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…

Introducing: Lost On Me

This week’s New Band of the Week is something very different to what we’ve covered so far on this site, in the form of Newcastle’s post-punk indie duo Lost On Me. The couple and musical pairing of vocalist and guitarist Martin Downing and bassist Jazmine Rains kicked off Lost On Me towards the beginning of 2016, with their friend…

New Band of the Week: Cross Wires

This week’s New Band of the Week is Cross Wires, an exciting new punk band emerging from the east end of London and Essex. The Bethnal Green / Romford-based quartet of vocalist Jonathan Chapman, guitarist Peter Muller, bassist Pete Letch and drummer Ian Clarke have honed a fast-paced and energetic raw punk sound. In the words of Jonathan:…

New Band of the Week: Oceans

It might be most music writers’ worst nightmare when a band comes along that makes it impossible for them to pinpoint to one genre, but Brighton’s Oceans are set to become that nightmare. The five-piece have honed their own unique, refreshing sound that keeps the listener on their toes and pushes the boundaries of multiple genres. Oceans was initially formed…

New Band of the Week: Dialects

We’ve got something a little bit different for this week’s New Band of the Week in the form of Glasgow’s instrumental progressive rockers Dialects. This is probably the first band we’ve featured on the site that largely doesn’t use vocals, but in their case vocals are not required thanks to the brilliance of their instrumentalism….