We may have a little GigRadar first today as we introduce a first intergenerational band in Berwick-upon-Tweed rockers Not Now Norman. The Northumberland band have honed a feisty rock sound that’s gained them a reputation for in-your-face lyrics and direct delivery.
Hail, a Southampton-based, Swindon-born solo artist, offers up a gothic rock sound she describes as “emotional, dramatic and dark.”
Leicester trio Dark Bloom offer up a groovy, riff-heavy rock sound that, in their words, “makes you want to dance, cry and leave little to the imagination.”
If a band name could aptly summarise the current events in the world then that would surely be Sadness & Complete Disappointment.
Manchester band The Hyena Kill are venturing on a journey into unfamiliar territory, bringing listeners into their world of turmoil with an album that seeks to reconcile personal trauma and pain.
There seems to be a strange disdain from some parts for bands formed of just two members. That’s pretty hard to understand when it comes to a duo like Broozer, who refuse to conform to one genre and are more than happy to mix things up from song to song.
Our first New Band of the Week of 2021 may well be the first to have fused hard rock, metal and reggae. Spar Marta have honed a unique sound that jumps between full-on heavy riffing and more laid-back delicious vocals, with a sprinkling of funk for good measure.
Our prolonged Christmas break is over and, like our first featured artist of 2021, we are back with a bang. Midgar is an unusual band for us, given that they started out more than a decade ago but, after a long hiatus, they’re returning with a sound that’s hard-hitting and intense yet melodic and intricate.
Manchester trio DDE’s have stayed true to the city’s indie roots in their creation of a catchy rock’n’roll sound that just sounds like Manchester.
Leeds trio Kath & The Kicks have honed an intriguing sound that packs the power of alternative and grunge. Led by delicious, engaging vocals and supported by heavy riffs, there’s also a more melodic edge to the band that’s sure to have you hooked.
Fusing progressive rock elements coming from a death metal background is always going to conjure up something pretty exciting, and that’s exactly what we get from Brighton band Milk White Throat. The band offer up thrilling riffs, cheeky guitar solos and pounding rhythms in a heavy, intense and encapsulating sound.
One thing you can rely on the north of England for is producing brilliant new Indie bands and it’s been too long since we featured one. However, the wait has been more than worth it with the discovery of loosely Cheshire-based band The Zangwills, who offer up engaging singalong vocals alongside lively indie instrumental goodness.