Introducing: Salvation Jayne

Kent rockers Salvation Jayne have honed an excitingly eclectic sound of effortlessly cool indie rock and absolutely filthy guitars under the deliciously hard-hitting vocals of Chess Smith. They initially formed as a concept back in 2013 but the current line-up, completed by guitarist Holly Kinnear, bassist Dan Lucas and drummer Tor Charlesworth, only came together last…

Wrong Festival 2018 returns to Liverpool with stellar line-up

Oddball rock and ‘Freakscene’ showcase WRONG Festival has announced its return to the Liverpool Docklands for a second year. Cult Cardiff rockers Future Of The Left, which features members of Mclusky and Million Dead, will headline next year’s celebration of all things weird and wonderful on Saturday, 28 April. The one-day festival, organised by Liverpool-based record label…

Introducing: Say The Word

Having gigged relentlessly across their home city of Nottingham, Say The Word are bringing their catchy rock meets punk sound to a wider audience with Saturday’s launch of new single Toe The Line. The band began when Olly Parr (lead vocals and guitar), Louis Hope (guitar and vocals) and James Komarek (drums) discovered they had…

EP Review: Lightscape – Circles

Norwich rockers Lightscape are back with an exciting new synthy edge to their big rock sound. The five-piece, who were our New Band of the Week last October, release their new EP Circles on 1 December, and it’s packed with rocky goodness supporting frontman Will Overton’s trademark insatiably good vocals. Chatting to the guys before…

Introducing: The Lunar Effect

The human race has long been obsessed with the movement of the Moon, a focus more commonly referred to as the lunar effect. From beliefs regarding the Moon’s relationship with fertility – due to the lunar cycle and the human menstrual cycle both averaging 28 days – to the Moon affecting birth rates and various…

Introducing: Øff Guard

Pop punk quintet Øff Guard peaked our interest when they described their intriguingly catchy sound as “intricate emo rock’n’roll.” These may not be the most natural musical genre bedfellows, but the Long Island, New York-based band really make it their own as evidenced by last month’s launch of their debut EP. The five-piece of Matt…

Album Review: Silent Descent return with epic new album Turn To Grey

Dartford-based trance-metal six-piece Silent Descent are back from a four-year hiatus with a new album oozing in heaviness. Fusing metal and synth, with hugely catchy riffs, big guitar solos and booming drums, the band has lovingly been monikered ‘Enter Shikari for sweaty goths.’ This tag is apt now given the Hertfordshire band’s disgusting new pop…

New Band of the Week: Grace & Legend

There’s few things more powerful and enjoyable than the sound of hard-hitting female vocals over the top of booming hard rock guitars and drums, which succinctly sums up Edinburgh quartet Grace & Legend. The fact that the band exists at all is perhaps a surprise, given that founding members Bekah Mhairi Comrie (vocals) and Ashely-Nicole…

Introducing: The Experimental

My only prior knowledge of Torquay is it being a seaside town that my grandparents used to visit every year and for being the host town of classic TV comedy Fawlty Towers. So I was excited to learn that the south Devon town is part of a hotbed for emerging rock, led by some exciting…

Introducing: Crimson Star

Sit back if you will and envisage Birmingham trio Crimson Star‘s description of their hard-hitting rock sound as “the kind of music you need when driving a beautiful car, extremely fast across the Californian desert.” It’s loud and riff-heavy, but it’ll also have you screaming your lungs out to their huge singalong choruses. The band’s…