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…

New Band of the Week: Jack The Envious

Post-hardcore rockers Jack The Envious have one of the more interesting background stories we’ve heard of, with the three founding members having formed the band during their military service back in their homeland of Israel. Jack The Envious started life as vocalist Nir Perlman and guitarist Guy Avnon back in 2011, adding bassist Guy Checkarov…

Introducing: Rusty Shipp

l Sho When Tennessee rockers Rusty Shipp were introduced to us as a combination of Beatles-esque songwriting and riff-heavy rockier influences like Muse and Nirvana, you can forgive us for getting a little bit excited. Of course, it’s easy to put words and comparisons against any band, but the trio from Nashville more than justify…

New Band of the Week: Beneath The Embers

There’s few things better in music than metal bands that smash out huge, hooky riffs, which is exactly what we get in abundance from this week’s New Band of the Week, Essex’s Beneath The Embers. The quartet of lead singer and guitarist Lewy Roland, lead guitarist Clint Bredin, bassist Charlie and drummer Spence rose from the…

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…

Introducing: Veins

When I first discovered three-piece Corby / London-based Veins, they summarised their music as being “epic, atmospheric and moody,” which was enough intrigue to have me hooked immediately. The trio of Stephen Rees (guitar and vocals), Scott Warner (bass) and Dan Appleyard (drums) have honed a unique ‘widescreen rock’ sound that is big on atmospheric guitar and melodic…

Introducing: River Crow

We’ve brought you bands from all over the world in the last few months, but today sees our very first Spanish band in the form of River Crow, who hail from the town of Ciudad Real. The quartet of the original creator of the project guitarist Chema Fernandez, vocalist Sergio Pozas, bassist Daniel Ruiz aka…