Discover This: Hail

Hail, a Southampton-based, Swindon-born solo artist, offers up a gothic rock sound she describes as “emotional, dramatic and dark.”

Discover This: Meantime

London-based Meantime is formed of a Slovakian and a South African, neither of which are your traditional punk rock powerhouses. The duo of Stefan Klein and Adam Stanley have defied backgrounds that, in their words, deprived them of access to first-world media to craft an intriguing sound that they describe to us as “a little bit prog, a bit melodic grunge and a lot heavy.”

Discover This: Breakthrough Even

Atlanta duo Breakthrough Even may have been unlikely candidates to become a hard-hitting metal band. Twins Josh and Zach Turner freely admit to being “massive nerds playing video games all the time” as kids, but the discovery of Linkin Park’s debut album changed all of that.

Discover This: The ProblemAddictsfl

Florida quartet The ProblemAddictsfl offer up the perfect fix of infectious skater pop punk meets punk rock. The band, who come from Deltona but are now based in Orlando, fuse engaging, fast-paced vocals with lively punky guitars and driving drums.

Discover This: BLACKSHAPE

What better way to kick off your weekend than some deliciously brooding and exciting instrumental post-mathcore. Salt Lake City band BLACKSHAPE describe their latest track as a “barrage of riffs, shifting time signatures, and carefully constructured textures” our interest was well and truly piqued.

Discover This: This Is Falling

St. Louis five-piece This Is Falling have honed an intriguing sound that tows the line between metal and post-hardcore with elements of industrial, electronic sounds and 80s influences. And they’re definitely the first band to reference Top Gun as a musical influence to us.