There aren’t too many bands that can claim to have been crowned “the world’s best new band” but that’s the case for Sinoptik, who can now also add the honour of being the first Ukrainian band to feature on GigRadar.
We may have a little GigRadar first today as we introduce a first intergenerational band in Berwick-upon-Tweed rockers Not Now Norman. The Northumberland band have honed a feisty rock sound that’s gained them a reputation for in-your-face lyrics and direct delivery.
Hail, a Southampton-based, Swindon-born solo artist, offers up a gothic rock sound she describes as “emotional, dramatic and dark.”
Leicester trio Dark Bloom offer up a groovy, riff-heavy rock sound that, in their words, “makes you want to dance, cry and leave little to the imagination.”
If a band name could aptly summarise the current events in the world then that would surely be Sadness & Complete Disappointment.
There seems to be a strange disdain from some parts for bands formed of just two members. That’s pretty hard to understand when it comes to a duo like Broozer, who refuse to conform to one genre and are more than happy to mix things up from song to song.
With a band name like Dirty Power you’re well within your rights to expect some filthy, heavy, hard rocking goodness, and the Dublin-based trio well and truly deliver on those expectations.
Our first New Band of the Week of 2021 may well be the first to have fused hard rock, metal and reggae. Spar Marta have honed a unique sound that jumps between full-on heavy riffing and more laid-back delicious vocals, with a sprinkling of funk for good measure.
Our prolonged Christmas break is over and, like our first featured artist of 2021, we are back with a bang. Midgar is an unusual band for us, given that they started out more than a decade ago but, after a long hiatus, they’re returning with a sound that’s hard-hitting and intense yet melodic and intricate.
Manchester trio DDE’s have stayed true to the city’s indie roots in their creation of a catchy rock’n’roll sound that just sounds like Manchester.
Teenage sibling trio Speed of Light have honed a garage rock sound laced with punky undertones that’s probably going to take you by surprise in its ferocity. In fact, the Santa Monica, California, band’s dirty, riff-filled rock meets grunge meets desert rock sound is absolutely filthy as hell.
Irish trio Bitch Falcon not only have an eye-catching name but an intoxicating brand of diverse, unconventional post-punky rock that’ll also stick with you. Indeed, it’s a sound that they intriguingly describe to us as “heavy but melodic, aggressive, melancholic wave.”