Wearing the t-shirt of your favourite band doesn’t only make you look super cool, it can also lead to exciting opportunities by meeting fellow metal lovers.
New York City band Me From You have approached the pop-punk construct with a heavy focus on lyricism and telling personal stories, honing a sound they describe as being “punchy, fun, and thiccc (with 3 Cs).”
London-based quartet Youth Illusion offer up an engaging alternative rock sound that they describe as “catchy, beefy and memorable.”
You probably don’t expect your friendly neighbourhood preacher to come at you kicking and screaming with rock’n’roll swagger, unless it’s one of those nutty preacher dudes in America. But that’s exactly what you get from Brighton newcomers Preacher.
Ignore the name because there’s nothing sleep-inducing about the groundbreaking sound of Norwegian modern metal band Yawn.
Brighton quartet El Moono offer up a heavy yet melodic fusion of hardcore, post-hardcore, grunge and metal that they intriguingly summarise as sitting “somewhere between Deftones and Kelly Clarkson.”
Scottish quartet Pizza Crunch offer up an infectious sound that fuses alternative 80s influences with modern indie and rock, which they describe as “melodic, stimulating and introspective.”
Leicester band Her Burden have taken old-school pop-punk and classic rock influences and fused them with modern pop and indie in a sound they describe as “upbeat, catchy and energetic.”
Yorkshire band Terror Cult have honed an alternative rock meets old school punk that fuses engaging vocals with funky, catchy guitars, which they describe as “noisy, energetic and honest.”
Rogue offer up a progressive metalcore sound that fuses pummelling guitars, a mix of clean and screamed vocals and immersive soundscapes, which they describe as “energetic, atmospheric and thought-provoking.”
Sixth Wonder fuse engaging vocals and choruses with dark, djenty guitars in an infectious progressive metalcore sound they describe as “ethereal, intuitive and technical.”
Glasgow band Speak Easy Circus have honed a funky, brass-led experimental indie meets rock sound that they describe as being “eclectic, exciting and unpredictable.”