Brighton band Azure offer up fascinating fantasy rock with progressive elements in a sound that fuses unusual harmonies, odd time signatures, virtuosic guitars, wild synthesisers and a whole load of fun.
Hertfordshire metal newcomers The Best Medicine have honed a powerful but engaging fusion of blues-fuelled rock and metal in a sound they describe as “bluesy, ballsy and boozy.”
Norwich rockers Jora the Fortuneteller have honed a wild sound that flirts with various sounds and genres. However, they very much retain a heavy focus on big riffs and engaging vocals, which they describe as “heavy, dark and melodic.”
British metalcore meets djent newcomers InRetrospect aim to provide a thought-provoking sound that not only satisfies metalheads but also appeals to listeners of all musical genres.
Exciting newcomers Cage Fight offer up an aggressive concoction of thrash metal and hardcore punk, which fuses vicious vocals and powerful riffs and rhythms loaded with visceral rage.
Leeds-based band When They Riot have honed a grungey sound that offers a nod to 90s alternative rock fused with a new, raw flavour.
South Wales band Finding Aurora offer up a grungy, engaging garage rock sound that began as a bedroom project and has retained its raw but powerful edge by keeping things simple.
London band Centuries have conjured up a brutally heavy post-metalcore sound that swiftly pushes them into the higher echelons of the exciting British metal scene.
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.
Surrey-based Maya Lakhani was inspired to go it alone as a solo rock artist when the pandemic hit and made it impossible to start up a new band.
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.