Introducing: Sittingthesummerout reveal true identity on second EP ‘Brick and Mortar’

Italian rockers Sittingthesummerout tell us tomorrow’s launch of their second EP marks “the real beginning” of their true identity. The band, who released their debut just a few months after forming, fuse emotional post-hardcore rock with spoken word vocals that they describe to us as “honest (kinda), desperate, and our outlet.” The Milanese quintet first formed through vocalist…

Gig Review: Courage My Love & Chapter And Verse at Borderline

Last night we were treated to two great bands of contrasting rock styles as Courage My Love and Chapter And Verse took to Borderline in central London. This was my third time seeing East London’s finest Chapter And Verse, our New Band of the Week back in January, live, and once again they did not…

Single Review: Chapter and Verse – Magazines

East London rockers Chapter and Verse may have kept us waiting on new music for a while, but it has been well worth it for the release of brand new single Magazines. The launch gives us our first taste of fresh Chapter and Verse goodness since their fantastic The Wolves Back Home EP last year, which we…

Album Review: Verity White – Breaking Out

When we caught up with Verity White around the launch of her single I Don’t Care back in August, the diverse singer promised us a rock album by the end of the year and this week she has duly delivered on it. The Cheltenham-based singer’s promised album Breaking Out was created with the help of…

Single Review: Pretty Pistol – Cry Wolf

Our recent trend of focusing on awesome female vocals brings us nicely onto one of our favourites, in London rockers Pretty Pistol. The garage punk quartet, our New Band of the Week back in May when they released their debut EP Bones, are back with a brand new single Cry Wolf. Pretty Pistol’s trademark high-energy…

EP Review: Lightscape – Circles

Norwich rockers Lightscape are back with an exciting new synthy edge to their big rock sound. The five-piece, who were our New Band of the Week last October, release their new EP Circles on 1 December, and it’s packed with rocky goodness supporting frontman Will Overton’s trademark insatiably good vocals. Chatting to the guys before…

Introducing: Øff Guard

Pop punk quintet Øff Guard peaked our interest when they described their intriguingly catchy sound as “intricate emo rock’n’roll.” These may not be the most natural musical genre bedfellows, but the Long Island, New York-based band really make it their own as evidenced by last month’s launch of their debut EP. The five-piece of Matt…

Album Review: Silent Descent return with epic new album Turn To Grey

Dartford-based trance-metal six-piece Silent Descent are back from a four-year hiatus with a new album oozing in heaviness. Fusing metal and synth, with hugely catchy riffs, big guitar solos and booming drums, the band has lovingly been monikered ‘Enter Shikari for sweaty goths.’ This tag is apt now given the Hertfordshire band’s disgusting new pop…

New Band of the Week: Grace & Legend

There’s few things more powerful and enjoyable than the sound of hard-hitting female vocals over the top of booming hard rock guitars and drums, which succinctly sums up Edinburgh quartet Grace & Legend. The fact that the band exists at all is perhaps a surprise, given that founding members Bekah Mhairi Comrie (vocals) and Ashely-Nicole…

Introducing: The Experimental

My only prior knowledge of Torquay is it being a seaside town that my grandparents used to visit every year and for being the host town of classic TV comedy Fawlty Towers. So I was excited to learn that the south Devon town is part of a hotbed for emerging rock, led by some exciting…

Introducing: Crimson Star

Sit back if you will and envisage Birmingham trio Crimson Star‘s description of their hard-hitting rock sound as “the kind of music you need when driving a beautiful car, extremely fast across the Californian desert.” It’s loud and riff-heavy, but it’ll also have you screaming your lungs out to their huge singalong choruses. The band’s…