Album Review: Dead At 27

We recently introduced you to the grungey, raw rock sound of Cardiff rockers Dead At 27, and we’re delighted to bring you a review of their debut album Bring In The Lights, which is out now. The quartet of Nathan Gratton-Smith (vocals and guitar), Dave ‘Griff’ Griffiths (guitar), Mitchell Casey (vocals and bass) and Chris…

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Introducing: GigRadar Playlists

This is the 498th article to be written on GigRadar since I launched the blog/magazine to celebrate the latest and greatest new rock, metal and punk bands two years ago. We’ve met some amazing bands, been to some brilliant gigs and generally loved discovering the wealth of fantastic up and coming musicians creating great music…

New Band of the Week: The Stone Angels

Traditionally best-known for its seaside resorts and being the home of murder mystery goddess Agatha Christie, the south-west of England’s most mysterious secret may well be its growing rock underbelly. The latest example of the English Riviera’s stream of new rock bands is Torbay hard rock trio The Stone Angels, who have, they tell us,…

New Band of the Week: URNE

London metal newcomers URNE deliver a deliciously brutal mass of thrashy, sludgy riffs cast against surprisingly melodic vocals that have us very excited about this brand new band. Formed out of the ashes of Hang The Bastard, the trio of Joseph Nally (vocals and bass),  Angus Neyra (guitar) and Rich Wiltshire (drums) have swiftly carved their own metal…

Introducing: LEONTAS

They may only be two in number but London bluesy rock duo LEONTAS reveal they “sound like five, sweat like ten and sing from the heart” in their mission to loudly and aggressively express their social and personal beliefs. Guitarist Alex Munteanu grew up in Athens and played in several bands while experimenting with a…

Hypophora look ahead to next month’s debut album ‘Douse’

Six years in the making, south-coast rockers Hypophora are about to unleash a debut album that tracks the various sounds and influences that have honed the band as we now know it. It’s coming up to a year since we introduced you to the band’s 90s guitar throwback sound and, with debut album Douse due…

New Band of the Week: Canavar

Southampton punk-metal newcomers Canavar are smashing their hometown’s post-hardcore reputation to smithereens with a genre-crossing fusion of fierce riffs, frenetic energy and delicious melodies. The quartet, formed of Deklan Webb (vocals and guitar) and Jack Bowden (guitar) alongside the brotherly rhythm and bass section of Rowan (bass) and Toby Rashley (drums), met through a shared…

Introducing: Vertical Noise

Nottingham noise rock trio Vertical Noise are on a mission to resurrect unpredictability as they remove the mundane and predictable aspects of modern pop music. The trio of Jay Moreton (guitar and vocals), Dan Titterton (bass) and Sarah Kerry (drums) formed when Jay, who had been recording his own music for years, moved to Nottingham and decided…

EP Review: Tenements – What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger

Glasgow rockers Tenements are set to unleash their distinctive 2000s post-hardcore throwback sound upon the world with the launch of their debut EP at the end of this month (31 August). We first spoke to the quintet of Darren Coles (vocals), Chris Bennett (guitar and vocals), Callum Nicolson (guitar), Malcolm Robb (bass) and Jamie Whiteside (drums…

Introducing: Crooked Royals

We’re ticking another country off the map today by introducing you to an awesome new metalcore band out of New Zealand, Crooked Royals. The Auckland five-piece are everything you could want from a metalcore band – a combination of screamed and clean vocals, huge crushing riffs, and a generally delightful combination of intense heaviness and…

New Band of the Week: Death Goals

A few months back we saw a two-piece barrage of big metal noise open up proceedings for our pals in Defences. The London-based duo of Harry and Will together form Death Goals, a chaotic heavy metal sound that they describe as ‘Two Bois Making Noise’ – a tagline that accurately portrays their brand of loud, noisy, chaotic…

Introducing: Hyvmine

All the way from Los Angeles we bring you a delicious prog rock project that allows its highly talented members to unleash their anger, gratitude, anguish and triumphs. In doing so, they’ve created a mesmerising combination of prog, rock and metal, with funky electronica thrown in for good measure, that, in their words, is ‘plain…