knack for writing engaging rock tracks built around their guitar-led sound – which has you baffled as to how they only have one…

New Band of the Week: Creature

“Really fucking loud,” says Creature frontman Sam Avery when asked to describe his band’s sound, and he’s not far wrong. If you’ve been craving a fuzzy, grungey Nirvana-like sound for the last 20-odd years, then this exciting Newcastle trio are certainly the cure to your urges. Awesome fuzzy guitar sounds are fused with Sam’s infectious…

New Band of the Week: The Cartographer

Our New Band of the Week feature has been away for a little while, so to mark its return with a bang it’s time for something awesomely heavy in the form of Derby quintet The Cartographer. The band fuses huge riffs, djent, screamed vocals and wild driving drums to form their brutal metal sound, which…

New Band of the Week: Donnie Willow

The first time I checked out Glasgow’s Donnie Willow I was instantly hooked by their fusion of hooky guitar riffs and vocals, and alt-rock meets hardcore sound. Then, having found them on Facebook, I became obsessed with one of their fans’ comments, which claimed that their new EP Exhibition is “like listening to Elton John…

New Band of the Week: wars

If you’ve made the wise choice to head to 2000 Trees this weekend then you’ll want to add 12.25pm on Friday at The Cave Stage to your Clashfinder, because mighty Rugby-based rockers wars are a must-see act on this year’s line-up. The band has mastered the art of merging brutal screamed vocals with huge riffs…