Introducing: MSRY release awesome second EP this week

Inspired by “a need to rage harder and faster than anyone else,” Oxford’s MSRY are one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK’s underground hardcore scene. The trio of Kial Churcher (vocals), Charlie Bishop (guitar) and Keir French (drums) formed in late 2016 from the embers of various previous projects but united in their…

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Introducing: Dividium

Hull tech metal quartet Dividium are quite the metal melting pot, fusing huge mathy guitars and delicious solos with a kaleidoscope of vocal offerings, from classic metal vocals through to intense screams. Dividium began life as a project between vocalist Neil Bailey and guitarist Peter Delaney, who later added drummer James Coggin and bassist Joel…

Gig Review: Camden Rocks Festival – Part 2

Following on from the afternoon session of Camden Rocks Festival, which we covered here, the evening saw things get a whole lot heavier and sweatier as the day-long celebration of emerging British rock, metal and punk continued. Having seen At The Sun bring a rocking end to the afternoon, I moved back up to Dingwalls…

Gig Review: Camden Rocks Festival – Part 1

Thousands of people flocked to the north London borough of Camden for a feast of the finest emerging British rock, metal and punk talent at the annual Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday (2 June). The action kicked off at 12pm with music running into the early hours of Sunday morning at various afterparties, as rock…

Single Review: wars – Little Death

This has been a long time coming but the wait for new music from Rugby’s finest wars has been more than worth it. The metal quintet, our New Band of the Week last July, have today released new single Little Death, their first new material since debut album We Are Islands, After All. And it’s awesome….

Introducing: In The Cards

Rock newcomers In The Cards have come a long way from their days as school friends in the Midlands town of Stoke-on-Trent. Their delicious combination of soaring melodies, energetic choruses and moments of heaviness is now just weeks away from being unleashed upon the ears of the world with their debut EP. The quartet of Amy…

Single Review: Hollowstar – All I Gotta Say

Following the success of last year’s debut EP Cambridgeshire-based rockers Hollowstar are today back to delight their growing fan base with new single All I Gotta Say. Our New Band of the Week way back in last March, Hollowstar have honed a trademark sound that sees slow lullaby-like verses explode into full-on rock mode and…

Introducing: Go Gracious

Taking a break out of avoiding salvaging ships in the aftermath of a European wall being erected by Donald Trump in 2025, we being to your attention of musical duo Go Gracious. In their words, they are “the only 2-piece pop rock band that has an exclusive time-travelling, extra-terrestrial membership. We define ourselves as liars.”…

Introducing: Playing With Punkarella

Scottish rockers Playing With Punkarella have had an eventful existence in terms of comings and goings, but seem to have settled into life as a rock duo. The current line-up of multi-instrumentalist Lee Blades and vocalist Kimberley Thomson cracked on with things as a duo a few years ago and have remained that way since,…

Single Review: Hey Gigantic – Colours

South London rockers Hey Gigantic are back with a ‘new old’ track that suggests exciting things are coming from the band through the remainder of 2018. Colours is the latest track taken from a session working with producer Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper), which also included energetic previous single Passenger. And it’s a song that’s…

Gig Review: Pulled Apart By Horses at Fluffer Pit Party, Hackney Arts Centre

Fluffer Pit Parties have earned a bit of a reputation for being nights of all-out, noise-laden carnage. Invisible walls are broken down as crowds watch their favourite bands from the front, side and rear. Traditional venues are foregone for something more underground. And musical acts tend to be the best selection of guitar-heavy acts on…

Gig Review: Cove, Parting Gift & Greyhaven at Thousand Island

Emerging metal juggernaut Cove signed off their UK tour with a bang as three exciting new British bands put on a great show of rock meets full-on brutal metal at Thousand Island, in Islington, London, last night. This was my first visit to the venue since it rebranded from being simply ‘upstairs at The Garage’ and…