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,…

Feeder announced as Camden Rocks headliner

British rock giants Feeder have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Camden Rocks Festival. The Welsh rockers have been named alongside another 30 confirmed bands joining the line-up for the event, which takes place on 3 June at 25 venues across Camden Town. With a career including no fewer than 25 Top 40 hits and…

Fort Fest Announces First Wave of Acts

Fort Fest, the UK’s coolest new rock festival and one of the most exciting for new UK bands, has announced the first set of acts to be playing at this year’s event on 4-6 August. The initial lineup announcement includes two of our favourite bands in the form of Fort Hope and SEASONS, as well as…

Introducing: Twist Helix on saving affordable music venues in Newcastle

We recently published a guest blog post that highlighted the plight of affordable venues and creative spaces, and the need to save them to help Britain’s emerging musicians. The topic arose again when we spoke to Newcastle-based electro trio Twist Helix this week. Singer and keys player Bea Garcia Cisneros told us the knock-on impact could be huge: “The…

Milburn join stellar line-up at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival

Recently reformed indie pioneers Milburn have joined The Damned, Orange Goblin and The Rifles as the biggest names at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival, as the event announced a host of stellar acts coming our way on June 3rd. The Sheffield quartet, who emerged around the time as their pals Arctic Monkeys, will be playing alongside…