New Music Friday Round-Up: 13 July

It’s Friday the 13th but we’re feeling pretty lucky as we’ve got a host of awesome new music to wrap our ears around. Here’s our latest instalment of the latest, greatest new music, including a superb new album from one of Britain’s finest metal bands, new tracks from some up-and-coming British rockers and an EP…

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Introducing: HighView

Fusing high-energy progressive rock with more anthemic elements and intense synth sounds, Australia’s HighView are keen to test the boundaries of the rock genre. The Canberra rockers formed out of various tribute bands covering the likes of The Prodigy, Rage Against the Machine and Garbage. Vocalist Matt Faulkner had been working on songs for several…

Introducing: Naga Siren

Norway and hardcore music are becoming almost synonymous with one another, and the latest exciting new band to join the revolution is Oslo’s Naga Siren. The hardcore punk / screamo quartet of Emil Solbakken, Jompi Myren, Tarjei Kristoffersen and Oliver David Kimmell may well be the most exciting thing to emerge from Norway since, well erm,…

New Band of the Week: Alter The Sky

Cambridge rockers Alter The Sky are ready to take you on a hard rock rollercoaster this month with the release of the new-look lineup’s first EP. After forming in June 2015 the band released a self-titled debut EP last May, then underwent several changes before forming the current lineup of Hels Johnson (vocals), Kev Baker and Gal…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 29 June

Ah that Friday feeling of new music to feast our ears upon. Here is a round-up of the best new music we’ve been enjoying on this sunny Friday morning. And, with the lack of football for one whole day, what better way to fill the void in your life. Also, we’ve been away for a…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 15 June

Our latest installment of the week’s latest new music brings you some hard-hitting new British metal, a heavy new track from a New Zealand / Aussie metal band, some new music from our favourite new solo artist, a bit of indie rock and a bit more metal. Enjoy… Cut Short – Impersonal (EP) Get your…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 8 June

The second instalment of our round-up of the latest new music brings you an awesome throwback to 90s guitar rock, some brutally heavy metal, new music from exciting new British rockers, an old favourite and even some Americana meets country. Read on for our pick of this week’s new releases… Hypophora – Spires (Single) The…

Introducing: Just Like Fruit

Every Monday morning my office receives a basket colourfully filled with a mass of all kinds of tasty fruit, from strawberries, oranges and grapes through to plums and lychees. Embodying that eclectic mix in a musical sense is Brighton blues-infused alt-rockers Just Like Fruit. The quintet of Dion Mason-Poole (vocals), Taran Pring (lead guitar), Kieran Matthews (rhythm guitar), Ryan Melbourne-Hurley…

Introducing: Dividium

Hull tech metal quartet Dividium are quite the metal melting pot, fusing huge mathy guitars and delicious solos with a kaleidoscope of vocal offerings, from classic metal vocals through to intense screams. Dividium began life as a project between vocalist Neil Bailey and guitarist Peter Delaney, who later added drummer James Coggin and bassist Joel…

Gig Review: Camden Rocks Festival – Part 1

Thousands of people flocked to the north London borough of Camden for a feast of the finest emerging British rock, metal and punk talent at the annual Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday (2 June). The action kicked off at 12pm with music running into the early hours of Sunday morning at various afterparties, as rock…

New Band of the Week: Liquid State

Bristol’s Liquid State are a band worth getting excited about, combining big dirty riffs, gritty basslines and pounding drum grooves with soaring, powerful vocals in their loud, unapologetically heavy brand of rock. Having won a Battle of the Bands competition in their hometown last year, they’ve since been hard at work on their debut EP, from…

New Music Friday Round-Up: 1 June

Welcome to a brand new feature that we’re kicking off this week: New Music Friday Round-Up. The clue is in the title, we’ll bring you a round-up of the latest new music from our favourite new rock and metal bands every Friday. Here goes…   Cassels – When Completing Handshakes (Single) A bit of noise…