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: Reawaken

We’ve featured some amazing female singers on this site over the last couple of years, but the vocal power of Southampton newcomers Reawaken is right up there with the best of them. The five-piece combine high-powered energetic riffs and catchy rock choruses in support of the intoxicating vocal delivery of Meg Parkinson. Reawaken initially began…

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…

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…

New Band of the Week: Escapade

Fire up your time machine and roll it back 20 years or so because we’re taking you on a ride to the good old days of Britpop with Leicester quartet Escapade, who’ve honed a sound that they describe to us as “loud, energetic and memorable.” The band started out as an acoustic duo of Sam…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 15 June

Our latest installment of the week’s latest new music brings you some hard-hitting new British metal, a heavy new track from a New Zealand / Aussie metal band, some new music from our favourite new solo artist, a bit of indie rock and a bit more metal. Enjoy… Cut Short – Impersonal (EP) Get your…

Introducing: Just Like Fruit

Every Monday morning my office receives a basket colourfully filled with a mass of all kinds of tasty fruit, from strawberries, oranges and grapes through to plums and lychees. Embodying that eclectic mix in a musical sense is Brighton blues-infused alt-rockers Just Like Fruit. The quintet of Dion Mason-Poole (vocals), Taran Pring (lead guitar), Kieran Matthews (rhythm guitar), Ryan Melbourne-Hurley…