Sharptooth tease heavy new single a week before debut album

Baltimore hardcore quartet Sharptooth have given us another teaser of their awesomely heavy sound ahead of their debut album launch next Friday, with today’s release of No Sanctuary. No Sanctuary is even heavier than the previous track we covered in our Introducing article, Clever Girl. It opens up with reverby noise then diving into low-tuned chugging…

Introducing: Hypophora

South West rockers Hypophora are a refreshing throwback to intricate guitar music of the 90s, fusing funky guitar riffs with hard-hitting catchy choruses led by the powerful, anthemic vocals of Katie McConnell. The quartet began with school friends Katie and Karum Cooper (guitar and yelling – their words) forming a band back in 2012 and…

Introducing: Mullen

One of the most enjoyable things about music is when the fruits of musicians’ labours have a positive impact upon their listeners and potentially society as a whole. When musicians can take a subject or an issue affecting them or people around them, highlight it and be the catalyst for change. This is the case…

Idolising Nova release new single ‘Don’t Blame Me’

Coming up to a year ago we introduced you to the delicious sound of Peterborough trio Idolising Nova, and the guys are back with excellent new single Don’t Blame Me. We caught up with vocalist and bassist Jack Fulton-Smith, who gave us the lowdown on the new track. Jack said: “People can expect a big…

New Band of the Week: Manchester’s latest indie-rock gem The Covasettes

Manchester has a rich history for producing great new rock bands, and I’m delighted to say it’s at it again with the emergence of fresh new indie rockers The Covasettes. The quartet of Chris Buxton (lead vocals and guitar), Matt Hewlett (lead guitar and vocals), Jamie McIntyre (bass and vocals) and Matt Buckley (drums / percussion)…

Introducing: Axel Jansson

Swedish-born, London-based singer / singwriter Axel Jansson is an enjoyable throwback to the good old days of rock, with a gritty yet engagingly melodic sound. His music has been heavily influenced by Bruce Springsteen and 60s / 70s rock generally, which he owes largely to his music loving father. Axel explains: “I’ve been around music for…

Introducing: Obsidian Darling

North Carolina quartet Obsidian Darling have gone through a rebrand and launched a new video that honours their darker new persona. The band was first formed by vocalist Logan Christopher, who had started writing songs and played a couple of acoustic shows in Raleigh, the capital city of NC, but decided to find some band…

Oceans release new single ‘Dopamine’

A few months back we introduced you to a former New Band of the Week in exciting Brighton-based alternative meets post-hardcore band Oceans, and the guys are back with a brand new single Dopamine. The band describe determination and passion as their “bread and vegan-butter” and this latest track is testament to them going harder…

Introducing: In Search Of Sun release much-awaited new music

London rockers In Search Of Sun have marked a long overdue release of new music with an absolute banger of a tune in Say It Like You See It, their first release since debut album The World Is Yours back in 2014. The five-piece of Adam Leader (vocals), Rory Kay (guitar and vocals), David Mena…

New Band of the Week: Beach Riot

When asked to describe their fuzzy pop-rock sound to us, London / Brighton-based Beach Riot summarise it as “loud, hooky and sweaty,” which sounded pretty damn good to us. The quartet of Rory O’Connor (guitars, vocals and songwriter), Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals), Jim Faulkner (bass and vocals) and Jonny Ross (drums) formed in February and…

Introducing: Lights on the Coast

Albuquerque rockers Lights on the Coast have taken the interesting step of merging their four favourite genres of music into one unique sound, which they describe as bringing together ‘various elements of Metalcore, Deep Dubstep, melody and chaos.’ The quartet of Alexander Mendez (harsh vocals), Matt Torres (clean vocals, guitar and electronics), Ian Brown (guitar) and…