Introducing: The Last Vinci

Ireland-based trio The Last Vinci have honed a deliciously punishing rock sound led by vicious riffs and engaging vocals, which they summarise as “heavy, happy and meaningful.”

New Band of the Week: Preacher

You probably don’t expect your friendly neighbourhood preacher to come at you kicking and screaming with rock’n’roll swagger, unless it’s one of those nutty preacher dudes in America. But that’s exactly what you get from Brighton newcomers Preacher.

New Band of the Week: Pizza Crunch

Scottish quartet Pizza Crunch offer up an infectious sound that fuses alternative 80s influences with modern indie and rock, which they describe as “melodic, stimulating and introspective.”

Introducing: Speak Easy Circus

Glasgow band Speak Easy Circus have honed a funky, brass-led experimental indie meets rock sound that they describe as being “eclectic, exciting and unpredictable.”

New Band of the Week: Less Than Hollow

Our final New Band of the Week of 2021 brings the year to a deliciously catchy, grungey conclusion with the thrilling sound of new post-grunge meets alt-rock trio Less Than Hollow.

Introducing: Led By Lanterns

Birmingham band Led By Lanterns is on a mission to push alt-rock into something darker, which takes the best bits of pop songs and improves them with metal and electronic influences.

New Band of the Week: Columbia

It may have been a long time coming, but Cardiff quartet Columbia are well and truly making their presence felt with an infectiously uplifting rock’n’roll sound they describe as “energetic, moody, anthemic.”

New Band of the Week: Them Velvet Tongues

Blackburn newcomers formed out of lockdown blues armed with an energetic, feisty rock’n’roll sound that fuses filthy riffs and screaming guitars with engaging vocals and oodles of swagger.