Introducing: Sinoptik

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.

Introducing: Not Now Norman

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.

New Band of the Week: Spar Marta

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.

Introducing: Midgar

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.

Discover This: Speed of Light

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.