EP Review: Tenements – What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger

Glasgow rockers Tenements are set to unleash their distinctive 2000s post-hardcore throwback sound upon the world with the launch of their debut EP at the end of this month (31 August). We first spoke to the quintet of Darren Coles (vocals), Chris Bennett (guitar and vocals), Callum Nicolson (guitar), Malcolm Robb (bass) and Jamie Whiteside (drums…

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Introducing: Hyvmine

All the way from Los Angeles we bring you a delicious prog rock project that allows its highly talented members to unleash their anger, gratitude, anguish and triumphs. In doing so, they’ve created a mesmerising combination of prog, rock and metal, with funky electronica thrown in for good measure, that, in their words, is ‘plain…

New Band of the Week: Reawaken

We’ve featured some amazing female singers on this site over the last couple of years, but the vocal power of Southampton newcomers Reawaken is right up there with the best of them. The five-piece combine high-powered energetic riffs and catchy rock choruses in support of the intoxicating vocal delivery of Meg Parkinson. Reawaken initially began…

Burn It Down announces exciting debut festival line-up

There’s another exciting new festival to add to your hit list this summer as Torbay has launched Burn It Down, the region’s first-ever alternative music festival. The English Riviera will see the likes of SHVPES, Mallory Knox, Dream State, Carcer City, Continents and Lotus Eater take to stages across three pubs in Torquay on 1…

Introducing: Andrew Robert

I’m always pleasantly surprised when solo artists turn out to be nice and rocky, and this much is true of London-based singer/songwriter Andrew Robert. The solo musician’s sound is packed full of soaring vocals, rip-roaring riffs, infectious melodies and sing-along choruses. As Andrew tells us: “I taught myself to play drums, guitar, piano and to sing in…

New Band of the Week: The Leo Star Electric Band

Brand new to the London rock scene, The Leo Star Electric Band might sound like some kind of bizarre electronic tribute band but will, in fact, surprise you with their delicious hooks, infectious fuzzy guitars and tasty songcraft. The trio of guitarist TJ, bassist and vocalist Chris and percussionist Danz are on a mission to “create…

New Band of the Week: Crosslight

Genre-bending Nottingham rockers Crosslight invite you on a road to recovery with their angsty, energetic brand of rock meets punk meets metal and hip-hop that they define as “delightfully twisted rock.” The quartet combines the powerful vocals of Charlotte Eastwood with the driving distorted guitars of Luke Litherland, harsh bass of Daniel Giles all supported…

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…

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…

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: 6 July

We’ve got a real treat of new music for you today, including no fewer than four of our former New Bands of the Week, several of our favourite new British rock bands, some brand new British metal goodness and new material from a couple of hard-hitting Aussie bands. Turn it up loud and enjoy our…

Introducing: The Capital

I recently had an urge to delve back a few years and have a listen to Failsafe’s awesome album The Truth Is. I noticed they hadn’t recorded any new music since 2012 but, being at work, my curiosity didn’t get the best of me. A couple of days later I received a press release revealing…