New Band of the Week: Forgotten Sons

A couple of weeks ago we brought you a taste of the exciting indie rock with a Scottish twang sound of Scottish quartet Forgotten Sons. The four-piece of Birdy Burgess (vocals), Sandy Middleton (guitar), John Valentine (bass) and John Gair (drums) are about as Scottish as it gets, given they hail from the UK’s most northernly destination, the…

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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: The Dead Gentlemen

About the only thing you’re likely to know the town of Slough for is Ricky Gervais’ sitcom The Office, unless you work for a tech company that takes advantage of its relatively cheap business rental fees. But now there’s something far more interesting with the emergence of exciting new fuzz-rock quartet The Dead Gentlemen. Initially…

New Band of the Week: The Lids

One of my favourite memories from a year of studying in Leicester was regularly serving Kasabian frontman Serge Pizzorno while working in the city’s O’Neills bar – to the point where he used to tell me I was “his favourite barman” because I always served him quickly and without any fuss. Not only did this…

Introducing: Excuses Excuses

Not content with crafting an engaging punk meets rock sound that they describe as “passionate, explosive and empowering,” Canada’s Excuses Excuses are also on a mission to make the modern society we find ourselves lumbered with a better place for everyone to live in. The Toronto-based trio’s story began way back when Kyle Wilton (vocals and guitars)…

Introducing: Gent

Having grown tired of the politics and disappointments that accompanied being in bands he was a part of, Norwich-based Gent – aka Andy Martin – has gone it alone with a DIY ethos to a rocky brand of music he has termed “punk n’roll.” Andy saw the move away from being in bands as an…

Introducing: Black Income

If big, loud guitar riffs are your thing then fresh out of Denmark we have something you’re going to absolutely love in the form of Black Income. The trio of lead guitarist and vocalist Henrik Thrane, bassist and backing vocalist Michael Gerfdorf and drummer Lars Olrik – what a name for a drummer! – have honed…

Introducing: Free Galaxy

When a new band describe their sound as “explosive, loud and raw” you can be forgiven for getting a little prematurely excited. But in the case of Kenilworth’s Free Galaxy it’s warranted, as they more than back up their words with their engaging rock sound. The quartet of Ciaran O’Sullivan, Luke Osmond, Harry Rogers and…

New Band of the Week: Screech Bats

This week we’re tackling an issue that shouldn’t be a problem in modern music and society, but unfortunately still is. When we’re looking to define bands gender should not come into it. I mean, you wouldn’t dream of describing Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath and Guns’n’Roses or even Ash or The White Stripes as ‘all-male bands’…

Introducing: Say The Word

Having gigged relentlessly across their home city of Nottingham, Say The Word are bringing their catchy rock meets punk sound to a wider audience with Saturday’s launch of new single Toe The Line. The band began when Olly Parr (lead vocals and guitar), Louis Hope (guitar and vocals) and James Komarek (drums) discovered they had…

Introducing: Charlie Says

A few weeks ago we received an email in the GigRadar inbox telling us “We hear you are the dudes” in the subject line. Now, this flagrant flattery was obviously a lovely boost to our ego, but of course we wouldn’t allow such bribery to cloud our vision. Luckily though, the cheeky senders backed up…

Introducing: Hypophora

South West rockers Hypophora are a refreshing throwback to intricate guitar music of the 90s, fusing funky guitar riffs with hard-hitting catchy choruses led by the powerful, anthemic vocals of Katie McConnell. The quartet began with school friends Katie and Karum Cooper (guitar and yelling – their words) forming a band back in 2012 and…