Introducing: Serenity Came Calling

Brutal metal riffs and poetic vocals may not be the most obvious things to place side by side one another, but that’s exactly what Scottish five-piece Serenity Came Calling are aiming for. We spoke to guitarist and clean vocalist Ross Dickson off the back of recent single Tenebris, and he summed up the band’s sound…

Verity White reveals rocky side ahead of October album

A few months ago we introduced you to solo artist and Pendragon backing singer Verity White, who is embarking on a rockier approach beginning with today’s launch of new single I Don’t Care. This is the first single from Verity’s upcoming rock album Breaking Out, due for release in October, that she is funding through…

Gold Key return with new single and debut album announcement

Back in November we featured Watford quartet Gold Key as our New Band of the Week, just a matter of weeks after they formed. Now, with a few months under their wings as a band, they’re ready to kick off a new chapter with the unveiling of Creep In Slowly, the lead single off upcoming album Hello…

Single Review: Twist Helix – Little Buildings

A few months ago we introduced you to Newcastle trio Twist Helix, who are intent on addressing the issues around closing venues and art spaces in the North East through their music. The electronic alt-poppers are back today with Little Buildings, the second single off their upcoming album Ouseburn. The album itself explores the post-industrial…

New Band of the Week: Harbour Sharks

Kingston rockers Harbour Sharks have mastered the art of blending big heavy metalcore with moments of deliciously catchy melody. This ability has, inevitably, led to comparisons to certain bands and, as a massive fan of the beasts that are Beartooth, it was music to my ears to be introduced to them as ‘for fans of…

Introducing: Next To None

American rockers Next To None not only sound like Slipknot 2.0, they also carry the added intrigue of having former Dream Theatre and Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy’s extremely talented son Max sitting on their own drums. The quartet from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, have honed an incredible sound that combines Slipknot-esque DJ sounds with Max’s…

Introducing: Vertebrae

When a band describes themselves to me as ‘loud, energetic, melodic’ they essentially tick all three boxes in my musical listening criteria. This much goes for London-based rockers Vertebrae. The trio of Daire Mulvihill (vocals and guitar), Josh Clark (bass) and Jonny (drums), who was the latest addition earlier this year, are now based in…

Introducing: Guide Dog

Three-pronged punk meets grunge – aka Sponge Grunge – rockers Guide Dog are one of the more unusual, albeit entertaining and interesting bands we’ve met of late. From a minor obsession with dirty nappies to writing music about celebrating the joys of passing 30 by getting drunk and debauched, the Cardiff trio of Peter Roberts (vocals…

Video Exclusive: Eye The Bomb’s new single Debt Roulette

When we first met Blackpool rap-rockers Eye The Bomb we were instantly intrigued by their self-description: “Hip-Hop Punk-Funk-Fuckery Rock-Riffed up to Buggery.” Try saying that after a few jars of ale. Thankfully, the rap-rockers are not just about fancy tongue-twisters though. Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson, who produced Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled debut album as well as working with…

New Band of the Week: InVisions

Coming out of York we’ve discovered a very exciting new band who’ve crafted an aggressive brand of heavy metal packed with attitude but also plenty of melody. InVisions started back in January 2016 when Ben Ville (vocals) approached Lucas Gabb (guitars) about starting a new project after the demise of their previous bands, then recruited…

Introducing: Deadset Dream

When a rock legend of the ilk of Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford goes out of his way to champion a new band, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with something pretty special. And that’s exactly the case with Sheffield rockers Deadset Dream. Having formed in 2012, the quintet of Shiney Lingwood (vocals), brothers Dan…

Introducing: The Temps

We’ve got another great new band from across the pond in Ireland for you today, in the form of Dublin-based indie act The Temps. The quartet of Owen Soper (vocals and guitar), Alex Smirnov (guitar), Conor Kennedy (bass) and Chris Bradshaw (drums) are a little more chilled out than some of the Irish bands we’ve…