New Music Friday Round-Up: 6 July

We’ve got a real treat of new music for you today, including no fewer than four of our former New Bands of the Week, several of our favourite new British rock bands, some brand new British metal goodness and new material from a couple of hard-hitting Aussie bands. Turn it up loud and enjoy our…

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EP Review: Lightscape – Circles

Norwich rockers Lightscape are back with an exciting new synthy edge to their big rock sound. The five-piece, who were our New Band of the Week last October, release their new EP Circles on 1 December, and it’s packed with rocky goodness supporting frontman Will Overton’s trademark insatiably good vocals. Chatting to the guys before…

Gig Review: Maven, Lightscape, The Rocket Dolls & Danny Wright at The Camden Assembly

A cracking lineup of British rock saw Maven celebrate the physical launch of their new EP alongside Lightscape, The Rocket Dolls and Danny Wright at The Camden Assembly on Friday night – on what was my first visit to the venue since it rebranded from The Barfly. The evening opened up with Tottenham-based singer/songwriter Danny…

Gig Review: Esprit d’Air, Lightscape, Bexatron & These Thousand Hills

We were treated to great performances from four bands across the wide spectrum of rock and metal as Esprit d’Air and Lightscape were joined by Bexatron and the impressively heavy These Thousand Hills at the O2 Academy 2 in Islington on Friday night. First up was Sussex six-piece These Thousand Hills, who challenged the dimensions of…

Our guide to new music Christmas presents

With just one week until Christmas Day there’s probably more than a few of you out there struggling to find last minute gifts for your friends and loved ones. So forget about the X-Factor single or the latest Michael Buble collection,why not let us help you with some music that’s actually half decent? Here’s our…

Interview and EP Review: Fort Hope’s Jon Gaskin talks Armure

The great Kate Bush once said “music is special because it makes you feel something and hits an emotive space.” Albeit slightly paraphrased, this quote is extremely apt given Jon Gaskin, the self-confessed Kate Bush-obsessed lead singer of Fort Hope, creates music that it’s impossible not to become emotionally attached to. The Hertfordshire-based trio is one of the most…

New Band of the Week: Lightscape

You know when you discover a new band for the first time and they’re so good you just can’t stop listening to them? Well that’s exactly how we feel about this week’s New Band of the Week, Lightscape. The Norwich-based five-piece have only been together for about a year but have created a catchy rock…