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…

New Band of the Week: Harbour Sharks

Kingston rockers Harbour Sharks have mastered the art of blending big heavy metalcore with moments of deliciously catchy melody. This ability has, inevitably, led to comparisons to certain bands and, as a massive fan of the beasts that are Beartooth, it was music to my ears to be introduced to them as ‘for fans of…

New Band of the Week: From Idols To Ashes

A few weeks ago we met Bristol post-hardcore rockers From Idols To Ashes at a Last Hounds gig in Camden, and ever since I’ve been eagerly awaiting bringing them to you as our New Band of the Week. Now finally that time is nigh, so get ready for something extremely exciting and very heavy to…

New Band of the Week: InVisions

Coming out of York we’ve discovered a very exciting new band who’ve crafted an aggressive brand of heavy metal packed with attitude but also plenty of melody. InVisions started back in January 2016 when Ben Ville (vocals) approached Lucas Gabb (guitars) about starting a new project after the demise of their previous bands, then recruited…

New Band of the Week: Icarus Dive

If you long for the enjoyable rockiness of the early days of Muse then this week’s New Band of the Week may well be just the ticket for you. Surrey rockers Icarus Dive, who we met supporting Last Hounds last week, have honed an exciting brand of rock around huge guitar riffs, blitzing solos and…

New Band of the Week: Jack The Envious

Post-hardcore rockers Jack The Envious have one of the more interesting background stories we’ve heard of, with the three founding members having formed the band during their military service back in their homeland of Israel. Jack The Envious started life as vocalist Nir Perlman and guitarist Guy Avnon back in 2011, adding bassist Guy Checkarov…

New Band of the Week: Rosen Bridge

North Wales rockers Rosen Bridge aren’t content with writing great metal tracks, they’re also on a mission to re-write the widely perceived concept of the genre. The five-piece of vocalist Antony Jones, guitarists Eddie Edwards and Marcus Williamson, Rowan Jack on drums and bassist William Robertson are honing their very own ‘uplifting, spiritually-driven metal’ sound…

New Band of the Week: Beneath The Embers

There’s few things better in music than metal bands that smash out huge, hooky riffs, which is exactly what we get in abundance from this week’s New Band of the Week, Essex’s Beneath The Embers. The quartet of lead singer and guitarist¬†Lewy Roland, lead guitarist Clint Bredin, bassist Charlie and drummer Spence rose from the…

New Band of the Week: Pretty Pistol

We’re going all old school punk on you for this week’s New Band of the Week, with South London rockers Pretty Pistol. The¬†quartet of Laura (vocals), Billy (guitar), Rich (bass) and Emma (drums) have been together a little over a year and released debut EP Bones last month. We had a chat with lead vocalist…

New Band of the Week: In My Disguise

My first introduction to this week’s New Band of the Week was their claim that they are “breathing new life into the world of rock music.” This is quite some claim from Ipswich rockers In My Disguise, but thankfully one that they more than live up to. The four-piece was formed as a project by…