Brighton indie rockers 26th Avenue aims to inspire people to overcome hardships in life with a mantra of “we’re young, we’re loud, and we’re determined,” which they try to capture in every track.
The resurgence of nu-metal is very much alive and kicking with the menacingly atmospheric sound of Bristol band NO:IR.
Leicester trio Switchdown offer up a fun and bouncy punk-infused alternative rock sound that’s big on energy and feisty riffs.
Dead Romantic offer up an intriguing combination of hooky, loud, energetic yet aggressive music that’ll have you singing along one moment and kick you in the face the next.
New music podcast GigRadio Episode 13 features an interview with British metal band Defences and great new music from all around the world.
If you happened to be on the lookout for the heaviest new UK metal band then Monasteries would probably be a good place to start.
Deathcore sextet Majin will cast a spell over you with their punishing, brutal cyberpunk influenced sound that they describe as “forward thinking groove” and “deathcore in technicolour.”
Prepare yourself for some “sexy old school doom metal deliciousness” from exciting, rebellious new London band Them Bloody Kids.
RUINA’s diverse sound is built on an arsenal of riffs and big breakdowns and draws on a wide range of influences, leading them to describe it to us as “random, huge and genre-fluid.”
The last year or so has given us a glimpse into the darker sides of human existence, which London newcomers Human Hell address with their chaotic death metal meets deathcore soundtrack for turmoil, suffering, misery and panic.
Exciting Lancashire band Cannula offer up a new sound that they hope listeners won’t be used to hearing from British metalcore. They fuse elements of hardcore and deathcore with huge riffs and breakdowns, intense vocals and intriguing lyrics in a heavy, emotive sound they summarise as “new-wave metalcore.”
It’s often easy to pigeonhole bands into specific genres but Cardiff’s Defeatist are example of why we should keep an open mind.