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…

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Introducing: Hold Fast Hope

My first thought when I encountered Long Island-based band Hold Fast Hope was whether they took their name from the Thrice song of the same title. My second, far more important thought upon listening to the band’s recently launched debut EP, was that the New Yorker rockers are truly outstanding. To very quickly deal with…

Set sail with Rusty Shipp onboard ‘SS Naronic’

Nautical themed Nashville rockers Rusty Shipp, who we first introduced you to in May, are back with a typically thought-provoking, catchy new single SS Naronic. The band’s frontman Russ T Shipp – see what they did there? – says the latest single to be taken from their debut album, Mortal Ghost, “is a gnarly, heavy-hitting,…

Introducing: New Chums

If you love energetic, catchy, riff-heavy indie infused rock then Phoenix quartet New Chums will tick all your boxes. The quartet have honed a sound that exudes the sunny California vibes, which comes across in bundles on debut EP See It For Myself. They started life when California native Seth Boyack (lead vocals and guitar) moved to…

Introducing: Diamante

As if 80s rock wasn’t big and sparkly enough, Los Angeles singer Diamante Azzura – aka Diamante – is taking the genre on a modern-day rock’n’roll collision course that she describes as powerful, bold and honest. Born in Boston, the singer of Italian and Mexican heritage moved to Los Angeles when she was 12 and…

End of an era: Vans Warped Tour announces 2018 will be its last cross-country tour

The words ‘Vans Warped Tour’ will be forever sacred to emo, punk and rock fans of a certain age. Some of the most popular bands of our generation and formative bands of my love for all things punk, rock and metal have emerged through the US-wide event since its inception in 1995. From the likes…

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…

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…

Introducing: Russian Girlfriends

No we haven’t turned into one of those conspicuous Russian websites that promises you a wife that looks like Anna Kournikova (deletes Internet history), we’re actually introducing you to American punk rockers Russian Girlfriends. Despite not actually having Russian girflriends – no, none of them, boring! – the New Mexico five-piece have honed a style…

Introducing: The Fill Ins

Having made the most of your long Bank Holiday Weekend, I’m pretty sure you’ll be in need of some good old fast-paced punk meets rock’n ‘roll to get your brain back in gear. Luckily for you, we have the perfect tonic in North Carolina-based quartet The Fill Ins. You can’t help but rock along to…

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…