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In association with Pluggin’ Baby, The Ringmaster Review spotlights some of the exciting new tracks and releases igniting radio shows in the UK and beyond.


Set up in 2013 by Emma Scott, Pluggin’ Baby is a national radio plugging business getting artist’s music played on the radio and helping create a much needed buzz for their brand.

Emma has 25 years radio presenting experience and knows what radio presenters and producers expect from radio pluggers. She has worked all over the country with many different radio groups in the UK including Bauer Radio and Global Radio at stations like Kerrang! Radio, Power FM, Capital FM, Heart, Galaxy FM, Metro FM, Juice FM, Hallam FM and now Primordial Radio and is now plugging to a lot of people that she has a professional relationship with.

Working with unsigned and signed artists and bands, specialising in indie, pop, rock and metal, Pluggin’ Baby plugs releases to all types of UK based radio stations, large and small, as well as some stations from around the world too. Music is in its heart, is its passion, with Emma and co working closely with their clients for the whole of their campaigns.

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The Motor Trade – Money For Old Rope

Earlier this year certain attention and praise was found by the debut EP from The Motor Trade, the Animal EP an impressive four-track introduction to the band headed by ear gripping single Vandals. They were releases which certainly lured our keenly attentive and now the band has done it again with greater dexterity through new track, Money For Old Rope.

The Motor Trade is the creation of Birmingham based Del Carter who has supported his songwriting by working as a professional driver for artists such as Madness, Paloma Faith, Everything Everything, Miles Kane, JLS, The Selector, Ella Eyre, Sinead O’Connor, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Wombats over the years as well as playing in a host of bands over the years. Though stemming from the creative heart of Carter, The Motor Trade is not quite a solo project, the vocalist and principal songwriter embracing the craft and invention of guitarist and co-producer Tom Livemore and drummer/mixer Tim Trotter.

His new track is inspired by “the cynicism, anger, and sense of disillusionment and despair at the status quo and the big decisions that shape our lives which we have no control over”, and instantly Money For Old Rope tempts almost taunts the listener with its punk riff; a solitary riff soon joined by the broader lure of rhythms. It is a richly magnetic coaxing which only escalates with Carter’s potent tones as the song carries an air of predacious scrutiny. The throat of the bass proved especially delicious to personal tastes but with the melodic wiring of the guitar and the anthemic catchiness of the chorus and the lead up to it, the track had ears and attention in the palms of its hands.  

Indie rock relishing a rich vein of contagious enterprise, Money For Old Rope is one of those tracks which has you swinging and hollering in no time and sets a whole new richness of temptation and invention for Carter and The Motor Trade to build upon.

Money For Old Rope is released Sept 17th alongside the Money For Old Rope EP; both available @ 

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INDYA – Love Like Champagne

For a fair while we have felt that pretty much each song and release emerging from the creativity of British rocker Indya has been a new blossom of her songwriting, music and imagination. The release of new single Love Like Champagne more than cements the suggestion and indeed fact, the track a fertility of adventure and dexterity fuelled by the instinctive rock ‘n roller within.

Indya is Laudez Rose with its live body completed by guitarist Andy Basiola, bassist Josh De Mita and drummer Joel Day. Having studied music in Croydon and Romford, her writing already beginning to blossom, Rose formed Indya in 2015 with the band since its first show playing for Noel Gallagher at his after-show party for his High Flying Birds tour at the O2 in Liverpool going on to share stages with the likes of Toploader, Republica, Shvpes, Skarlett Riot, Sonic Boom Six, EMF, Space, Joanovarc, UB40 and The Duallers as well as play a host of notable festivals. Equally increasing radio play and support has accompanied that growth in a sound and songs which have always proven welcome to these ears, and we can only suspect Love Like Champagne will be no different.

The single is Indya’s most striking and compelling offering yet in so many ways. Recorded with producer Dave Needham it taps into the rhythmic and mystical breath of Indian music whilst weaving a captivating web of melodic rock, each of its strands a fiery but seductive tempting. Similarly the pop rock hue enriching the track is a vibrant enticement only escalating the potency of song and Rose’s just as dextrous vocals and delivery.

With a tease of hip hop and sniff of progressive rock to it too, Love Like Champagne had us bouncing around like no one’s business. We will be honest that reading, before listening, that Rose had experimented with effects and additional use of her voice. Intrigue was accompanied with uncertainty as a result with having already bred a strong appetite for her bold rock sound but swiftly the song revealed it was an adventure only enriching it and its equally pure tempting, in turn sparking a while new curiosity and anticipation for things ahead.

Richly recommended, Love Like Champagne is out now.

Upcoming Live Dates:

 Oct 31st – Girls Wanna Rock Fest – London

Nov 5th – The Moon – Cardiff

Nov 8th onwards – Scotland tour dates TBC 

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Dead Reynolds – Not My Place

As their debut album rapidly looms on the near horizon, UK rockers Dead Reynolds unveil the second single taken from it in the rousing form of Not My Place. The track is an emotive firehouse of the band’s persistently growing and enterprising sound, an anthemic roar which ignites the senses and evokes intimate thoughts.

East Anglia hailing, Dead Reynolds emerged in 2018, its members bringing experiences of previous acclaim earning bands to a new adventure. Soon they were drawing keen attention and again plaudits for their creativity through a host of singles over the past three years and a pair of ear grabbing EPs. Anticipation for that first full-length, Breathe with Strangers, has increased over time and only further stoked by its first single, Bring it Down released this past June and sure to be intensified further by the uncaging of Not My Place.

The new track immediately erupts on the senses, the guitars of Dom Greenwood and Luke Reid a controlled melodic inferno aligned to the feisty but controlled rhythmic prowess of bassist Ben Knowles and drummer Luke Green. With the familiar tones of vocalist Callum Waterfield bringing their own emotive fire to the heart and roar of the song, it all makes for a compelling and inescapably contagious experience.

The more you listen the more you discover the layers and depths in the Dead Reynolds sound and indeed a drama which almost alone fascinates. Not My Place epitomises that and is another simply fine outing with the band and reason enough to get rather keen for the release of that highly anticipated debut album.

Not My Place is out September 3rd via The Fort with Breathe with Strangers released September 17th.

Upcoming live dates:

Sept 16th – Dukes Head Ballroom, Kings Lynn (album launch night – with Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison and Kingdom Keys)

Sept 17th – The Junction, Cambridge

Sept 18th – The Met Bar, Peterborough (supporting LeBrock)

Oct 1st – Voodoo Daddy’s, Norwich

Oct 2nd – The Joiners, Southampton

Oct 9th – Pint Shot Riot, Birmingham

Oct 30th – The Rock Den, Hatfield

Nov 13th – Off the Record Fest, Brighton

Nov 27th – One Fest, Norfolk

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Coastal Fire Dept. – What Do I

Our introduction to Coastal Fire Dept. came with last year’s brilliant I Don’t Wanna Hold Your Hand single and the devilish video which accompanied it, both memory grabbing addictions. Simplistic in some ways and deviously creative in many others, the track sparked acclaim and an intrigue to hear more far and wide. The exploration of other releases soon revealed there was an even richer depth and diversity to the band’s sound and new single What Do I revels that potent enterprise.

Guernsey hailing, 2013 formed, Coastal Fire Dept. draws on nineties alt rock and grunge inspirations for their sound but it is soon clear that the band only casts its own guise in sound and creativity. It is a proposal constantly in evolution and feels like it has found another corner to explore with What Do I.

From the opening rhythmic jabbing and its weaves of guitar, the song had ears entangled in its intrigue and growing presence, vocalists/guitarists Ollie Goddard and Bobby Battle casting their magnetic prowess in voice and melodic inducement. Equally the rhythmic bait of bassist Saad Frihmat and for this track Kellii Scott (Failure, QOTSA, Veruca Salt) held court on ears and appetite as the band sprung their guitar driven trap.

There is a touch of Foo Fighters meets Skyscraper to the song but as we suggested it is enveloped in the inescapable touch and invention of Coastal Fire Dept., and whereas our first encounter with the quartet was a punk lined slap around the ears this is a rousing rock seduction with matching captivation.

What Do I is released September 3rd via L’islet Records. 

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Fear of Falling – End of Days

Though officially formed early 2021, Johannesburg hailing Fear of Falling has quickly drawn eager attention and plaudits primarily through debut EP Breaking Point which came out this past May. Now for those yet to come across their potent sound, the band unveils new single End of Days, a slab of rock prowess which suggests all praise has been well earned.

The band is the creation of guitarist Lloyd Timke who during South Africa’s first hard lockdown decided “to use his time away from his busy business life, to get back into his first love of music.” With more than a handful of instrumental rock songs ready he reached out to bass player and mixing engineer Brendon McCaig from the band You, Me and The Harmony, the pair recording ten tracks which would later form part of the band’s debut EP. After a prolonged search lyricist/vocalist Jack Atlantic was enlisted and subsequently producer and Prime Circle drummer Dale Schnettler brought on board to record the EP.

First single, Won’t Let Go, was a rousing incitement sparking an appetite to hear more which Breaking Point more than appeased and now End of Days cements as a standalone moment from the release. Instantly it erupts upon ears, a wall of sound squirming with sonic tendrils. It calms a touch as Atlantic’s potent tones bear their earnest reflections but still that inherent power bears its intensity, one increasing as the track’s roar grows bolder.

Though described as a hard rock/alternative band there is a certain melodic metal gravity to the track which gives it the definite edge over its predecessor and is sure to draw a broader range of attention, one ready for the band’s debut album proposed for an October release.

End of Days is out September 3rd.   

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Catalysts – You Got No Soul

The past two months has confirmed Welsh outfit Catalysts as one ear grabbing proposal. July saw the release of the single Sylvia, a song which demanded attention and now in the final days of last month its successor, You Got No Soul, was freed to have its persuasive fun.

To be honest, both songs are in an increasingly lengthening line of potent offerings which are earning the Newport band a strong reputation in sound and songwriting with their newest maybe their most compelling and certainly amongst their most addictive offerings so far. It took no time to worm under the skin either, ear coaxing riffs calm bait but with an edge echoed in the controlled but firm jabs of drummer Haitham Alharden.

Soon the fire in the song’s belly is aflame though, the guitars of Craig O’Connor and Elliot Blake shaping its flaming. It is a blaze that simmers around the alluring tones of vocalist David Challenger but lustily erupts as his tones in a feistily contagious chorus, the whole time the bass of Paul Owen bringing a darker brooding to the whole affair.

As previous tracks have indicated, Catalysts’ sound is a fusion of flavours, You Got No Soul mixing melodic and post rock drama with pop punk/alt rock intensity and emerging as one infectious incitement which only stirred a want of more.

You Got No Soul is out now via Dharma Records. 

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Smoking Martha – Liquid Sunshine

A smouldering slice of rock with a fire in its roar, Liquid Sunshine is the new single from Australian outfit Smoking Martha. It is a song fitting the band’s name, a heated proposal which should ensure plenty of intrigue for the band’s new album later this year.

As well as forging a potent reputation in their homeland, the quartet of vocalist Tasha D, guitarist Mick Broome, bassist Matty Mulheran, and drummer Jordon Poynter have been making their name across Europe too, sharing the stages with the likes of Sisters Of Mercy, Everclear, Uriah Heep, Seether, Trapt, Wolfmother and a host of other notable headliners since their debut EP came out in 2014.

This year saw the band link up with producer Matthew Bartlem (Dead Letter Circus, Matt Corby) to record their forthcoming second album Universe and as it’s recently released first single, Good Girls, the captivating Liquid Sunshine insists it will be an encounter worth exploring.

The new song firmly steps forward with riffs and rhythms a strong pull on ears before a subsequent calm hugs the introduction of Tasha B’s magnetic tones, her voice emotion and power combined in one compelling lure. As she ebbs and flows in her roar so the track simmers and erupts, a union which is as warm yet powerful almost perilous as the sea the track reflects.

A thick tempting on the first listening and growing even more captivating by the play, Liquid Sunshine is a fiery seduction to their Universe

Liquid Sunshine is released September 1st.

Upcoming Australian dates:

 26th of Sept at The Zoo, Brisbane – Bed by Nine

3rd of Oct at Mos Desert Club House, Gold Coast supporting The Poor

23rd of Oct at Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane for Halloween Hysteria Festival w/ Spiderbait, King Parrot

20th of Nov at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds for Wallapalooza fest w/ Grinspoon, The Butterfly Effect

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Wrex – Typical

Having found a strong appetite for their last single, there was definite anticipation awaiting the release of Typical a couple weeks back by UK outfit Wrex and all we can say is if Wide Eyes held your ears than its successor will truly have them gripped.

Brighton hailing, Wrex consists of Mae Seaton (vocals) and George Donoghue (guitar, bass, vocals, drums, production) and create a sound which embraces the forceful roar and heart of rock and the instinctive catchiness of indie pop. The duo met early 2020 at a local show and soon connected in a love of making music resulting in the birth of Wrex and music which, certainly across their first two singles, demands attention.

Typical gentle caresses ears initially, the stroking of guitar warm alongside the instantly magnetic tones of Seaton. Some voices instinctively draw the imagination and for us hers is a captivation matched in persuasion by Donoghue’s creative prowess. As the track increasingly haunts the senses its tempest erupts in an emotive blaze, again voice and sound in unison with the track’s energy and emotion even within the part of the uproar which is almost cyclonic.

Typical is superb, revealing greater depths and drama by the listen which in turn drew a greater relishing of its presence in these ears.

Typical is out now via Favour The Brave Records.

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Muddibrooke – Liverpool Guy

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With the band fast approaching the release of their debut EP this October, UK trio Muddibrooke add to the temptation for it already offered by previous tracks with new single, Liverpool Guy. It is a potent slice of the band’s earnest rock ‘n’ roll but with a fresh and certain punk edge and grittiness to its drama.

As shown by this year’s previous single from the band, Straight Jacket, the threesome of lead vocalist/guitarist Brooke, bassist/vocalist Anna Melidone, and drummer Mary Prince align emotive and earnest feelings, experiences and observations with equally earthy and attention commanding sounds. Liverpool Guy is from the same template of incitement, the track the fight and rising up from darker times to forge new beginnings. It is a reflection which fits any experience we have all felt and endured whether intimate and broader and especially fits the now as the light at the end of Covid’s tunnel grows all the brighter.

Straight away there is a snarl in the throat of Brooke, a defiance swiftly fuelling the sounds around her and the song’s lyrical stand. Equally a new aggressive lining erupts in the band’s creative character and the music rippling within Liverpool Guy, that punk essence a rebellious texture in the song’s rock ‘n’ roll roar.

As boldly infectious as it is openly confrontational, the single marks a new striking moment in the rise of Muddibrooke, indeed standing as their finest involvement of ears and hungry attention yet.

Liverpool Guy is released on August 27th with the Lunacy EP available on CD, Limited Edition vinyl and on all digital platforms on 22nd October.

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Upcoming Live Shows:

 27th Aug – The Venue, Derby

29th Aug – Nestival, The Birds Nest, London

2nd Sep – Drummonds, Worcester

10th Sep – Uprising Festival, Firebug, Leicester

1st Oct – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield

2nd-16th – Supporting The Virginmarys on Tour – Dates TBC

21st Oct – The Hairy Dog, Derby

2nd Nov – West Street Live, Sheffield

14th Dec – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

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Single by Sunday – Give it To Me Now

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Making the plea to Give it To Me Now, the irrepressible Single by Sunday unveils their new single this month. It is another slice of their pop infused indie rock earing yet another aspect to their antics encouraging sound and a song that confirms the Scottish band as one rousing spirit lifting proposition.

 Formed in 2015 and drawing on the inspiration of bands such as Blink 182, The 1975, and My Chemical Romance, the quartet of Josh Ladds (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jonny Eakins (lead guitar/backing vocals) Jack Black (bass guitar/backing vocals), and Simon Drummond (drums), has persistently surprised expectations with their recent singles; each pushing the envelope in adventure and imagination not forgetting fun. The band embraces a fresh host of flavours for each release it seems and Give it To Me Now is no exception, the song drawing on eighties pop and pop punk for its lively character.

The single instantly lures ears with its opening jangle, the beckoning guitar soon joined by the band’s  just as warm and inviting vocals led by Ladds’ grinning tones and unrequited needs. With essence of eighties disco and that previously mentioned pop/punk mix soon erupting around the voices, the track hints at the likes of The Tom Tom Club and Thompson Twins in certain ways but just as readily establishes its individuality soaked  in the already established and familiar Single By Sunday contagion and imagination.

With the band just seeming to grow more inventive and compelling by the record it is hard to refuse their new request.

Give it To Me Now is out August 26th.

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Upcoming Live UK Dates – All standard tickets free entry. VIP/Meet & Greet £30

5th Sept – London – New Cross Inn

12th Sept – Birmingham – o2 Academy3

18th Sept – Glasgow – Classic Grand

29th Oct – Manchester – Aatma

19th Nov – Inverness – Mad Hatters (All tickets free entry)

20th Nov – Newcastle – The Globe  

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Nova Bloom – City Lights

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With their previous single, Heavy Hitter, having already given 2021 a potent moment to embrace, UK outfit Nova Bloom provide another memorable encounter with its successor, City Lights. A song bred from the confines and frustrations of the pandemic, it is an emotive insight into and rousing uplift from the past eighteen months.

Wolverhampton hailing, the trio of Henry Richards (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), Tom Richards (backing vocals, songwriter, bass), and Kieran Shaw (drums) often draw on reflections of life and the issues it offers in their songs and as suggested City Lights is the offspring and defiance of the times we are all experiencing.

From its initial sonic wire, there is an anxiety and drama to the track which fuels the song’s whole character. Rhythms are a lively incitement and vocals an emotive call on thoughts within the rousing tapestry of sound. Hope for the future and irritation of what has been missing equally drives City Lights in its anthemic roar, both aligned to the celebration of those experiences once felt and nearing real possibility again.

Though City Lights certainly had us on board from its first listen it is a grower which sparked only greater appetite for its affirming holler and anticipation for those freedom bearing live adventures once again.

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City Lights is out August 27th.

Upcoming live shows:

1st October – Codsall Beer Festival

13th November – The Victoria, Birmingham 

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The Dan the D – Dang, the Robots

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With his new album having just leapt upon the world, The Dan the D uncages one mighty teaser in the shape of new single Dang, the Robots. It is a track which harries and nags the senses whilst treating them to one virulent incitement.

The Dan the D is the solo moniker of UK rocker Dan Donovan whose musical adventure first made its mark with grebo-goth rock outfit Tribe of Dan in 1990. It has been a journey embracing an eclectic mix of escapades and sounds bringing us to the now and the blues courting, alternative bred rock ‘n’ roll of new full-length, Bat Beats.

As suggested, Dang, the Robots provides a potent invitation to that album, the single a garage rock reflection on our reliance on automation. It has a great feral breath which nags and captivates like a mix of Iggy Pop, Powersolo and Frank Black; a mix hugging a just as gripping pleasure burrowing guitar slung hook.

It is a fuzzy affair, its character and roar organic but underpinned by a mechanical rhythmic march to reflect the world today. Captivating on the first listen, increasingly addictive thereon in, Dang, the Robots is another richly enjoyable moment with The Dan the D and a potent invitation to that new album.

Dang, the Robots is released August 13th with Bat Beats out now.

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Black Water Fiend – Bring the Fire

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Having already earned strong attention and praise through previous releases, UK heavy rockers Black Water Fiend raise the ante with new single Bring the Fire. It is a roar and confrontation that commands attention with anthemic prowess and sets real anticipation for seeing the band back in full swing as we all hopefully fully emerge from the pandemic. 

Formed in 2018 originally as a trio, Black Water Fiend quickly had ears hooked with debut EP Black Water that October and even more so with its successor, Catacomb, a year later. Similarly their live shows have drawn keen support, a growing presence which has seen them support Pop Evil at their 2019 sold-out Birmingham O2 Academy Show and play many high profile festivals. 

Bring the Fire is the next step in the rise of the Coventry based quartet and fair to say that Danny Starkey (vocals/bass) Sam Martin (guitar) Tom James (drums) and Alan Lewis (bass) hit the spot dead centre. The track instantly slips into its groove, one quickly burrowing under the skin as rhythms bite with matching temptation. Starkey’s tones are just as eager, a defiant edge aligning his infectiously fiery roar; a mix just as rich in the sound and energy of the song.

Hard hitting but addictively virulent in infectiousness and drama, Bring the Fire proved swiftly irresistible as it and the band uncage a rock ‘n’ roll cauldron.

Bring the Fire is out now.

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TBelly – I Never Want To See Me Again

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This coming October sees the release of a new album from UK rocker TBelly but before then he has more than whetted the appetite for that moment with its lead single and title track, I Never Want To See Me Again.

Brighton based TBelly was formed in 2013 and released critically acclaimed debut album, Dead Men Don’t Pray, two years later. The solo project of Russell Keefe springs a rock bred proposition upon ears with a rich blues rock nurturing though the first of three proposed singles before the next album’s forthcoming unveiling, I Never Want To See Me Again bears a more classic meets alternative rock breath; it a grooved proposal which needed mere moments to get under the skin.

From snarl loaded vocals to an addiction forging bass groove provided by guest Dennis Dunaway, the original bass player with the Alice Cooper group, the track had attention gripped and pleasure aroused. It is a song which prowls with a flirtatiously lively intent around the listener, inciting their own participation in its animated and fun driven escapade.

I Never Want To See Me Again is superb, a lingering mischievous incitement which has alone sparked keen anticipation of TBelly’s upcoming album.

I Never Want To See Me Again is out now via 49 Records; available @  and all major digital outlets.

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Dead Reynolds – Bring it Down

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It is no surprise that UK band Dead Reynolds is becoming such a regular to our pages as elsewhere with the quality of their songs and the growing maturity in their sound and here they are again with new single Bring it Down,  a track which surges through ears and appetite like an aural virus whilst luring the body to do its bidding.

With their new album, Breathe with Strangers, coming closer on the horizon, the band’s new track is the first teaser of what it has to offer and fair to say anticipation is loaded. Hailing from East Anglia, Dead Reynolds are becoming no strangers to acclaim, hungry radio play and quite simply attention courtesy of their releases and a sound bred in a mix of alternative rock, pop punk and indie pop which seems to grow and find new layers and nuances to hail by the outing. It constantly evolves and making use of the one slight positive of the Covid lockdowns, free time to creatively explore, is now revealing further new essences and dexterity.

Bring it Down initially beckons with a spirited jangle, guitars calmly tempting before quickly escalating the bait with energy and dexterity. Similarly rhythms soon swing and bite with a keenly enthused appetite, one further matched by Callum Waterfield’s lively tones.

In no time the track is one anthemic roar, one that is raucous bordering on clamorous but equally calmly seductive at times as it steps back to build another of its voracious crescendos. It all comes together to be another mighty fine encounter with Dead Reynolds and a suggestion of major things to come in their upcoming album and beyond.

Bring it Down is out now.

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Gravity Machine – It’s Summer

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As their 2020 album Red continues to lure new fans and high praise and they work on its successor and new material, Gravity Machine has just re-released its striking opening track, It’s Summer. It is a song which is shamanic in breath and totemic in presence, a tale inspired by its creator’s “very long road trip years ago” and a quite glorious incitement for ears and imagination.

Britain’s Gravity Machine consists of multi-instrumentalist Niall Parker, drummer Bob Shoesmith and guitarist Harry Duns, the latter joining the duo in 2020, and casts a sound which is a fusion of heavy and progressive rock with electronic and ambient bred adventure. Yet that description does not truly reveal the full character and breath of the band’s music or indeed the individual adventures found within Red. Certainly though It’s Summer provides a fertile representation and equally of the emotive and cinematic aspect to the band’s music.

Within a heated landscape, tribal-esque rhythmic coaxing rises; it’s ritualistic air celebratory and increasingly wrapped in blossoming swarthy melodic warmth. As the single blooms, Parker’s equally alluring tones begin their own emotive painting, his intimation weaving a visual as much as an emotional picture in a journey only further defined by the kaleidoscopic adventure of sounds and styles making up the track.

As summer approaches and the world appears to be on a path to opening up for us all again, It’s Summer is the perfect company and inspiration to go explore in life and travels.

It’s Summer is out now through Zyse Records.

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Catalysts – Sylvia


As a new EP edges ever closer, Welsh outfit Catalysts unveil a new single and teaser in the shape of sonic siren, Sylvia.

Emerging in 2018, the South Wales hailing band firmly drew praise and attention with their debut release, Alive, in the May of 2020; its success and acclaim matched and more by The Otherside five months later. Now the band unleashes their third single, and fair to say that Sylvia only builds on the lures and strengths of its predecessors.

Catalysts features previous members of Panz Agenda, Under Crimson Skies, and The Kennedy Soundtrack and the latter is an essence easy to hear within the new song especially through David Challenger’s familiar and potent vocals. Catalysts also infuse electronic and melodic winds to their rock cored, post hardcore tinged sound but as tracks have revealed to date, it has its own individual character and dextrous roar.

Sylvia itself rises upon an electronic breeze, crystaline dew glistening along its ascent before it all erupts in a cauldron of temptation and emotive force. The guitars of Elliot Blake and Craig O’Connor increasingly create a warm tapestry aligned to the former’s synth fertility, it a seductive persuasion which caresses as it sizzles.

That fire in the belly though cannot retain a mere simmer, bursting with esurient appetite and driven by the cunning and often rapacious rhythms of drummer Haitham Alhardan and Paul Owen’s darkly edged bass, its grumble a constant coaxing to personal tastes.

As we say, that is a kind of familiarity to the song but only adds to its success and halos a freshness in sound and imagination that continually brewed even richer pleasure even as it feistily hugged our ears for the umpteenth time. Now we eagerly anticipate the band’s first EP later this year.

Sylvia is out now via Dharma Records.

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Gordon Taggart – Footsteps

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Having making a potent introduction to himself with debut single Be the Ones earlier this year, a track hungrily played across hundreds of stations across the world and receiving national radio play in the UK, Gordon Taggart puts a hop and bounce into the summer with its successor, Footsteps.

As its predecessor, Footsteps sees Taggart create and self produce every aspect before passing it to William Robertson (Mick Jagger/ Frank Turner) to mix and Pete Maher (Rolling Stones/U2) to master. It is a song fuelled by hope and optimism, its lyrical fillip and smile matched in the energetic swing and creative animation of the sounds it bears as well as South Manchester hailing, London based Taggart’s vocal energy. Musically it draws on decades past for its sounds with a sixties/seventies rock hue colouring its more modern indie rock verve and vitality.

From its initial rhythmic tempting, the track also proved unapologetically infectious; that mix of flavours egging on the liveliness of the track and the spring in its step. Though around for less than three minutes, the track is a bundle of anthemic spirit and equally lively catchiness which had ears and vocal chords as eager as feet to more than cement Taggart’s highly enjoyable solo emergence.

Footsteps is out now.

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Nightblade – Wake Up!


Providing an apathy challenging jab upon ears and awareness, Wake Up! is the new single from British rockers Nightblade and also the first track taken from their swiftly looming new album, Unknown Territories. It is a roar which commanded attention and poked at thoughts whilst uncaging another potent slab of the band’s dextrous rock sound.

Kidderminster bred Nightblade has continually and increasingly earned a rich reputation and praise across their previous trio of albums and releases, with the last in the rousing shape of full-length Ignorance Is Bliss last year marking a new level in prowess and acclaim. Equally their live presence, which has seen the band share stages with the likes of Snakecharmer, Wolfsbane and Diamond Head, has only reinforced their growing presence within the UK rock scene.

Wake Up! resounds with their familiar alternative rock seeded sound mixed with voracious ingredients and is swiftly into its stride, grooves winding round ears as rhythms pounce and trespass with matching contagion. Similarly Mark Crosby’s vocals have an energetic and infectious edge to their growl, lyrically provoking the consciousness to be alert to political governance whilst being matched in esurient trespass by the rhythms of bassist Tim Cutcliffe and drummer Rich Lawley.

Wired by the resourceful and captivating threads of Sam Morse’s guitar, Wake Up! is a rousing slab of rock ‘n’ roll which quite simply demands attention.

Wake Up! is out now.

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The Motor Trade – Vandals

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A captivation which bred slightly obsessive attention in us is the new single from The Motor Trade. The deviously virulent Vandals is a song which teases, taunts and twists around like a kaleidoscope in the imagination, the kind of proposal which devilishly manipulates the senses.

In many ways, The Motor Trade is a solo project created by Birmingham based songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Del Carter, an artist who has financially supported his creativity by working as a professional driver for artists including Madness, Paloma Faith, Everything Everything, Miles Kane, Joey Bada$$, JLS, The Selector, Ella Eyre, Sinead O’Connor, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Wombats over the years but one also rich in experiences through a host of bands he has played in. Within his latest adventure though, he is more than assisted by Tom Livemore (co-producer and extra guitars) and Tim Trotter (drums and mixing wizardry). This past March saw the release of the well-received Animals EP, an encounter sure to seen fresh praise and attention once its latest single, Vandals is uncaged later this month.

Vandals coaxes ears with an initial steely strum of guitar; a lure with an almost punk nurtured predation that is soon joined by equally rapacious but controlled rhythms. Hitting its stride with Carter’s tones another magnet, the song uncages hooks and melodies which similarly taunt as they tempt. Every twist and turn of the song is a skilled manoeuvre in persuasion, the ebb and flow of its energy adding to the infection loaded character of the track.  

Rousing and addictive, Vandals is a prize slice of rock ‘n’ roll which draws ears and attention like moths to a flame; indeed you will surely hear the flutter of intrigue’s wings towards the Animals EP once the single is upon us.

Vandals is released June 25th with the Animals EP available now.

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Crostpaths – Plain Sight


It has been eighteen months for UK metallers Crostpaths which would have seen the demise of many bands. From emerging in the autumn of 2019 and the subsequent release of a well-received debut EP to their inaugural live performance on Valentine’s Day 2020, opening for Seething Akira in Canterbury, it was an attention grabbing start for the band. Then in the next breath Covid 19 hit and like for all, things were brought to a halt. The Kent band kept busy though, evolving their alt-metal/crossover sound and releasing the raucously acclaimed Mutated EP towards the close of last year. Now as it looks like things will finally open up to some form of normality for all, the band is back with a new single to more than invigorate all the promise, striking presence and anticipation of things to come already established.

Plain Sight is a beast of a song, one which in its original presence was our favourite moment within the impressive Mutated EP, roaring under the guise of Hiding In Plain Sight. With guest appearances from Hessian Renegade, Adam Ramey of Dropout Kings, and Jot Maxi of Hacktivist, the track has stepped into a new light of hungry incitement, demanding attention with every sinew of its sound and new vocal cauldron.

The original version had a feral breath to its explosive surge and Plain Sight has kept that edge but lured the full mania of its heart and intent to the fore. Like releasing all the pent up aggression and frustration that has brewed in all during the pandemic, the track explodes on the senses, electronic and sonic incitement almost menacing as it easily drew ears into its gripping web.

Every twist and turn continues the thick tempting, the array of vocal prowess amidst aural persuasion with its own provocation proving increasingly addictive, accumulating in a hellacious finale which hit the spot.

With Crostpaths returning to the stage this August to open for Danish post-hardcore heroes, Siamese, things look like they are on the way back to normality though there has been nothing normal about this band to date, only thrilling.

Plain Sight is out now.

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Nova Bloom – Heavy Hitter

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Another relatively new band making a strong lure on ears with a new single is UK trio Nova Bloom. They have released a song which makes few demands yet is a magnetically imposing proposition proving so easy to find a greedy appetite for.

Wolverhampton hailing, Nova Bloom was formed in 2019 by twins Henry and Tom Richards; its name inspired by a love for Oasis’ Champagne Supernova and as an ode to a clothing store that their parents took them to from a young age. With drummer Kieran completing the threesome, the band has spent the last two years breeding and honing their indie rock/heavy rock infused sound as too their craft in making it a stirring proposal as proven by Heavy Hitter.

The single nags at ears initially, riffs taunting before rhythms and vocals join the tempting. There is a psych rock fluming to the song straight away, its character controlled yet fiery and in some ways a subdued incitement but a cauldron of energy and aggression that is pure rousing manipulation.

Heavy Hitter is also a grower, a track which certainly made a great first impression but has become a bit of an addiction for ears since…a good sign for any release or band.

Heavy Hitter is out now.

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Stand Amongst Giants – Broken

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In all forms of life, making a good first impression goes a long way to breeding success and that is certainly what UK rockers Stand Amongst Giants do with their debut single, Broken. It is a fiery slice of blues rock that commands attention of ears and thought from start to finish and leaves a certain appetite for what comes next.

Sheffield-based, the quartet of vocalist Clarke Vaughan, guitarist Ben Boswell, bassist Chris Daughton, and drummer Kyle Bartley are not exactly at the beginning of their creative journey. Stand Amongst Giants formed back in 2014 as a 5 piece alternative rock band though within two years they had discovered a passion for riff fuelled blues-rock and their sound evolved in tandem. A four piece from 2016, the band has supported the likes of The Graveltones and played HRH festivals and last year, with producer Martin Smith (Bombay Bicycle Club, Gomez, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker), set about rewriting and re-recording their original songs they wrote for a proposed 2021 released album.

Broken is the first taster; a song about a young boy struggling to cope with the people around him in his life, exploring his mental health, and fair to say it needed scant time to impose its presence on attention. From its lone guitar and Vaughan’s dusky tones accompanying start, the song sowed seeds of persuasion. Swiftly it becomes aflame with sonic and emotive intensity, as the fire in its belly erupts with grooves a searing tempting.

Indeed like a flickering fire, the track proceeds to flare up and settle; emotional unrest and calm united in its uproar as the band’s individual craft similarly unites in tempestuous and stirring fashion.

Broken is a fine debut track from a band you can expect to hear a lot and equally enjoy more of.

Broken is out now.

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Fear OF Falling – Won’t Let Go

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With their six track debut EP released on the same day, South African rockers Fear Of Falling make the strongest invitation and teaser for it with new single Won’t Let Go. Embracing a familiar hard rock sound and energised with their own character and individuality, the song proved a rousing incitement destined to lead us to the subsequent exploration of its bigger companion.

Johannesburg hailing, Fear OF Falling is a band which rose up during the first lockdown of last year, though officially formed 2021, when guitarist Lloyd Timcke returned to his love of music as his business life was forced on hold. In time he had a thick collection of instrumental rock songs looking for full birth so he approached bassist and mixing engineer Brendon McCaig from You, Me and The Harmony and together they recorded ten as instrumental demos. After a long and difficult search for a lyricist and vocalist that would fit the vocal vision Timcke had for his songs, he hooked up with Jack Atlantic (Kelvin Alston), frontman for CherryKab and holder of numerous Number 1 and Top 40 Singles. Subsequently recruiting producer and drummer for South African rock giants Prime Circle, Dale Schnettler, to play on the recordings, the Breaking Point EP was born and now on the eve of its release.

Won’t Let Go epitomises the breath and invention of the EP, the single instantly a force of sound and temptation as riffs and rhythms collude in a rowdy turning compellingly controlled stroll. From thereon in the track increasingly commanded thick attention, its enterprise fertile and breath raucously rousing but equally there is that control and calm which gives greater impact to its anthemic uprisings.  

Similarly there is also a certain edge and emotive shadow which equally makes for an imposing but compelling aspect to the track, it all combined making for a richly enjoyable first meeting with Fear OF Falling…now to that EP.

Both Won’t Let Go and the Breaking Point EP are released May 28th.

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Wrex – Wide Eyes


With a spirit and boisterousness to it that simply got under the skin, Wide Eyes is the new single from UK duo Wrex, an introduction to the Brighton band for us which suggests a long term friendship.

It is only one song heard so far from the twosome of vocalist Mae Seaton and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/producer George Donoghue but one which calmly works away at the listener even within lively infectiousness to, as we found, stir up an addiction habit for its galvanic incitement. The band itself was formed after the pair met at a River Becomes Ocean gig early 2020, Wrex growing out of a “mutual love for making music and having fun while they do it.” Embracing the inspirations of bands such as Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, and The Cardigans, the pair soon found, as the single proves, their feistily captivating sound.

That individuality and passion is a ripe breath within Wide Eyes, a song encouraging the embrace and joy of being and remaining oneself even in the face of other’s disapproval. From its first seconds there is a swagger to its stroll, one which even as the track relaxes into a calmer gait as Seaton’s magnetic tones step forth has attention and body hungrily stirring.

That more animated dynamism returns as keys and guitars shape its melodic incitement, the track establishing its mix of pop rock and pop punk with a broad smile and dextrous endeavour. At times there is something slightly familiar about the song but it only adds greater colour to its captivation, character and swinging twists and turns.

Wide Eyes had us hooked from the first listen and with a lustier grip by each return so now we can only eagerly await and anticipate our next meet up with Wrex.

Wide Eyes is out now via Favour The Brave Records.

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Single By Sunday – Hey Boy!

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Having had us bouncing with previous single Helter Skelter just a couple of months back Scottish outfit Single By Sunday, with new track, Hey Boy!, are at it again. There was an edge and dark drama to the previous encounter fitting its subject matter which the new single misses out on, though it too has an almost gang like pugilistic air at times, but replaces it with thick fun and creative mischief for a just as magnetic proposal.

 Hailing from Glasgow, Single by Sunday creates a rousing incitement of sound from a fusion of pop rock and late seventies/ early eighties inspired pop punk. Influences to the quartet include the likes of Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, 5 Seconds of Summer, and The 1975, essences which can be heard and enjoyed within the new song and its swinging rowdy revelry. Theirs is a sound which takes no for an answer as it draws you to your feet and manipulates energy within, and eagerly so in the new track, and is crafted with a touch and flair which makes the foursome of Josh Ladds (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Jonny Eakins (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jack Black (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Simon Drummond (drums) one lively recruitment.

Hey Boy! lured attention and intrigue in with an eager invitation of hand claps initially, they soon joined by Ladds’ smiley vocals and a nagging of hook steered riffs. That punk instinct adds to the controlled clamour and tempting before it all erupts in a sonic and melodic contagion. The cycle repeats to escalate the persuasion, spirals of classic rock nurtured guitar subsequently winding around the animated rhythms driving the tenacious track.  

As it blossoms, there is a touch of Fall Out Boy meets My Chemical Romance with dare we say a Bay City Rollers like catchiness to the track which simply made Hey Boy! one highly enjoyable and infectious incitement.

Hey Boy! is released May 27th.

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Skinny Knowledge – Sayonara

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With their debut album still drawing plaudits and new fans the way of the band, Skinny Knowledge have just uncaged new single Sayonara to up the ante of temptation and their swiftly growing reputation as one of the UK’s exciting newcomers.

Founded by vocalist/guitarist Andy L Smooth last year, the seeds for the band were really sown the previous year when following the ending of previous endeavours he began working on new songs and created a first home demo. The Bournemouth band’s line-up was subsequently completed by guitarist Benjamin Parker, bassist Fenge Davies and drummer Charlie Kenny, with the latter pair since replaced respectively by Rab McGowan and Kris Dluzewski, though the majority of first full-length Don’t Turn Out The Lights was written and created in lockdown by Smooth and recorded with renowned rock and metal producer Lewis Johns.

The band’s sound is a rousing and imaginative fusion of alternative rock, pop punk and indie rock, one at times echoing the inspiration of bands such as Foo Fighters, Green Day and Feeder but quickly stamping down its own character and a variety of flavouring and mischief by the song as proven across Don’t Turn Out The Lights.

Sayonara draws on more stoner rock bred instincts for its thick tempting, fiery grooves quickly wrapping a senses jabbing rhythmic pulse. By the movement fresh flavours emerge within the groove wired beast, its lures melodically seductive and physically imposing and all manipulating the senses and neck muscles as easily as its more power pop nurtured catchiness.

The drama and dextrous enterprise of the song seems to escalate by the twist and turn as did the addiction to its incitement, Sayonara one prize moment in already one of the year’s most striking and rousingly enjoyable exploits; both single and album thick in suggestion of major things for Skinny Knowledge and us all ahead.

Sayonara is out now.

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Haytor – Comatose


With a light being glimpsed in the lessening of the Covid pandemic’s grip on our freedom and in turn the long awaited reunion with live music, the stirring of artists is becoming a distinct rumble of hope, planning and activity. Indie rockers Haytor are one who has set the seeds to a hopefully fertile year with the release of new single Comatose, a song as lively in sparking real eagerness in their fans and newcomers as the band for their return to stages.    

It is a track which was originally set to be released alongside previous single, the acclaimed Growing Pains, last year but unable to back it up live, the Exeter quintet held it in check until a couple of weeks back. So long awaited it maybe but after a year away Haytor’s new surge of contagion has left the absence an old memory.

Rising up on a melodic spring jabbed by firm rhythms, Comatose soon reveals its full infectious bloom, the vocals of Austin Robison leading the incitement. In swift time, the song hits its catchy stride, bubbly keys aligning to the melodic dance of guitarists Jonny Lewis and Ryan Hawkins and the rhythmic swing of bassist Cameron Robison and drummer Cal Verney.

There is a bright familiarity to the track which hints at the likes of Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco but as previous encounters, Comatose soon stamps down its own captivating individuality amidst an anthemic prowess which quickly burrows the skin.

Eager and bold, rousing and magnetic Comatose confirms Haytor as one bright spark on the indie rock scene and a big invitation and lure to catch them live when allowed.

Comatose is out now.

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The Lunar Keys – Silent Ricochet

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Formed in 2019, UK outfit The Lunar Keys used last year to perfect its line-up and concentrate on writing and recording. With previous singles having already drawn keen attention and radio support, the seeds for future bolder adventures were already in bloom and as new track Silent Ricochet shows with that time spent now bearing creative fruit to captivate the senses.

Hailing from Guildford, The Lunar Keys fuse their melodic and anthemic prowess with lyrical reflection and emotive drama. Silent Ricochet epitomises that alluring mix with its anger at the world breath, the song initially enticing ears with the classically melancholic hues of piano. Shadows wrap their intimation but are soon enveloped themselves in the catchy appetite and sonic light of the track; melodic hooks and an instinctive swing to its gait adding to the increasing contagion.

It is a mercurial landscape that Silent Ricochet increasingly weaves; shadows and infectious light engaging with a slightly portentous but rousing air, that a combination as anthemic as it is dramatic and increasingly compelling.

Pledging to get a tree planted in return for each time Silent Ricochet gets played on the radio up to 1000 plays, The Lunar Keys are already digging deep into their pockets as the superb single racks up the outings and no doubt in turn draws a host of new eager fans their way.

Silent Ricochet is out now across all major platforms.

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Muddibrooke – Straight Jacket

As summer looms closer bringing the anticipation of the debut EP from UK rockers Muddibrooke, the band provides a potent teaser in the shape of new single, Straight Jacket.

Emerging early 2020, the Derby hailing trio quickly drew keen attention and praise through their two singles to date, each luring increasing support and play across radio shows and stations globally. With 30 years of experience between them playing live in front of many large audiences and supporting bands such as The Beautiful South, Scouting For Girls, Dr and The Medics and more, the threesome of vocalist/guitarist Brooke, bassist Anna Melidone, and drummer Mary Prince have bred a sound embracing a fusion of alternative rock and grunge. It is a proposal proving as feral as it is radiant and fuelled by personal and observational experience. There is deep intimacy to the lyrical power of the band’s songs as epitomised by Straight Jacket, a song bedded in the anxiety all three members of the band suffer in their individual ways and lives.

That cathartic release you imagine the song brings the trio adds even richer depth to Straight Jacket which from its first breath is ripe with tension and unease as riffs and rhythms prowl the senses. With Brooke’s honest tones quickly aligned to that tempting, the song took a firm grip in attention and sealed the deal with its fiery eruptions.

The cycles as they repeat seem to gain even greater urgency and emotional desperation, sound and word increasingly soaked in tempestuousness and psychological disruption. Quick simply, Straight Jacket is a storm of impassioned and rousing rock ‘n’ roll and sure to follow its predecessors in thrusting Muddibrooke towards the biggest radars.

 Roll on the summer and the release of the Lunacy EP, Straight Jacket suggests it will be some adventure.

Straight Jacket is out April 30th with the Lunacy EP scheduled for release August 2021.

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Matt Peach – Crush

Providing another dextrous reason for anyone to check out his latest album Epiphany, UK rocker Matt Peach has just released new single Crush, a song which has only one intention, to get under the skin and lead the listener on a course of fun filled animation.

Derbyshire hailing, Peach has already roused eager attention and just as keen praise with his latest full-length and its singles. The release revels in the new maturity and adventure in his songwriting and rock bred sound, declaring itself easily his finest moment yet; a ‘statement’ boldly echoed in Crush and its predecessor Cut Our Teeth, released earlier this year.

Peach’s sound is a mix of folk, punk, and rock but keen to embrace any flavours and hues igniting the writer’s imagination as epitomised by Crush, a song inspired by a love for glam rock re-ignited when Peach had the chance to play with one of his favourite childhood bands, The Darkness, on stage in soundcheck.

The track has a Prince meets unsurprisingly The Darkness breath to its presence but just as potently that Matt Peach individuality which makes his songs robustly stand out. Its dextrous eruptions breed an additional power pop hue to the infectiousness, the track drawing on numerous decades of pop and glam rock yet breeding a freshness soon manipulating limbs and vocal chords with viral success.

If Epiphany has yet to hit your beach of attention, the highly addictive Crush gives inescapable reasons why any rock fan should explore its rich adventure.

Crush is out now.

Upcoming Live Dates.

June 5th – Dubrek Studios, Derby (Acoustic Solo)

June 25th – The Castle Inn, Castle Donington (Acoustic Solo)

August 20th – The Castle Inn, Castle Donington (Full Band Electric)

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Stoneside – History of Violence


For all the isolation and loneliness, the darkness and grief that the covid pandemic has brought us it has also provided the moment for new adventures to rise up and bring some light to the world. One such adventure is Texas hailing Stoneside, an independent music project poised to release its new ear gripping single, History of Violence.

Stoneside is the united creativity of a duo consisting of writer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Crane and drummer/co-arranger Wheeler, two musicians who have previously played alongside the likes of Sevendust, Karnivool, Cold, Unearth, Awolnation, Ill Nino, Sick of it All, Nonpoint, Saliva, Black Light Burns, Jeremih, and Victor Wooten. Emerging mid-2020, Stoneside as a “project is focused on bringing into this world the stories of those who have passed from it”, a theme inspired by Crane’s loss of a beloved family member. The music the twosome creates is a bold mix of alternative rock, progressive metal, and electronic enterprise wrapped in ambient and atmospheric imagination.  As their new track proves though, it is a tapestry of sound far richer in flavour and styles again which leaves a lingering tempting.

With a debut EP scheduled for later in the year, each Stoneside song “reflects on a particular person’s life and death journey – the ups and downs, highs and lows, triumphs and regrets” with History of Violence in particular inspired by the Prison Farm Cemetery in Texas where inmates were made to work sugar cane fields after slavery was abolished; the song centring on the internal dialogue of a prison guard and an inmate, both who perished.

The track is a haunting affair but equally an imposing figure upon the senses. Straightaway electronic coaxing entices with intrigue and temptation, a gentle but animated invitation into the tide of metal bolstered sound soon consuming the senses. Riffs and infernal grooves flood ears, each though a stalking rather than incursion as electronics continue to entice. Calm returns as the outstanding tones of Crane grip their own slice of attention, his tale just as magnetic within the brewing and subsequently erupting tempest.  

Across and around it all though, even in the tumult, there is an ambient air which suggests and evokes as too compelling imagination in the songwriting bringing twists and turns to feast upon. Quickly compelling and increasingly so by the minute, the track is often as untamed as it is elegant, as ravening as it is seductive and a riveting proposition  from its first breath to last as it has equally been from first listen through every play since.

It is merely one song but History of Violence suggests thrilling times and captivating adventures ahead with Stoneside and their haunting, tempestuous enterprise.

History of Violence is released April 16th.

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Sirocco – Be My Saturday

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Hailing from the UK, Sirocco recently released their new single, Be My Saturday. This is a band which embraces a host of flavours to create their lively sound and their latest track relishes the eager mix to provide four minutes of infectious rock ‘n’ roll.

The Newcastle outfit have found rich support and left potent moments across their local venues such as Think Tank, Think Tank Underground, The Globe, and Surf Café. Pandemic allowing they are preparing to venture further afield around the UK later in the year and their new track as the band’s well-received 2020 album, A Day In The Life, offer plenty to entice eagerly returning audiences.

As Be My Saturday suggests, the quartet of vocalist/guitarist Lewis Armstrong, guitarist Josh Thurlow, bassist Will Turner and drummer Aaron Tait draw on a fusion of eighties pop punk, indie rock, seventies power pop and Britpop for a sound which is still more varied again. The song immediately lays down an enticing rhythmic invitation before unveiling that flavoursome mix of sound, a melodic web wrapping a rhythmic compulsion on feet and body.

The track continues to lay out its thick temptation with lively energy and eager enterprise. That merger of decades in its ingredients continually proved as strong a magnet as the modern twist the band puts on its character with each hook cast and sonic wire spun resonating in temptation and every rhythmic strike arousing the senses just as the breath of the song itself.

Unique it may not be but individual Be My Saturday certainly is and a good reason to go enjoy the night with Sirocco when circumstances allow.

Be My Saturday is out now.

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Gravity Machine – She’s Calling Me Home

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Last year saw the released of Red, the striking album from UK outfit Gravity Machine. It was an ear gripping and imagination stirring encounter which soon found itself acclaim covered. Now as the band write and begin work on its successor, they have released She’s Calling Me Home, a final temptation to draw new fans and attention to the atmospheric and adventurous realm of the album and Gravity Machine.

Gravity Machine is the creation of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Niall Parker who from sadly losing his wife to cancer in 2016 and drawing inspiration from Neil Peart’s book, Ghost Rider, began songwriting again and in abundance. With Pete Miles (Martin Grech, Bring Me The Horizon, Canterbury, Architects) offering to produce an album after hearing demos of his songs, the band and Red subsequently emerged. Performed primarily by Parker but also seeing drummer Bob Shoesmith, vocalist Kat Marsh (Bring Me The Horizon, Choir Noir, We Are The Ocean), Miles and bassist/engineer Chris Edney involved, the album and its singles courted eager plaudits from media and fans alike, the fusion of heavy rock, progressive rock, electronica, and acoustic intimation which go to create the band’s distinctive sound in full captivation again within She’s Calling Me Home.

Deep in the sounds of a humid African landscape, the song steps forward with temptation and atmospheric intimation. Seductive melodies soon embrace ears, acoustic guitar enterprise as suggestive as the air around them and just as quickly Parker’s magnetic tones are in the midst of the scenic enterprise. Keys and a rhythmic pulse instantly add to the temptation and the increasing drama courting the imagination, further rich textures and craft held instruments uniting in the emerging almost tempestuous adventure.

With its increasingly epic breath and intimacy sharing heart, She’s Calling Me Home proved pure captivation within Red and with just as much command does so alone, the single eager to lure any yet to explore the compelling world of Gravity Machine.

She’s Calling Me Home is out now via Zyse Records.

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Gordon Taggart – Be The Ones

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Be The Ones is the debut solo track from Gordon Taggart, a song which makes an infectious introduction to the singer songwriter/actor and a highly promising hint of things to come.

Originally hailing from South Manchester and now London based, Taggart has already graced ears and roused live audiences as frontman of Yassassin. Subsequently with his own songs emerging, he has ventured down the solo route and in tandem forged a potent songwriting team with guitarist Tony Kubik, Be The Ones one of their collaborations.

With bassist Jon Clements and drummer Brad Brunsdon alongside Taggart and Kubick for its recording and being mixed by William Robertson (Mick Jagger/ Frank Turner) and mastered by Pete Maher (Rolling Stones/U2), the Taggart produced Be The Ones immediately hits its stride with a bluesy hue lining its indie rock saunter. Quickly warm bordering on fiery, melodies and an infectious demeanour united to swiftly hook ears, Taggart’s vocals just as magnetic in the midst of the resourceful sound.

All the elements together make for a song which grabbed attention and caught the imagination in quick time with a sense of familiarity of nostalgic hues only adding to its appeal though the freshness in songwriting and sound roared the mist as the song embraced a sixties/seventies inspired tempting.

So watch this space, Be The Ones suggests rich times with Gordon Taggart ahead.

Be The Ones is out now.

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Psyence – Dirty Gonzo

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Bounding in like the caped crusader to incite the body to do its bidding, Dirty Gonzo is the new single from UK rockers Psyence and a rousing teaser to the bands recently released EP, Reality or Design.

Recent singles, Tusk and Retrospect, easily set the Stoke on Trent outfit as one seriously promising and compelling proposition as well as providing their own potent tease to the new EP each also grace. To be fair the band had already earned a fine reputation and following through their live shows and debut album, but the new songs saw new boundaries in sound and imagination breached which Dirty Gonzo has also pushed.

A vocal union makes the first invitation, the keys of Ben Nixon providing an atmospheric landscape before the song quickly erupts in a lively saunter of rhythmic hooks, sonic riffs and spicy grooves. The nagging of each subsides after a while, though Jamie Bellingham’s bass continues to keenly tempt, with every element casting new endeavour and manipulation before that wonderful infernal hounding returns behind the potent tones of vocalist/guitarist Steve Pye.

From start to finish, the song is a riveting slice of alternative rock, Pye and Jamie Cartlidge’s guitars spinning a web of addictive hooks and enlivening grooves as the swinging beats of drummer Joe Walsh spring their own prime incitement.

Every element and moment of Dirty Gonzo proved habit-forming and every second of its body emerged the finest from Psyence yet. If the EP’s first singles suggested the band’s potential, their new successor roars it and firmly confirms that the foursome is one exciting proposition.

Both Dirty Gonzo and the Reality or Design EP are available now via Black Belt Recordings.

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Piqued Jacks – Fire Brigade

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A part of the fun and pleasure of exploring Piqued Jacks releases is the unpredictability you almost expect to find. Recent singles alone have proven it an element as potent as the open craft and bold imagination in the Italian band’s music and recently released track, Fire Brigade is no different.

The song is from the band’s also just released new album, Synchronizer, and adds a rich lure to the invitation to explore the bigger outing laid out by previous tracks, Every Day Special and Golden Mine. It is fair to say that the Buggiano in Tuscany hailing outfit has never been short on imagination with the eager diversity to their music and songwriting truly evolving in recent times but it has breached a new peak in recent releases which has made Synchronizer eagerly anticipated among a great many.

With their album produced by Julian Emery (Nothing But Thieves), Brett Shaw (Florence + The Machine), and Dan Weller (Enter Shikari) Piqued Jacks ensure Fire Brigade immediately tempts attention with an electronic and rhythmic coaxing, a funk spiced invitation which soon courts the band’s distinctive vocals and melodic enterprise. Its gentle sway is just as alluring as the creative and emotive animation which aligns to that thoughtful calm; it all uniting in an infectious slice of the band’s individual rock sound.

If Fire Brigade hooked ears swiftly it has only grown in grip and captivation by the listen, that another aspect to the Piqued Jacks temptation which will surely fuel the lure of their new full-length.

Both Fire Brigade and Synchronizer are available now.

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Pete RingMaster 25/03/2021

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Amongst Liars – Black Days

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2020 will go down as one of the most destructive and life changing years in world history but there were plenty of other striking and far more positive aspects to its time. One such entry to the latter was the emergence of UK rockers Amongst Liars. The year not only saw the quartet form and make a potent debut but also take the underground by the scruff of the neck through the release of three ear gripping and spirit rousing singles. Each attention and acclaim gathering release built on the previous, adding greater and richer depth to the band’s sound and it continues as the band now release their new single, Black Days, a song which suggests 2021 will be even more fruitful and potent for the Brighton/Eastbourne-based foursome.

Amongst Liars entangle the formidable essences of punk, metal and grunge into their alternative rock bred sound, a fusion driven by imagination which has ensured each song so far has offered a fresh adventure unlike one from the band before. Black Days is no different, its muscular touch senses shuddering and contagious energy rebel rousing as various hues of rock and metal unite for another individual anthemic assault. Even so, all tracks carry a distinctive voice and character particular to the band as well as a certain enterprise which has found another level again within their new track.  

From its first breath Black Days had us hooked, the drama soaked electronics and the senses alerting strikes of drummer Adam Oarton portentously gripping. Within seconds there was no turning away, Ian George’s vociferous holler and government assault syllables quickly adding to the compulsion before the song quickly erupts into its full bodied confrontation. Fiery grooves burst from Leo Burdett’s guitar, swiftly consuming the air as rhythms prowl and pounce within their flaming, with Ross Towner’s bass almost predatory.

As Amongst Liars take the country’s leaders to task, other flavours emerge to shape the track’s thunderous and seriously infectious defiant uproar, Black Days stamping down authority and enterprise amidst the intimation that 2021 will make the band’s striking first year seem pale in success if not importance.

To confirm that thought, the single’s B-side uncages its own ear thrilling presence with just as strong fertility. Developed from an acoustic track, Oceans Apart greedily relishes its full-bodied growth, gathering classic rock hues to its eagerly swinging rock ‘n’ roll. Again rapacious grooves vine a track which easily entices focus and participation, its touch and insistence less aggressive than its predecessor but just as aflame in sonic and melodic persuasion.

With a blues rock scenting only adds to the tempting again Amongst Liars find a way to get under the skin and manipulate body and spirit and with the songs united, once more Amongst Liars breach greater adventure in their sound and in Black Days, simply their finest incitement yet.

Black Days is released March 5th.

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Pete RingMaster 02/03/2020

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Single by Sunday – Helter Skelter

Since emerging in 2015, Scotland’s Single By Sunday has made their mark far afield with a sound which instinctively just makes you want to bounce. Their highlights so far include opening the prestigious Scottish Music Awards, headlining the Boston MA ‘First Night’ celebrations (at the request of NBC10 Boston) to 50k+ people and playing the Vans Warp tour in Buffalo, NY alongside Sum 41 and The Story So Far. Their pop punk bred sound has also fuelled a host of well-received tracks to which new single, Helter Skelter, makes a rousing addition.

Consisting of vocalist/rhythm guitarist Josh Ladds, lead guitarist Jonny Eakins, bassist Jack Black, and drummer Simon Drummond, Glasgow hailing Single by Sunday take from the inspirations of bands such as Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, 5 Seconds of Summer, and The 1975 for their eager sound. As Helter Skelter shows it has a mid-eighties influence which sets a swift and recognisable friendship for ears and a seventies power pop audacity which is just as rousing. The song also brings a firm hand of individuality which sets the band away from the crowd past and present.

With Helter Skelter taking a biographical look at Charles Manson and what happened from Spahn Ranch to  Cielo Drive in 1969, there was intrigue and maybe slight doubt as how the band would marry their animated sound with such grim events yet quickly the track with its punk rock tenacity and punchy rhythms set a tone which potently works. Melodies entwine and ignite the drama with a fiery zeal and there is an earnest infectiousness to the vocals which is respectful and questioning.

With samples and imagination adding twist and turn to the song, Helter Skelter weaves a fusion of intensity and manipulative contiguousness with rousing success, Single By Sunday adding another memorable incitement to pop punk virulence.

Helter Skelter is out now.

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Dead Reynolds – Bright Lights

As anticipation rises for the release of Dead Reynolds’ debut album later this year, the British rockers keep attention busy and that suspense eager with the release of new single Bright Lights. It is a track which first featured as part of their acclaimed Frontier EP but now reimagined the song more than whets the appetite for that forthcoming adventure.

Emerging from the ashes of Phoenix Calling and The First in 2018, East Anglia’s Dead Reynolds has stamped their inventive presence on the UK rock scene with their fusion of alternative rock and pop punk. Their releases though have proven their sound has a richer mix of flavours and ingredients than that tagging suggests, with the Frontier EP especially striking in its enterprise and creative drama. 

The quintet of vocalist Callum Waterfield, guitarists Dom Greenwood and Luke Reid, bassist Ben Knowles, and drummer Luke Green linked up with producer Jack Murphy to bring a fresh breath and character to the Greenwood written Bright Lights, their re-imagining embracing the essences of broader flavours around its stronger beating rock heart.

There is a new anthemic drama to the song which already relished an emotive strength that easily hooks ears, from the gnarly bassline to Waterfield’s heart bearing vocal intensity, Bright Lights roars. Its aggression is more intense, melodic tempting a brighter fire yet it is as contagious as ever and as emotively provocative.

As Dead Reynolds work in completing Breathe with Strangers, their first album scheduled for released in August, they have provided an epic teaser in the shape of Bright Lights and the fresh direction in their striking sound which the album will further explore.

Bright Lights is available now.

Pete RingMaster 18/02/2021

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Standing Like Statues – Skylines

With a sound which draws on the inspirations of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, 30 Seconds To Mars and Biffy Clyro but one which has firmly found its own individuality, UK outfit Standing Like Statues have just released a new single to confirm their potent presence within the alternative rock scene.

Since forming in 2015, Cambridge hailing Standing Like Statues have made their mark live, sharing stages with the likes of We Are The Ocean, Decade, Fort Hope and Courage My Love along the way and earning eager support and radio play  for their releases. Last year saw the release of the Reality Checkpoint EP, a well-received slice of their enterprising sound recorded with award-winning producer Romesh Dodangoda. Skylines provided a striking opener to the encounter and now as their new single offers a powerful invitation to their increasingly fertile songwriting and drama fuelled sound.

The single makes a relatively gentle entrance but straight away there is an emotive edge to vocals as melodies bear a fiery breath. It is a seduction and emotive draw which intensifies for the song’s powerful chorus, the build repeated as imaginative verse leads to epic uproar. Each note and syllable offered seems to intensify the emotional impact of Skylines, the band’s craft uniting in its drama and passion to be almost aggressive and relentlessly compelling.

Skylines is a great way to join the ascent of Standing Like Statues and for fans to once more relish the power and essences which has made the band so keenly followed and praised.

Skylines is out now.

 Pete RingMaster 18/02/2021

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Matt Peach – Cut Our Teeth

As already beleaguered grassroots music venues are under even more immense threat through the Covid pandemic an inescapable roar highlighting their plight comes in the shape of Cut Our Teeth. The new single from British rocker Matt Peach is a rousing protest at the increasing closures of the crucial homes of music yet equally a celebration of their history, importance and support of all artists. They are the life blood breeding all corners of music and can have no better a battle cry than that of Cut Our Teeth.

Derbyshire hailing, Peach springs an anthemic union of folk, punk, and rock for his latest track; they the seeds for his previous endeavours but maybe no more organically alive and bullish than within Cut Our Teeth. The track is pure rock ‘n’ roll, an incitement which was under the skin from its first breath sparking and manipulating thought, spirit, and endeavour thereon in.

Peach’s full lungs uncage the first temptation, an enlivening call soon surrounded by just as lively riffs and animated rhythms. As the track takes ears around a landscape of crumbling hopes and desolate buildings, the song scoops the listener up like an old friend and by the first burst of its chorus had us hollering in tandem. By twist and turn as new flavours of sound join the boisterous stroll, each moment echoing the vitality of venues to every style of music, Cut Our Teeth quite simply had body and imagination bouncing.

Taken from his current album, Epiphany, the unapologetically virulently contagious Cut Our Teeth will have you on your feet throwing inhibitions to the wall, much like is seen in the must be protected venues it celebrates.

Cut Our Teeth is out now.

Pete RingMaster 04/02/2021

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The Survival Code – Magnetic

Without doubt for us one of the most exciting bands within the UK rock scene over the past three years or so has been The Survival Code. They are a duo which seemingly breeds hook ridden tracks and riff driven songs as easily as the rest of us take to breathing but entangle each song created in a web of individual craft and rousing unpredictability which springs the imagination like a trap. That is no better epitomised than within new single Magnetic, a song which coaxes and teases before erupting in manipulative temptation and anthemic gusto leaving ears and pleasure brimming.

The release of their outstanding 2018 album, Hopelessness Of People, saw the band evolve into the potent guitar and drums duo of Gary McGuinness (guitar / vocals) and Simon Hartop (drums/ vocals). The following year brought increasing success with two UK tours and the release of the Matt Hyde produced/mastered Crosses To Carry, Coffins To Fill EP. As with all artists 2020 saw Covid strangle all endeavours and aims for the year but did not stopped the pair concentrate on writing new songs for their next album, one thanks to the likes of Magnetic is already highly anticipated.

The fourth and final single from the band’s current EP, Magnetic initially beckons ears with a lone melodic strand and the warm harmonic tones of McGuinness. Quickly firm rhythms and Hartop’s voice joins the tempting, the song more tempestuousness yet still controlled by the second. Drama continues to coat every subsequent note, hook and melody, the vocals equally more intense and emotive by the syllable as the song boils up in anthemic persuasion and gripping volatility.

It is another compelling encounter with The Survival Code, one revelling in their fusion of instinctive alt rock catchiness and mature imagination. Magnetic does not rush ears with unbridled but craft woven energy like maybe previous singles but presents a more intense and intriguing proposal which is just as much a draw to echo the song’s title and confirm the duo as one of the most captivating propositions within the UK rock scene.  

Magnetic is out now.

Pete RingMaster 04/02/2021

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The Mojo Slide – To Kill A Monkey

As their latest album continues to recruit new fans and accompanying acclaim, British blues rockers The Mojo Slide place another slab of tasty bait upon its persuasive trap in the shape of new single, To Kill A Monkey. It is three minutes of the mischievous goodness which has made the band’s sound and releases so greedily devoured by fans and brought them new support by the song.

 To Kill A Monkey is taken from current album, Manic Panic, and surely set to join its predecessors in enticing eager airplay across the likes of Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio and BBC Wales. Consisting of vocalist Mark Wilks, lead guitarist Mike Fenna, rhythm guitarist Matt Legg, bassist Dan Savage and drummer Michael Graham, the Cambridgeshire-based quintet, as always, get straight down to business on the new track with a sound which though “filthy blues rock” bred is quite simply devilish rock ‘n’ roll.

A fiendishly tangy groove opens up the encounter; its lure instantly addictive in a draw only escalated once the just as eager tones of Wilks leads a surge of rhythmic and sonic temptation. With flames of harmonica adding to the intoxication, the track had us swinging to its own grooved movement in no time; manipulation coming from every quarter.

As we say The Mojo Slide quite simply cast out rousing rock ‘n roll which has persistently got under our skins and no more hungrily than with To Kill A Monkey, a song which in some ways embraces essences of the likes of The Pirates and The Rolling Stones but in its relatively brief moment revels in the individual creative rascality of The Mojo Slide.

To Kill A Monkey is released via Nub Music on February 12th.

Pete RingMaster 04/02/2021

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Skinny Knowledge – Keep Me Out Of It

If anticipation for their debut album was nudged by their first single, it will be fully ignited by the follow-up. Skinny Knowledge is an alternative rock band from the South of England and Keep Me Out Of It their new track surely destined to provoke that keen attention.

Skinny Knowledge is the creation of vocalist/guitarist Andy L Smooth, a musician no stranger to making potent sounds through previous bands and projects. Recording his first home demo led to the one man writing and recording of first full-length Don’t Turn Out The Lights; its production seeing Smooth alongside renowned rock and metal producer Lewis Johns while since then, ready for the album’s release this coming March, the band has expanded with the addition of guitarist Benjamin Parker, bassist Fenge Davies and drummer Charlie Kenny.

As its last November released predecessor, Imagination, the unapologetically rousing Keep Me Out Of It is a teaser for that debut full-length, a song which commands attention as it manipulates body and spirit with merciless ease. From its first breath the track teases, riffs coaxing ears before rhythms swiftly pounce with muscles flexed. As grooves scythe across the senses and the bass snarls alongside the magnetic tones of Smooth, contagion soaks the air; the track a devilish mix of pop, rock, and pop punk.

It also recalls late seventies power pop bands like The Motors and Tonight in its breathless energy and catchiness, the song a fusion of flavours and raucous enterprise which will burrow under the skin whether you try to resist or not whilst no doubt igniting anticipation for that bigger offering.

Keep Me Out Of It is released on January 15th with Don’t Turn Out The Lights out on 5th March.

Pete RingMaster 12/01/2021

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Puppet Theory – Two Left Feet

If you have checked out their recent singles alone, you will know that UK outfit Puppet Theory have a habit of creating songs cast in a dextrous weave of varied flavours. It has resulted in sound increasingly proving individual to them and one which continuingly explores new aspects and their new single is no exception.

Two Left Feet is maybe their darkest moment yet, its emotive heart bred in the depths of a confusing, unsteadying relationship and it is certainly their heaviest slice of sound yet it is as fresh in infectiousness and adventure as one has come to expect. An indie rock driven song with the pop punk tenacity the band embraces so dextrously, it proved an ear gripping, imagination evoking encounter.

Drama soaks its every breath, from its initial march and the twines of guitar which bound it Two Left Feet taps into a theatre of emotions and song relating memories we have all felt in some way. Electronic and vocal prowess brings a light to the crepuscular proposal and that pop catchiness yet that drama and intrigue continues within and around, rhythms adding to darker intimation.

All together it makes for a striking moment with Two Left Feet amongst Puppet Theory’s finest offerings and without doubt their most fascinating so that anticipation of new things to come has been keenly aroused.

Two Left Feet is out now. 

Pete RingMaster 12/01/2021

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Taller Than (Feat. Mike Ross) – Nicotine Placebo

The Covid pandemic has brought so many things to a halt but also opened up new opportunities to be enjoyed by artists and fans alike. One such event comes in the forthcoming shape of a 12 track album from Taller Than and a new single which seriously whets the appetite for the former’s exploration.

Taller Than was the band of blues rock ‘n’ roller Mike Ross who released acclaimed solo album, The Clovis Limit Part 2, towards the rear of last year. He is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/songwriter/producer who has ignited ears over the years through southern rockers RHR and other projects. Taller Than recorded their album over two decades ago but for various reasons, was never mixed or properly finished. Since its recording in 1998, the original 2″master tapes were hidden away but Covid lockdown gave Ross the chance for a revisit to his ‘tape vault’. In turn “a decision was made to reach out to the public to help restore, remix, and release the forgotten Taller Than classic” via crowd-funding, which duly deployed in early January reached 35% of the £4000 target in just the first two days.

Nicotine Placebo is the teaser to the album and crowd-funding campaign and instantly had ears gripped as guitar wires wound around ears, their melodic intoxication a woozy coaxing quickly joined by growl kissed vocals. With thick compelling swings from Mike Kelly (latterly of The Mission) and the bass vines of Mike’s brother Graeme, the track commanded keen attention and a quickly matching appetite. As the track further blossomed, the bass proved especially addictive for personal tastes but the fire in the belly of the song and its dextrous enterprise fully proved a potent magnet.

As to when the Taller Than album finally sees the light of day time will tell but the richly enjoyable Nicotine Placebo will surely spark greedy anticipation of its arrival.

Pre-order packages of the Taller Than album along with a selection of other merch and memorabilia items are available from  

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Monster Eats The Pilot – Burst My Bubble

George Donoghue is no stranger to music and acclaim but as his solo project Monster Eats Pilot, the single Burst My Bubble is his debut and what a striking and rousing introduction it proved to be.

 Monster Eats The Pilot, a name emerging from the imagery of when depression consumes an individual, has only stepped into the light in the past weeks and as mentioned is the new singular adventure with Donoghue. The Brighton hailing musician has been a part of alternative rockers River Becomes Ocean and is also a renowned producer working with the likes of The Rocket Dolls, River Becomes Ocean, After, Graces Collide, and more. His reputation has gathered pace by each project he has undertaken but, and ok we know it is only one song, such the striking impact of Burst My Bubble it is easy to suspect that his biggest successes might be found through Monster Eats The Pilot.

A track inspired by a mix of isolation in lockdown and reflection on the poisonous presence of certain people in our lives, as Donoghue states, “a middle finger up to toxic personalities, people who step on others to get ahead”, Burst my Bubble is a roar in the ears as it provokes defiance in the throats of its listeners.

Immediately as beats rap the senses, guitars push a wave of bait loaded riffs through ears, Donoghue’s just as alluring vocals soon in their midst. There is a contemplative restraint to the incitement initially but the shackles are off in a chorus which rushes the senses and provokes eager participation, the track’s alt rock instincts a rich holler as passion flows through its veins.

With each second offering a myriad of unpredictable nuances and twists within the rock ‘n’ roll trespass, Burst My Bubble burrowed deep and incited as fully with relish and by the departure of its ravenous three minutes our lone digit was raised in unity as ears basked in thick pleasure.

Yes again it may only be a single track but it is one of the year’s most riveting debuts from a band destined to greedily devour the limelight.

Burst My Bubble is out now via Favour The Brave Records.

Pete RingMaster 15/12/2020

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Coastal Fire Dept. – Coco

For us here easily one of the year’s best singles came in the shape of I Don’t Wanna Hold Your Hand, a nagging slice of sonic irritancy from Coastal Fire Dept., with a lyrical content so easy to learn, which had us bouncing and roaring in unison.  Now the Guernsey hailing band has backed it up with another passion harassing treat, new single Coco doing the trespass and enslaving.

Coastal Fire Dept. uncage a sound which though described as grunge rock bred is as rich in punk and noise rock and more besides, a mix openly proven by the band’s aforementioned previous single and its predecessor You Are Stuck. Even with their success and radio support as the band recorded their second album, Connected, there was word and indications that their very individual sound “didn’t quite fit some radio station expectations.” You know just Coastal Fire Dept. is not going to be a band which cares for fitting in yet exposure is a vital inspiration so the quartet of guitarist/vocalist Ollie, lead guitarist/vocalist Bobby, bassist Saad, and drummer/vocalist Gareth took four favourite songs from the new collection and with long-time producer Mikey Ferbrache put them through a “radio-friendly” process with the Radio EP the result and teaser for the bigger outing to come, Coco its lead single. Some songs were shortened, some had lyrics tweaked and one has a guest vocalist (Tyler Edmonds of Last Of The Light Brigade) and all four will be on Connected in their original unique glory.

 To be honest thick individuality hungrily soaks Coco in its radio friendly presence, the song rising up amongst sinister whispers, climbing a sonic vine before springing calmly clangourous riffs. Trespass and contagion fuel their incitement and that of the track as it exposes its full strengths and enterprise. The likes of Foo Fighters and The Pixies are often lent the way of the foursome and it is easy to understand yet swiftly and firmly Coco declares that inescapable individuality with an imposing hand.

Swiping rhythms, stabbing riffs and rousing vocals all add to the forceful temptation, the track virulently catchy and aggressively invasive as it explores the Freemasons and the likes, digging into their secrets, shadows and the conspiracies that spring up.

Coco is superb and we can share that the Radio EP is just as compelling so much so that Connected is impatiently awaited here.

Both Coco and the Radio EP are out now via L’Islet Records; available @   

Pete RingMaster 15/12/2020
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Gravity Machine -Standing Stones

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A tapestry of heavy and progressive rock within a compelling electronic weave, Standing Stones is the new single from UK outfit Gravity Machine and a compelling introduction to newcomers and reminder to fans of the band’s powerful, dramatic and enthralling sound.

Gravity Machine consists of multi-instrumentalist Niall Parker and drummer Bob Shoesmith and emerged as the former set about recording a canon of material he had written after the sad death of his wife from cancer. Inspired by Neil Peart’s book, Ghost Rider which dealt with the Rush drummer’s journey through grief, Parker became prolific and varied in his songwriting and contacted producer Pete Miles (Martin Grech, Bring Me The Horizon, Canterbury, Architects) at Middle Farm Studios about recording the songs. With Shoesmith enlisted, the album Red stepped forward, its release earlier this year on the band’s own Zyse Records imprint soon earning eager praise.

Standing Stones is the fourth single from the album and sure to match the success of its predecessors in acclaim and radio support. The track comes as a special remix by Miles and instantly envelops ears and the imagination in a thick breeze of sonic intimation. Quickly Parker’s potent tones are aligned to rich melodies and electronic atmospherics, the track simultaneously imposing and seductive. Appetite entwining grooves, electronic shimmers and rhythmic manipulation all add to the weighty persuasion of the song, craft and enterprise soaking every aspect including its infectiousness.

Standing Stones is superb and an insistence that the exploration of Red is a must.

Standing Stones is out now via Zyse Records; available @

Pete RingMaster 15/12/2020

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The Kut – Waiting For Christmas

For everyone this Christmas will be like no other but for some it will be the most devastating in loss, loneliness and financial hardship. Charities like the Red Cross provide the most vital support at all times, right now especially supporting those affected by poverty, grief and loneliness as a result of the pandemic. This has been recognised by UK girl-grunge trio The Kut who are releasing a Christmas Single with 100% of the profit from sales and streams being donated to the Red Cross Coronavirus Crisis Fund. We have to say Christmas singles are not generally on our menu of goodness at this time of year but then again few are as captivating as Waiting For Christmas.

Written by band founder Princess Maha, Waiting For Christmas is a provocative piece of temptation, lyrics and melody alone without the trimmings an evocative incitement and with the familiar musical essences of the festive season a rousing spark to contemplation and unity with the cause. Within its first minute the ballad was under the skin, the compassion in its voice as potent as the passion in its belly and united makes for a track that in itself is a damn fine song.  

The Kut has a dedicated website for the fundraiser at and the track comes in three single versions (official release, radio edit and instrumental), music video and CD-singles with limited edition artwork through Criminal Records on Friday, December 18th.

With the single, we are collectively raising a candle for all those we have lost and showing solidarity with our wider community this Christmas.” 

Artwork by Daniella Batsheva

Pete RingMaster 14/12/2020

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Dead Reynolds –Voices

With the Frontiers EP still arousing new fans and high praise since its release barely a handful of months back UK rockers Dead Reynolds have uncaged another fresh slice of distinct goodness in the shape of new single Voices.

The track is a brand new offering written during the country’s first lockdown, one inspired by the impact of the pandemic on mental health as isolation in its varied dimensions engulfed the world. It is also a song relishing a new aspect to the band’s sound. Their songs have always been equipped with a mighty roar, their fusion of power pop, pop punk and alternative rock organically anthemic but Voices is a physical and emotional gale of a track which sweeps ears and the imagination up in its epic cry.

Voices rises up amidst celestial like sighs as a piano equally coaxes attention; vocalist Callum Waterfield’s emotive tones soon by their side. It is a restrained yet powerful start which soon gathers pace and intensity, the rhythms of bassist Ben Knowles and drummer Luke Green fuelling a contagious stride as the guitars of Dom Greenwood and Luke Reid weave their entangling strands of melodic and sonic enterprise. From vocals to melody there is an emotive intimation which soaks every second of the track, one only adding to the infectiousness of the creative holler which easily had us leaping into its midst.

The first taster of a debut album planned for release April 2021, one to be accompanied by a Rockumentary book captured by World-renowned Rock photographer Nick Elliott, Voices is Dead Reynolds at their mightiest and most rousing but also the purveyor of a new aspect in their compelling evolution.

Voices is out now.

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Attic Theory – The Sign Of An Active Mind

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This November sees the release of the new single from UK outfit Attic Theory and at its end their highly anticipated debut EP. Initially we were to cover the potent exploits of that new track, Cold Hard Reality, but such the power, drama and sheer captivation on offer within The Sign Of An Active Mind EP we had to merge the two.

Since emerging late 2017 from the demise of Liverpool’s Matchstickmen, Attic Theory has become one of the most attention grabbing propositions rising up the British rock landscape. With vocalist Lewis Wright and guitarist Peter Donnelly from that previous band linking up with guitarist Tim Cunningham formally of Rain May Fall, bassist Kenny McArthur, and Matt Simon from Limehawk, the band quickly stirred heads and support, earning high profile support slots with the likes of Candlebox, The Soapgirls, Saving Abel, Psycho Village, Tragedy, and Derange.

This past year has seen everything escalated through the band’s singles, songs which had been snapped up by radio shows and stations as acclaim has increasingly gathered. We can assume and expect that anything before will be eclipsed by Attic Theory’s new track and EP, both moments which devour expectations and rigorously feed that earlier mentioned anticipation of the latter’s release.

The EP opens up with Marionette, the track looming out of the shadows with lungs full and riffs hungry, a mighty groove swiftly entangling eager ears. The song holds back its assault initially, sizing up its target with vocals and melodic temptation before erupting in a fiery tempest just as infectious and compelling. The track is superb, prowling and invading the senses with dextrous craft and keen enterprise before bursting into the kind of anthemic blaze and holler the band has earned a major reputation for.

The band’s new single is next up, Cold Hard Reality coaxing ears with a wiry melody and Wright’s hearty tones before erupting in its own individual roar, one emotional tempestuous and physically rousing. Repeating its cycle of relative calm to explosive crescendo, the song only escalated in force and captivation, a surge of anger seemingly its fuel as Attic Theory again reveal the sheer power and emotive intensity in their music let alone the creative drama.

Your Light follows, guitar caresses stroking ears first as Wright’s evocative tones reflect. The darker shadows of the bass only add to the draw, crisp beats bringing a hint of agitation which soon consumes all sides, the track becoming an emotional uproar. It is attention gripping within moments and only reinforces its hold as a return to the calmer contemplation sparks another rise into emotive and sonic tempestuousness, the song twisting and turning with matching enterprise.

Rousing rock ‘n’ roll ignites the senses next as Doesn’t Matter bursts from the speakers, riffs and rhythms a hungry infestation with a glorious nagging as vocals and melodies respectively holler and enflame across the track’s tenacious landscape. Though alternative rock nurtured, Attic Theory cast a sound which is multi-flavoured and diversely textured, this song boldly epitomising the fact and also the emotive intensity and passion which drives their music, they clearly echoed in the song’s final breath alone.

The following My Own Design draws a big breath before launching a tide of rapacious riffs and swinging beats, Wright again centre in its robust and magnetic call before an even more voraciously fiery chorus burns the air. Muscular and emotively aflame, the track is Attic Theory at their most creatively pugilistic and emotively aflame, every note a searing touch and syllable an outpouring of the heart yet all soaked in the most virulence of contagiousness.

Completed by Saints Amongst Us, a track which maybe is less intense and forceful than its predecessors yet breeds its own potent strain of melodic captivation and muscular persuasion to capture equally rich attention. Not for the first time there is also a Poet Of The Fall-esque hue to the band’s sound which with everything else captures an ever welcoming imagination. There is also a great sense of theatre to its evolving body which only adds to the pleasure and helps create one stirring finale to one thrilling encounter.

Listening to The Sign Of An Active Mind you get the sense that there is so much more waiting to be unleashed within the band and that is just as exciting as a debut EP which will surely thrust Attic Theory towards much thicker attention and acclaim. 

Cold Hard Reality is out now with The Sign Of An Active Mind EP released via the band’s own label, ThunderGun Records and distributed by Nova Music Distribution UK LTD on Friday 27th November; available on all major music streaming services and on CD from Attic Theory’s website @

Pete RingMaster 19/11/2020
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Piqued Jacks – Every Day Special

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It always feels an event when Italy based Piqued Jacks announce a new offering whether an album or lone single, the anticipation of something rather tasty on the horizon constantly rewarded to date. Every Day Special does not buck the trend, a release slim in songs, ok it is a single, and thick in pleasure and yes another celebration of the band’s increasingly unique and striking creativity.

2021 will see the release of a new album from the Buggiano in Tuscany hailing outfit and fair to say thanks to Every Day Special alone the wait for Synchronizer is already gaining a touch of impatience. A keenly supported proposition across their homeland and the UK, Piqued Jacks have been no strangers to acclaim and with increasing strength as EPs and albums have revelled in and explored new depths in the blossoming craft, imagination and maturity in the band’s sound. The past couple of years have embraced a host of striking singles and earlier in 2020 the quartet released maybe the most fascinating and gripping result of their evolving invention through the single Safety Distance.

Like its predecessor, Every Day Special was recorded with Brett Shaw (Foals, Florence + The Machine) and immediately gripped attention as keys coaxed ears with a disquieting but alluring, slightly off kilter tempting. Swiftly rhythms and vocals are alongside, they too carrying a compelling slight oddness which only escalates the fascination. As rhythms strengthen their touch and guitars graze the air, it all comes together in a rousing roar, emotion and reflection the fire in its earnest holler.

Drama coats every note and syllable, imagination soaks every twist and turn as passion drives the song’s powerful call, a tapestry of enterprise and intensity which simply consumed thought and emotion alongside the senses.

It seems that Piqued Jacks get bolder and more impressive by the song, the outstanding Every Day Special confirmation of our suggestion.

Every Day Special is out now through INRI.

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Standing Like Statues – Stupid Love

As their new EP, Reality Checkpoint, stands on the precipice of release British alt-rockers Standing Like Statues have cast another rich teaser in the shape of Stupid Love. The song is taken from within the forthcoming encounter and backs the rich temptation of the EP’s first two singles, Skylines and The Best Kind Of Anxiety, all suggesting the upcoming encounter will firmly have attention and acclaim on board.

 Formed in 2015 and drawing on the inspirations of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, 30 Seconds To Mars and Biffy Clyro, Standing Like Statues have earned a potent reputation through releases and the sharing of stages with the likes of We Are The Ocean, Decade, Fort Hope and Courage My Love. The band linked up with producer Romesh Dodangoda on their new batch of songs written after a year-long hiatus, their intimacy a reflection of the impact of mental health and as we continue to feel lingering grip of the current pandemic easily transferable.

 Stupid Love reflects on the end of a long term relationship, again intimacy a thick part of its emotive heart shared through the vocals and words of Jamie Wiltshire. An inescapably alluring melodic beckon brings the song into view, guitarists Nigel Ferguson and Meitar Blumenfeld thickening its hook as the rhythms of drummer Effy Dalton open up their specific coaxing alongside the shadow wrapped presence of Chris Kontos’ bass. It is a potently tempting mix which only escalates in persuasion as song and vocals build their roar in a fiery chorus, emotion and passion colouring its intensity.

As thickly infectious as it is boldly imaginative, Stupid Love swiftly got under the skin, the band’s sound a mix of the familiar and distinctively fresh and just as compelling as the untethered emotions within.

Standing Like Statues have now given a very healthy glimpse of the incoming Reality Checkpoint EP and it is easy to expect it making a major impact.

The Reality Checkpoint EP is released 13th November.  

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Jack J Hutchinson – World on Fire

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Another song which though written before the world was overwhelmed provides an echo of the emotions it has inspired perfectly, World on Fire is the new single from British guitarist/singer songwriter Jack J Hutchinson. It is also a teaser for his next studio album, The Hammer Falls, and a spark for keen anticipation of its future release.

London based, Hutchinson has triggered keen praise and support through two solo albums and a live presence which has scorched stages supporting the likes of Monster Truck and Kris Barras Band and at festivals alongside artists such as Bad Company, ZZ Top, Rival Sons and Blackberry Smoke. British Blues Awards nominated Hutchinson has enriched his reputation further through international tours, playing shows across Spain, Russia, France, Germany and Brazil. It was the last of those where World on Fire was recorded, in the middle of a remote forest to be exact at the renowned Estúdio Versão Acústica with producer Lucas Sagaz.

The single immediately sizzles in the ear, Hutchinson’s blues rock seeded sound dirty and fiery yet melodically warm and instinctively catchy. A choice groove spears its persuasion, band mates Lazarus Michaelides and Felipe Amorim aligning on bass and drums respectively bearing rhythmic prowess and attitude.

The track is a gripping slab of rock ‘n’ roll; its blues blood spicy and aggressive catchiness inescapable with Hutchinson’s dexterity radiant and put all together the song is a galvanic spark in these current times.

World on Fire is released 13th November via Psychedelic String Records; available @

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Psyence – Retrospect

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Though no strangers to critical acclaim courtesy of their 2019 debut album, the release of the single Tusk earlier this year brought Psyence a rich wave of new fans and support. Now the UK outfit back up its success with Retrospect, a song easy to feel will be gathering its own rich rewards upon release.

From Stoke on Trent, Psyence emerged from the creative union of four schoolmates and now revels in the craft and imaginations of Steve Pye (lead vocals and guitars), Jamie Bellingham, Joe Walsh (drums), Ben Nixon (keys and synths) and Jamie Cartlidge (rhythm guitar and vocals).  Alongside a growing reputation for their live shows, the band’s self-titled album pushed them on the map of the UK rock scene with Tusk and now its successor stamping new indelible marks on its landscape and that of their alternative rock bred, contagion loaded and groove driven sound.

An electronic bubbling and subsequent infectious wash leads to a muscular stroll as Retrospect rises up, one hungrily catchy and eagerly nagging incitement quickly and easily devoured. There is an echo of eighties synth pop to the track though its underlying muscle and rapaciousness is pure modern rock ‘n’ roll and erupts with additive prowess throughout.

 As it expands its temptation and imagination Retrospect bears its tapestry of sound and flavouring, Psyence uniting decades and diversity of sound in one individual adventure which again proves the band as one of the UK’s more exciting prospects and their sound one addictive incitement.

Retrospect is out now via Black Belt Recordings. 

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Muddibrooke – Devil

As demons come out and play on Halloween in their annual way so another Devil makes its entrance courtesy of UK rockers Muddibrooke. The track is the trio’s new single, a song bred in personal intimacy and a release of emotions and one which revels in the passion drenched power of their sound.

Derby hailing, Muddibrooke consists of Brooke’ Harriet McDonnell on lead vocals and guitar, bassist and backing vocalist Anna Melidone and drummer Mary Prince; a threesome united in bold enterprise and potent musical experiences. Emerging January of this year, the band quickly drew keen attention and plaudits with the release of debut single Turn To Dust. The song was as notable for its honest intimacy and intensity as it was for the band’s collected craft. Devil is an echo of those potent traits as it too bares the heart of its writer and the realisation and fallout of being in a toxic, twisted experience.

From its first breath, the track is emotionally intense even in its initial single caress of the senses. Soon though, the band’s grunge coated alternative rock cored sound erupts, the blazes around earnest reflection ripe with anger and defiance. Musically and vocally, Muddibrooke are a fire of emotive fervour, riffs and rhythms as blemished and undiluted as the experiences fuelling the lyrics.

The praise afforded their first single is sure to be repeated and escalated for Devil, further reward for what feels like a truly cathartic moment for the band.

Devil is released October 30th.

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As Sirens Fall – The Wide Awake Club

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For us one of the most exciting prospects within the UK alternative rock scene over the past couple of years or so has been As Sirens Fall and increasingly so these past twelve months with the releasing of striking single after striking single not forgetting an ear gripping EP. The West Yorkshire based outfit has just unveiled their latest offering in the shape of The Wide Awake Club, another single which stirred ears and appetite without mercy.

The Neil Kennedy produced and mixed track is taken from the bands third EP, L’appel Du Vide (Part 1) which came out last month; a release epitomising the evolving character of their sound and the power in its presence and voice. Previous singles this year in Holy Water and Puppy Squad revelled in the new fertility in the band’s songwriting and rousing sound and The Wide Awake Club is no different, though like its predecessors it is boldly individual to its EP companions.

A poetic guitar melody tempts first, Adam Doveston gently winding it around ears. Swiftly its warmth is joined by shadows cast by Jason Doveston’s bass and as quickly the ever compelling tones of vocalist Mikey Lord. It is a blend of dark and light but with an inherent energy and sonic smile which once Bailey Roper’s animated beats join the affair is eagerly strolling along.

Lyrically and in Lord’s voice there is a sense of personal intimacy where again shadows openly play yet as in the darker hues of the surrounding sound it cannot diffuse the rousing infectiousness uncaged and provocative incitement conjured by the band.

As Sirens Fall are really beginning to really make their mark on the UK rock scene and The Wide Awake Club gives fine evidence as to why.

The Wide Awake Club is out now.

Pete RingMaster 15/10/2020

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Skyfever – Americana Fame

With their recently released album, Is This The End of The World, increasingly drawing eager attention the way of the band, Irish outfit Skyfever adds another rich temptation the way of ears through new single Americana Fame. The band’s full length in many ways suits and echoes the turbulence mankind is currently enduring though much of its body was  written last year and Americana Fame provides its own “another worldly experience” while proving just as captivating as its parent and previous siblings taken from the album.

Through those earlier singles from Is This The End of The World alone Dublin hailing Skyfever have found strong radio play and it is easy to suspect that Americana Fame will earn the same support. The song was inspired by a visit to the Palace of Versailles on a lost weekend in Paris and the feeling which envelops the senses of anyone “who has walked the famous Hall of Mirrors or got lost in the gardens during twilight hours will have felt the power and memory of the place.”

From its initial crystaline shimmer of keys swiftly followed by emotion carrying vocals, the track calls on the imagination. It is an evocative introduction which only escalates as the track opens up its musical arms, sturdy rhythms and melodic caresses of guitar adding to the shadows and elegance shaping the increasingly striking song. Emotion equally soaks voice and heart of the encounter, its every move provocative and roaring sigh empowering. Even the relative calm which emerges is bound in drama and rich enterprise, the song beguiling, rousing and just a touch haunting as it immersed ears and thoughts in its intimation.

Track by track Skyfever are declaring themselves ready to break major national and international attention, Americana Fame another reason expectations are that it is coming soon.

 Americana Fame is out now via Graft Records. 

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Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts – Unavailable

Released to accompany World Mental Health Day on the 10th Oct and to further raise awareness for mental health, Unavailable is the new single from Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts. It is a magnetic slice of the British singer/songwriter’s potent classic rock nurtured sound and a song which it is hard to get too much of.

Unavailable is taken from the former Pride/Furyon/Colour Of Noise frontman’s debut solo album released in 2019 and has been given a radio remix by Brighton based producer Chris Daniels who has earned rich plaudits for his mastering of releases from the likes of Slow Readers Club, The Blinders, The Lottery Winners, Red Rum Club, No Hot Ashes and The Lathums. It is a song which “tells a story of someone who is trying to find themselves in a world of fast living and artistic lifestyle and ending up amongst people that all seem to be trying their luck, at doing the same thing” It is a premise which centres on the darkness, dissatisfaction, and emotional indisposition which can expose itself but within a track which strolls through ears with pure infectiousness.

The song proved one of our keen favourites within Mitchell’s first album and still gets attention and appetite animated with ease. Its manipulative grooved nagging, rhythmic swing, and Mitchell’s alluring tones, they carrying a Bowie-esque hue within the track, are only accentuated by the fiery breath and a dextrous weave of enterprise spun textures.

If new to Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts, the outstanding Unavailable is the perfect introduction as well as a great doorway to find and give support to Mental Health organisations. 

Unavailable is out now via MMRecordingworks.

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Mike Ross – Don’t Say a Word

October 30th sees the release of The Clovis Limit Part 2, the new album from blues rock ‘n’ roller Mike Ross. Ahead of its highly anticipated unveiling the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/songwriter/producer has uncaged Don’t Say a Word and one of those songs which just burrows under the skin.

Following on from The Loser and None of Your Business, the first two singles from the upcoming full-length and already potent sparks to that already waiting excitement for its arrival, Don’t Say a Word swiftly hooked ears in sound and word. Themed by the kind of person “who’s so blind to their own hypocrisy that even when they’re exposed as a liar and fraud, the message just doesn’t get through” and hungrily fuelled by a blues bred saunter, the song took merely as few breaths before it had heads bouncing and feet pouncing.

Immediately its rhythmic swing and blues swathed grooves are at play, both controlled yet keenly catchy and quickly matched by Ross’ just as eager tones. Keys similarly bring infectious enterprise to the temptation, warmly enveloping the challenge and confrontation at the heart of a song already entangled in magnetic guitar wiring.

Don’t Say a Word is pure contagion, a track which in its skilled way nags attention and manipulates from start to finish whilst adding further suggestion that The Clovis Limit Part 2 should be checked out at the end of the month.

Don’t Say a Word is out now on Taller Records via CARGO Distribution.  

Pete RingMaster 15/10/2020

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Foxer – The Cult Of Perfection

As they prepare to unveil a debut album within the near future, UK rockers Foxer offer up a teaser which pretty much had us drooling from its first breath. The Cult Of Perfection is one of those songs which seemed to know what ignites our personal fires and proceeded across its handful of seconds over two minutes to finger every particular trigger for real lust.

 Even before 2020 took a turn for the restrictive worst, Foxer’s journey to the release of first album, The Throwaways, had thrown up obstacles and drama. With six years of growing support around them, their debut EP alone a potently acclaimed moment in time, the band were eagerly preparing for their first full-length when two thirds of the outfit fled the coop. This left band founder Chris Peace to contemplate the future, one which seemed to maybe not exist for Foxer. But in time his passion and defiance led the way to a calling on friends and Foxer returning with the first single from The Throwaways in the shape of Don’t Leave a Scar.  It was a song which, like for so many, hit the spot as it revealed a new breath of invention and maturity in the band’s sound and songwriting. Even so we can now declare it has been simply eclipsed by its stunning successor, The Cult Of Perfection.

Sometimes it takes just one ingredient of a song to inflame ears and the passions and though for sure the new single offers numerous greedily devoured lures, the wonderfully crusty bassline from Roy Ludford bringing the track into view was an instant seduction of instincts and appetite. In no time Peace is right there wrapping the irresistible bait in a sonic guitar mesh and subsequently entwining it in a groove which similarly got under the skin in quick time. With the forcefully infectious beats of Sean Kenneally adding a prowling stroll, the track soon exposes itself as a contagious slice of alternative rock with a grunge lining.

Around that perpetual core mix of temptations, the song erupts in fiery enterprise and unapologetic catchiness with Peace’s vocals just as manipulative on one’s inner roar and brief though it is, the track, which is produced by Tom Wells from Fast Trains, arranged by Lo of the brilliant Patrón/Loading Data fame, and mixed by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell), is packed with rousing adventure to ignite greater anticipation for that first album, one which is already irritable in its wait.

 The Cult Of Perfection is released September 18th.

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After – Hollow

Formed pretty much as 2020 first stretched its waking limbs, After fully announce their arrival on the UK post hardcore scene with debut single, Hollow. The track is a rousing, in your face roar which is unafraid to embrace a catchiness which is almost pop tinged but just as forceful and potent as the muscular tempest it springs from.

Brighton based, After emerged this past January from the ashes of Crownhouse and Evertim and quickly their sound, which embraces inspirations from early Underoath and the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Dance Gavin Dance, and Palm Reader, sparked local attention. As Hollow soon proves, the band casts a proposition which also has an unmissable individuality and a sense of  enterprise which sets it apart from the crowd, familiar hues entwined in After’s own character in songwriting and imagination.

Hollow is their first declaration of intent and quickly the track devours ears, a distantly unleashed vocal provocation a spark to a full on tempest of confrontation. It is an attack driven by senses biting rhythms and bound in grooves which simply seduced within the hostility. It is soon evident that a mercurial breath fuels the song though; its moments of relative calm a great twist in the unbridled yet skilfully controlled bedlam and chaos descending on the listener.

Equally the snarling, gnarly tone of the bass is another thick aspect to a quickly compelling proposition with vocals a raw, often almost cancerous incitement, equally a rich and diverse ingredient in the feral catchiness of the track and its subsequent melodic caresses.

Hollow is a treat from start to finish, unpredictable yet with a slight familiarity which instantly captivated allowing the real drama and adventure of the song to rise and prove the thick individuality of After.

Hollow is released September 18th through new Brighton-based label, Favour the Brave Records.

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Attic Theory – Your Light

As UK outfit Attic Theory line up their new EP for release this coming November, they offer a powerful taster ahead of it in new single Your Light. It is a track which revels in the rich and bold groove woven rock the Liverpool band has earned strong praise and attention for but equally reveals a new depth and power in all aspects to spark keen anticipation for the upcoming release of The Sign Of An Active Mind EP.

Rising out of the ashes of Matchstickmen, through vocalist Lewis Wright and guitarist Peter Donnelly, and Rain May Fall with guitarist Tim Cunningham, Attic Theory has quickly lured plaudits and eager support; a UK/European tour with American rockers Tantric and sharing stages with the likes of Candlebox and Terrorvision among numerous successes escalating their growing reputation. It is fair to say that anticipation for the new EP has been increasingly growing within a great many and with its line-up completed by guitarist Matt Lawler, bassist Kenny McArthur, and drummer Matt Simon (Limehawk/ Guns2 Roses), Attic Theory are sure to inflame those appetites yet again with the unveiling of the Loïc Gaillard (Revival Black, Ashen Reach) produced Your Light.

A lone guitar caresses ears first, its touch melancholic yet magnetic and soon joined by further melodic radiance courted by darker bass bred shadows. Wright’s ever alluring tones are soon alongside, his breath emotive and words reflective as a livelier aspect frees itself courtesy of the tracks rhythmic enticement. There is an underlying almost hidden volatility though which suddenly erupts as the song breaks into its emotional roar, a tempestuousness which soaks and enhances every subsequent throe and sinew of the encounter.

The calm returns with even richer angst in its tone, the cycle ventured again with intensity and passion to enthral and arouse. Your Light is a gripping encounter, a song which seems to reveal more depth and craft let alone drama by the listen and with a slight Poet Of The Fall hue to its cry simply beguiled.

Your Light is released September 25th via the band’s own label, ThunderGun Records with pre-ordering of The Sign Of An Active Mind available now from

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Everyday Heroes – The Crow

A track which already has become a true fan favourite, The Crow is the new single from British rockers Everyday Heroes and the kind of song which inspires a hungry want to know and hear more.

The fourth single taken from debut album, A Tale of Sin & Sorrow, the new release is a powerful and emotive slice of the Newport hailing band’s blues toned hard rock. It is a sound which soon saw the quartet earned a potent reputation and following in and around South Wales and took them to winning a Cardiff based “Battle of the Bands” show which secured them the opening slot at Steelhouse Classic Rock festival in 2016. In turn success there saw them break attention further afield with visiting fans and spark real demand further afield for shows, that leading to relentless touring around the UK across 2017.

A pair of EPs has only added fuel to the fire of attention as too numerous festival appearances with A Tale of Sin & Sorrow, released this past June, a new spark in their rise. The Crow is a striking taster of that encounter, the song a weave of melodic and emotive rock with an underlying power and muscle which simply gripped the senses when it erupts. Melancholy and reflection soak the tones of vocals and the enterprise woven by the guitars yet as suggested there is a fire to it all which springs a roar very easy to devour.

With its rhythms a strolling almost trespassing incitement, The Crow is one seriously memorable and enthralling encounter. Sure, there is a familiarity within it which reminds of bands such as Nickelback and Black Stone Cherry but still a potent hue in the unmissable individuality and freshness of Everyday Heroes and a song we suggest just has to be heard.

The Crow is out now.

Upco0ming Live Dates

16th October 2020 – Leos Red Lion, Kent

23rd January 2021 – Crazy Cowboy Festival 6, The Facebar, Reading

13th February 2021 – Hangar 18, Swansea (w/ Revival Black, Cancel the Transmission & Static Fires)

30th April 2021 – Outlaw Rock N’ Roll Weekend, The Globe, Glossop.

1st May 2021 – Rockforce Festival, Waterloo Pub, Blackpool.

3rd July 2021 – SOS Festival XIII, Manchester

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Dead Reynolds – P.S. (I Loathe You)

With their new impressive acclaim gathering EP released just a few weeks back, UK rockers Dead Reynolds prove a point we made about it that “every track within Frontier could be an attention grabbing single” with the release of P.S. (I Loathe You). The song is a rich and rousing slice of their alternative rock bred sound which not so much commands attention but demands it.

The East Anglia hailing band rose up from the demise of two striking bands in Phoenix Calling and The First and from its first steps Dead Reynolds has quickly stoked keen support and praise through shows and singles. The quintet of guitarists Dom Greenwood and Luke Reid, bassist Ben Knowles, drummer Luke Green and vocalist Callum Waterfield have nurtured a sound which has firmly found its own identity and presence within the British indie and rock scene and as with their latest track eagerly lured plaudits.

P.S. (I Loathe You) is a track which calmly coaxes ears initially but soon bursts into the kind of melodically fuelled aggressively delivered roar which made the Frontiers EP so striking. It is a mix of rock ferocity and pop punk infection united in a mercurial and ever resourceful landscape of enterprise and contagion; a fusion of adventurous imagination and anthemic incitement which whether melodically seductive or a fiery uproar had us bouncing and hollering.

Dead Reynolds is rising up the rock ranks like Usain Bolt and like the sports legend leaving numerous contemporaries in their wake.

P.S. (I Loathe You) is out now.

Pete RingMaster 03/09/2020

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Piqued Jacks – Safety Distance

Since releasing their acclaimed album in 2018 and a host of striking singles around it Italian outfit Piqued Jacks has seen a change in line-up and a world under siege by the covid pandemic. They return though with a new single in hand, a song inspired by current events but one which can also be related to in additional emotional intimacy.

From Buggiano in Tuscan, the 2009 emerging band has released a host of acclaim gathering encounters and forged a live presence which has seen them eagerly supported across Italy, the UK, and further afield. The release of second album, The Living Past, pushed the stature of the band to another level, one reinforced by the impressive singles it spawned yet with the shift in personnel last year certain intrigue awaited the release of Safety Distance and we can now declare that Piqued Jacks are back and just as potent and creatively captivating as ever.

Produced by Brett Shaw (Foals, Florence + The Machine), Safety Distance initially breaks crystaline sparkles upon the senses as darker shadows hold court in the lure of the bass. As a rhythmic shuffle brews though shimmer wrapped vocals bear the melancholic yet radiant heart to the song; light and dark uniting in its rapture even as a slight tempestuousness accompanies the growing drama of the magnetic encounter.

Across previous singles alone Piqued Jacks have proven skilled at casting unpredictable and rich imagination, Safety Distance shows that has not changed, in fact both aspects may have gained greater potency as in deed the band’s sound as a whole.

They return bolder and better than ever and quickly igniting a hunger for what comes next.

 Safety Distance is out September 4th.

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Psyence – Tusk

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Big, bold and attention grabbing, the new single from British rockers Psyence has all the attributes its title, Tusk, may conjure in the imagination. It is a creative beast with a magnet swagger and rapacious invention; quite simply one of the best songs to have blessed 2020 so far.

 Formed in 2011, Stoke on Trent hailing Psyence has increasingly gathered new fans and plaudits with last year’s self-titled debut album firmly on the rock radar. The release quickly revealed that the band’s alternative rock based sound had a character of its own and a variety in its breeding which only escalates under the quintet’s imagination, a prowess and success which has truly exploded in temptation within Tusk.

The track immediately erupts on ears, the sonic lure of guitarists Jamie Cartlidge and Steve Pye a rich temptation around the just as potent rhythms of drummer Joe Walsh and the throaty snarl of Jamie Bellingham’s bass. Within seconds it is fair to say that our appetites were ignited by the track and that the incitement of Walsh’s beats was just the first moment in his total manipulation of body and instincts across the whole of Tusk.

With the keys of Ben Nixon adding greater melodic captivation and the fine vocals of Pye a lively magnet in their own right, swiftly Tusk becomes an animation of rhythmic almost tribal swing and sonic intimation, the psych rock breath of the song only adding to its almost kaleidoscopic landscape which itself evolves by the minute to inspire a quickly bred addiction for its intrepid endeavours.

In some ways like a fusion of QOTSA, Arcade Fire, The Sea, and Royal Blood yet firmly establishing the rich individuality of Psyence, Tusk teased, seduced, and enslaved in mere moments and has had us dancing to its dexterous tune ever since.

Tusk is out now via Black Belt Recordings.

Pete RingMaster 27/08/2020

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Amongst Liars – Burn The Vision

Since releasing their debut single only earlier this year, UK outfit Amongst Liars has made rapid work of whipping up keen attention and acclaim for their powerful sound and creative character. Now the band have their third track ready to stir things up and fair to say that we expect Burn The Vision to have even more people drooling.

The release of that first single, Over And Over, instantly revealed Amongst Liars’ fusion of metal, grunge, and alternative and punk rock a gripping affair. In many ways it was not a surprise even if expectations were quickly proven to be an underestimation of its prowess. Amongst Liars is the outcome of a union between members of two impressive but sadly demised bands in Saint Apache and Katalina Kicks, each leaving their own rousing imprints on ears. So it was easy to have hope greedy for something similarly stirring from Amongst Liars. Over And Over soon revealed a proposition just as thrilling and with its quickly following successor, Wolf Machine, one revelling in tenacity, power, and the kind of potential which alone commands attention.

Burn The Vision only adds to the strength of all those aspects and more, the track a web of addictive grooves, robust rhythms, and melodic enterprise which lures greed out in ears and appetite. From its first breath, there is an anthemic pull which got straight under the skin, the skilled almost predatory rhythms of bassist Ross Towner and drummer Adam Oarton at its core. As those grooves escape and riffs flood from the guitars of Leo Burdett and Ian George, the latter vocally stands in its midst; like a preacher poaching further attention and stirring up thoughts with his rousing dexterity.

The track is superb, its roar something akin to a mix of Fuckshovel and One Minute Silence in many ways but thickly unique in the character and imagination of Amongst Liars, one of the UK’s most exciting and already impressive new protagonists.

Burn The Vision is out August 28th.

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Honeymoon Suite – Find What You’re Looking For

Since forming in 1981, the years have been eagerly fruitful for Canadian rockers Honeymoon Suite and their pop infused classic rock sound which has rarely had problems getting under the skin of critics and fans alike. The decades has seen their presence ebb and flow in presence a touch but major attention has been a frequent companion and across seven albums alone, the band has lit up the global rock scene. Now ahead of a new album, their first in twelve years, the Niagara Falls hailing quintet release new single Find What You’re Looking For; a song which simply had the body instinctively bouncing.

Already released in Canada and seeing the band swiftly breach the country’s Top 30 Rock Charts for the first time in 19 Years, Find What You’re Looking For immediately charms attention with its melodic lures before slipping into its eighties scented stroll. Vocalist Johnnie Dee is soon in its midst, his melodic tones just as magnetic and dynamic as the sounds around him which seem to relish the energy in the rhythmic prowess of bassist Gary Lalonde and drummer Dave Betts.

Familiarity and fresh invention unite within the song, together casting an adventure which hooked ears and appetite with ease, the melodic weaves of guitarist Derry Grehan and keyboardist Peter Nunn an echo of the various aspects which makes the song’s temptation insatiable and irresistible.

AS we say, Honeymoon Suite has never been too far from leaving a potent mark on the rock ‘n’ roll scene over recent decades and the suggestion of Find What You’re Looking For is that they are about to unveil, in their new album, one of their finest moments yet.

Find What You’re Looking For is out now

Pete RingMaster 27/08/2020

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Call of The Kraken – Seeing Double

Having caught a host of imaginations with their debut single, My Head Keeps Spinning, not so long ago, UK outfit Call of The Kraken follow up with another track which feels destined to draw greater acclaim and support the way of the band.

Hailing from Herefordshire and Shropshire, Call of The Kraken have bred a sound which extends beyond the alternative rock tag is has already lured. Their two singles so far have revealed a variety and depth in sound which effortlessly caught our imagination like for so many others. My Head Keeps Spinning was a track which teased and erupted upon the senses as the band embraced an array of flavours to its fertile breast. Now Seeing Double is ready to ignite and inspire with its own anthemic roar, eclipsing its impressive predecessor in the process.

A groove teasing lure from the guitar of Conrad Snook provides the first enticement, its continuing beckoning soon surrounded by an infectious clamour of riffs and rhythms. Swiftly settling into its stride with the magnetic tones of vocalist Jed Barnett leading the way, Seeing Double soon nestled under the skin with the rhythmic fertility of bassist Bruce Thomas and drummer Nicky Waters driving its rousing infestation.

Spiky hooks and melodic flaming accentuates its compelling roar throughout, the track quickly proving a cauldron of temptation and craft whilst sharing what has got previous live audiences energetically excited. It is big bold rock ‘n’ roll and marks Call of The Kraken as a band destined to greater and keener attention, especially with more stonking tracks like this.

Seeing Double is released August 21st.

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Mike Ross – None Of Your Business

With his new solo album lined up for released in October, blues rocker Mike Ross has provided a potent teaser in the shape of new single None Of Your Business. Bound in spicy grooves and shaped by fertile melody woven hooks, it is a track which quite simply makes you want to hear plenty more.

Renown for being one of the trio of guitarists in power rockers RHR, multi-instrumentalist Ross has simultaneously been crafting his own solo sound and success since releasing debut album, Spindrift, in 2014. His music is a fusion of blues and rock ‘n’ roll with a fine classic rock edging which has proven a magnetic call across subsequent albums and going by None Of Your Business his forthcoming new full-length, The Clovis Limit Pt.2, should be no exception.

The album’s lead single, The Loser, provided its own reasons for being intrigued by the upcoming album which None Of Your Business now more than escalates with its contagious presence. Instantly Ross’ guitar entangles ears in its melodic prowess, the song quickly slipping into its vibrant stroll thereafter with his vocals another rich lure for ears. There is a warm climate to the song which only finds a swarthier hue as keys and guitar subsequently cast a desert heated shimmer of intimation before the eager virulence driving its captivating saunter is re-ignited.

As suggested, None Of Your Business is one of those moments which inspire greater interest and appetite for a bigger landscape of enterprise whilst providing one richly enjoyable time.

None Of Your Business is released August 21st.

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Gravity Machine – Lifting Mountains

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Once in a while something comes along which makes you stop what you are doing, halts thoughts in their animation and has you catching your breath. Lifting Mountains, the new single from British band Gravity Machine is one of those moments, a song which reaches out to personal experiences and emotions without specifics and leaves them better for it.

Gravity Machine consists of multi-instrumentalist Niall Parker and drummer Bob Shoesmith and creates a sound which merges the richest essences of melodic and progressive rock with electronic and heavier rock bred intensity and true to say Lifting Mountains flourishes in this tapestry of sound. Taken from the band’s recent debut album, Red, it is a tense yet seductive encounter, a song as dense in emotion and sonic drama as it is radiant in melodic temptation.

Produced by Pete Miles (Martin Grech, Bring Me The Horizon, Canterbury, Architects) Lifting Mountains gently lures the listener with caresses of guitar, their tempting continuing as a darker tone and equally leaden rhythms come alongside with their just as magnetic presence. There is already something of a Deftones meets…well a hue of an eighties gothic rock band which we just cannot pin down to the song but vague familiarity soon immersed in the rich individual sound and distinct character dominating attention.

Grooves and melodic vines continue to breed greater temptation as the track spreads its captivation as too does the tenebrific climate of the song which simultaneously carries a beguiling radiant elegance to its dark almost claustrophobic manipulation of thought and emotion. With Parker’s vocals equally a mix of seduction and angst drawing the imagination like a moth to a flame, everything about the song is evocative and rousing.

The track is superb, a major moment in this merciless year which swiftly triggered an irresistible urge to go check out Red which we had not previously had the pleasure of doing so. Treat yourself to this song and we are sure you will join us.

Lifting Mountains is out now with Red available @

Pete RingMaster 13/08/2020

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The Mojo Slide – Not In My Name

Having recently returned to attention’s radar with the single Good Times, UK rockers The Mojo Slide now keep ears focused with its successor Not In My Name. As its predecessor, the song is also a teaser for the band’s new album Manic Panic, a taster which only made an already intrigued appetite a whole touch hungrier.

With their first album, Twist Your Bones, an extremely well received 2015 encounter springing a host of eagerly played singles on radio shows and stations worldwide anticipation for its successor has been patient if eager. It is a release which looks like following suit with its lead single already luring great support the way of the band and we only expect Not In My Name to do the same.

Ridiculously infectious and skilfully flirtatious in its grooves and hooks, Not In My Name instantly entangles ears with a great juicy melody, its wire of temptation escaping the guitar of Mike Fenna and soon joined by the melodic lures of fellow guitarist Matt Legg alongside the rhythmic swing of bassist Dan Savage and drummer Michael Graham. Amidst it all vocalist Mark Wilks adds his only creative infection, his voice almost dancing on the strands of sound making up the contagion.

Increasingly manipulative by rousing verse and anthemic chorus, Not In My Name is one of those songs which just gets under the skin, for us eclipsing its predecessor and ensuring the release of new full-length, Manic Panic cannot come soon enough, an encounter you can also soon find us exploring on The RR.

Not In My Name is released August 14th with Manic Panic out September 4th.

Pete RingMaster 13/08/2020

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Dead Romantic – All Talk

This August sees the release of All Talk, from British outfit Dead Romantic. It is a potent introduction to the pop rock sound of the Manchester based band and a debut single easy to see finding eager attention and support in the weeks to come.

Dead Romantic is the coming together of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Benjamin Owen, guitarist/ multi-platinum record producer and ex- Smash Mouth Mike Krompass and keyboardist Scott Westervelt and its sound a fusion of melodic and alternative rock bound in eighties pop and new wave catchiness which on the evidence of just one single is a highly infectious affair.

Featuring Lower Than Atlantis drummer Eddy Thrower, All Talk immediately lights up ears with crystalline electronics, Owen’s equally warm tones soon joining the expanding landscape and call of the song. Grooves bring a further heady flirtation to the mix with rhythms a firm hand on the track’s tiller as its imagination continually embraces new flavours and textures.

The craft of the quartet is as open as the track’s infectiousness, a song which maybe is not bulging with surprises but is certainly ripe with rich temptation and persuasion to keep attention on the band as their emerging adventure continues.

All Talk is released digitally August 14th via Mercia Records.

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Noprism – House of Smith


We may have to resort to the intimacy of a kitchen or living room right now as the provider of dance floors but nothing can restrain the urge to move when ears embrace tracks like House of Smith. The song is the new single from British duo Noprism and a slice of synth pop manipulation which plays the body like a puppeteer.

Newcastle-based, Noprism consists of Andrew Young and Mark Nelson, a pair of musicians which has evolved their craft within a background of noise-driven guitar bands but now immerse in an electronic bred pop adventure which fascinates as it arouses. As previous tracks such as Pieces and Lisbon revealed their synth pop nurtured sound has a soul bred heart to it and as House of Smith proves it get right under the skin.

Many references have been cast as clues to the band’s sound but listening to their new offering a mix of New Order, Carpenter Brut, and synth pop era Ministry feels the firmest hint to the song’s character and temptation. House of Smith swiftly embraced ears in a glow of vocal warmth and electronic bubbling, the song’s gait animated but skilfully controlled. It almost teases as it saunters along before springing a fiery chorus which simply urged and vocal chords to join the already insisted involvement of the body.

An eighties hue is unmissable but similarly potent is a modern indie incitement which borders on a trespassing of the senses as infectious seduction plays its hand. With guitars eagerly uniting with synths and electronically fuelled rhythms, the track had us bouncing as magnetic vocals continued to engage the imagination.

Feeling good is something which may have been on the backburner a touch in recent times but it is keenly animated in the company of Noprism and House of Smith.

House of Smith is released July 24th.

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Vix 20 – Try Again

Sometimes things are meant to be, to happen; a thought which definitely applies to British duo, Vix 20. The band consists of Gary Mills and CJ, two music industry veterans who grew so disillusioned with the state of every element of the music industry that they walked away vowing not to return. Linking up again to create music for fun led to the release of debut single Digital Age, an act which did not go down well with both sides of the band but as we devour their new track, we can only be grateful for that moment of personal rebellion.

 Try Again is that new encounter from the duo, another song relishing the rich and varied flavouring in the band’s sound. As we said, the release of that first single was not a mutual decision, CJ not happy with Mills’ unveiling but such the acclaim garnered by the striking power pop fuelled song he came round and Vix 20 began leaving a potent imprint on the UK indie scene.

That first track also clued ears in on the diversity within the pair’s writing and sound, its successor the equally well-received Hashtag Change backed by the just as captivating Me Gwanishi thick confirmation as indeed its own synth pop scented successor Tron takes the Train. Yes power pop is a starting point for their songs in a firm way but a kaleidoscope of styles are equally woven into the band’s tracks giving all real individuality from each other as well as contemporaries alongside them. Try Again is no different, the song a guitar cast slice of contagion aligning melodic warmth with rock ‘n’ roll snarls.

Straight away rousing rhythms stir instincts as melodic caresses tease the senses, the track swiftly hitting its invitingly imposing stride as vocals unite with slightly feral riffs. Its pop instincts are soon as rich as its flexing of muscles, progressive and classic rock essences colluding with that power pop infectiousness which hints at eighties found influence.

There was no escaping the bounce of the song inciting that of the body and it is hard to think of many more enjoyable three minutes or so spent with music this year so far. Want to feel good even with the dark shadows which also come with their fascinating sound than Vix 20 is the name.

Try Again is out now across most stores.

Pete RingMaster 22/07/2020

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CPSD – Use Once

For all of us there are certain songs which nag away at ears and the passions to spark the richest connections and proving one such proposition is the new single from UK rockers CPSD. The swiftly proving irresistible Use Once teased and taunted, trespassed and transfixed across its three and a half minutes of pseudo blues enterprise; finding us dangling on its hook from the first listen and lustfully swinging under its manipulation thereon in.

Initially a solo project, West Yorkshire hailing CPSD is a trio consisting of vocalist/guitarist Chris Dover, bassist/synthist Darren Townes, and drummer/sampler Simon Waring. Together they create a bold and insistent alternative rock meets pseudo blues proposal which across Use Once flirts with QOTSA meets Eagles of Death Metal essences to emerge as familiar and unique in equal enthusiasm.

Immediately a wall of dextrous riffs and virulent rhythms consume ears, their unabated urging swiftly under the skin even before Dover adds his just as magnetic tones. As it twists and turns in temptation, infectiousness fuels the song’s every move, verse and chorus equally and thickly viral in their persuasion.

Even a moment of psych bred calm is bedded in evocative seduction and creative intrigue wrapped in catchiness, the mix a trigger for greatly eager incitement soon after.

Use Once is pure temptation from first to last breath announcing CPSD as a band destined for strong attention.

Use Once is out now.

Pete RingMaster 25/06/2020

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The Mojo Slide – Good Times

This September sees UK rockers release a long awaited second album five years after their acclaimed debut, Twist Your Bones. That first big outing was a sonic booze up with the Devil, temptation so easy to become inebriated with through triumphs like the single Jesus Don’t Love Me and if the taste of new track, Good Times, is a hint of things to come, its successor should be no less flavoursome.

Hailing from and around St Neots, Cambridgeshire, The Mojo Slide spring arousing rock bred in blues rock imagination and breath. Twist Your Bones was a stirring slab of dark and dirty rock ‘n’ roll with every track a manipulation on body and psyche to prove one of our favourite encounters of the year. In a touch of contrast, Good Times is a song which embraces a cleaner, lighter and calmer climate though the suggestion is that the upcoming Manic Panic will be just as readily exploring dark depths.

Within its infectious sunshine, the new single provides a journey to hope and optimism from a canvas of “anxiety and depression and common feelings many of us go through when facing difficult times.” From its first riff there is an instinctive catchiness which is swiftly embraced by the vocals of Mark Wilks and an accompanying rhythmic stroll. The guitars of Mike Fenna and Matt Legg continue to tease and tempt, their organic contagiousness echoed in the crisp swings of drummer Michael Graham and the darker but just as rousing canter of Dan Savage’s bass.

With a nagging hook throughout and a touch of Brit Pop to its liveliness, the song continually lures a bounce in body and spirit which its rock ‘n’ roll heart accentuates.

If eagerness for Manic Panic was already awoken just because of the pleasure found in earlier releases, Good Times has lit a new fire and intrigue to the dark and light places it will venture.

Good Times is out now.

Pete RingMaster 25/06/2020

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The Final Clause of Tacitus – War Elephant

As if fans needed any more inducement to dive into Antiquity, the band’s debut album, The Final Clause of Tacitus have uncaged a new temptation from it, a single which more than confirms the band as one of the UK’s most lively and magnetic propositions.

Funk, rock, and metal all get entangled in the Reading outfit’s sound, rich grooves uniting their flavoursome essences in an incitement firmly bound in familiarity and uniqueness. Inspirations range from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, and Hed P.E.; open influences but twisted in The Final Clause of Tacitus’ own creative likeness as in rich evidence within new single War Elephant and indeed predecessors such as Between The Lines and Nobody Gets Out Alive.

Challenging those which judge and make others feel worthless, War Elephant immediately winds a juicy groove around ears as vocalist Matt Dunne springs his equally infectious attack. Simultaneously the beats of drummer Daryl Molloy land with resonance as the bass of Andy Silva grooves in tandem with the matching dexterity of guitarist Tom Burden. RATM easily spring to mind yet with a Pantera-esque underlying snarl and an imaginative trespass, the track firmly establishes itself individual to its creators.

Become more voracious and virulent by the minute, War Elephant was under the skin in no time only burrowing deeper by the twist and listen as The Final Clause of Tacitus reinforced their growing reputation and temptation.

Pete RingMaster 25/06/2020

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Skyfever – Is This The End Of The World

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As they release their highly anticipated debut album, Is This The End Of The World, Irish outfit Skyfever escalate the temptation with the release of its title track as their new single. The track is a powerhouse of emotion and drama, the kind of taster which makes you want to take a full bite.

Though written last year, single and album just fit the current situation we all find ourselves in across the globe. It is claustrophobic in its intensity and emotion yet a poetic hug on ears and hearts dealing with the trespass of freedom and security. Across previous singles such as Burning Hands, Kings and earlier this year The Wait, Skyfever have proved a magnetic incitement in songwriting and sound but escalate the prowess and power of both in their new track.

Emerging from the distance, it’s almost portentous electronic entrance soon joined by an evocative guitar melody, Is This The End Of The World simply centred attention through the alluring tones of vocalist Luke Lang and the nagging beats of drummer Karl Hand. In turn keys grow their intimation and presence as the bass of Matt Hanaphy aligns to the just as potent imagination of Tyson Harding’s guitar.

The intensity and drama of the song is already a ripe temptation as too its inherent infectiousness, together springing a mighty anthemic embrace around the mighty roar of Lang. The track is superb and at a few breaths over three minutes, the perfect length to invade and inspire leaving ears and appetite yearning for more within their long awaited debut album.

Is This The End Of The World single and album are out now.

Pete RingMaster 25/06/2020

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As Sirens Fall – Puppy Squad

If the previous pair of singles to grace 2020 has revealed attention provoking boldness and adventure in the sounds of UK outfit As Sirens Fall, their similarly striking new track Puppy Squad has also accentuated the diversity and creative drama which marks their music as one of the most imaginative and enjoyable within the British rock scene right now.

From start to finish, Puppy Squad gripped ears and provoked the imagination, its character unpredictable yet compelling and sound as equally inventive and magnetic. They are traits which certainly shaped the success and persuasion of previous singles, We Go Down Together and Holy Water, but reveal even greater fertility and dare we say devilment within their successor.

Produced, as its predecessor, by Neil Kennedy and a song about “escaping toxic relationships”, Puppy Squad instantly baits ears with a fuzz bred guitar lure which is soon courted by the thick stamping beats of drummer Bailey Roper. Already there is a creative theatre and rich imagination at work which is only accentuated by the vocal prowess of Mikey Lord which impresses and reinvents by the minute. Barely two handfuls of seconds in and the song had us entangled in its creative throes and persistent unpredictability, the grumble of Jason Doveston’s bass a magnetic contrast to the web of imagination and squalls of enterprise bursting form the guitars of Adam Doveston and Will Truby.

With essences which hint on My Chemical Romance adding extra spice, Puppy Squad is one of the year’s most riveting moments so far.

Puppy Squad is out now.

Pete RingMaster 07/06/2020

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Amongst Liars – Wolf Machine

If anticipation was aroused by its member’s musical history, appetite and attention for the explosive sound of UK rockers Amongst Liars was sealed by debut single Over and Over earlier this year. Now the band has uncaged its successor in Wolf Machine, a song which snarls as it almost bullies the senses on the way to securing even lustier regard and praise.

Emerging from the ashes of Saint Apache and Katalina Kicks last September, Amongst Liars soon set about creating a sound which, as proven by their first single, is as furious and tenacious as it is infectious. As now proven by Wolf Machine, it is an alternative rock meets feral rock ‘n’ roll fuelled proposition which within the latest song also embraces a punk edge which only had us licking our lips.

The song immediately beats on attention with its insistent opening rally of rhythms and riffs. That swiftly sparks a twist and turn of drama soaked invention, another lure to ears and imagination impossible to ignore before the vocals of Ian George add greater theatre and enterprise to the encounter. With his and Leo Burdett’s guitars weaving a web of wiry grooves and acerbic melodic hooks as the rhythmic nagging of drummer Adam Oarton and bassist Ross Towner becomes even more intrusive and manipulative, Wolf Machine proved an inescapable trespass and contagion.

If their first single was a bold introduction, Wolf Machine is a declaration of intent and roar of fresh adventure we for one are finding a healthy appetite for.

Wolf Machine is out now.

Pete RingMaster 07/06/2020

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Nigel Thomas – Stepping Up

Having offered the richest temptation for his latest album Well Well with previous singles including the highly magnetic Your Fire, singer/songwriter Nigel Thomas has upped the ante and contagion with its successor Stepping Up.

The former frontman of The Foxes has lured critical acclaim with his solo releases, Well Well especially enticing high praise and support. The latest song from the London based musician only escalates the pull of his sounds. It is a track which Thomas says “…is about how having very little can help drive you forward and achieve creatively and how you appreciate and value the little things more when they’re infrequent. Following on from that, when great things do happen you often don’t know how to express yourself and speaking nonsense often the result.” Having offered the richest temHaving Hptation for

It is also a track which it is fair to say instantly got under the skin with its instinctive swing and almost show tune like character. Its rhythmic amble alone is pure manipulation, Thomas’ vocals quickly revealing the same thick temptation with their frisky dexterity. Loaded with sneaky hooks and flirtatious melodies, Stepping Up continued to direct body and imagination being most physically persuasive in a chorus of pure musical virulence.

Infected by its bounce and taken with the Joe Jackson-esque tinge to its creative animation, Stepping Up had us dancing to its tune in quick time whilst adding to the persistence set down by previous encounters that the new album from Nigel Thomas is a treat no one should just pass by.

Stepping Up is out now.

Pete RingMaster 07/06/2020

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Scarlet Rebels – You Take My Breath Away

With debut album, Show Your Colours, still luring ears and praise, Welsh rockers Scarlet Rebels reinforce their creative prowess with another of its tracks, You Take My Breath Away. Their latest single revels in a mix of inventive familiarity and fiery freshness, the rousing slice of melodic rock having already proven a fan favourite on stage.

Formed from the foundations of V0iD, Llanelli hailing Scarlet Rebels have quickly and firmly made their mark, Show Your Colours alone drawing thick praise and attention. Produced and engineered by Tim Hamill (Girlschool, Lemmy, George Michael), the album has revealed a dextrous mix of rock ‘n’ roll bred in a fusion of flavours. Its latest single epitomises that fertile mix and the enterprise behind it, a song maybe not so bold in surprises but never feeding expectations across its four minutes.

Instantly a melodic flame escapes the guitar of Chris Jones, the similarly lit keys of Josh Townshend soon alongside as the track erupts. Its eager stride is fuelled by the crisp beats of Gary Doyle and the rumble of Wayne Esmonde’s bass, that initial melodic heat still burning keenly in ears as vocalist Wayne Doyle adds his potent tones to the growing temptation.

 It is an infectious blend which only sparks greater appetite and subsequent participation in the song’s rousing chorus; the individual prowess of the band uniting in one slab of rock contagion which alone sows the seeds blossoming to a keen want to hear much more of Scarlet Rebels.

You Take My Breath Away is out now.

Pete RingMaster 07/06/2020

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Blackelvis – L4YL (Looking for your love)

The temptation laid down by Welsh outfit Blackelvis and their See Love EP has proven pure and irresistible for a great many since its release last year and just to entice even more eager ears the way of the band’s compelling sounds, they have unleashed another potent lure in the shape of new single L4YL (Looking for your love).

Cardiff based, Blackelvis weave a sound drawn on the richest spices within funk, reggae and R&B, aligning them to hip-hop inspired rhythms with it all led by the soulful tones of LEVi Tyrell Johnson. It is a blend which has captivated an increasing many through previous singles such as Gimme Ya Luv and Masquerade and of course the greedily-received See Love EP. Produced by John A Rivers, L4YL is another enthralling gateway into their music and another song it can only be said we lustfully devoured,

A spicy rock groove immediately entangles ears and attention, its invitation courted by crisp beats and a bold rhythm. It is an alluring lead which only comes further alive with Johnson’s distinctively magnetic tones. They are also unafraid to mix things up, twisting in to hip hop styled persuasion at times around a chorus which swiftly and effortlessly got under the skin.

With the dark pleasure cast by Josh Evans’ bass matched in manipulation by the swinging beats of drummer Andy Hughes and guitarist Ruben Kingman weaving a tapestry of melodic craft and suggestion, L4YL just sparked eager addiction to its beauty and tenacious enterprise, almost preying on a readymade appetite drawn by previous songs as Johnson’s riveting tones offered another thick reason for such hunger.

L4YL is out now.

Pete RingMaster 23/04/2020

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The Final Clause of Tacitus – Nobody Gets Out Alive

With their debut album continuing to lure acclaim and attention, UK rockers The Final Clause of Tacitus dangle another creative carrot in front of newcomers with new single Nobody Gets Out Alive. The track is a rousing and dynamic example of the sounds to be found within Antiquity, and reason alone to get involved with one of Britain’s best emerging propositions.

Formed in 2016 and Reading hailing, The Final Clause of Tacitus has made a potent impression on the national rock scene with their fusion of groove driven funk and rock with an array of other flavours.  Alongside two six-track EPs and their first album, the band has shared stages with the likes of (Hed) P.E., Electric 6, DJ Lethal, Senser, 808 State, Hacktivist, Skindred, and Crazy Town; it all adding to a potent reputation gained.

Nobody Gets Out Alive epitomises their rousing sound, its ever animated and accomplished body suggesting inspirations from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Hed P.E. and others within the landscapes of metal, punk and heavy rock. The new single feels eagerly seeded in the influence of the first pair intimated but, as previous tracks, swiftly and firmly lays down the band’s individuality and a creative zeal which to date has kept attention and the body busy as the imagination feasts.

Immediately Nobody Gets Out Alive leaps upon the listener, grooves burrowing under the skin in quick time as vocalist Matt Dunne jumps on the wires spun by the guitar of Tom Burden. His delivery is energetic and eager, an attack matched in the rhythmic shuffle of bassist Andy Silva and drummer Daryl Molloy; every second of the song bursting with spirit and enterprise whilst reminding its recipients to make the most of the life they have.

The track is a mix of familiarity and even more abundant fresh endeavour and invention, its declaration a growl and arousal hungrily inciting certain reaction and participation. If The Final Clause of Tacitus has yet to trespass your attention there is no better moment to allow them in than through Nobody Gets Out Alive.

Nobody Gets Out Alive is out now.

Pete RingMaster 23/04/2020

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Puppet Theory – Someone For You

Developing a strong reputation for springing boisterously energetic and melodically infectious songs upon the ears, Puppet Theory only add to that repute with their latest single; the rousing Someone For You. It is another catchy fusion of styles and flavours and one more slice of contagion to accelerate their ascent up the UK indie scene.

Hailing from Manchester, the quartet of vocalist/guitarist Chris Pickering, lead guitarist Johnny Hearldon, bassist Niall Musa, and drummer Paul Gallacher has bred a sound which almost effortlessly gets under the skin as epitomised by last year’s single Katia. it is an indie bred proposition but one equally drawing on the dexterity and incitement of pop punk and melodic rock amongst other styles. That previous track was the perfect example of the attributes already luring keen attention and an increasing fan base the way of the foursome, an increase of both only expected through Someone For You.

The new track beckons almost teases ears with its initial and warm invitation. Bubbling synths bearing an eighties pop breath align with the similarly tempting caress of guitar as beats provide a more punchy invitation. The brooding breath of Musa’s bass add a rich shadow to it all, a captivating contrast as the song leads ears into another contagion loaded chorus which  the band has already established being so adept at.

Little but potent twists add to the adventure and fun, Pickering’s tones just as vibrant and energetic as the sounds courting his lyrical reassuring that “there is someone for everyone.”

Positive and cheery, Someone For You is a feel good bundle of hope and fun but more than that another indie pop outing confirming Puppet Theory as one truly enterprising and captivating proposition.

Someone For You is out now.

Pete RingMaster 23/04/2020

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Nightblade – Further from the Truth

Taken from their new album Ignorance is Bliss, the eagerly anthemic Further from the Truth is the new single from UK outfit Nightblade; a track which we suggest will have you keenly heading over to its larger counterpart.

Formed in 2010, Kidderminster hailing Nightblade have released a trio of increasingly well-received albums with their latest released earlier this year. Their tracks have been picked up by numerous radio shows and stations whilst live they have earned a potent reputation with shows alongside the likes of Snakecharmer, Wolfsbane, and Diamond Head only increasing and spreading the word.

Ignorance is Bliss, simply their finest offering to date, has breached a new level of attention which its new single will only stokes the fires of further. Further from the Truth immediately winds a rich groove around ears, its wire pure temptation and the spark to the song’s bold stroll lined with an almost punkish attitude. Vocalist Mark Crosby quickly adds his potent tones to the mix, the rhythms of bassist Tim Cutcliffe and drummer Rich Lawley punchy as they drive the song’s instinctive rock ‘n’ roll.

Equally fuelled by the riffs of guitarist Sam Morse and just as magnetically bound in his melodic enterprise, the song is an infectious blend of hard and alternative rock embracing a host of other flavours fresh and familiar. It is a tasty affair epitomising the band’s rousing sound in full roar within; Further from the Truth a release we suggest you can do so much worse than checking out.

Further from the Truth is out now.

Pete RingMaster 23/04/2020

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Skyfever -The Wait

The Wait is the new single from Irish outfit Skyfever and the third time over the past 12 months we have been increasingly gripped by their powerful sound. Each track has fed upon the fertility of the last whilst revealing another aspect to the craft and imagination of the band and as their new offering proves, each song strongly enhancing the growing reputation and presence of the Dublin hailing quartet.

 With a highly anticipated debut album on the horizon, Skyfever have greatly stirred the appetite again with The Wait. A song written on the 1st anniversary of the death of Chris Cornell, it has a tempestuousness and haunting quality to its emotion driven proposal surely inspired by that loss. An electronic coaxing is quickly backed by the melodic caress of guitars; rhythms courting their lure with similar restraint as the reflection of vocals and heart begin. There is a heat and volatility to the union though which soon explodes in a fiery roar before slipping back into its shadow wrapped contemplation, the brooding agonising building again towards anther compelling crescendo.

The track is pure magnetism, in many ways a mix of its predecessors with the power and infection of Kings and the emotive drama of Burning Hands brought together and intensified within The Wait. It is a glorious trespass upon the intimacy of the listener, pushing them in memory to places most have felt at certain times whilst providing ears with another thrilling engagement with Skyfever.

The Wait is out now.

Pete RingMaster 03/04/2020

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Dead Reynolds – Lines

Casting a rousing alternative rock roar with a certain punk voracity to it, UK outfit Dead Reynolds path the way to their forthcoming new EP, Frontiers, with the release of new single Lines. The track is an urgent and tenaciously contagious slice of sound which reveals why the East Anglian hailing band is earning a potent reputation and rich attention.

Dead Reynolds emerged from the ashes of acclaimed band Phoenix Calling, former members uniting with The First’s Ben Knowles in 2018. In short time debut EP, Souls, and its subsequent singles drew ears and praise, the bands eagerly infectious sound enticing ears as it took bites out of the senses with its more rapacious rock and punk instincts. Lines epitomises that fusion of catchiness and aggression but also reveals a fresh and richer depth in writing and enterprise.

The new single arrives on a distant enticement to quickly embroil ears in a hook bearing temptations, rhythms nagging as they incite with riffs teasing as they trespass. All the while the potent tones of Callum Waterfield magnetically holler as the guitars of Dom Greenwood and Luke Reid continue to spin a web of melodic and sonic enticement, their hookery a gripping affair across the more formidable but no less infectious trespass of bassist Knowles and drummer Luke Green.

A slab of pop punk fuelled rock ‘n’ roll, Lines quickly got under the skin to make the arrival of the Frontiers EP not soon enough.

Lines is out now across most stores.

Pete RingMaster 03/04/2020

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Flashfires – Cézanne

With their eponymous EP patiently waiting in the wings, UK rockers Flashfires up the ante in anticipation with another track taken from it. Cézanne is a fiery track which rumbles with rock ‘n’ roll instincts whilst bearing the creative and melodic fertility which marked out its predecessors, and one which further highlights the rich potential and presence of its creators.

Having already supported bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Subways, and Ash whilst drawing keen support from people such as Huw Stephens, Janice Long, and Jo Whiley, the London-based quartet has only drawn greater attention and praise through their previous singles Circus Boy and Champagne on Mars, both also taken from that impending EP. Cézanne brings new drama and imagination to that already show by those earlier tracks, its blend of dark shadows and rousing melodious theatre swift magnetism.

The initial brooding lure of bass is a portent of the haunting emotive hues and instinctive catchiness to come, Fraser Roskilly’s lead soon joined by the lively dance of his and Jonathan Cullis’ guitars. With the beats of Toby Bartlett just as lively, the track is a web of flavours and textures which vocalist Alexander Gonzato enhances with his alluring tones.

Continuing to slip in and out of unpredictable song twisting moments whilst keeping its rock fuelled fire burning, Cézanne simply demanded attention, something eagerly given with increasing lust. Roll on that new EP.

Cézanne is available now with the band’s self-titled EP released April 17th.

Pete RingMaster 03/04/2020

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Koburg – The Ego Has Landed

With her new album, Position Of Power, continuing to stir eager attention and praise since its release this past January, symphonic rock singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Koburg is poised to release a new single; a track revealing a fresh breath of enterprise and drama in a sound already rich in both.

The Ego Has Landed is the teaser to a new EP already in the works and a song which adds further strength to the emergence of one of the UK’s most exciting rock propositions. A solo project joined by Dean Baker (guitar/ keytar), Bryony Brewin  (backing vocals), Mark Spencer (bass), Tony Mayo (synth), and Clint Henderson (drums) on stage, Koburg has been no stranger to high praise through debut album, The Enchantress, a host of singles and now Position Of Power. As earlier suggested though, she has breached another layer in writing and sound with The Ego Has Landed which has only sparked greater anticipation for future releases starting with that forthcoming EP.

A song about “a woman who feels unvalued in her relationship,” The Ego Has Landed is ripe with the protagonist’s frustration and disillusionment, the sounds around that intimation in Koburg’s words just as tension filled and colourful. Synths swirl and sweep across the senses as rhythms stamp their authority though it is Koburg’s vocals and their defiant snarl which drives the heart of the song most powerfully.

Wrapped in a web of emotion and rousing enterprise, The Ego Has Landed commands and demands attention, rewarding with the most striking thing from the London based artist yet and another reason why Koburg is making a striking mark on the British rock scene.

The Ego Has Landed is released March 20th with current album Position Of Power available @

Pete RingMaster 14/03/2020

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Graces Collide – Another Sun


As we get ever closer to the release of their debut album, Our Tomorrow, UK outfit Graces Collide provide another potent taster in the shape of new single, Another Sun. They have already laid down a strong teaser to the record with previous single, Ride, but its predecessor provides an even bigger, bolder, and blistering reason to eagerly anticipate that first full-length from the Brighton Alt rockers.

It is fair to say that Graces Collide has continued to arouse new fans and a potent reputation live and through their singles which their new track only escalates. Featuring Nikki Smash of The Rocket Dolls who the band have shared stages with, Another Sun is a dramatic and often thunderous roar but one still embracing the melodic dexterity of the previous single.

From the moment rallies of senses jabbing beats break the silence ears were gripped, the wiry grooves escaping the guitars of Danny Wenham and Will Hamblin only increasing the lure of the already potent track. The former’s vocals slip magnetically into the brewing tempest stepping centre stage as the song takes a relative breath before uncaging a contagious roar of a chorus. Continuing to grow and twist, the track only tightened its grip, Wenham’s vocals commanding attention but equally too does the fusion of melodic rock and predacious metal around them with the bass of Jurgan Hamblin a delicious grumbling at the core.

It is fair to say that Ride sparked a keen interest in the emergence of Graces Collide and the band’s impending album but just as truthful to say that Another Sun puts it in the shade and now makes Our Tomorrow an essential investigation.

Another Sun is out now with Our Tomorrow due for release this coming April.

Upcoming Live Shows:

Friday 10th April – **Album launch show** The Brunswick – Brighton.

Friday 15th May – The Face Bar Reading w/The Rocket Dolls & DEEVER.

Sunday 31st May – Hope & Ruin Brighton w/MASSIVE

Pete RingMaster 14/03/2020

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Everyday Heroes – Standing Stones

With a debut album waiting to be unveiled, South Wales hailing Everyday Heroes share a new single and a song which reveals all the attributes which have made the band one of the most prominent on the Welsh rock scene.

Standing Stones is a magnetic slab of the band’s southern and blues flavoured hard rock; a powerful and muscular encounter just as ripe in melodic and vocal dexterity. The Everyday Heroes’ sound embraces the inspirations of bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Black Stone Cherry, and Nickelback, the latter two undisguised flavours in the band’s new song though Standing Stones swiftly sets out its own individuality.

Riffs and grooves need little time to shape the song and light up ears, the swinging firm beats of Jay Haines just as tempting as it quickly rises to its muscular height. The voice of Luke Phillips equally makes a swift and potent impact as too the trespass and tapestry cast by his and Daniel Richards’ guitars.

Grooves and sonic enterprise continue to wrap ears as melodic fertility breeds greater temptation, the darker throes of Lewis Watkins’ bass a great contrast and alignment to the song’s creative heat.

As contagious as it is powerful, Standing Stones provided a riveting introduction for us to Everyday Heroes; it might not be flooded in uniqueness if we are honest yet everything about it is wrapped in fresh and striking individuality which suggests the band should emulate their success within the Welsh border across the UK.

Standing Stones is released March 20th.

Upcoming Live Dates:

02.05.20 – Outlaw Rock N’ Roll Weekend, Glossop.

03.05.20 – Rockforce Festival, Blackpool.

27.06.20 – Crazy Cowboy Festival 6, Reading.

28.06.20 – Wildfire Festival, Wanlockhead.

11.07.20 – SOS Festival XIII, Manchester.

22.08.20 – NR Rocks, Bathgate.

30.08.20 – Rockwich, Northwich.

16.10.20 – Gravity Festival UK, Cannock. (Unannounced)

17.10.20 – Kaiser Bill 6, Ramsgate.

Pete RingMaster 14/03/2020

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We’re All Aliens – Rosa Lee

With their current album, Get A Life, garnering eager acclaim, plaudits matched by the success of its previous lead single and title track, UK hard rockers We’re All Aliens reinforce their rising presence with new track Rosa Lee. The single is a virulent slice of swinging rock ‘n’ roll, one embracing classic rock hues to fresh endeavour in sound and enterprise and a song leaving its accomplished predecessor in its wake.

Merseyside-based, We’re All Aliens has found firm support and widespread airplay across numerous radio stations and shows including Wyatt Wendel’s new rock show on Planet Rock and Kerrang! Radio’s Johnny Doom with Rosa Lee already being picked up by BBC Introducing Manchester. The latter is no surprise as the track stormed ears to ignite a very keen appetite for its controlled but boisterous swing, grooves sprung by guitars with relish as rhythms manipulate song and attention alike.

With just as strong potency in vocals and a melodic almost bluesy wrap to the intoxication of those captivating grooves, Rosa Lee is all captivation and muscular contagion and a rousing doorway into the bold rock ‘n’ roll of We’re All Aliens.

Rosa Lee is out now.

Pete RingMaster 14/03/2020

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The Final Clause of Tacitus – Between The Lines

If you have missed the debut album from UK outfit The Final Clause of Tacitus they have just dropped another attention poking slice of their rousing sound to help you remedy the situation.

Between The Lines is the Reading hailing band’s new single, a track taken from that first full-length engagement with the quartet, the heavily praised Antiquity.  Emerging in 2016, the band embraces the influences of bands such as Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Beastie Boys to their fusion of funk, rock, rap and own rich individuality, essences which are an open lure within Between The Lines but not the overriding flavouring to its own bold voice and character. 2 six-track E.Ps certainly stoked praise and an ever increasing fan base around The Final Clause of Tacitus (pronounced Tas-e-tus) which Antiquity took to a whole new level with its release last year, their success supported and indeed stirred by the band’s live presence which has seen vocalist Matt Dunne, guitarist Tom Burden, bassist Andy Silva, and drummer Daryl Molloy share stages with the likes of (Hed) P.E, Electric 6, DJ Lethal, Senser, 808 State, Hacktivist, Skindred, and Crazy Town.

 Musically, as Between The Lines proves, familiarity and originality collude in a highly manipulative and imaginative incitement, the latest single itself needing just a single breath to work on body and attention as grooves and rhythms unite in a fertile invitation. There is no let up as the track hits its tenacious stroll, those inspirations shaping its creative animation as the band’s own invention and enterprise employ them in a wholly fresh endeavour. A great unpredictability also lines the song’s instincts, melodic calms and intimation aligning to equally organic and boisterously anthemic agility.

The track easily and relentlessly got under the skin so we can only suggest that if you have yet to jump into that first album; Between The Lines is a compelling invitation with a big teaser to all the pleasure found within.

Between The Lines is out now.

Pete RingMaster 21/02/2020

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Nigel Thomas – Your Fire

It is fair to say that since the demise of UK indie rock band The Foxes, its songwriter/vocalist Nigel Thomas has continued to be a potent proposition with his solo work. Recently he released his swiftly praised second album, Well Well, and now has dropped a highly magnetic new single for it in the shape of Your Fire.

Released by Keo Records, with artwork specially painted by Eddie Argos from Art Brut, Well Well has drawn some high acclaim in quick time and Your Fire gives many reasons as to why. It is a tenacious and boisterous slice of rock ‘n’ roll; melodic and indie rock entangled in blues rock threads to cast a pop rock saunter as virulently infectious as it is robustly almost forcibly dextrous.

From its first breath a spicy groove wraps ears as rhythms and guitar unite in an attention grabbing entrance. As swiftly, the insistently magnetic tones of Thomas leap into the enticement, each subsequent addition and twist of the track accentuating its roar and fiery captivation while the tapestry of flavours making up its body similarly only add to the fervent temptation Your Fire shares.

A rich flame of sound and unapologetically infectious, Your Fire is a rousing invitation to its creator’s sound which is bolder than ever within his new album. The clues were clearly there with The Foxes but both his new full-length and single alone declare Nigel Thomas as one of Britain’s finest songwriters.

Your Fire is out now.

Pete RingMaster 21/02/2020

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Flashfires – Champagne on Mars

Swiftly on the heels of their acclaimed previous single Circus Boy, UK outfit Flashfires have brought us another slice of their magnetic presence in the shape of Champagne on Mars, a song revealing their sound is just as compelling when it embraces restraint with melodic imagination.

As Circus Boy and the likes of previous single Manshark showed, Flashfires spring a rousing incitement of classic and melodic rock shaped enterprise, as indeed their recent self-titled EP more than offered. Champagne on Mars though has a mellow character in urgency and energy but a heart as intimately emotive as it is creatively intense, resulting in a track as arousing and potent as those previous physically boisterous endeavours.

As his acoustic guitar caress strokes ears, the voice of Alexander Gonzato glides in to grip greater attention, his prowess already no surprise from previous songs but immediately baring its depth and soul as Champagne on Mars begins spreading its charm and elegance. Subsequently the electric threads of Fraser Roskilly and Jonathan Cullis’ guitars weave their own emotive suggestion, the former equally evocative on the bass as the rhythms of drummer Toby Bartlett sensitively stroll as his own piano dancing fingers add their warm touch.

All together it makes for a song which easily seduced whilst sparking animated hips and appetite for another side to the Flashfires invention and enterprise. Whereas the previous Circus Boy has us deeply hooked from its first moments, Champagne On Mars took a touch longer to arouse the same ardour though it was a magnet from the off too. But get deeply under the skin it did and it is hard not to expect it to romance a whole new wealth of new fans to join those already in the know that Flashfires is one of Britain’s most richly promising and brightest bands.

Champagne On Mars is available now.

Pete RingMaster 21/02/2020

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Brocarde – Love Me Til I’m Beautiful

The release of debut single Last Supper last year was one of those moments when we truly faced something like no other and stood licking lips at the anticipation of what was to follow. The track came from British singer songwriter Brocarde and now she follows it up with another gripping lure into her compelling caliginous world.

Love Me Til I’m Beautiful is a challenge of seduction and threat, a track which summons its defiant heart as it provokes the outside world and reveals more of the enthralling sound and imagination its creator weaves her gothic lit tales with. London based, Brocarde merges theatre and personal intimacy into her music and storytelling music and as with its predecessor Love Me Til I’m Beautiful infests the imagination like something akin to an Ann Radcliffe meets Angela Carter styled protagonist but this time in a twisted Lewis Carroll inspired landscape. At its heart though there is an honest intimacy in experience or observation which is just as potently cathartic to source or recipient.

Forest sounds bear the swift presence of Brocarde, her unique tones and delivery an immediate incitement for ears and thoughts and swiftly backed by big voracious beats and soon after a tide of metal and rock bred intensity. Every second of the song brings a fresh wave of drama and enterprise, that sense of provocation and temptation fuelling its ferocious heart and infernal majesty.

As it continues to twist and turn, the track is superb and though only two singles in we cannot help but expect major horizons for Brocarde and insist you go check out one of the most compelling dark storytellers and remarkable artistic troubadours of our times.

Love Me Til I’m Beautiful is released February 14th.

Pete RingMaster 06/02/2020

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Amongst Liars – Over and Over

Quite simply checking out the debut single from Amongst Liars was a no brainer if only because the UK outfit had risen from the ashes of two bands, in Saint Apache and Katalina Kicks, which had previously left rich pleasure and acclaim in their wake. Intrigue and expectation united as we approached Over and Over and both were more than satisfied by a rousing slab of tenacious and powerful rock ‘n’ roll.

It was as much a shock to the bands themselves as fans when member departures brought both South coast hailing Saint Apache and Katalina Kicks to an end. Luckily, or maybe it was fate, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Ian George of the latter had kept in touch with the former after the two bands had played together so when he stood alone as Katalina Kicks he got in touch with the remaining members of Saint Apache who came to a close when losing their vocalist a while before. A meeting led to jamming and subsequently last September the birth of Amongst Liars.

There is certainly a tint of those previous bands in the sound of Amongst Liars but as Over and Over insists, the band has more so found a fresh and individual presence and character to it. Straight away attention was a given as the crisp firm beats of drummer Adam Oarton swung down within the fuzzy coaxing of Leo Burdett’s guitar, and even more focused as the familiar tones of George launched their rousing incitement. Throughout Ross Towner’s bass throbs with a gnarly breath, melodic wires escaping the guitars to entangle it all before the song sparked its raucous galvanic chorus.

Across its body, the track blends controlled energy with voracious outbursts, each cycle more compelling than the last as the tempestuousness of the song with its forceful riffs and esurient grooves grows more virulent by the second.

A fusion of classic and grunge rock with punk and alternative rock attitude, Over and Over is a striking introduction to Amongst Liars and a hint that the new band has all the qualities and appetite to maybe outshine what came before.

Over and Over is out now.

Pete RingMaster 06/02/2020

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As Sirens Fall – Holy Water

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Though relatively fresh to As Sirens Fall it has been quickly apparent there is a power and diversity to their sound which alone entices attention. The West Yorkshire band’s new single, Holy Water, continues that potent aspect but more so highlights the emotive intensity which fuels so many of their songs.

Holy Water though is something which in many ways is pure emotion, its heart raw and open and hard not to let ignite similarly honest intensity inside however it is seeded.  Written by vocalist Mikey Lord, the track was born in the aftermath of the loss of his fiancée to suicide and “every unhealthy avenue imaginable to avoid the reality of that” and simply from the first touch of his melancholic keys and opening breath of his earnest tones the song provides a cauldron of heart and unbridled emotion.

Swiftly alongside, the rhythms of bassist Jason Doveston and drummer Bailey Roper emphasize the committed sorrowful reflection of voice and lyrics, the combination of all aligning with a contrasting strength and energy which is as cathartic as it is supportive and one further accentuated by the gospel-esque roar of a choir.

Wrapped in the sentiment carrying melodic craft of guitarist Adam Doveston and centred on Lord’s equally sensitive keys and words as indeed his vocal prowess, the Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor, Milk Teeth) produced Holy Water is a truly stirring involvement with As Sirens Fall showing there is a depth and power in songwriting and boldness which is just waiting to be further tapped.

Holy Water is released February 14th.

Upcoming tour dates:

28/2/2020: Studio Five Live, Keighley

29/2/2020: Studio Five Live, Keighley

9/4/2020: Patterns, Brighton

11/4/2020: Think Tank, Newcastle

Pete RingMaster 06/02/2020

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Blackelvis – Masquerade

Welsh outfit Blackelvis continue their magnetic and impressive emergence with their new single, Masquerade, a song which had the body swinging and appetite for their striking sound greedier by the second.

The successor to their acclaimed single Gimme Ya Luv, both tracks taken from their equally well-received See Love EP, Masquerade delivers its own individual moment with the band’s inimitable funk bred sound. As with the last single though there is much more to the song’s body, essences of R&B, reggae, hip hop and more at play within its hypnotic shuffle.

A gentle seductive stroke of guitar starts things off, vocal caresses soon joining the tempting before the striking and alluring tones of LEVi Tyrell Johnson inimitably swing into view. All the while, the inherent catchiness of the song is as inescapable as the blues scented melodies which weave their soulful charms through the guitar of Ruben Kingman, the track increasing in seduction and virulence by the second as the rhythmic stroll of bassist Josh Evans and drummer Andy Hughes toys with physical instincts.

A lyrical observation upon the masks itself we all wear to the world to hide internal struggles, Masquerade provides its own with its rousing musical character, darker shadows lying within its infectious demeanour.

From first to last breath, the track is glorious, a haunting of memory, tempter of body, and an inescapable invitation to the compelling world of one of Britain’s most exciting new bands.

Masquerade is out now via Newsoundwales Records.

Pete RingMaster 14/01/2020

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Derange – Zero

As 2019 turned into its successor and a Scottish tour was announced, London based metallers Derange uncaged the single Zero to see the year off with a mighty roar. The track is the final single from their acclaimed Senses, PT. 1 EP; a final potent lure before the band turn to bringing PT 2. to our already eagerly anticipating ears.

2019 has been a highly successful year for the quintet of vocalist Cat Pereira, vocalists Nick and Justas Brazdžiūnas, drummer Joe Farrel, and bassist Joe Macpherson and even as Zero brought it to a rousing close it is easy to suspect that 2020 will be an even bigger moment in the band’s rise as their new collection of alternative metal bred songs truly establish the band on the UK metal scene.

Zero instantly descends on ears, a wall of melodically veined but invasively powerful intensity its initial incitement. Swiftly though, the song’s calmer side emerges with the ever magnetic tones of Pereira in its midst, rhythms retaining that early aggression before inciting the whole track to erupt in a rousing chorus and its subsequent predacious aftermath with again the vocalist sharing great diversity and strength.

Within an EP of nothing but impressive tracks, Zero stood out and continues to hungrily hit the spot after a thick horde of plays, persistently proving one captivating doorway into the band’s striking sound which promises to be even more fascinating and bold across 2020.

Zero is out now on Spotify @

Dates for Derange’s upcoming Scotland Tour:

30th January – Glasgow, Garage Attic

31st January – Inverness, Tooth & Claw

1st February – Aberdeen, Krakatoa

2nd February – Edinburgh, Opium

Pete RingMaster 14/01/2020

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Flashfires – Circus Boy

The first single from the band’s upcoming new EP, Circus Boy reveals and shares all the attributes which has already drawn impressed praise upon UK outfit Flashfires.  It is a track which calmly almost teasingly entices ears with its controlled build before launching into a rousing chorus impossible not to be caught up in and add to the strength of praise already offered.

With successful shows with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Hoosiers, Toploader, The Subways, and Ash alongside the support of people such as Huw Stephens and Jo Whiley, the London based quartet has earned a potent reputation for their sound and attention grabbing emergence. Their previous debut single, Manshark, was not slow in luring that praise and support, its success easy to see now being eclipsed by Circus Boy over coming weeks.

Recorded in California with producer Brian Wheat of US rock band Tesla and J Street Entertainment, Circus Boy coaxes ears with strokes of guitar initially before settling into a boisterous yet still controlled stroll. Even so there is an energy which infests song and listener alike, the rhythms of drummer Toby Bartlett and bassist Fraser Roskilly fuelling its contagion as the guitar of Jonathan Cullis adds its chirpy presence. With the tones of vocalist Alexander Gonzato just as bright and magnetic, it all builds to an explosion of virulence, a seriously rousing chorus that brings the track to a tremendous boil before a lively simmer brings around the same stirring cycle.

 With keys from Bartlett and the lead guitar exploits of Roskilly adding to the rich mix of rock, pop, and punk, Circus Boy is one inescapably striking encounter which suggests that the Flashfires first EP cannot break out  soon enough.

Circus Boy is available now.

Pete RingMaster 14/01/2020

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Imperial Leisure – Albanian Night

We cannot hide the twinge of excitement which persistently erupts when encountering a new offering from UK punksters Imperial Leisure and though we are relative latecomers to a band formed back in 2001 it has been very easy to develop a hungry appetite for their alternative ska/pop/punk twisted sound across a host of spirit rousing singles; animation again escalated by new single Albanian Night.

Previously released as their part in a split 7” single with New York band High School Football Heroes, the Londoners have given Albanian Night its own spotlight as a stand-alone release and given the opportunity it is hard to not see it infesting airwaves and a horde of new fans and attention.

Albanian Night bounds in like the caped crusader, a swinging hook to the guitars alongside its horn surging enticement the kind of perpetual nagging addiction breeds from. Vocals equally have mischief in their deeds, springing inhibition free imagination and boisterousness upon proceedings with relish; it all uniting in one carnival of nefarious intimation and virulent contagion.

A busy year for the London band ends with another slice of skilled mayhem and bold adventure, one leaving a deep and lingering mark we know we will be relishing on for a long, long time.

Albanian Night and the 7” Split single with High School Football Heroes are both available now.

Check Imperial Leisure out at their final 2019 show on Dec 20th  at Islington Academy, London.

Pete RingMaster 12/12/2019

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Koburg – We Could Be Angels

As anticipation gathers for the new album from Koburg, set for release January 2020, the unveiling of a new single has only escalated the intrigue and appetite for its arrival. We Could Be Angels is a song which entices almost festers upon the senses whilst continually building to a rousing and roaring incitement sure to only further the excitement over that next full-length.

Koburg is the symphonic rock solo project of Anastasia Coburg, a London-based model and musician. Formed in January, the seriously well-received debut album, The Enchantress, soon followed with a host of singles only adding to the acclaim gathering. Joined by Dean Baker and Mark Spencer of progressive rock band Galahad on stage, with Bryony Brewin on backing vocals and drummer Clint Henderson of  Naked Lunch which Coburg also plays with, the lure and reputation of Koburg has only grown and is set to again with the forthcoming release of Position Of Power.

We Could Be Angels provides a potent teaser for what we will discover within that new full-length, the song a shimmer upon the speakers before keys and Coburg’s ear gripping tones break the shadowy calm. Melody soaks sound and voice, a rumble of energy and drama seated in the temptation and only increasing their intensity as the track revolves through poetic verse and anthemic chorus.

A song Coburg describes as “inspired by a near death experience I had, where I had the realisation that our deeds in life follow us in the hearts and minds of those we leave behind, “We Could Be Angels grows in presence and sound by the cycle, capturing the imagination with just as fluid dexterity so that the new album just cannot come soon enough.

We Could Be Angels is out now; the single and pre-ordering of Position Of Power available @

Pete RingMaster 12/12/2019

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Attic Theory – My Own Design

There are so many things about Attic Theory that intrigues and lures further investigation, their new single My Own Design adding only one more great reason.

The fact that the Liverpudlian based rock band emerged in 2017 from the ashes of Matchstickmen, who had released their well-received second album From Our Own Ashes via Holier Than Thou Records is a good starter as too that their decision to change their name and give themselves a fresh start saw the band’s remaining members in vocalist Lewis Wright and guitarist Peter Donnelly linking up with guitarist Tim Cunningham of Rain May Fall. With its line-up completed by bassist Kenny McArthur and most recently drummer Matt Simon (Limehawk/ Guns2 Roses), Attic Theory create self-described alternative groove rock, a fusion embracing grunge, hard and classic rock textures within its own dextrous roar. As you read, the band has just completed a highly successful European tour supporting Tantric and with their debut single, Saints Among Us, having already triggered strong attention, Attic Theory is poised to break into bigger spotlights with My Own Design swinging the bait.

 Produced by Loïc Gaillard, the track draws a big breath before launching its tide of riffs and swinging rhythms, it just as swiftly settling into a no less formidable but controlled incitement breeding an aggressively contagious blaze of a chorus led by the powerful tones of Wright.

Muscular and emotively aflame, the song is a powerful encounter which tightened its grip by the minute let alone listen and with the familiarity of its roar aligning with the uniqueness of its hooks and enterprise; it offers a magnetic combination sure to bring only greater interest the way of Attic Theory.

My Own Design is out now.

Pete RingMaster 12/12/2019

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Jupiter in Velvet – We Are All One

As the year began with the inimitable sound and imagination of Jupiter in Velvet colouring its emerging landscape so it departs with the US bred, UK residing singer songwriter leaving another potent mark. Recently he released new EP, Anthems2Love, to eager praise and it now in turn gives us new single We Are All One and a song which hauntingly captivates.

As that earlier album and now EP proves, Jupiter in Velvet  weaves a sound which is as varied as it is adventurous in its rock ‘n’ roll and songs unafraid to shine a light on inspirations whilst weaving such hues into their own individual character led by their creator’s unique voice and passion.

We Are All One is a ballad of emotion and reflection bearing a Marc Bolan meets David Bowie breeze across its evocative landscape. Keys and guitar nestle up into each other as their melodies caress ears and Jupiter in Velvet’s inimitable tones sharing thoughtful words.

It is a mesmeric combination which though not a Xmas song embraces the original sentiment and peace it brings to an increasingly turbulent world.

We Are All One is out now via the Free 2b Free Records.

Pete RingMaster 12/12/2019

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As Sirens Fall – We Go Down Together

It is hard to miss the good things said about UK outfit As Sirens Fall since they started drawing attention with their releases and dynamic live shows and they can expect plenty more through new single We Go Down Together.

Since debut EP, The Hospital Party of 2016 and certainly its successor Where Lost Things Go two years later, the West Yorkshire hailing quartet has been on a strong ascent up the UK rock ladder. The years have also seen them hungrily supporting numerous artists and undertaking their own tours across the country into Europe and drawing eager praise with appearances at festivals such as Download, Bingley Music Live, Whitby Goth Weekend, and Camden Rocks. We Go Down Together is a striking next step and one sure to accentuate their growing reputation.

The band’s sound is an alternative rock bred, pop infused proposition but as the Romesh Dodangoda produced We Go Down Together eagerly reveals it has plenty more to its enterprise in flavour and character. Immediately it had attention and appetite on board, its entrance on a sonic thread swiftly becoming a rousing burst of sound and energy led by the just as boisterous tones of vocalist Mikey Lord. An instinctive catchiness is equally swiftly in place, the rhythms of bassist Jason Doveston and drummer Bailey Roper driving the virulence as guitarist Adam Doveston shapes its imagination and the My Chemical Romance-esque drama which fuels every twist and turn.

Similarly across its eventful body there are Billy Talent and Fall Out Boy like spices enriching its captivating presence and a theatre of sound which just makes the song more enjoyable and impressive by each individual moment.

With anticipation for a new EP or indeed album sparked by the song, We Go Down Together reinforces the thought that As Sirens Fall are looking at very healthy horizons.

 We Go Down Together is released on 8th November.

As Sirens Fall’s upcoming tour dates include:

24/11/19 – Joiners – Southampton (w. Sumo Cyco)

25/11/19 – The Globe – Cardiff (w. Sumo Cyco)

26/11/19 – The Exchange – Bristol (w. Sumo Cyco)

27/11/19 – Rebellion – Manchester (w. Sumo Cyco)

28/11/19 – Underworld – London (w. Sumo Cyco)

29/11/19 – Crauford Arms – Milton Keynes (w. Sumo Cyco)

1/12/19 – The Key Club – Leeds (w. Sumo Cyco)

2/12/19 – Classic Grand – Glasgow (w. Sumo Cyco)

3/12/19 – Think Tank? – Newcastle (w. Sumo Cyco)

4/12/19 – Mama Roux’s – Birmingham (w. Sumo Cyco)

21/12/19 – Birdwell, Barnsley (w. Hands Off Gretel)

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Dead Reynolds – Souls

With their debut EP, Souls, eagerly drawing in newcomers to the band since its release this past July, Dead Reynolds have let loose its title track as their new single whilst in the studio working on the former’s successor. The track is a rousing slice of what has brought the band eager attention already with open hints of what is to come as their ear grabbing sound evolves, its release right now a thoroughly enjoyable moment with the East Anglian quintet.

Emerging October 2018, in part from the ashes of the rather fine Phoenix Calling and seeing The First’s Ben Knowles bringing his bass enterprise into the fold, Dead Reynolds found strong support across the likes of Scuzz TV and Kerrang! Radio among numerous shows and stations with their first two singles. Live too, the band has made a praise luring impression through headlining shows, a sell-out tour in support of their first EP and main support slots with Deaf Havana and Mallory Knox. With the new single bearing all the ingredients which have led an increasing many to the Dead Reynolds sound, Souls equally lends that suggestion of new things ahead which has already sparked our anticipation for that second EP.

Within its opening breath, Souls is winding its lures around ears, the guitars of Dom Greenwood and Luke Reid creating a spiral of temptation within which the rhythmic intent of Knowles and drummer Luke Green pounce. With the earnest tones of vocalist Callum Waterfield an emotive draw in the midst of the melodic tempest, the track breaks into an infectious stroll, one which breeds further contagion as its body and chorus further blossoms.

It is true to say that the gnarly snarl of Knowles’ bass and Green’s senses baiting beats easily got under the skin but really no more than the enterprise of the guitars, vocals, and imagination which keeps the song a refreshing and rousing encounter.

Souls is out now.

Upcoming Live Dates:

30th November – Voodoo Lounge Stamford

14th December – Corn Exchange, Stamford with Austin Gold

22nd Feb 2020 – Dukes Head Ballroom, Kings Lynn

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Graces Collide – Ride

Next year UK alt rockers Graces Collide have their debut album, Our Tomorrow, set for release and right now stand poised to unveil a rather potent teaser in the shape of new single, Ride, a song already ensuring an eagerly wait for that bigger proposition.

Hailing from the ever fertile Brighton music scene, Graces Collide has earned a potent reputation locally and further afield with their riff driven, melody enriched sound. Their live presence has seen them draw high praise up and down the UK whilst sharing stages with the likes of The Rocket Dolls, Icarus Falls, Saint Apache, and Cyanide Sundae along the way with more surely on the way courtesy of Ride.

Instantly the guitars of Danny Wenham and Will Hamblin lay down easy to consume bait, rhythms poised to add their strength which they quickly do as rousing riffs align with punchy beats and Jurgan Hamblin’s rapacious bassline. As Wenham’s lead vocals enter  the alluring mix, the track relaxes a touch without losing an already contagious air rising up in virulent crescendos and anthemic carousing.

Throughout wired grooves and heated melodies add to the pull of the imagination shaping the song’s enterprising layers and refreshing twists and though Ride maybe is not as boldly unique as it might be, the track is a stirring and imaginative recipe to rich enjoyment and firm anticipation for the first Graces Collide album.

Ride is out November 15th with Our Tomorrow released  April 10th 2020.

Upcoming Live Shows:

Sat 9th Nov – The Facebar, READING

Fri 22nd Nov – The Dublin Castle, LONDON

Fri 6th Dec – Bar42, WORTHING w/The Rocket Dolls

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Rainium – Sounds Of Berlin

With their debut album, Sounds Of Berlin, just unveiled, hard rock outfit, Rainium has brought a potent teaser to its arrival with the release of its title track as their new single, a song embracing familiar flavours to its own distinct melodic rock breast while suggesting that the band’s first album is well worth checking out.

Formed across 2017 moving into its successor, Rainium is the brainchild of German guitarist Rainer Krenzke. Linking up with vocalist Michael Voss (Mad Max, Casanovo, ex-Bonfire), the pair were soon writing and embarking on demo recording sessions together before enlisting fellow countryman and bassist Marco Tardanico (ELA) and British lead guitarist Jay Parmar to the project’s line-up. The latter is no newcomer to The RR, we having been hooked on his craft through his solo album, Circle Of Fire, seven years back and subsequent ventures within bands such as Eden’s Curse, Iron Knights, and The Inner Road. Fair to say his presence added extra spice to our checking out Sounds Of Berlin and embracing its reward loaded enterprise.

Immediately the single shares its breeding and infectious nature, guitars and rhythms strolling with a spirited demeanour matched by Voss’ voice. Classic hard rock nurtured riffs and hooks continue to align to crisp beats and the magnetic throb of the bass, the track persistent in its catchy gait and breath.

Though it maybe lacks a certain snarl, the song is rich in melodic prowess and moments of potent unpredictability, the striking solo endeavour of Parmar icing on the cake as it lays down a thoroughly enjoyable invitation to the band’s first full-length.

Sounds Of Berlin, single and album are out now.

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Foxer – Don’t Leave a Scar

From ups to downs, UK rock band Foxer has been on a character building journey but determination has thankfully seen them come through it all and now release a new single which gripped ears like a vice and sparked real anticipation for the band’s debut album.

Releasing their self-titled first EP back in 2016, Foxer found praise and strong radio support before them. A potent reputation for their live presence was also nurtured which the single, Slingshot, subsequently escalated on all three counts in 2018. Earlier this year though things looked close to being finished as line-up departures saw vocalist/guitarist Chris Peace alone. After months of soul searching and a host of songs yearning to be heard, Pearce decided “it was all or nothing” and recruited bassist Tom Wells and drummer Adrian Gill to revitalise the band.

With a debut album in The Throwaways planned for release early 2020, Foxer reveal they are back better than ever with Don’t Leave a Scar, a track wrapped in shadows, imagination, and magnetism. Its initial melodic lure is thick in intrigue and intimation but equally relaxed, it all breeding a catchy swing which Pearce’s voice matches. It is a beginning with a darkly lit presence which enjoyably reminds of The Sound, a spicing which continues to colour the song around its more vociferous moments of sound and energy.

With a Deftones-esque hue to its body too, Don’t Leave a Scar proved as addictive as it was arousing; rising to be one of the best singles to grace our ears this year whilst suggesting that The Throwaways is a release we should be keenly anticipating.

Don’t Leave a Scar is out now.

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Saints of Sin – Nasty Love

Taken from their self-titled second album, Nasty Love is the virulent new single from UK rockers Saints of Sin, a track which alone urges the intent to check out that new full-length.

Christchurch hailing, Saints of Sin emerged in 2013 and has proceeded to nurture a strong and loyal fan base. Debut album, Welcome to the Circus, brought the band greater attention in 2017 which its successor can only escalate if previous single Heart Attack and especially now Nasty Love is a sign of things inside.

A rousing and ebullient fusion of funk, R&B and melodic rock with a classic nurturing at its heart, Nasty Love immediately jumps on ears as the swinging arms of drummer Josh Rose uncage big bold beats to be quickly joined by the spicy chords of guitarist Sparxx Jenkins and the devilish gravelly bassline of his brother Ash. At the centre is a delicious groove wrapped in sonic flames, the song carrying an Extreme-esque hue to its rampant stroll and boisterous roar.

The track is pure contagion, everything about it rock ‘n’ roll incitement and invitation to listener participation, a manipulation which is as thick from the potent tones of vocalist Rui Brito as the eager almost voracious sounds around him.

As Saints of Sin prepare for a series of live dates and a UK tour supporting Midnite City, Nasty Love is a vocal reason why you should go check them out.

Nasty Love is out now.

Upcoming Live Dates:

26/10/19 – Poole Zombie Festival

01/12/19 – The Fiddler’s Elbow, London

03/11/19 – Supporting Michael Monroe, Engine Rooms, Southampton


09/11/19 – Alberts, Nottingham

15/11/19 – Trillians, Newcastle

16/11/19 – Waterloo, Blackpool

17/11/19 – Bannermans, Edinburgh

22/11/19 – Cobblestones, Bridgewater

23/11/19 – Nightrain, Bradford

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Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts – Dare You To Watch

As he prepares to play a host of dates with Inglorious and in turn Skid Row, British singer/songwriter Matt Mitchell, of Pride/Furyon/Colour Of Noise fame, has released new single Dare You To Watch. It is the third single from acclaimed debut album of Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts and another slice of melodic rock nurtured temptation proving why the full-length has been so eagerly praised.

The successor to previous singles, Black Diamonds and Home, the emotively honed Dare You To Watch coaxes ears with its initial melodic caresses, the lure of guitars soon joined by Mitchell’s equally inviting tones. Soon the song hits an infectiously bold stride but still dips into that initial melodic calm throughout its infectious blossoming.

With darker but no less manipulative rhythms driving its inescapable pull, one continuing to be shaped by emotion lined voice and melody, Dare You To Watch provides another invitation for newcomers to Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts to check out their first album and indeed to catch them out on tour.

Dare You To Watch is out now.

Upcoming Live Dates:

Supporting Inglorious…

22nd October – The Welly, Hull

23rd October – The Robin, Bilston

24th October – The Tivoli, Buckley

25th October – The Junction, Cambridge

As Skid Row support

30th November – Wakefield Warehouse

8th December – The Mill, Birmingham

Plus Rockstock, Trecco Bay, Wales on Dec 6th

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Making their live debut this past May at Tiny Rebel Cardiff, South-Wales based BLɅCKƎLVIS has stirred up eager attention and plaudits in swift succession and are sure to reap plenty more if new single, Gimme Ya Luv, is a true hint of the pleasures waiting within the band’s forthcoming EP, See Love. It is a multi-flavoured slice of rock ‘n’ roll as flirtatious and seductive as it is tenaciously eager,

Consisting of vocalist LEVi Tyrell Johnson, guitarist Ruben Kingman, bassist AndyExilded, and drummer C.J Collins, BLɅCKƎLVIS immediately grabbed ears with Gimme Ya Luv, bass and vocals united in captivating attention as flames of guitar subsequently spread the emerging canvas of temptation. A reggae nurtured swagger colludes with a funk bred swing as melodic rock flumes cross the song’s captivating landscape, Johnson’s voice as flavoursome and spirited to encourage listener participation.

With a just as infectious web of grooves to its enticement built body, the song quickly and persistently proved a virulent indeed addictive proposition; a teaser to an EP which if that can match the song’s imagination and flirtation is set to be one of the year’s most enjoyable offerings.

Gimme Ya Luv is out now.

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Luna Rosa – MK Ultra

As we await their new 5 track E.P, British rockers Luna Rosa have another teaser lined-up in the shape of new single MK Ultra. The successor to the well-received I In The Centre Of Pride, the Northamptonshire hailing band’s new song is a sizzling slice of psychedelic lined rock ‘n’ roll which swiftly got under the skin.

Formed in 2015, Luna Rosa has increasingly ascended the UK rock scene with an acclaimed live presence which has seen them share stages with the likes of Reef, Lightning Seeds, Glen Matlock, Twisted Wheel, Space, Bluetones, and Chris Helme and a host of singles earning strong support and airplay across a wealth of radio stations. I In The Centre Of Pride suggested another burst of invention and enterprise in the band’s sound which MK Ultra not only confirms but hints is even richer.

Heat shimmering guitars open up the song, their almost writhing threads of melodic enticement woven into a magnetic web of psych rock adventure around the as quickly emerging tones of vocalist/guitarist Rory McDade. It is a captivating affair with guitarist Aidan Furey continuing to cast alluring tendrils of melodic flame against the tenebrific hues of Charlie Thorneycroft’s bass and the crisply landing beats of Jack Connolly.

There is certain magnetism to the Luna Rosa sound with a tempestuous instinct to its imagination and in full tempting within MK Ultra, another track which suggests the band is set for busy horizons as their music and its growing prowess consumes more and more ears.

 MK Ultra is released October 11th with the full EP due the end of October.

Upcoming Live Dates:

15/10/19 – The Washington, Sheffield

16/10/19 – Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes

17/10/19 – The Chameleon – Nottingham – This Feeling

24/10/19 – The Victoria – Swindon

01/11/19 – EBGBS – Liverpool

8/11/19 – Harveys – Luton

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Scarlet Rebels – Heal

As their last single suggested the subsequent rock prowess of debut album Show Your Colours, the new single from Scarlet Rebels echoes its qualities with an emotively fuelled slice of melodic enterprise. Heal is a song that draws ears with creative eagerness and leaves the same only wanting more of the Welsh rocker’s hard rock invention.

Formed from the foundations of V0iD, Llanelli hailing Scarlet Rebels made a potent mark with the No One Else To Blame single earlier this year lending greater anticipation for the release it came from. With Show Your Colours now luring new friends with its collection of melodic rock nurtured songs carrying bold and impassioned melodies aligned to spirit rousing choruses, its new single, the similarly emotion fuelled Heal, is poised to entice a fresh wave of attention and praise.

A tender guitar shared melody sets things off with the similarly earnest and magnetic tones of vocalist Wayne Doyle soon bearing the song’s heart. The guitar of Chris Jones continues to entice with its intimation as the keys of Josh Townshend caress the imagination, the calm rhythms of bassist Wayne Esmonde and drummer Gary Doyle courting their enterprise with matching craft before it all catches flame in a fiery roar.

Recorded with Tim Hamill (Lemmy, Girlschool, George Michael), Heal is a song embracing the familiar to spice its own individual character, a trait just as enjoyable within the first Scarlet Rebels album and one of many reasons why the band is earning a potent reputation.

Heal is out October 11th.

Upcoming Live Dates

Sat 19 Oct – Hanger 18, Swansea

Wed 23 Oct – The Waterloo Bar, Blackpool

Sat 16 Nov – Cornwall Rocks, Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe

Thurs 21 Nov – The Robin 2, Bilston

Sat 30 Nov – The Rock Den, Hatfield, Herts

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Fires of Freya – Take a Bow

It is hard not to love moments when uncertainty over something is vanquished by that very thing with sparked initial doubts; a battle between wills of sorts. The debut single from UK rock band Fires of Freya is one small example of that persuasion. Its first breath did not bring negativity but did not quite convince but as bundle of seconds eagerly came and went and we admit we subsequently found ourselves hooked on the fiery roar of Take A Bow.

Newcastle hailing, Fires of Freya embrace inspirations from the likes of Halestorm, HIM, Roxette, Evanescence, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys and Jimi Hendrix for their sound and imagination. The former on the evidence of this first release is a flaming blues rock meets broader melodic rock proposal though those in the know say there is an even richer tapestry of sound across their other songs.

A lone guitar opens up the track, its melodic invitation soon joined by a throaty bass and crisp beats. Swiftly vocalist Cheryl Reynolds joins up in the temptation, her voice a magnet in the invitation though as mentioned previously the song did not quite find the key to our full appetite. In saying that though, as guitarist Shaun Evans and bassist James Withington combined their endeavours alongside the potent beats of Dan Baldwin there was a definite catchiness which kept beckoning, Reynolds at its heart.

Equally all the while, a snarl grew in sound and voice, the emotive tones of Reynolds especially embracing it, which caught the imagination, it all leading to a chorus that had us bouncing. In turn its departure left a lingering edge of the intensity and fire that was freed to give greater power to song and temptation.

By its end, Take A Bow was in firm control of attention, the single making a strong and highly promising introduction to Fires of Freya and most importantly a very enjoyable one. If the band can find the full roar and bite in their sound they have plenty to suggest they could be a highly recognised name within the UK rock landscape.

Take a Bow is released September 21st.

Upcoming Tour dates:

 Friday 13th September – Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar

Wednesday 18th September – Newcastle, Head of Steam

Saturday 21st September – Slaley Live, Hexham

Saturday 21st September – Newcastle, Beyond Vinyl single launch night

4th December – Newcastle, Trillians

20th December – Stockton, Musiclounge

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Puppet Theory – Katia

Providing another potent slice of sound which draws on numerous flavours in its tapestry, UK outfit Puppet Theory have a new single poised to lure further attention the way of the Manchester based band. A fusion of indie rock, pop punk, and further eclectic melodic enticement, Katia is a prime example of what has gained the quartet a strong and eager fan base and a song with all the persuasion to earn them even greater recognition.

Formed in 2016, Puppet Theory has firmly risen through the British indie scene courtesy of a sound luring reference to the likes of The Killers, Circa Waves and Catfish and the Bottlemen and a live presence which earlier this year saw the band pack out Manchester’s Deaf Institute for their biggest headline show to date. Radio support has equally become keener and is sure to grab another keen moment with Katia such its easily infectious character.

The song gently coaxes ears as calm but choppy guitar lures align to synth caresses. Quickly the controlled but animated rhythms of drummer Paul Gallacher enhance the temptation with the similarly magnetic tones of vocalist/guitarist Chris Pickering. Their entrance brings the darker hues of Niall Musa’s bass and the melodic intimation of lead guitarist Johnny Hearldon alongside, the track blossoming in presence and charm as well as energy.

From there rock muscle and pop catchiness align with indie enterprise and emotive intensity, the song never feeding expectations but providing something familiarly infectious and openly bold. Uniqueness is probably not its strongest attribute but it does not diffuse its strongest traits, craft and temptation.

Katia is released September 13th.

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Scars of Protest – Switchblade

Given a certain platform of attention, some bands and artists use it to throw spotlights on issues that affect us all intimately and globally; exploring everything from apathy to corruption, bigotry to persecution and more. UK rap metallers Scars of Protest are one such proposition, an outfit which in their creative way provides a voice for those who are otherwise unheard and a band which writes some rather compellingly rousing songs as proven by new single Switchblade.

Formed in 2014, Scars of Protest are a Southampton bred incitement which over the years has built a potent reputation and sound. It is a praise carrying attention nurtured by a live presence which has seen the band share stages withy the likes of Crazy Town, Our Hollow Our Home, Canvas, Seething Akira, Shields, Create To Inspire, Carcer City, Aurora, Lock & Key, Empires Fade, UK:ID and numerous others.

With its successor, Weapons & Morals, already earmarked for release later this year, Switchblade immediately strides forth, thrusting its grooves and riffs upon as swiftly eager ears. Vocalist Tim Osmond rides the infectious turbulence with defiant voice and confrontational emotion, his words and diversity stoking the fires of thought as the grooves of guitarist Ash Henbrey work on the imagination; spirit and body incited by the composed yet vicious swings of drummer Harry Latter and the heavy audacity of Andy Baber’s bassline.

Together it is an inescapably rousing attack and lead; an uprising which it would be wrong to say does not have a thick Rage Against The Machine with also a touch of Powerman 5000 meets The Survival Code to it; yet it roars with an individuality which only sets Scars of Protest apart and easily commands attention.

Switchblade is released August 30th.

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Derange – Higher

With their last single impressing a mere few weeks back, a song helping suggest that 2019 could be a major year for the band if they provide more potent temptations like Divide, UK metallers Derange have done just that with its successor Higher. Ahead of their upcoming EP, Senses, both songs make powerful ear grabbing teasers for a release which if backing their prowess could be the breakthrough spark for the London outfit.

Formed in 2013, fair to say Derange has already made a thick mark through their 2015 debut album, The Awakening, and live presence. The release with its single The Thinker garnered strong praise and support from the likes of Metalhammer and PowerPlay while equally live the band has earned a potent reputation with their dynamic and varied melodic metal which this year alone has seen the band share the stage with Exist Immortal, On Hollow Ground, and Bloodywood. Ahead of a UK tour alongside Valis Ablaze, these singles and the potential of the EP they come from might just be the moment their name is naturally on a whole new expanse of lips.

Higher takes little time to suggest the reasons why. Cat Pereira’s ever captivating vocals open up the song, the guitars of Nick Crosby and Justas Brazdžiūnas swiftly by her side with their melodic wiring and subsequent sonic flames. Just as enticing is the dark snarl of Joe Macpherson’s bass, it all erupting in a melodic pyre swiped by the tenacious beats of Joe Farrel.

As the song’s imaginatively woven tempest continues to flare, Pereira spreads the diversity of her magnetic tones; the song continuing to relish the individual craft of all whilst rising in drama and adventure; a tapestry which only had ears greedier for their combined enterprise.

There are many familiar essences to the Derange sound yet with every track the freshness they are brought with is encroaching on uniqueness; another reason the Senses EP could see the band facing major recognition.

Higher is released August 30th.

Upcoming Live Dates with Valis Ablaze

September 1st – Bristol – The Lanes

September 2nd – Birmingham – The Victoria

September 3rd – Manchester – Satans Hollow

September 4th – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms

September 5th – Norwich – B2 Venue

September 6th – London – 229 The Venue

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Koburg – Love, Let It Rain Down on Me

As her new album looms closer it is hard not to feel a wave of really eager anticipation especially when chewing on another teaser for it in the shape of new single, Love, Let It Rain Down on Me. The track comes from Koburg, the symphonic rock solo project of Anastasia Coburg, and in a year already creatively busy for the London/Poole based songwriter/musician/ model, one which simply adds further depth to her reputation.

January of this year saw debut album, The Enchantress, released; a collection of tracks embracing the potential and imagination which fuelled Coburg’s previous guise, Jet Noir, but exploring bolder and richer musical exploration. Also acclaimed as synth player and backing vocalist with electro rock legends, Naked Lunch, she immediately grabbed attention with Koburg’s debut single Forbidden Realms which only escalated once that first album was unveiled. Just a few weeks back, the single Karma Is A Bitch set ears on alert for second album Position Of Power due in October. It was a song sharing a fresh spring of richness in  sound and craft within its captivating body, strengths shared and expanded by Love, Let It Rain Down on Me.

A track “about the overwhelming loss of power one feels when falling in love and the surrender involved when allowing oneself to be emotionally vulnerable”, Love, Let It Rain Down on Me instantly prowls the senses with a crunchy prowling intimation of sound. With electronics sizzling, the song continues to circle the imagination as Coburg’s ever magnetic tones begin sharing its heart before symphonic metal flames erupt and rock contagion ignites.

Drama soaks every subtle or vociferous note, seductive melodies sharing shadows as bold energies bring tempestuous emotions. It is a captivating mix and an enthralling encounter which, as its predecessor before it, effortlessly sparks another pang of eagerness towards the unveiling of Position Of Power.

Love, Let It Rain Down On Me is available now @

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StoneWire – FTM

As the band continue to work on their second album, UK outfit StoneWire have unveiled a new single, a track of fire and drama sure to raise intrigue and attention the way of their future release.

The roar of the band’s ear grabbing sound is a potent proposition, one bred on a blend of blues, heavy metal, southern and classic rock and already drawing strong praise within the band’s debut album, When The Crow Flies, released late 2014. Its track spawned numerous and regular airplays on stations such as TeamRock Radio, Kerrang! Radio, and XFM Rock Show and on a wealth of regional programmes and international based internet shows. If new song FTM is a hint of what to expect within its successor, StoneWire can expect further keen support, the song basking in the heat of new enterprise and dexterity and relishing a fresh flush of flavour.

FTM wraps a highly inviting blues groove around ears from its first breath, its heated shimmer echoed in further sonic company before a momentary calmness brings forth the magnetic tones of vocalist Sky Hunter.

From there blues nurtured grooves continued to lure and stir the appetite, the guitars of Gaz Annable and Duncan Greenway a perpetual enticement and arousal across the just as tenacious and persuasive rhythms of bassist Steve Briggs and drummer Rob Glasner. With Hunter’s voice a vociferous flame in the fire of craft and sound, the song burnt itself on the senses and passions; a potency sure to draw a great many into holding StoneWire a focal point as we all wait for that new album.

FTM is available now.

Upcoming Live Dates:

31st August 2019 – Herofest, Gravesend, Kent

27th September 2019 – Four Sticks Weekender – The Second Coming, London

26th October – The Audio, Glasgow with The Swamp Born Assassins

7th December 2019 – The Cavern, London

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Saints of Sin – We’re on Fire

We’re on Fire is the new single from UK rock band Saints of Sin and an apt declaration in regard to the blazing sound fuelling their latest outing.

Hailing from Christchurch, the quintet creates an infectious proposal out of a blending of classic and hard rock with numerous other flavours. Formed in 2013, the quintet has already lured eager attention through their debut album, Welcome to the Circus, of 2017 and more recently, acclaimed single Heart Attack. With their new album released this month, the latter encounter hinted at a fresh roar and enterprise to the band’s sound which We’re on Fire confirms with both making potent teasers to that self-titled Saints of Sin release and the rich adventure in their growing sound.

Straight away We’re on Fire erupts in ears, the guitars of Sparxx Jenkins and Sophie Burrell weaving a melodic invitation across just as inviting riffs as the rhythms of drummer Josh Rose bite and bassist Ash Jenkins grumble. The fiery catchiness of the track is swiftly enticing as too the potent tones of vocalist Rui Brito delivered in a heartily eager roar.

With its familiar classic roar nurturing and melodic hard rock tenacity, maybe surprises are few within the song but everything about We’re on Fire is a pleasure and rich invitation to the band’s new full-length.

Both We’re on Fire and the Saints of Sin album are available now.

Upcoming live dates:

31/08/19 – Hard Rock Hell Sleaze, The 02 Academy, Sheffield

04/10/19 – New Milton Memorial Hall

26/10/19 – Poole Zombie Festival

01/12/19 – The Fiddler’s Elbow, London

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Vix 20 – Hashtag Change /Me Gwanishi

For a pair of musicians who grew so disillusioned with the state of every element of the music industry and stepped away from it for many years, the founders of Vix 20 continue to spring moments of unbridled virulent contagion with their songwriting and sound since returning. Their latest invasion of infectiousness comes through their new double A-sided single Hashtag Change /Me Gwanishi; two stomps which instinctively had the body bouncing and vocal chords hollering.

The creation of Gary Mills and CJ, Vix 20 had us, among a great many, enthusing about the duo’s return and their turn “to the dark side of pop” through previous single, Digital Age/Angel on my Jet Ski. Now ahead of a debut album also going by the name of Digital Age, the quartet has uncaged another two tracks of their eclectic power pop inspired sound to tempt right now and tease attention towards that eagerly awaited full-length.

Hashtag Change surrounds a mischievous cut-up of Donald Trump samples shaped as a love letter to his beloved Melania, a song bouncing along on a ska punk jangle as the pop antics of the band breed unapologetic catchiness. From melodies to hooks, rhythms to harmonies the track is an animated slice of contagious rock ‘n’ roll matched in zeal and energy by vocals and enterprise.

Vix 20 dips into their punk side for the just as devilish and impish Me Gwanishi. It too is an inescapable arousal of body and vocal chords, the song like a rascal mix of Radio Stars and Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias with a touch of I Am Duckeye for extra mischief. Even so and as established in previous songs, there is something truly individual to the Vix 20 sound which rides all spices and descends on ears with relish.

Both tracks only make the arrival of the band’s album hungrily awaited here and Vix 20 the place to go when needing great sounds and fun.

Hashtag Change /Me Gwanishi is out now.

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Luna Rosa – I In The Centre Of Pride

The first single taken from their forthcoming 5 track EP, I In The Centre Of Pride is the latest offering from UK rockers Luna Rosa which invites attention but not just suggests, it demands it.

With that EP scheduled for release late October, Luna Rosa has ensured it will be an eagerly awaited encounter through I In The Centre Of Pride alone. It is a swirling tempest of the band’s alternative and psych rock bred sound, a wind of power and enterprise which brews, grows, and roars like a sonic cyclone.

From Northamptonshire, the 2015 forming Luna Rosa is no stranger to attention and praise. Previous singles Fever, Spread My Ashes Anywhere But Here, and recent track Mercurial Man have found strong airplay across a wealth of radio stations whilst live the quartet has shared stages with the likes of Reef, Lightning Seeds, Glen Matlock, Twisted Wheel, Space, Bluetones, and Chris Helme. Yet as the last of those trio of songs hinted at, the band has found a new depth and power to their music which is in full roar within I In The Centre Of Pride.

The song stirs on a calm guitar jangle, one soon joined by the bigger bolder beats of Jack Connolly. Their resonance in turn sparks greater intensity and drama in the guitars of Aidan Furey and that of vocalist Rory McDade as the bass of Charlie Thorneycroft strolls with a dancing throb. The psych bred sighs of guitar already spawned only become more heated and fiery as the song blossoms, the vocals of McDade equally as intense and tempting.

Everything about I In The Centre Of Pride proved addictive and with increasing potency by the play so that EP cannot come soon enough.

I In The Centre Of Pride is available now.

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Skyfever – Burning Hands

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Earlier this year we had the enjoyment of being introduced to Irish outfit Skyfever through the single Kings. It was a song which left a potent and memorable mark if not quite flirting with uniqueness. Recently the band unveiled its successor in the rousing shape of Burning Hands, a song which has the same depth of temptation in its sound and body but also carries a real tease of that individuality missing from its predecessor.

Having already caught the ears and imagination of Alice Cooper and found home amongst the sounds played at high profile sports stadiums including the stadiums of the New York Yankees, the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers Liverpool FC’s Anfield and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Skyfever are a simmering fire of attention which certainly sparked into greater life with Kings. It is easy to imagine that bubbling to further erupt through Burning Hands, a song with a heated sound emulating its title and a heavy rock ‘n’ roll instinct that demands attention.

The track sparkles into life, the sonic glitter soon bearing a fizzy thread of guitar as beats firmly set their tone. As swiftly the potent tones of Luke Lang are adding their magnetic roar, another potent lure within the cavernous lure and might of the track.

Everything about the song is pure power and though it reminds of The Ugly Kings in some ways, Burning Hands sears its own character and individuality on ears and easily found pleasure. With more encounters and bold adventures like this Skyfever will surely be a highly recognised name within the European rock scene.

Burning Hands is out now.

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Dead at 27 – Freak

Releasing their debut album, Bring In The Lights, last year South Wales heavy/alternative rock quartet Dead at 27 have had to get used to keen praise for their rousing sounds. It is a wave of attention and plaudits which is sure to continue as the Caerphilly unleash another track from that first full-length. Freak is easily our favourite track from the album and a song which epitomises the strength, prowess, not forgetting the slightly frenzied lining which makes their sounds firmly stand out.

Dead at 27 emerged in 2016 as the two man project of vocalist/guitarist Nathan Gratton-Smith and bassist Mitch Casey. It was a beast which had to grow though and soon drummer Chris Lerwell was added to a line-up subsequently completed by the addition of guitarist Dave Griffiths. Previous releases hinted at the likes of bands such as Therapy?, Foo Fighters and Reef but there has always been a certain individuality which is really vocal within the outstanding Freak.

There has always been a great feral edge to their voracious sound and the imagination which drives it but within the new single it borders the rabid; a great psychotic volatility fuelling its untamed attack and tempestuous breath even in the unexpected melodic twist which just captivated.

Throughout, Freak swings with an unhinged tenacity, creative nostrils flared and rock ‘n’ roll attitude to the fore. Every imposing rhythm is a welcome trespass, each throat rasping syllable keen incitement amidst the fiery fames of guitar. All together it makes for one thrilling track which as we said previously is easily for us the finest moment from Dead at 27 yet.

Freak is out now.

Upcoming gig dates

July 26th at Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff

August 10th at Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff

August 17th at Mothers Ruin, Bristol

August 25th Crownload Music Festival, Merthyr Tydfil

October 26th The Bunkhouse, Swansea

November 29th, McCanns Rock Bar, Newport

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Desensitised – Emily

With their new album, Sister Psychosis, continuing to lure praise and attention, UK rock trio Desensitised have uncaged another ear grabbing single from its flavoursome body in the rousing shape of Emily. It is a track which needed little time to tempt, grab, and carry off eager participation in its brief but seriously virulent antics whilst simply suggesting that its full-length source just has to be the next port of call to all newcomers.

Swinging out of Nottingham, Desensitised have a sound which embraces the muscular roar of rock, the belligerent defiance of punk, and the contagious energy of pop. As Emily proves, it makes for an easily persuasive affair which only becomes more captivating by the play. There is also a strong essence which reminded of eighties British pop punk band The Photos too and that only added to the inescapable temptation and enslaving potency of a song quickly proving quite irresistible.

Straight away, the senses jabbing beats of drummer Claire Brookes ensured proper attention was stirred, the melody from the guitar of Libby Butterworth-Smith almost teasing as it wrapped the bold incitement. From its midst the bass of Charlotte Radford bounds forth, gripping those same ears as her equally magnetic vocals leap out. That in turn springs a full web of hooks and melodic adventure from the guitar, rhythms only increasing their urgency and flirtatious but forceful incitement alongside to match the creative eruption around them.

Though the song barely escapes the two and a half minutes mark, it leaves no second barren of temptation and contagion; all the while Emily declaring Desensitised a band all fans of pop punk and pop rock should take real notice of.

 Emily is out now with Sister Psychosis available on all major digital platforms with physical CDs available from official website

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Sapien Trace – Precipice

Lifting off from the terrestrial climate of Newcastle upon Tyne, electro rock outfit Sapien Trace have just released new single Precipice from its earthbound moorings, a song swiftly taking ears and imagination on a Sci-Fi fuelled adventure which in turn effortlessly had the body bouncing.

Consisting of vocalist/lyricist Mark Dickinson, bassist Alex Brand, and drummer Dan Baldwin, Sapien Trace formed in late 2017. As their fusion of dubstep, electronica, and rock grew and evolved, the band soon drew references to the likes of Daft Punk, Rammstein and The Prodigy. Taking their new single alone, Precipice shares the sci-fi borne rock thrust and electro dub thump of UK’s Axis Mundi and the eighties electro pop of British Electric Foundation/Heaven 17 with Sapien Trace’s own individual character of sound. It is a mix which invites rather than seizes attention but leaves ears hooked and appetite engaged all the same.

The single soars in on an electronic wind before honing in on its concentrated flight of bold rhythmic incitement amidst radiant electronic intimation. Dickinson’s vocals are just as potent and enticing as the track continues to pulsate and vigorously shimmer; its pop instincts combining with thicker muscular temptation to incite ears and body alike.

Precipice is also a track which though it proved firmly enjoyable on its initial listen has simply become more addictive by the listen; a success which can only be lauded and recommended.

Precipice is out now.

Pete RingMaster 17/07/2019

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Koburg – Karma is a Bitch

As another highly anticipated album looms, its creator has raised the temptation with her latest single. Karma is a Bitch is a captivating teaser to Position Of Power, the new full-length from UK symphonic rock band Koburg and a song which whether a fan or new to the band just demands eager attention for itself and that forthcoming release.

Koburg is the solo project of Anastasia Coburg, UK based model and musician who had already captivated and hooked widespread acclaim in previous guise Jet Noir and as part of synth pop/electronic band legends Naked Lunch. With Koburg, Anastasia has unleashed the rock roar of her creativity, taking the previous dark electronic depths of her sound to a whole new landscape of drama and imagination. The evidence of its prowess was ripe within debut album, The Enchantress, that alone reason enough to keenly await its successor with Karma is a Bitch escalating the anticipation with its rousing incitement.

The single immediately entangles ears with a wiry guitar groove, its thick coaxing breaking for a tide of riffs and snapping rhythms as Anastasia’s powerful and alluring vocals step forward. There is an instinctive magnetism to her tones which the surrounding sounds seem to feed from, their melodic tendrils and inherent snarl an attention gripping combination to clasp her strengths.

With industrial essences at times adding to the rich tapestry of flavours making up its rich body, Karma is a Bitch simply enthralled; the song’s bite and growl as potent as its fiery seduction. It was also an encounter which just inflamed the thought that Position of Power cannot come soon enough.

Karma is a Bitch is available now @ with Position of Power due for release in October 2019.

Pete RingMaster 27/06/2019

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Indya – Gimme Ya Luv

There is one thing you can say about the sounds and releases of British outfit Indya, they come with certain predictability; an expectation which it is going to captivate and thrill which the band’s new single, Gimme Ya Luv more than proves. The most unique and multi-flavoured offering from Indya yet, the song grips ears and imagination like a predatory seductress leaving both eager in its infestation.

Formed in 2015, Indya is the project and creation of Natalie Indya West, a singer songwriter who studied music at The Brit School for performing arts & Technology in Croydon before furthering her musical training at Colins Performing Arts College in Romford, Essex with a Diploma in Professional Music Theatre the result. From the release of early single Harder Faster, Indya proved there was fire in the belly of its sound which demanded attention and a rousing breath which commanded the same. By the release it is a sound which has grown and evolved, becoming broader in its flavouring and richer in its imagination, Gimme Ya Luv openly relishing that growth.

Taken from Rebel Music, Indya’s forthcoming new album, Gimme Ya Luv instantly shimmers upon the senses, electronic activity an intrigue coated glow soon embracing the ear grabbing tones of Natalie. Already there is an industrial edge to the darkness ventured, an essence soon collaborating with metal and rock induced temptation. Throughout the guitars of Aaron King and ​​ ​Andy Basiola share raw intimation, almost taunting the imagination as the predacious prowl of Save BlackJack’s bass and the deliberate and controlled swings of Joel Day’s beats offer as much threat as seduction.

Combined it proved a seriously compelling proposition, the song a gripping incitement bordering the frenzied but deviously controlled in its touch.

Gimme Ya Luv is released July 12th.

Upcoming Indya Show Dates: ​​ ​​

29th June WILDFIRE FESTIVAL- Scotland ​​

30th June HOOK & GUN FESTIVAL- Wakefield ​​

6th July BBC LIVE SESSION with JON HOLMES BBC RADIO KENT- Tunbridge Wells ​​

6th Sept- Phoenix Bar – High Wycombe ​​

13th Sept Percys Bar – Whitchurch ​​

22nd Sept Metalworks The Monarch – Camden ​​

27th Sept RAVENFEST- Wigan ​​

26th Oct The Saddle Inn- Chester ​​

27th Oct The Hope & Anchor- Brighton ​​  ​​

Pete RingMaster 27/06/2019

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Armada Of Secrets – No Strings (Attached)

There is nothing better than coming across a sound which teases and taunts the listener to try and pin it down but evades any precise claim offered. UK duo Armada Of Secrets have that kind of sound; a blend of flavours and styles which come together for something which “the band themselves have struggled to define” but as they also suggest is “infectious once heard.” No Strings (Attached) is proof of that virulence, the song a nagging persuasion which stirred attention with instant success and only intensified its contagion thereon in.

London-based (via Slough) Armada Of Secrets is the creative union of Caroline Kabera and bassist Carl Dawkins, the pair first meeting in music school after the former immigrated to London from Ruanda. Their debut release was the Kiss and Tell EP, a striking encounter bred in the enterprising throes of post punk, alternative rock, dance, and more which received a reboot last year. A hiatus saw Dawkins tour the world with a variety of bands while Kabera worked hard for women’s care refuge charities whilst continu8ing singing locally. 2018 saw them reunite and work on new material; a collection of songs making up their latest EP which currently can only be discovered via a series of clues on their website and social media sites.

No Strings (Attached) is its first single and instantly had its claws into ears and appetite as Dawkins’ bass craft laid a web of temptation; its grooves proving swiftly irresistible. Kabera’s individual tones were just as magnetic, her voice carrying a Skin like hue to its emotive potency. As a guitar teases and drums rumble across its slim but thickly compelling landscape, the track just wormed under the skin. The post punk exploits of the bass hinted at the likes of Gang Of Four and The Three Johns whilst Kabera brought an edgy alternative/melodic rock dexterity which easily united with that steelier lure.

With No Strings (Attached) our first eager meeting with Armanda Of Secrets we took a quick venture back to that first EP and can confirm that the new single is not unique in compelling sound and character but it takes both to new heights and oh yes, it is seriously infectious once heard.

No Strings (Attached) is out 2nd August with physical copies available from 6th September while the band’s new EP is officially released on the 25th October.

Pete RingMaster 27/06/2019

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Scarlet Rebels – No One Else To Blame

With an album just waiting to reveal its tenacious body of instinctive rock ‘n’ roll, South Wales hailing Scarlet Rebels have set out a potent teaser with their new single, No One Else To Blame. Released a handful of weeks before that keenly anticipated full-length, the single provides an eager lure with its melodically fiery, classic hard rock lined roar.

Llanelli bred, Scarlet Rebels were formed from the foundations of rock band V0iD; a band releasing a trio of well-received albums before, “with the re-energised and re-imagined line-up” before us now, emerging in their current guise in 2018 when singer/songwriter/guitarist Wayne Doyle, bassist Wayne Esmonde, and drummer Gary Doyle were joined by lead guitarist Chris Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Josh Townshend, the nephew of Pete Townshend and son of The Who guitarist Simon Townshend. Released in August, Show Your Colours is that upcoming debut Scarlet Rebels album, a release produced and engineered by Tim Hamill (Girlschool, Lemmy, George Michael) which if No One Else To Blame is anything to go by will host a feast of ear grabbing rock ‘n’ roll.

The song is a track with energy and spirit in its breath and discontent in its heart, from its first melodically flamed throes casting dispute upon the world today and the protagonists guiding it. As the song sweeps in, rhythms swiftly begin jabbing at the senses as melodic threads escape the guitar, Doyle’s potent tones soon in the persuasive mix. Heightening its anthemic holler in its melodically fired chorus, the track continues to tempt and arouse as individual craft and tenacious rock ‘n’ roll shapes its magnetic character.

Not necessarily unique but as fresh a slab of rock music as you would wish for, No One Else To Blame just hit the spot with verve and enterprise; as suggested providing compelling bait for that forthcoming album.

No One Else To Blame is released July 12th with Show Your Colours scheduled for release August 9th via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

Upcoming live shows:

Sat 29 Jun – Wildfire Festival, Wanlockhead

Fri 05 Jul – GigFest, The Old Vaults, Oswestry

Fri 12 Jul – The Iron Road, Pershore

Sun 14 Jul – SOS Festival, Longfield Centre, Prestwich

Fri 09 Aug – ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW, The Patriot, Crumlin

Sat 17 Aug – The White Horse Inn, Tiverton

Sat 24 Aug – MoFest, Melbourn Rock Club, Meldreth

Sat 31 Aug – Den Fest V, The Rock Den, Hatfield

Fri 11 Oct – The Palladium Club, Bideford

Sat 19 Oct – Hanger 18, Swansea

Wed 23 Oct – The Waterloo Bar, Blackpool

Sat 16 Nov – Cornwall Rocks, Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe

Thurs 21 Nov – The Robin 2, Bilston

Sat 30 Nov – The Rock Den, Hatfield

Pete RingMaster 27/06/2019

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The Heartland Collective – I Just Don’t Know

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Though the new single from Britain’s The Heartland Collective sees an artist releasing a record for the very first time you cannot help feeling that music has been his life and spirit for a whole long time as fan and creator. Indeed debut single, I Just Don’t Know, is one of those tracks which just revel in inspirations whilst finding its own individuality, and the kind of song which gets under the skin in no time.

The Heartland Collective is the creative project of North East musician Michael Johnson, a Durham hailing artist embracing the strength of the internet by using a collective of imaginative musicians from his own city, other parts of the UK, and those residing in Austria, Netherlands, Canada, The United States, and Ecuador. Main inspirations are said to include Sex Pistols, Foo Fighters, and Tom Petty, understandable influences when enjoying the old school punk and melodic/hard rock collusion within I Just Don’t Know.

Equally there is a Ramones meets seventies power pop hue to the quickly persuasive encounter, other spices just as rich and enticing within the track’s own undeniable individuality. Being just one song we have yet to hear if it represents the true heart and sound of The Heartland Collective but I Just Don’t Know just made us want to find out and hear much more.

Michael Johnson may have taken his time to finally musically step forward but his debut offering suggests the time is right for him and our ears.

I Just Don’t Know is out now on all major streaming platforms.

Pete RingMaster 04/06/2019

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The Cazales – A Certain Quackery

Stepping from the creative embrace of North Wales, The Cazales are an indie pop band which has just put the tease on real attention with the release of their new EP and its magnetic lead single.

Formed in 2015, the Wrexham hailing quintet have firmly built a strong local reputation , one increasingly spreading its wings through the band’s live presence and a debut EP in 2016, Real Emotion, soaked in potential and enterprise. This year alone has been a potent adventure for the outfit, a debut headlining show at EBGBS in Liverpool and gigs in Sheffield and Manchester backed by their first ever appearance at Focus Wales 2019 supporting Boy Azooga. Now The Cazales has A Certain Quackery keen to entice ears and attention led by its rather fine lead single, She Wants You Dead.

As its predecessor, A Certain Quackery was produced by Alan Smyth (Arctic Monkeys, Pulp) and swiftly caught the imagination with that first single as it opens up. Apparently a “subtle tribute to Winona Ryder”, She Wants You Dead instantly caressed ears with its guitar jangle, its thick nagging just appetite sparking before the song slipped into its firm and controlled stroll. Even so there is a dark volatility to the song, an underlying tempestuousness which never erupts but certainly brings rich character and texture to the emerging body of temptation. With an alluring Editors hue to its breath, the track only proved increasingly irresistible note by note, play by play.

Kamikaze Love is next up, it too taking mere seconds to grab ears as the guitars of Josh O’Brien and Steve Jones cast a dance of riffs within its hooks loaded rock ‘n’ roll. The voice of Tom Matthias as in the opener is an equal coaxing into the arms of one effortlessly catchy encounter. With great rolling rhythms from drummer Sean Hughes and bassist Mark Griffiths, it is a captivating mix of the familiar and new, a blend just as enticing within next up Auf Wiedersehen. Its gentle invitation is potent enough but when the song slips its shackles and launches into a boisterous canter it had hips and vocal chords doing its bidding with ease, throughout rhythms again one rousing manipulation.

The EP closes up with Addiction and its Mighty Lemon Drops-esque jangle. Americana spiced flames soon add to the variety of flavouring emerging by the chord and though the track did not quite match up to its predecessors for personal taste it simply brought the release to a fine and enjoyable close.

The Cazales have a sound which is not boldly unique but it is as fresh and tasty as you might wish; EP and its excellent first single revelling in both.

She Wants You Dead and the A Certain Quackery EP are both available now across most stores.

Pete RingMaster 04/06/2019

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Gumshoe – When Things Started to Ignite

Springing from the breakups of previous bands, Gumshoe is the solo project of British musician/songwriter/producer Philip Hampson. It is an exploration said to have emerged from its creator’s “no other desire but to continue to create weird soundscapes and tales of his hometown…” and if debut single, When Things Started to Ignite, is a clue to future adventures with Gumshoe we are in for a lot of ear pleasing fun.

With an EP planned for release later this year, Hampson swiftly provides a potent introduction to Gumshoe with a lively and joyous slice of indie/electro pop rock with a host of additional flavours involved. There is a definite eighties synth pop hue to its temptation, the song reminding of Paul Haig across its infectious stroll and also of Shriekback with its unpredictable but similarly virulent rhythmic pulse. As guitars and keys align to Hampson’s magnetic tones, the song also relishes a modern almost haunting enterprise and essence just as bold in its contagious character.

From start to finish When Things Started to Ignite simply seduced, its creative teases receiving keen attention as its vibrant swing and imaginative twists worked a similar bounce to quickly receptive bodies. Every band and artist hopes for the kind of debut you just cannot ignore, in three and a half minutes Gumshoe has grabbed that success with glorious ease.

When Things Started to Ignite is available now @

Upcoming Live Dates:

Odd Frog, Barrow – 07/06/19

Another Fine Fest, Ulverston 15/06/19

Fudstock, Cavendish Park – 31/08/19

Pete RingMaster 29/05/2019

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Dig Lazarus – The Joker

Like many we have been taken with the sound and recent singles from UK rockers Dig Lazarus but it is fair to say that it has all been the build up to something bigger and bolder as hinted by the band’s new single, The Joker.

Coming just before the release of a new EP, The Joker is a rousing slab of voracious rock ‘n’ roll which puts anything from the Nuneaton outfit to date in the shade . It is some going as Dig Lazarus has provided some truly ear gripping songs but their latest track just fired up the passions from its first snarling breath like nothing from them before. Merging grunge and stoner with ferocious rock ‘n’ roll The Joker brings and revels in a new wave of enterprise and voracity to the trio’s sound.

From an opening gnarly growl from Atticus Hall-McNair’s bass aligned to the steely growl of guitar cast by Ash Tustain as drummer Jack Cotterill’s splinter the senses, The Joker had it claws into personal instincts and appetite. Its rapacious stride is just as magnetically imposing as its textures gather and spring forth tenaciously heavy grooves. Within seconds the song’s rock ‘n’ roll had ears hooked, Tustain’s vocals adding to the captivation as the song settled into a calmer trespass with a persistent volatility to it which erupts with similarly hungry catchiness throughout.

Punk irritability and metal ferocity only adds to the temptation soaked web of a song which, as already suggested, easily steps to the head of the band’s striking encounters to date. If The Joker is a sign of things to come, their new EP is going to be breaking down doors for Dig Lazarus and potentially see hordes of new fans flock their way.

The Joker is out now with the band’s new EP scheduled for release May 31st.

Upcoming live dates:

Sat 1st June – Camden Rocks Festival London

Sat June 15th – Karns – Hinckley

Sat 22nd June – The Crew Nuneaton

Sun 30th June – Wildfire Festival, Wanlockhead Scotland

Sat 20th July – The Royal Standard (Tramlines Fringe Festival) Sheffield

Mon 22nd July-  The Maze Nottingham w/ Massive

Wed 24th July – The Waterloo, Blackpool with Crobot

Fri 16th Aug Motherwell Concert Hall Motherwell w/ Foo Fighters GB

Sat Sept 7th – The Crew, Nuneaton

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Emerald Sunday – What Becomes of You

As they put the finishing touches to an eagerly awaited new album, Scotland’s Emerald Sunday has just unveiled lead single What Becomes of You; a song quickly proving itself one of those teasers which  just leads you to want to take a bigger bite of that larger morsel of sound.

Dundee hailing, Emerald Sunday was created in 2008 by guitarist Alan Hunter and bassist Scott Crawford. Initially a local cover band, it was a vehicle for their creativity which swiftly grew and evolved into its own unique proposition. Recent years have been marked by the band sharing stages with the likes of Primal Scream, Big Country, Embrace, Example, From The Jam and many more whilst a pair of singles has headed charts and debut album, Lay Down On The Highest Cloud forged its own distinct impact of the Amazon Rock Chart. With its line-up completed by vocalist Mike Martin, guitarist Matty Fleming, drummer John Morgans, and keyboardist Andrew Taylor, Emerald Sunday is now looking forward to releasing second album Willow with What Becomes of You a potent appetiser.

The new single is a gentle yet rich encounter with the band’s melodic rock ‘n’ roll. From its first guitar caress, the track lured ears, the quickly following stroll of rhythms and energy just as inviting. In turn Martin’s warm tones only add to the temptation on offer, the song blossoming with each subsequent wash of keys and melodic flame to escape guitars.

As familiarity blends with individuality What Becomes of You is little short of captivation whilst providing a magnetic lure towards that new Emerald Sunday album

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Haytor – Sirens

Leaping out of Devon, Haytor is an already keenly supported band which is set to fire up their presence and reputation within the UK music scene with the release of new single Sirens. Like its namesakes, it is a song which simply lured ears and attention but unlike their devilish intent it only rewards with energetic pleasure.

Formed in 2016, the quintet of vocalist/pianist Austin Robison, guitarists Jonny Lewis and Ryan Hawkins, bassist Cameron Robison, and drummer Cal Verney have firmly established themselves upon the southwest music scene venturing beyond with their spirited indie pop. They draw on bands such as Panic! At The Disco, Coldplay, DNCE, Walk The Moon, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, and The 1975 for their own vibrant sound, a varied mix which is echoed in the flavoursome depths of their new offering.

Sirens initially coaxes ears with the gentle lure of guitar, Robison’s warm tones soon joining the eager invitation before similarly mellow keys and the just as composed but bouncy call of rhythms add their bait. Straight away the song firmly holds attention but truly comes alive with its lusty chorus, Robison magnetic within the radiant jangle of guitars and general hug of sound and with every eruption of that delicious chorus it simply blossoms further, the moments in between only adding to its rich allure.

Across its pop rock body the track somewhat reminds of American outfit Paper Jackets but lays down plenty of Haytor individuality which will only empower song and the band ahead and the fact we already really want to hear more from them says it all.

Sirens is out now.

Upcoming Live dates:

May 26th – Kindred Spirits Festival in Launceston

June 15th – Moorhayes Festival in Tiverton

July 14th – Grand Western Canal 10k & Festival

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Derange – Divide

Another British band which has drawn praise loaded attention and eager support since emerging a few years back is London hailing Derange and they can expect plenty more of both with the release of new single Divide. It is a commandingly powerful and fiery slice of technically shaped alternative metal which left us greedy for plenty more.

Since emerging in 2013, Derange followed up well-received first singles Ego and Unleash with the firmly acclaimed Change EP and in turn their Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death, Sikth, Amorphis and Evile) produced 2015 debut album The Awakening.  The high praise gathering release of the latter was followed by the band successfully striking further out live across the UK and Europe with shows and festival appearances. Last year saw the band uncage their single Runaway with Elicit Music and play alongside Exist Immortal during their UK tour. Now they have left a rich mark upon 2019 with Divide, a track which alone declares Derange one of the UK’s most potent potential loaded propositions.

An atmosphere hug lures ears first but it brings a swiftly unveiled and forceful sonic wind with it which is just as easy to embrace. Within a few breaths more Cat Pereira shares the striking power, prowess, and dexterity of her voice; melodies and throat rasping scowls no obstacle to her ability and temptation. Similarly rich enterprise springs from the guitars of Nick Crosby and Justas Brazdžiūnas, corrosive riffs and imaginative wiring cast with craft and enterprise around the rousing exploits of drummer Joe Farrell and the brooding lines of Joe Macpherson’s bass.

It all makes for a magnetic blaze of sound and emotion in a song which maybe is not forcibly unique yet has the flair and imagination to stand well away from the crowd. Will 2019 be a big year for Derange? Well if they give us more temptations like Divide we see no reason to doubt it.

Divide is out now.

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Kill The Silence – All We Are

With their looming fast new EP, Bloodlines, UK outfit Kill The Silence recently set up a rather tasty teaser in the shape of new single All We Are. A commandingly infectious slice of the band’s melodic post hardcore, the track is one of those infections where a willingness to shake it off is never contemplated.

The Leeds hailing quartet arose out of the initial creative union of songwriters Jason Walsh and Sam Rickerby, the pair meeting at Leeds College of Music late 2012. Three years later the two released a pair of EPs which embraced a sound inspired by the post-hardcore and metalcore likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Bring Me The Horizon, Gallows, and Deaf Havana. Their success transferred to the band’s live presence with sold-out headline shows and festival appearances combining with stage sharing with bands such as We Came As Romans and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. A brief hiatus was followed by a return in 2018 of the band with bassist Ian Souch and drummer John David Wallis expanding its ranks. Comeback single, You Should Know, lured potent attention and praise with Killing The Silence soon embarking on a UK tour supporting Ashestoangels.

With previous also well-received single Memories still working its temptation on new fans, 2019 has already seen the band support the likes of Shvpes and The Virginmarys and has now been given another rich success to chew on in All We Are ahead of the keenly anticipated Bloodlines EP.

The single leaps from the speakers with relish, riffs and rhythms a collusion of power and tenacity which soon transfers to the spirited vocals and melodic enterprise equally enjoying the track’s instinctive enthusiasm. The punk heart of the song easily entangles with its melodic metal dexterity and the imaginative twists and turns which only blossom greater temptation.

Featuring Mikey Lord from As Sirens Fall, All We Are is bold and muscular and as eagerly infectious as the common cold but much more fun.

Roll on Bloodlines is all we have left to say as it is sure, on the evidence of this great track and its recent predecessors, to wake up a great many more to the presence and rousing roar of Kill The Silence.

All We Are is available now with the Bloodlines EP due for release May 13th.

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Dig Lazarus – Tell Me Why

Sonically unkempt but imaginatively stylish, Tell Me Why is the new single from British rockers Dig Lazarus. It is one of those tracks you may feel you know as soon as a note bursts from the speakers yet there is nothing predictable about its rousing steps and anthemic enterprise. Like an old friend reincarnated, the track is instinctive rock ‘n’ roll driven by fresh creative winds.

Since emerging a few years back, Midlands hailing Dig Lazarus has from winning the Original Bands Showcase in Leicester gone on to earn strong praise from a live presence which has seen them share stages with the likes of The Virginmarys, The Brew, The Bad Flowers, SKAM, and Tequila Mockingbyrd and last year for the critically-acclaimed four-track EP, Outlaw. The band’s sound springs its own character from a web of inspirations ranging from Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Muse, Biffy Clyro, and The Subways; influences, many of which, that are audible in varying degrees within Dig Lazarus’ music but rich flavouring rather than the heart of a new track which leaps upon rock instincts

A song about “someone losing their way; straying from the right path”, Tell Me Why immediately grabs ears with a riff, the first of a strolling surge courted by swinging rhythms. The equally magnetic vocals of guitarist Ash Tustain add to the growing lure, he backed by the just as potent tones of bassist Atticus Hall-McNair. Invitingly raw and just a little on the dirty side, the incitement of sound soon had feet and neck muscles animated, its increasingly infectious nature working away as keenly as the flying beats of Jack Cotterill.

 As suggested there is something so familiar about the roar of Tell Me Why but a spicing only adding to its individuality and inescapably catchy and rousing antics; rock ‘n’ roll deeds which just warrant attention.

Tell Me Why is out now.

Upcoming Live Dates

Fri 10th May – The Iron Road – Pershore w/Ryders Creed, Empyre & The Rocket Dolls

 Sat 1st June  – Camden Rocks Festival – London

Sat 22nd June –  The Crew – Nuneaton

Sun  – 30th June   Wildfire Festival, Wanlockhead – Scotland

 Sat       20th July  – The Royal Standard (Tramlines Fringe Festival) Sheffield

Mon  –  22nd July    The Maze – Nottingham w/ Massive

Wed 24th July – The Waterloo – Blackpool with Crobot

 Fri 16th Aug   –  Motherwell Concert Hall Motherwell w/ Foo Fighters GB

Pete RingMaster 25/10/2018

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Brocarde – Last Supper

From performing and storytelling as a young girl, the path to the release of debut single Last Supper is a story of creative adventure, determination, and artistic exploration. It has been an increasingly striking and successful journey, to swiftly sum up its aspects embracing design in clothing and jewellery as well as the finding and bringing the true musical soul and voice to her instinctive surface. Now cinematic and captivating artistic storyteller Brocarde is ready to unveil her musical theatre and fair to say we for one are already bitten.

Born in a rural village in Oxfordshire and London-based Brocarde casts a sound upon Last Supper bred in the hungriest essences of metal, rock, and punk with plenty more besides embraced. Its tale is inspired by her personal experiences with celebrity culture yet spreading its arms to grab the expansive darkness in life waiting to devour our journeys. It comes with an equally compelling video, a warped sanguinary fairytale giving life to the song’s own visual confrontation.

Like a Tartarean nightmare emerging from the combined imaginations of Ann Radcliffe and Edgar Allan Poe amidst the musical trespass of Kidneythieves and Venus de Vilo, Last Supper devoured the senses and imagination from its first orchestral breath, a thick tease soon spawning the track’s cauldron of voracious variety and rock boldness. Brocarde’s voice is just as dramatic and striking, honestly unleashed and unapologetically forceful in its contempt and captivation.

The uniqueness of artist and sound is just as swiftly established; certainly you could find references to give a clue to the character of song and artist but mere teases to their rich, iniquitous and indeed deliciously sinful exploits.

Last Supper is a collusion of theatre, cinema, and personal nightmares; its sound a maelstrom of equally expressive styles and all together one simply irresistible debut.

Last Supper is out now.

Pete RingMaster 25/04/2019

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