Our New Band of the Week is strictly for exciting new British bands only. We interview new bands from across the rock and metal spectrum, take a listen to their music and find out what makes them tick. Check out our interviews with emerging UK rock and metal talent below.

New Band of the Week: Margarita Witch Cult

Riff-lovers everywhere gather around because “heavy riff disciples” Margarita Witch Cult are here to become your torchbearers of unholy din.

New Band of the Week: Preacher

You probably don’t expect your friendly neighbourhood preacher to come at you kicking and screaming with rock’n’roll swagger, unless it’s one of those nutty preacher dudes in America. But that’s exactly what you get from Brighton newcomers Preacher.

New Band of the Week: Pizza Crunch

Scottish quartet Pizza Crunch offer up an infectious sound that fuses alternative 80s influences with modern indie and rock, which they describe as “melodic, stimulating and introspective.”

New Band of the Week: Terror Cult

Yorkshire band Terror Cult have honed an alternative rock meets old school punk that fuses engaging vocals with funky, catchy guitars, which they describe as “noisy, energetic and honest.”

New Band of the Week: Sixth Wonder

Sixth Wonder fuse engaging vocals and choruses with dark, djenty guitars in an infectious progressive metalcore sound they describe as “ethereal, intuitive and technical.”

New Band of the Week: Less Than Hollow

Our final New Band of the Week of 2021 brings the year to a deliciously catchy, grungey conclusion with the thrilling sound of new post-grunge meets alt-rock trio Less Than Hollow.

Video Premiere and New Band of the Week: Seek Harbour

Seek Harbour offer up an infectious post-hardcore sound that fuses emotional melodic verses with 80s-esque pop choruses, which they describe as being “melodic, melancholic and relatable.”

New Band of the Week: Columbia

It may have been a long time coming, but Cardiff quartet Columbia are well and truly making their presence felt with an infectiously uplifting rock’n’roll sound they describe as “energetic, moody, anthemic.”

New Band of the Week: Them Velvet Tongues

Blackburn newcomers formed out of lockdown blues armed with an energetic, feisty rock’n’roll sound that fuses filthy riffs and screaming guitars with engaging vocals and oodles of swagger.