Wrong Festival 2018 returns to Liverpool with stellar line-up

Oddball rock and ‘Freakscene’ showcase WRONG Festival has announced its return to the Liverpool Docklands for a second year. Cult Cardiff rockers Future Of The Left, which features members of Mclusky and Million Dead, will headline next year’s celebration of all things weird and wonderful on Saturday, 28 April. The one-day festival, organised by Liverpool-based record label…

MassMatiks announce split and release final single ‘Help Me’ to thank fans

South London rockers MassMatiks have sadly announced they have split, subsequently cancelling all their upcoming shows and making their discography available for free on Bandcamp. The band has also revealed a new, potentially final, but awesome single Help Me, which was huge when we saw them live last month, as a thank you to all their fans….

Belgian rockers Brutus release Horde II video ahead of UK tour

One of our highlights from 2000 Trees Festival in July was seeing Belgian three-piece Brutus smash the place up with their intensely powerful rock sound. Brutus are quickly gaining notoriety as one of the most exciting emerging rock acts around, with the likes of Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) championing their…

UK Foo Fighters and the role of Tribute Bands

Tribute bands can divide opinion. For every duff Oasis, Robbie Williams or Kylie Minogue pretender that frequents University graduation dos up and down the country (speaking from experience), there’s a standout tribute act that captivates the demands of the original band’s loving fans. Case in point of the latter, more positive feeling is UK Foo…

Fort Fest reveals its amazing line-up of new bands in full

It’s only six weeks until the newest rock and metal festival on the scene kicks off for the second time, and Fort Fest has announced its full line-up and day splits for 4-6 August. The Friday evening will be headlined by the mighty Pulled Apart By Horses, while Saturday will be seen out in style…

Camden Rocks announces full line-up and event details

Camden Rocks, the UK’s biggest all-day multi-venue festival, has revealed the full line-up details ahead of the event on Saturday (June 3). The organisers have also announced a special, free of charge Kraken Stage, which sees acoustic performers playing in the Camden Market Amphitheatre. The event plays host to a whole host of the UK’s most…

Chasing Cadence split is a sad indictment of the British rock scene

Scouring Facebook on my lunch break, already feeling down from the death of a true rock legend Chris Cornell, I received even further sad news as I learnt, rather belatedly, that Chasing Cadence are set to split up after five years. The Hertfordshire five-piece are one of the best new British rock bands around, and their…

Single Review: Fort Hope – The People Of The Lake

This week Fort Hope dropped an awesome new single as well as announcing brand new album The Flood Flowers: Volume 1, which is due to be released on 16 June and available for pre-order here. The trio of Jon Gaskin (vocals and guitar), Simon Rowlands (bass) and Jamie Nicholls (drums) will be releasing a new song every week before…

Support New Music This Record Store Day

Music shops up and down the country will be celebrating real music, promoting the benefits of physically owning music, and thanking the people that support the industry on Record Store Day this Saturday (22 April). The event will see over 500 records make their way exclusively into independent record shops across the UK. This offers a chance to get your…

Sweet to Cyco: We meet Sumo Cyco’s Sever

If you like punky, female-fronted rock with an attitude then Canada’s Sumo Cyco will be right up your street. But if you’re thinking that this is your regular female-fronted rock band, then think again. Striking lead singer Skye Sweetnam, better known by the alter-ego Sever, is a former teen-pop sensation who toured with Britney Spears,…