Introducing: Emecia

We recently met a really exciting new band all the way from the other side of the world in Australia, who tell us they’ve been described as Alexisonfire meets Every Time I Die meets letlive. At which point, our minds melted. Adelaide-hailing Emecia are far too modest to cast such assertions, instead referring to themselves…

Camden Rocks announces full line-up and event details

Camden Rocks, the UK’s biggest all-day multi-venue festival, has revealed the full line-up details ahead of the event on Saturday (June 3). The organisers have also announced a special, free of charge Kraken Stage, which sees acoustic performers playing in the Camden Market Amphitheatre. The event plays host to a whole host of the UK’s most…

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: Weirds launch debut album Swarmculture

The band name may give it away, but Leeds rockers Weirds are not normal. The four-piece, who define their sound as “sludgey, amphibious rock” are a thrilling combination of big rocking riffs and almost mystical, but totally cool psychedelia. The quartet of Aidan Razzall (vocals and keys), David Nash (drums), Zachary Thomas (guitar) and Matthew…

Introducing: Rougenoire

We’ve met a fair few bands from Italy in the last few months, but none (be it Italian or not, for that matter) are quite like Milanese rockers Rougenoire. The five-piece have honed an awesome classic rock sound with their own unique spin thanks to Francesca ‘Black Mamba’ Gheza’s commanding, appealingly accented vocals. The title…

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: Rosen Bridge

North Wales rockers Rosen Bridge aren’t content with writing great metal tracks, they’re also on a mission to re-write the widely perceived concept of the genre. The five-piece of vocalist Antony Jones, guitarists Eddie Edwards and Marcus Williamson, Rowan Jack on drums and bassist William Robertson are honing their very own ‘uplifting, spiritually-driven metal’ sound…

Chasing Cadence split is a sad indictment of the British rock scene

Scouring Facebook on my lunch break, already feeling down from the death of a true rock legend Chris Cornell, I received even further sad news as I learnt, rather belatedly, that Chasing Cadence are set to split up after five years. The Hertfordshire five-piece are one of the best new British rock bands around, and their…

EP Review: Tigress – Like It Is

Essex five-piece Tigress are back with a bang with their second EP Like It Is, which is chocked full of the band’s powerful, singalong rock. The record sees the Chelmsford rockers, fresh from a tour with punk sensations Counterfeit., justify their position as one of the most exciting up-and-coming British bands around – with Kate…

EP Review: Last Hounds – Old Dreams

When we met Midlands rockers Last Hounds last month they promised us “bigger and better” things were coming, a promise that has been realised with this week’s launch of new EP Old Dreams. The four-track follow-up to last year’s eponymous debut EP is chocked full of the Midlands five-piece’s trademark hardcore punk meets old school hip-hop…