New Band of the Week: The Breaks

We’ve heard some interesting reasons for people kicking off their music careers, but the strangest yet has to be Alastair Shaw telling us he joined a band because his ex-girlfriend visited a psychic, who then predicted he’d be successful in music. Alistair is the guitarist in emerging Burnley formed, Manchester-based indie rockers The Breaks, and…

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Introducing: Go Gracious

Taking a break out of avoiding salvaging ships in the aftermath of a European wall being erected by Donald Trump in 2025, we being to your attention of musical duo Go Gracious. In their words, they are “the only 2-piece pop rock band that has an exclusive time-travelling, extra-terrestrial membership. We define ourselves as liars.”…

Introducing: Future Love

Northampton rockers Future Love may describe themselves as “weirdos from the Midlands” but they’re also an exciting new band that has jumped up the heaviness of their music with their latest music – which is always music to our ears. The quartet began with founding members and joint vocalists guitarist Andy and bassist Meg, who’ve…

Introducing: Lunafall

West Midlands band Lunafall have created a catchy guitar-driven sound that flirts with being poppy enough for the mainstream yet retains a heavier edge and guitar solos that will equally appeal to rock fans. The trio started out as Joel Darkes (vocals and guitar) and Dave Bright (vocals and bass) writing music together a few years…

Introducing: Bitter Divide

Andover band Bitter Divide have been described by some as providing ‘the UK’s missing link between rock and metal,’ due to the band’s infectious rocky vocals amid a backdrop of metal riffs, solos and driving drums. No pressure there then. The quintet of Mojo (vocals), Si (lead guitar), Dave (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Russ…

New Band of the Week: Junodef

Originally hailing from Sweden, the now London-based Junodef have honed an entrancing dark ‘post-death’ rock sound that serves up plenty of mystery and intrigue – and they’re a bit of a watershed moment for us as our first ever non-British New Band of the Week. Their intrigue isn’t limited to music either, with their mission…

Single Review: Hey Gigantic – Colours

South London rockers Hey Gigantic are back with a ‘new old’ track that suggests exciting things are coming from the band through the remainder of 2018. Colours is the latest track taken from a session working with producer Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper), which also included energetic previous single Passenger. And it’s a song that’s…

New Band of the Week: Phoxjaw

If you’re on the lookout for the most exciting new band on the UK rock scene, then Bristol noise makers Phoxjaw are right up there. Guitarist Josh Gallop aptly describes the band’s sound as “Like being punched in the stomach and electrocuted but really enjoying it,” which pretty much tells you everything you need to…

Introducing: Crossing The Limits

Uplifting, fun, singalong punk rock filled with positive vibes is the name of the game for emerging Norwich band Crossing The Limits. The quintet of Rachael Holland (vocals), Tom Colmans (rhythm guitar), Dan Smith (lead guitar), Tim Clements (bass) and Ben Brennan (drums) have the Internet to thank for their coming together. Rachael was keen to put a band together so…

Introducing: Peace In Protest

Brighton trio Peace In Protest have formed a funky rock sound that, in their words, is “about as heavy as indie gets without being indie” but that phrase doesn’t quite do this exciting new band justice. The trio are formed of guitarist and vocalist Ben and drummer Sean, who knew each other from primary school…

Introducing: Oxbloods

Manchester rockers Oxbloods have honed an intriguing sound that balances heavy rockiness and soaring vocals with more melodic, almost pop-infused undertones. The band release their debut EP Collisions on Friday (20 April) and it’s an impressive introduction. Instrumentalists Matt Lunn and Chris Horrocks (guitars), Matty Ashton (bass) and Alex Binnington (drums) met either by being…

Introducing: Edenthorn impress with excellent second album Exist

Durham rockers Edenthorn‘s mission is simple yet effective. “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored,” bassist and backing vocalist Faiba Gardner tells us, and they achieve it in style with second album Exist, which is self-released on Friday (20 April). As Faiba explains: “There is nothing worse than listening…