Introducing: Vertical Noise

Nottingham noise rock trio Vertical Noise are on a mission to resurrect unpredictability as they remove the mundane and predictable aspects of modern pop music. The trio of Jay Moreton (guitar and vocals), Dan Titterton (bass) and Sarah Kerry (drums) formed when Jay, who had been recording his own music for years, moved to Nottingham and decided…

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EP Review: Tenements – What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger

Glasgow rockers Tenements are set to unleash their distinctive 2000s post-hardcore throwback sound upon the world with the launch of their debut EP at the end of this month (31 August). We first spoke to the quintet of Darren Coles (vocals), Chris Bennett (guitar and vocals), Callum Nicolson (guitar), Malcolm Robb (bass) and Jamie Whiteside (drums…

New Band of the Week: Death Goals

A few months back we saw a two-piece barrage of big metal noise open up proceedings for our pals in Defences. The London-based duo of Harry and Will together form Death Goals, a chaotic heavy metal sound that they describe as ‘Two Bois Making Noise’ – a tagline that accurately portrays their brand of loud, noisy, chaotic…

Burn It Down announces exciting debut festival line-up

There’s another exciting new festival to add to your hit list this summer as Torbay has launched Burn It Down, the region’s first-ever alternative music festival. The English Riviera will see the likes of SHVPES, Mallory Knox, Dream State, Carcer City, Continents and Lotus Eater take to stages across three pubs in Torquay on 1…

Introducing: Andrew Robert

I’m always pleasantly surprised when solo artists turn out to be nice and rocky, and this much is true of London-based singer/songwriter Andrew Robert. The solo musician’s sound is packed full of soaring vocals, rip-roaring riffs, infectious melodies and sing-along choruses. As Andrew tells us: “I taught myself to play drums, guitar, piano and to sing in…

New Band of the Week: The Leo Star Electric Band

Brand new to the London rock scene, The Leo Star Electric Band might sound like some kind of bizarre electronic tribute band but will, in fact, surprise you with their delicious hooks, infectious fuzzy guitars and tasty songcraft. The trio of guitarist TJ, bassist and vocalist Chris and percussionist Danz are on a mission to “create…

New Band of the Week: Crosslight

Genre-bending Nottingham rockers Crosslight invite you on a road to recovery with their angsty, energetic brand of rock meets punk meets metal and hip-hop that they define as “delightfully twisted rock.” The quartet combines the powerful vocals of Charlotte Eastwood with the driving distorted guitars of Luke Litherland, harsh bass of Daniel Giles all supported…

New Band of the Week: Alter The Sky

Cambridge rockers Alter The Sky are ready to take you on a hard rock rollercoaster this month with the release of the new-look lineup’s first EP. After forming in June 2015 the band released a self-titled debut EP last May, then underwent several changes before forming the current lineup of Hels Johnson (vocals), Kev Baker and Gal…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 6 July

We’ve got a real treat of new music for you today, including no fewer than four of our former New Bands of the Week, several of our favourite new British rock bands, some brand new British metal goodness and new material from a couple of hard-hitting Aussie bands. Turn it up loud and enjoy our…

Introducing: Mudlark

I bet you’ve never thought of combining metal with spoken word and poetry. Have you? Well, now is the time to imagine just that as Caerphilly’s Mudlark merge these two seemingly alien concepts with consummate, brilliant ease. The quintet of vocalist Luke, guitarists Wes and Ben, bassist Nick and drummer Jac grew up together in…

Introducing: The Capital

I recently had an urge to delve back a few years and have a listen to Failsafe’s awesome album The Truth Is. I noticed they hadn’t recorded any new music since 2012 but, being at work, my curiosity didn’t get the best of me. A couple of days later I received a press release revealing…

Introducing: MSRY release awesome second EP this week

Inspired by “a need to rage harder and faster than anyone else,” Oxford’s MSRY are one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK’s underground hardcore scene. The trio of Kial Churcher (vocals), Charlie Bishop (guitar) and Keir French (drums) formed in late 2016 from the embers of various previous projects but united in their…