New Band of the Week: Bring The Onslaught

As the name suggests, Bring The Onslaught are brilliantly, brutally heavy – and the good news is that things are only going to get heavier from Aylesbury’s exciting metalcore newcomers. The five-piece of vocalist Nick Wilshaw, drummer Ben Stacey, guitarist and vocalist Ashley Savage, lead guitarist Jonny Helm and bassist Adam Skinner describe their music…

Album Review: You Win Again Gravity’s excellent debut Anonymity

Last month we introduced you to the intriguing delights of Windsor rockers You Win Again Gravity as our New Band of the Week, in which we revealed their debut album Anonymity was imminent – and the good news is that’s out now, and it’s superb. This is an album that symbolises the maturing of a…

Introducing: Mighty Swedish metallers Knogjärn

If you’re yet to discover Spotify’s Discover Weekly, then here’s a tale that’ll make you want to get involved in it. I was listening to my weekly collection of new music the other week when some brutally good metal popped into my ears. The creators of this brilliant noise was Knogjärn, a band that formed…

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)…

Our Lives In Cinema’s debut EP, video & exciting gig news

Earlier this year we introduced you to London-based punk rockers Our Lives In Cinema. One of the things that first drew us to this band was their impressive energy levels, which comes across in their engaging, breathless sound. As Mark told us back when we first met them: “High energy is 100% the intention! I…

Warton Music Festival announces first acts for 2018 event

There are loads of great music festivals out there up and down the UK. In addition to the bigger festivals that you all know about there are all manner of smaller, boutique festivals boasting amazing line-ups and superb atmospheres. One of those is North Warwickshire’s Warton Music Festival. The festival’s roots are firmly grounded in…

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…

New Band of the Week: Defences

With the seemingly endless subgenres of metal out there these days, it’s totally understandable for bands to pinpoint themselves to one of them. But when a band goes all out and embraces as many of them as humanly possible and absolutely nails it, you have to give them the credit they deserve. That’s exactly what…

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…

Gig Review: MassMatiks, Youth Killed It & How’s Harry

MassMatiks and Youth Killed It are two of the most exciting bands around, with their own versions of spoken word / rap meets rock. The duo teamed up to put on a great show in London on Friday night, with able support from How’s Harry at a sold-out Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. The evening was…