The foundations of Nottingham band Dark Matter were established when frontman Jack and guitarist Ed impressed each other while jamming Metallica’s Master of Puppets. So it should come as no surprise that the band have honed a thrilling sound that offers up delicious riffs, huge solos and powerful vocals.
Arizona rock duo 23 Valkyries offer up a medley of rock elements that jumps from catchy singalong tracks to tear-jerking ballads to screaming guitar solos. In fact, it’s a sound they describe as “kind of like if Tom Petty met up with Dave Grohl for a beer.”
Armed with booming riffs and delicious guitar licks, unrelentingly heavy drums and engaging vocals, Polybius are a great example of the quality of the underground music scene in Liverpool.
If you’ve never listened to any Dutch metal bands before then Nijmegen five-piece Vain Louie is one hell of a place to get started. They offer up a thrilling melodic hardcore sound that’s seriously heavy, hugely energetic and curiously catchy.
Midlands two-piece Bone Cult formed out of their shared dissatisfaction with seeing “countless guitar bands jamming rock music in their pub clothes.” And it’s fair to say they’ve well and truly bucked that trend.
In our recent 1,000th article on the site I mentioned that we’d covered bands from 40 countries, which was actually incorrect because I forgot about Israel! However, that’s now being increased to 42 with Bolivian band The Inferate.
Inject some funky blues-infused pure rock’n’roll into your life with the delicious guitar-led sound of Detroit-born band Motor Gypsy.
Today, we have reached the milestone of the 1,000th article to be published on GigRadar. Since setting the site up from scratch in August 2016, we’ve covered new bands from all over the world and I’m pleased to say that numbers are only on the rise.
We have a smorgasboard of new music from great new bands available to treat your ears to with our Easter special GigRadio podcast episode, which was recorded on Easter Monday.
Radars are on full beam as GigRadar meets RADARS! The Hull band have honed an engaging guitar-driven sound that’ll carry you to back to the indie rock heyday of the 2000s, and which they describe as “catchy, dancey and fun.”
Belgian band King’s Rage offer up a hard rock sound with plenty of healthy metal riffing all while retaining a catchy, melodic edge.
Australian rockers Are We Dreaming have fused a hypnotic sound that fuses intoxicating mellow vocals with dreamy 80s influences, melodic guitars and driving drums.