Nashville newcomers Lonelyouth offer up an exciting, diverse sound that sits somewhere between nu-metal, metalcore and melodic rock. They’ve honed a sound that offers plenty of aggression and its fair share of groove, with booming guitar riffs fused with powerful vocals engaging melodies.
We’ve featured a couple of ‘Internet bands’ in the past, but Beyond The Badlands is definitely one of the most interesting. The band was founded in January by guitarist and songwriter Cuda Smith, who’s currently stationed in Germany and spends six months of the year deployed with the military which leaves him another six months to hone his brand of southern rock.
One thing you can rely on the north of England for is producing brilliant new Indie bands and it’s been too long since we featured one. However, the wait has been more than worth it with the discovery of loosely Cheshire-based band The Zangwills, who offer up engaging singalong vocals alongside lively indie instrumental goodness.
London-based Meantime is formed of a Slovakian and a South African, neither of which are your traditional punk rock powerhouses. The duo of Stefan Klein and Adam Stanley have defied backgrounds that, in their words, deprived them of access to first-world media to craft an intriguing sound that they describe to us as “a little bit prog, a bit melodic grunge and a lot heavy.”
How would you feel about revisiting songs or even things you thought or ranted about 21 years ago? Personally, I think it’s best not to even contemplate visit 15-year-old me’s thoughts. However, that’s exactly what brilliantly named Los Angeles rock band Flammable Animal (try saying that three times) are doing with their recently released debut EP that transports us back to our formative music days of the 1990s.
Parisian band ODC have honed a diverse rock sound that draws on modern metal and alternative metal influences. Led by the superb vocals of frontwoman Celia Do, the band complements them with booming riffs, powerful drums and an almost industrial instrumental sound.
We love a Scandinavian band here at GigRadar, but Norwegian band Frostbite offer up something they describe as “significantly different” to most new bands from their homeland.
Boston band Major Moment have honed an intriguingly intense cinematic rock sound that fuses big riffs and synths with the melodic vocals of their two Russian-born singers.
Oxfordshire band LASTELLE offer up a cacophony of post-hardcore meets post-rock goodness in their delicious fusion of ambient and atmospheric instrumentals with powerful dual vocals.
Portuguese punk and rock is not something we’ve discovered too much of in our time scouring the world for the latest new rock and metal talent. However, Zebra Libra offer up a fun and catchy sound that they refuse to allow to be tied to one musical genre, ranging from lively punky tracks to more groovy hard rock.
German rockers Future Palace have honed an exciting alternative rock sound with electronic, post-hardcore, pop and soul influences, led by the delicious vocals of frontwoman Maria.
Brand new Brighton band Amongst Liars have mastered that special art of blockbusting riffs, powerful vocals and engaging, melodic choruses that have you instantly hooked.