Amaryllis -The Revolt EP.

Following the bands burgeoning popularity last year after the release of their free self-titled EP(clocking over 10,000 downloads and 25,000 plays so far), London based rockers Amaryllis aim to take their unparalleled fan base even further, announcing the 12th May launch of new EP ‘The Revolt’.
The quintet’s upcoming 5 track release is touted be an honest, melodic alternative rock cocktail, chock full of riffs for fans of Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil[…]

Download Festival Adds Richie Sambora.

Download 2014 has scored an iconic addition to its 2014 line up with the announcement of rock guitar legend Richie Sambora. Best known for his work with Bon Jovi, the hard rock hero’s four decade long career has seen him transcend genres, collaborating with the likes of Cher, LL Cool J and Eric Clapton, while his three solo albums encompass experimental rock, blues and beyond, earning critical acclaim on his most recent, 2012′s ‘Aftermath Of The Lowdown’.

Stoneburner - The No Chamber.

‘The No Chamber’ finds itself right in the middle of a collision between tribal dance and industrial dance music. To get these two genres to fuse properly is to force two dominant forces to work in tandem. While Stoneburner is not the only band to do this successfully, they have certainly carved out a niche for themselves in the way they’ve gotten the two to mesh – neither genre really dominates the other.

Bradford Threadfest.

The free, city spanning independent music and art festival Bradford Threadfest has confirmed a second wave of acts and revealed details of its newly bolstered arts strand. Running from 23rd-25th May across the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, Bradford Threadfest have confirmed a broad range of acts and attractions so far. Recent additions to the festival’s music line up include Leeds-based rockers Black Moth[…]

Monolord - Empress Rising.

From the first blast of it’s penetrating bass this thundering five track release from Swedish psychedelic doom metallers Monolord is an amazing ominous and imposing delight.
A fist full of albeit long winded forays into detuned, thick and fuzzy noise, ‘Empress Rising’ has plenty of weight, with every track suitably enough feeling like another lumbering stride for a leviathan

Aesthetic Perfection - 'Til Death.

Daniel Graves has done it again! Or, rather, he hasn’t… Aesthetic Perfection’s latest LP is beautiful, chilling and inspired, but it is very different from their three previous albums. AP was such a hit with their second album that it has been hard for people to want anything different from the band despite Graves’ expressed disinterest in returning to that sound that is now becoming a tired trope

Calling All Astronauts - Red Flag.

A far more abrasive volley than I’ve grown used to from Calling All Astronauts, the ‘Red Flag’ EP and it’s opening title track are a throbbing blast of fresh air that deftly combines electronic bombast with gothic drawl to deliver an incendiary political message. In a time when many around the world are calling for revolution, fighting for basic rights or quietly reviling their rulers, ‘Red Flag’ has the potential to become a new protest anthem[…]

The Peckham Cowboys. Photo by Beki Cowey.

South London dirty blues scoundrels, The Peckham Cowboys hit the road this week, starting a string of UK tour dates following the release of their second album ’10 Tales From The Gin Palace’. Out now on Cargo Records, this second slice from the all-star rockers – featuring vocalist Marc Eden, guitarists Dale Hodgkinson and Timo Kaltio, bassist Nigel Mogg, drummer Ryan McCormick and Duncan McKay on the horns and keys[…]