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…

Introducing: Lead Shot Hazard

In the nine months I’ve been running this blog I’ve sadly neglected the wonders of ska, but all that is set to end by introducing you to the wonderfully named Lead Shot Hazard. The London six-piece – made up of Dave Collis (vocals / bass), Tom Crabb (vocals / guitar), Zandro Morreale (drums / vocals), Eve…

Introducing: White Noise Radio

Having listened to White Noise Radio for little more than a minute I knew we were onto something special. The Bristolian quartet have honed a particularly Incubus-like sound with deceptively heavy riffs and vocals fused with interesting melodies, driving basslines and wild drums that I can’t help but keep listening to. White Noise Radio have…

Beneath The Embers release new EP ‘Ashes’

Essex metallers Beneath The Embers, our New Band of the Week last month, have just released their new EP Ashes. The Colchester-based quartet of lead singer and guitarist Lewy Roland, lead guitarist Clint Bredin, bassist Charlie and drummer Spence have created an excellent four-track EP, and it’s available now on Spotify. The EP begins in light fashion with…

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…

EP Review: Tigress – Like It Is

Essex five-piece Tigress are back with a bang with their second EP Like It Is, which is chocked full of the band’s powerful, singalong rock. The record sees the Chelmsford rockers, fresh from a tour with punk sensations Counterfeit., justify their position as one of the most exciting up-and-coming British bands around – with Kate…

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…

Introducing: Best Intentions

Kent-based rockers Best Intentions have honed an intriguing style of experimental rock with all manner of psychedelic elements. The quartet of Jack Theedom (lead vocals, guitar, songwriter), Dave Nunn (drums and backing vocals), Callum Pope (guitar and backing vocals) and Graham Thomas (bass) met, in their words, in the pub as Jack was writing his own songs in downtime from…

Introducing: Sisteray

In this time of political unease it seems only fair that we deserve bands that can help us voice our concerns as a generation. With Brexit and another General Election looming large on the horizon, London rockers Sisteray could be just the band to provide this requirement. The four-piece of Niall Rowan (vocals), Dan Connolly (guitar), Marco Polo…

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: Dan Wright

The term singer/songwriter is often one that’s typecast into a certain style, but Leicester-based Dan Wright is on a mission to rewrite the term with his hooky blend of what he has termed ‘acoustic indie blues.’ Dan launches his new EP Drunken Words and Sober Thoughts on Friday, so we caught up with him to find out what…

Introducing: THE WITHØUT

Fresh from the very north-west of the United States we’ve found something a bit special in the form of THE WITHØUT. The band has honed a sound that crosses the boundaries of multiple elements across the rock spectrum, and is highly influenced by the grit and vigour of its hometown of Portland, Oregon. THE WITHØUT is a creative venture between five…