Let us take you on a nostalgic trip back to the early 1990s with the raw, grungy rock sound of Brazilian band Please Use Right Excuses, who describe themselves as “the ones that express feelings, emotions.”
In five years of running GigRadar, we’ve only previously featured two bands from Africa. But we’ve found another in the thrilling melodic rock sound of largely Johannesburg-based HeadFury, who summarise themselves as “three super sexy dudes making killer tunes just for fun.”
Melbourne-based quartet Colour & Shade hope to offer a bit of something for everyone, fusing hardcore influences with driving riffs and big hooky choruses in a sound they describe as “honest, driven and meaningful.”
Danish band Taking Flight offer up a heavy riff-driven sound that fuses classic rock and high-paced punk influences.
They may have the longest band name we’ve ever featured on the site but rock meets melodic metal newcomers Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders are giving us plenty more to get excited about.
Norwich rockers Jora the Fortuneteller have honed a wild sound that flirts with various sounds and genres. However, they very much retain a heavy focus on big riffs and engaging vocals, which they describe as “heavy, dark and melodic.”
Finnish band Heroes Don’t Ask Why have honed an engaging rock meets metal sound that merges various influences into a self-created genre of Divorce Rock, which they describe as “original, emotional and melodic.”
New Jersey trio latewaves have honed a somewhat schizophrenic but highly engaging sound that fuses late 90s rock and pop-punk, 2000s emo, hair metal choruses and modern songwriting, which they describe as “fun, energetic and introspective.”
Colorado band innerspace have honed an intoxicating post-hardcore meets progressive rock meets post-rock sound that fuses heavy riffs and engaging vocals with atmospheric electronic elements.
Chicago’s Sixty Lumens fuse anthemic rock and elements of pop punk and metal with splashes of synth in an intoxicating sound that they describe as “theatrical, engaging and catchy.”
South Wales band Finding Aurora offer up a grungy, engaging garage rock sound that began as a bedroom project and has retained its raw but powerful edge by keeping things simple.
Indie rockers Alex James are aiming to inspire other people with disabilities and improve accessibility in the music scene.