Front and Centre with Pluggin’ Baby

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.

To find out more contact Pluggin’ Baby through http://www.plugginbaby.com/ or info@plugginbaby.com

MuddiBrooke – You Don’t Own Me

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You Don’t Own Me is a song which when Lesley Gore first uncaged it back in the sixties stood up and spoke for women in a subtle but open and relatively gentle but firm way. It is a track which held anger or certainly dispute in its heart though it kept it relatively caged yet was a bold creative defiance at the time which has persistently inspired ever since with UK rockers MUDDIBROOKE the latest to be sparked by it.

Carrying a message sadly still as relevant today, You Don’t Own Me is as powerful as ever especially now brought up to date to the tempest that is modern day and its society by MUDDIBROOKE, the band unleashing the rage and raw defiance which the original held down in its belly with grunge fuelled voracity in one striking version.

At times like a predator the song prowls the senses before its cauldron of spite erupts in fiery exclamation and confrontation, punk rock antipathy adding to its irrepressible impact and impressive dissent.

You Don’t Own Me is an icon of a song which vocalist guitarist Brooke and bassist Anna Melidone have escalated in impact and enjoyment, every heart bred breath and organic second of the original given new energy and evocative dissension.

You Don’t Own Me is a must and available now.

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Upcoming MUDDIBROOKE Gigs:

 June

25th – Uprising Festival, O2 Academy, Leicester

 July

2nd – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (supporting JD & The FDCs)

30th – Rock & Blues Festival, Derbyshire

 August

5th – Wroot Rocks Festival, Doncaster

6th – Savfest, Coalville

20th – Duffys, Leicester

 Sep

2nd – Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate

3rd – GrungeFest, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

17th – The Birds Nest, London

18th – The Prince Albert, Brighton

30th – Real Time Live, Chesterfield

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 Pete RingMaster 09/06/2022

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Nightblade – Tell Me How

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With their third album in three years set to be uncaged this coming September, UK rockers NIGHTBLADE are poised to free up its first teaser in the shape of new single Tell Me How.

Since sowing its seeds as a band in 2010, it is fair to say that the West Midlands outfit has increasingly gathered keen attention and plaudits the way of their releases especially for 2020 released album Ignorance Is Bliss and its successor, Unknown Territories, last year. Both encounters revelled in the richer and broader adventure and flavouring emerging  in the band’s sound which, though only one song, Tell Me How firmly suggests has blossomed again.

The single leaps upon ears with immediate hunger and dexterity, the vocals of Mark Crosby steering the incitement as the rhythms of bassist Tim Cutcliffe and drummer Rich Lawley pounce. Aggressive yet virulently infectious with the band’s instinctive snarl, the track continued to trespass and arouse as the guitars of Sam Morse and Chris Seldon wove threads and webs of nagging riffs and melodic wiring, each move further escalating the rich incitement.

With a grungy come punk hue to its rock ‘n’ roll and a spring of enterprise in its well of temptation, Tell Me How proved, for us, the most compelling and rousing moment with NIGHTBLADE yet ensuring that their September 9th released album, Hope To Be There, is already keenly awaited.

Tell Me How is released June 17th.

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Piqued Jacks – Sunflower

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With summer looming it is time to contemplate its soundtrack and, in a world troubled in pretty much every way possible, feel good incitements are especially needed to keep the flames of hope and fun burning. So we eagerly recommend Sunflower for consideration, the new single from Italy’s PIQUED JACKS the kind of song bred to re-energise waning spirits.

Consistency of surprise and invention has accompanied an encounter with PIQUED JACKS over the years and especially their recent exploits within their albums, The Living Past of 2018 and last year’s Synchronizer. Similarly, this year alone has seen the band spring fresh imagination within a pair of early singles and now within Sunflower, a track which the band says was literally “born in five minutes” after they decided in the studio one day they “wanted to write something relaxed and easy.”

The bass of littleladle first lured ears, it’s lone coaxing an instant tempting to which the vocals of E-King added their invitation. From the start, there is an inherent swing to the track which only grew more virulent as the rhythms of drummer HolyHargot and guitar of Majic-o spread their persuasive enterprise.

In some ways it is the most creatively unassuming track from the band in a while yet every aspect and breath to it is fresh endeavour and rousing incitement around its theme of “keeping our heads held high, to turn toward the sun, and to have the determination to be ourselves.”

Once again Piqued Jacks had ears hooked, bodies bouncing and the imagination fired up through Sunflower, three traits perfect for a lively summer and a re-kindled smile in the heart.

Sunflower is out now via INRI.

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Upcoming Live dates:

June 15th – Monsummano Terme (Italy) – Ziggy Stardust: 50 Anni Dopo (Bowie tribute show)

July 6th – Arezzo (Italy) – Mengo Music Fest

July 9th – Milwaukee (USA) – Summerfest (opening for The Pretty Reckless)

July 29th – Buggiano (Italy) – PJs House Party

August 21st – Tuzla (Romania) – Living Rock (opening for Balthazar)

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 Pete RingMaster 09/06/2022

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Haytor – 15

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Being keenly drawn by an offering from UK rockers HAYTOR is no real surprise any more such their prowess in casting anthemic lures amidst impassioned enterprise and emotive lyrics so it was no revelation that the band’s new single similarly revels in that strength of persuasion. 15 is a rousing slice of indie rock, a track commanding attention as it got under the skin with viral rapacity for another rich adventure with the hungrily emerging band.

Consisting of vocalist Austin Robison, his brother Cameron on bass, guitarists Jonny Lewis and Ryan Hawkins, and drummer Cal Verney, the Devon based outfit instantly grabbed our ears with their melody sprung jangle as 15 eagerly erupted into life. A song immersing in the “nostalgia of teenage years, getting into trouble with your mates and starting a band, making plans for the future, growing up together and slowly growing apart”, it is an emotive coming of age and in sound similarly provides a new step in the band’s songwriting and temptation.

With rhythms as rousing as hooks and the vocal contemplation, it accumulating in bursts of rousing incitement, 15 proved another potent temptation and richly enjoyable moment with HAYTOR but a track suggesting even greater adventures ahead in their growth and evolution as one of the UK’s brightest proposals.

15 is out now.

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Upcoming live dates:

June 30th – Supporting Sarpa Salpa at The Louisiana, Bristol

July 9th – Jurassic Festival, Bridport, Devon

September 3rd – Shebfest, Shebbear, Devon

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Marshall Potts – Heaven or Home

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With attention and acclaim persistently and keenly gathering around The Storm, the new album from Canadian singer-songwriter MARSHALL POTTS, his new single, Heaven or Home, provides yet another potent insight into the ear grabbing adventure and emotion sparking reflection to be found in his full-length.

From Kamloops, British Columbia, Potts merges positivity and optimism in lyrical themes looking at “moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment, and living in the here and now”, with sound woven in a mix of Americana, country rock, and classic rock. As proven by Heaven or Home  it is a relatively reserved yet powerful and resourceful mix wrapping lyrical rumination and incitement which is just as calm but bold.

The single immediately stands tall as rhythms jab and the keys of Mitch Potts engage with ears and the similarly melodic persuasion of Potts’ voice as well as his and Kirby Kaye’s guitars. As the music, there is a calm but fiery breath to the vocals which is echoed in the matching rhythmic prowess and drive of bassist Stephen Franz and drummer Chris MacAlpine.

Heaven or Home is a swiftly and increasingly striking encounter and quite simply another potent excuse to go explore The Storm.

Heaven or Home is out now via Let’s Go Alice Records.

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Standing Like Statues – Survival

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STANDING LIKE STATUES is another of those bands which we have come to almost expect to be impressed by with their singles and larger exploits and there has been no shift as the band unveil new track, Survival. It is a track which highlights the UK outfit’s melodic and emotive prowess in songwriting and their alternative rock nurtured sound but equally revels in a fresh breath in both and the band’s agility at creating impassioned drama with ear flirtatious catchiness.

The successor to their well-received single Truth Hurts, from earlier this year, both songs building on the success and potential of the band’s keenly received Reality Checkpoint EP and its offerings greedily embraced by fans and extensive radio play, Survival is a track epitomising the emotive heart of their music. Personal intimacy and wider observation has seemed to be the spark for many of their songs and their new offering is no exception which only adds to its spirit and impact as it suggests and urges one’s own personal reflection and action.

Survival immediately pulsates upon the senses, soon slipping into its lively stroll with an air of physical and emotional tempestuousness in its skies. That volatility erupts in crescendos of sound and emotion, a blaze of a chorus at the height of the turbulence refuelling the inspiriting declaration which drives the slice of gloriously insistent and galvanic alt rock.

It is a short sharp incitement to the system, not hanging around beyond 150 seconds but a rapacious brew of enterprise shaping one of the most striking moments with STANDING LIKE STATUES yet.

Survival is released May 20th.

Upcoming Live Dates:

21st May – Hotbox Live, Chelmsford *

22nd May – Portland Arms, Cambridge *

11th June – Strawberry Fair Festival, Cambridge

2nd July – Mad Hatters Festival, Ely

 * Headline Shows with support from Youth Illusion

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Single by Sunday – Help

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The last couple of years has seen our ears warm to and nurture a firmly keen appetite for the sounds of Scottish rockers SINGLE BY SUNDAY, a host of singles alone revealing the boldness and adventure, not forgetting the variety in the band’s invention and music. New track, Help, is not one to deviate from that trait, indeed it revels in maybe being the most potent proposal from that ever flourishing mix yet.

Set around the core of lead vocalist Josh Ladds and lead guitarist Jonny Eakins with bassist Joshua Clark and drummer James Madison completing the tracks’ line-up, SINGLE BY SUNDAY again breed the new single’s character and temptation in a mix of eighties inspired pop punk and indie pop fertility but temper its urgency with a cunning fusion of physical restraint and emotive fire. Yet the spirit and liveliness of the band’s previous offerings is as virulent with the track, a growing maturity in songwriting in evidence as Help courts the emotions, incites the spirit and eventfully runs wild with one’s bullish punk instincts.

With certain intimacy in its emotional admission and an infectious roar as potent as the song’s inherent catchiness and melodic energy, Help is another highly enjoyable moment with SINGLE BY SUNDAY, indeed their most striking yet as they hint at new explorations in their music ahead.

Help is released May 20th.

Upcoming tour dates/live dates:

Lechlade Festival (Swindon) – Saturday 28th May 2022

Summer In The City Festival (Germany) – Sunday 26th June 2022

Rock For Tolerance Festival (Germany) – 9th July 2022

NATFAK Festival (Germany) – 23rd July 2022

Foodies Festival (Edinburgh) – 6th August 2022

Foodies Festival (Glasgow) – 12th August 2022

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 Pete RingMaster 19/05/2022

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Miles and The Chain Gang – Love Is Blind

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Providing the impending summer with an early foot stomper of a lift, Love Is Blind is the new single from UK outfit MILES AND THE CHAIN GANG. It is an unassuming yet eagerly infectious encounter from a band which maybe is still in the early days of their ascendency upon national awareness but setting an ear grabbing lure and tone for all to take into the warmth bearing months ahead.

A band whose beginnings began across 2018, MILES AND THE CHAIN GANG made the true introduction to York and beyond the following year, the coming together of Miles Salter (vocals, guitar), Billy Hickling (drums and percussion), Tim Bruce (bass) and Alan Dawson (lead guitar) unveiling their live presence and subsequently releasing a trio of singles before Love Is Blind. This year saw bassist Matt Watt, drummer Steve Purton and keyboardist Daniel Bowater join Salter in a fresh line-up, a new breath and fresh union of qualities which sees the band take as new impetus into the year ahead.

The new track immediately bursts upon ears with an eruption of melodic sound bearing an early Elvis Costello hue to its swift temptation. It soon settles into its eager, Squeeze kissed stroll; a tempting with a sense of rock ‘n’ roll volatility to pop rock nurtured catchiness. Equally there is a hint of Americana and classic rock to its body, teases which add to its cheerfully infectious and animatedly persuasive call which soon had our bodies swinging.

Love Is Blind is maybe not overtly unique in its voice yet is as fresh and spirit enlivening as you could wish for, a sure fire should check out invitation in our book.

Love Is Blind is out May 27th.

Upcoming live dates:

 Sunday, June 5th 2022 – Black Swan Folk Weekend, York

Saturday 18th June 2022 – Leopard, Doncaster

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Arts Centre, Helmsley

Sunday 24th July 2022 – Blues Bar, Harrogate

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Avalanche – Bottle of Sin

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Aligning the hungry essence of old school rock n roll to fresh and modern hard rock fuelled energy and spirit, AVALANCHE is a band bursting forth from Western Sydney. This is a young band which declares that they are “playing heart-racing, gut-busting, roof crashing Aussie rock ‘n’ roll for a new generation.”  As their new single, Bottle of Sin, roars from the speakers you can only say that it is an encounter living up to that description, an uproar of fiery rock ‘n’ roll inspired by legends past but striving to set its own inimitable mark.

With their recent EP, Second Hand Band, drawing plaudits and eager support, AVALANCHE openly wear influences on their creative sleeve, the likes of AC/DC, Guns N Roses, and Rose Tattoo seemingly amongst them, but embrace them in their own take on classic and newer rock styles.

Consisting of the husband-and-wife duo of lead vocalist/bassist Steven and lead guitarist Veronica ‘V’ Campbell, rhythm guitarist Arthur Divis and drummer Ryan Roma, the band immediately gets down to business as Bottle of Sin urges closer and keener attention with rapacious rhythmic incitement and subsequent flames of guitar. Once hitting its boisterous riff strapped stroll, the track had the instincts to rock inflamed, further sparked by hints of punk rock lying in its underbelly, a hue of The Saints in its belligerence simply escalating the draw.

Indeed the song is bred of and roars with the heart and passion for classic rock past but just as potently revels in the new breath and spirit which comes from modern rock, one going by the passion, energy and individual name of AVALANCHE.

Bottle of Sin is out now.

AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST TOUR

Fri May 27 – Factory Floor, Sydney NSW

Fri June 3 – Tomcat, Brisbane QLD

Sun June 5 – Vinnie’s Dive, Gold Coast QLD

Sat June 11 – Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC

Sat June 18 – Link and Pin, Woy Woy NSW

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Koburg – Requiem

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With her new album barely out of its wrappings, British multi-instrumentalist Koburg gives the most powerful reason to go explore with its new single Requiem. The song is a rich and powerful incitement of Koburg’s symphonic rock bred heart cast sound and the ever growing and maturing character of her songwriting and imagination.

It is fair to say that London based Koburg has already established herself as one fascinating and enthralling proposition within the UK rock scene through singles and a pair of eagerly acclaimed albums, The Enchantress in 2019 and the following year’s Position Of Power. If Requiem is any guide, Fables – Part 1 will follow suit and be eagerly devoured just as its single was here.

Recorded with co-producers Dean Baker (Galahad) and Anthony Malpass (Naked Lunch) the album is already drawing keen intrigue and from its first breath Requiem give big clues as to why. The song opens with a melancholic breath, Koburg’s newly nurtured prowess on cello and violin casting an orchestrally emotive tempting which subsequently blooms into a full symphonic embrace. Her ever gripping and evocative tones soon share the song’s intimate heart with its sounds, casting observation on toxic relationships with waves of intimacy.

As a myriad of twists and turns add potent unpredictability to the song’s fiery and volatile breath, Requiem soon proved a gripping and increasingly addictive encounter; all the while piling on reason after reason why Fables – Part 1 demands exploration.

Requiem is out now through and Evolve or Die Records with Fables – Part 1 available digitally and on CD and vinyl @ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334335252103?fbclid=IwAR2qL9S2-LE1Co6mqHRJ1Lx0Ljcw98XdaTkWKi1Wzj44w5G4izZnZdAD_uE

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Piqued Jacks – Particles

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If 2021 was a big and successful year for Italian outfit Piqued Jacks, the release of a new album and a host of acclaim gathering shows across Europe amongst its highlights, 2022 is working on being just as potent if not an even greater time for the alt/rock quartet. The release of a pair of tracks alone are providing a mighty hint to that suggestion with the latest, Particles, proving just how compelling a new encounter with the band can be.

With last year’s unveiled full-length, Synchronizer, still drawing new fans and attention, Piqued Jacks opened up the year with Everything South. The single offered further rich proof of the fertile variety and imagination to the band’s sound as already confirmed by their latest album but also suggesting a new bloom of growth and evolution which Particles now endorses. A fine vein of unpredictability has equally always shaped the creative character of their music and after the lively dexterity of its predecessor, Particles revels in the atmospheric and evocative aspect to their sound.

Though the song is a calmer incitement in relation to that earlier song, if with a sense of emotive volatility which breeds a tempestuous climax, Particles also has inherent catchiness which swiftly entangled spirit and hips. The atmospheric suggestion and caress of keys is just as instant, drawing the ballad into view and into the waiting emotive tones of vocalist/keyboardist E-King. Intimacy and a worldlier contemplation merge in its ears holding embrace with that instinctive infectiousness easily drawing participation.

With the increasingly firmer and bolder rhythms of bassist littleladle and drummer HolyHargot stirring track and involvement alike by the minute, the guitar of Majic-o weaving flaming enterprise around them, the fire in the song’s belly brings its roar to the surface building to a dramatic and rousing climax.

Ethereal yet tempest like, Particles is another striking outing with Piqued Jacks and another moment in which they leave expectations only hanging around through assumption of the unexpected.

Particles is out now through INRI.

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WREX – Sleepless

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As we, like so many, await a larger outing with the British alt rock duo, WREX have unveiled a new track in Sleepless, a song which just raises the ante in anticipation.

This coming July will see the release of the Brighton hailing band’s debut EP, Paradise, and leading up to the uncaging of its five track proposal Mae Seaton (vocals) and George Donoghue (guitar, bass, vocals, drums, production) are releasing a trio of singles starting with Sleepless.

Formed in 2020, WREX has proved their sound one dextrous, virulent and aggressive incitement, its alt/electro rock breeding across a quartet of previous radio greedy singles revealing a cauldron of temptation with robust incitement and animated imagination. Sleepless continues that trait and the band’s growing invention, the song a fiery and creatively vociferous encounter which is part seduction, part trespass and all contagion.

The track is the band’s most ferocious offering yet, the pair revealing a predacious rock aspect to their music. Theirs is a sound which has been heard to be in constant evolution across their releases but Sleepless keenly caught expectations out with its hungrily heavy yet infectiously animated exploits.

A track observing the deceit and pressures of society and others on one’s mind and emotions, the song looms forward in party mood but swiftly shows its muscle and emotive roar. Equally though, their electro instincts continue to swing through ears, revolving with the songs rapacious rock inclinations to cast a greedily catchy and raucously invasive uproar.

With every listen Sleepless imposed its persuasion and prowess, the track easily the finest from WREX yet and alone the firmest reason to impatiently await that EP.

Sleepless is out now via Favour The Brave with the Paradise EP set for release on July 27th.

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Tyrannosaurus Nebulous – Magnetar

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Like numerous offerings, the debut album from UK rockers Tyrannosaurus Nebulous has had to wait for its uncaging; had to show patience as the Covid pandemic brought the world to a lockdown enforced stand still. Now with the music scene heading towards the strength and opportunities previously assumed, the band recently unveiled Tyrant Lizard King and its single, Magnetar; a song which epitomises the rousing exploits to be found within it and the overall rapacious prowess of the band’s sound.

With its current line-up in place by 2014, Stourbridge hailing Tyrannosaurus Nebulous has increasingly made a mark on the British rock scene with their hard/classic rock forged sound and the likes of the Deal With My Evil EP and it’s A double A-side single, TLK/ Straight Jacket. Unsurprisingly Magnetar commands the same strength of attention from ears as it reveals a partial glimpse of the dystopian sci-fi cultured theme of their Gavin Monaghan recorded full-length.

Instantly guitar wiring entangles ears, riffs and earthy grooves soon paving the way for the passional tones of drummer James Miles. In turn within the swiftly and openly infectious proposal, the rhythms of bassist Lee Jenkins and Miles provide a firm if not invasive insistence as guitarists Paul Darby and Matt Darby weave fiery stands of melodic enticement to further catch the imagination.

The track itself is not overly aggressive but has a snarl in voice and character and an overall lure which is as much trespass as temptation; the song a slice of edacious hard rock with an intriguing tale to match its rich proposal.

With references to the likes of AC\DC, Alice In Chains, and Thin Lizzy regularly wrapped around their sound, Magnetar proves it and the band’s sound have their own rich individuality and one highly enjoyable roar.

 Magnetar is out now through Echoed Past Records as too the album, Tyrant Lizard King.

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Black Water Fiend –Wish You Well

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Leaving a potent mark on radio stations and shows around the world let alone a new flood of fans in 2021 with their single Bring the Fire, UK heavy rockers Black Water Fiend look to do the same with its successor Wish You Well. The song is another rich slice of the band’s fiery high energy sound, one building on the prowess of that previous encounter and a track which you can easily see matching its predecessor’s success.

Coventry based, Black Water Fiend emerged in 2018; a university project initially which swiftly made a thick mark on the local music scene with two well-received EPs escalating their growing reputation. Pre-pandemic, the band was playing notable venues around the UK and being invited to play numerous festivals home and abroad. Bring the Fire marked their eager return and now Wish You Well is the spark primed to resume that potent ascent of the British rock scene.

The band’s sound is multi-flavoured but has a certain heavy rock/grunge seeding with bluesy inclinations and no more enticing than within the new track. Wish You Well immediately wraps a easily devoured groove around ears, it’s tempting a nagging lure which the crisp beats of drummer Aaron Sheriff and Joe Mangle’s earthy bassline more than back.

With Danny Starkey’s impassioned tones a reflection come celebration of better times post toxic relationship, the fire in the belly of the song roars around him, a power which the melodic flames of his and Sam Martin’s guitars spread and highlight with craft and imagination.

It all makes for a rousing encounter with Black Water Fiend, a band easy to see having their best year yet ahead.

Wish You Well is out March 11th.

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A State of Romance – A-List Lives

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Reinforcing the impact made by their debut single last year, UK electro rockers A State of Romance uncage its successor in the inspiriting shape of A-List Lives. It is a track which is hungrily infectious and equally pugilistic, a song which rips through ears and sows seeds which blossomed into a hunger for more.

A State of Romance is the creation of drummer Darren Rodgers and guitarist Dean Lilley, a pair who previously toured the UK and Europe and released a well-received EP and album released as part of Littlecrazy. Its demise in 2013 saw Rodgers pursue a highly successful DJ career under the moniker Damon Hess. Then Covid hit and the pandemic sparked lockdown of 2020 saw the pair reunite and set out to form a new band with a truly fresh breath, one which subsequently bred an electro metal/rock sound aligned to dance and drum ‘n’ bass essences and embracing sampled sounds.

Inspirations are stated as bands like Linkin Park, Bring Me the Horizon, and Pitchshifter though listening to A-List Lives, a song which is “about a girlfriend that’s more interested in celebrities and famous people than their own relationship”, we found a great Rabbit Junk voracity to its contagious yet ferocious march upon the senses.

A setting of the song’s protagonist’s infatuation opens up the release and frequently breaks up the song’s subsequent trespass. It is an incitement though which is as forcibly infectious and manipulative on feet and body as its roar is aggressive, a surge of power which ensures contemplation is set in a fire of confrontation.

With vocalist Jack Walton another magnet in its accusing clamour and the united enterprise of keyboardist Kieran NG, rhythm guitarist Lewis Dennis, and bassist Wayne Lee springing another potent fume of enterprise alongside Rodgers and Lilley, A-List Lives attacked, seduced and inflamed the senses and a swiftly greedy appetite for the song’s uproar.

Two songs in and already A State of Romance is making a potent mark on the electro rock scene, and with a debut album in the works, we will be watching with many others their emergence with keen interest.

A-List Lives is released March 4th via Romance Records.

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Pete RingMaster 04/02/2022

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DVL – Eternity

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The beginning of March sees Scottish metallers  DVL releasing their new single, Eternity. It comes ahead of their band’s sophomore album Hush in May through WormHoleDeath and we can say has firmly provoked a burst of anticipation for that upcoming unveiling.

DVL was formed in 2012 at the Academy of Music and Sound in Glasgow where most of its members were studying. Debut album, The Pawn That Took the King, was released the following year which helped lead the band to being nominated for Best Metal Act in 2014 at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. Over time the band has shared stages with the likes of In This Moment, Jinjer, Sylosis, Act of Defiance, Breed 77, Man Must Die and many others. Now, as their new single suggests, the band is ready to step into a bigger spotlight within the metal scene, and if Eternity is a sign of things to come they will not let anything get in their way.

Eternity immediately bursts upon ears, the melodic vines escaping the guitars of Alan Graham and Mark Paterson a fiery, indeed senses singeing enticement. Ryan Patterson tones are soon in the midst of this emerging tempest, his varied attack a magnet surrounded by the rapacious rhythmic incitement of bassist Kevin Choi and drummer Lewis Templeton.

As the DVL sound is a fusion of flavours, heavy, groove and modern metal with classic rock flaming, so Eternity is a multi-faceted proposal within its skin. The song eagerly twists and turns within its contemplation of accepting the mistakes and moments in life which you cannot change, its sound echoing that tempest with a matching fluid and compelling rapacity.

Bottom-line, Eternity is a rousing slab of metal which hungrily urged our intrigue and anticipation for the forthcoming Hush.

Eternity is out now through WormHoleDeath.

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Attic Theory – Tattooed Heart

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Once again we find ourselves checking out a new offering from UK rockers Attic Theory and once more we find ourselves almost aggressively suggesting go for it too. Tattooed Heart is a rich slice of the band’s firmly established self-proclaimed alternative groove rock sound but another moment which pushes its strengths and invention to new heights.

From its first release, the Liverpool band has pretty much ignited attention and increasing support with their critically acclaimed 2020 released EP, The Sign of an Active Mind, setting new heights in reputation and the maturity and imagination of their sound. It also revealed a richer recipe to its breath and character, the band embracing grunge, hard and classic rock essences to their grooved invention with greater enterprise. Now with their already highly anticipated debut album, What We Fear The Most, on the horizon, Attic Theory have raised the ante again with the Loïc Gaillard (Revival Black, Ashen Reach) produced Tattooed Heart.

Its calm beginning carries a sense of anxiety within its guitar spun wires; that intimation of tension soon realised as the song erupts. From thereon in, as it reflects on the scars and lingering impact of toxic relationships, the song unites controlled contemplation with fierce intensity.

The triplet of guitars of Peter Donnelly, Tim Cunningham, and Matt Lawler weave and shape that mercurial nature and tempestuousness of the track with adept craft and ferocious trespass, fuelling the fire in the belly of Tattooed Heart. Similarly the defiance in its tone is driven by Norm Walker’s solidly impacting beats and the tension loaded bassline of Kenny McArthur, every aspect drawn into and echoed in Lewis Wright’s ever compelling and expressive tones.

It all makes for another striking Attic Theory offering but one with a fresh and stylish flume of enterprise and captivation which will make the wait for the band’s first full-length experiencing some impatience.

Tattooed Heart is out now via ThunderGun Records.

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Upcoming Live Dates:

 Sunday 3rd July – Wildfire Festival 2022

Friday 5th Aug – Savfest 2022

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Standing Like Statues – Truth Hurts

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Openly growing in sound and invention with just as clear boldness, UK alt rockers Standing Like Statues continue that potent trend with new single Truth Hurts. It is another ear grabbing moment with the Cambridgeshire hailing outfit as they continue their ascent of attention’s ladder.

With their 2020 EP, Reality Checkpoint, still seemingly drawing new fans, Standing Like Statues are ready to take firm hold of this year with two planned tracks, the just released Truth Hurts the first. The quintet has again united with producer Romesh Dodangoda for the new songs as they push their powerful sound in strength and maturity once more, the new single alone flourishing in that fresh fertility whilst further defining the band’s individuality.

Truth Hurts looms in from the distance, guitars weaving an enticing tempting which soon erupts in full prowess as riffs and melodic enterprise unite. It settles soon after as swinging beats align to a great gravelly bassline and Jamie’s calm tones. Even so there is a sense of volatility which soon erupts as the track and vocals rise up in impassioned energy. It is a move in stages which finally catches full flame in a rousing chorus, an impressive cycle which subsequently repeats with new invention, adventure and prowess.

Truth Hurts is a striking slice of alternative rock, every dextrous moment a captivating and resourceful employment of craft and imagination from a band which just goes from strength to strength release by release.

Truth Hurts is out now.

Upcoming tour dates and festivals:

 9th April – The Blue Moon, Cambridge (headline show)

Headline UK Tour in May, hosted by Perspective Music, with support from Youth Illusion:

17th May – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

18th May – The Cobblestones, Bridgwater

19th May – The Hobbit, Southampton

20th May – 229 The Venue, London

21st May – Hotbox Live, Chelmsford

22nd May – Portland Arms, Cambridge

2nd July – Mad Hatters Festival, Ely (Festival Slot, fest runs 1st-3rd July)

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Just a Ride – No Way Out

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February 25th sees the release of a self-titled debut album from UK rockers Just A Ride and alongside will be new single No Way Out, a song which easily added to a hungry curiosity to explore that larger encounter.

Just a Ride is the creation of former Violent Delight bandmates Rod Henderson (vocals) and Drew Lowe (guitar), a writing project which grew into a full band with the addition of Alex Bailey (drums) and Russ Stedman (bass). With a sound inspired by early 90s alternative rock and bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam but also drawing on punk and alt metal essences, the quartet linked up with producer Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, The Professionals) for the full-length with Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro) mixing its exploits.

No Way Out instantly stamps its authority on attention, riffs and grooves colluding in its magnetic trespass with rhythms just as commanding. Yet it is a calm and infectious aggression echoed in Henderson’s eager tones. Equally there is an edge of unpredictability and melodic flirtation which adds to the spirited proposal and a hue of classic rock to escalate the imagination heard and inspired.

Familiar yet as fresh as a new day, No Way Out is a stomp of a track which will surely lure more than a great many to the fruits of the first Just A Ride album.

Just a Ride release No Way Out and their debut album on February 25th, available @ https://justarideofficialmerchstore.myshopify.com/

Upcoming Live dates:

Friday, Feb 25th – The Black Heart, London (album release show)

Saturday, Feb 26th – The Rockhouse, Andover

Friday, March 11th – The Motorsport Lounge, Llandudno

Saturday, March 12th – The Dragonffli, Pontypool

Tuesday, March 22nd – The Chameleon, Nottingham (support for The Timeouts)

Wednesday, March 23rd – Trillians, Newcastle

Monday, March 28th – The New Cross Inn, London (support for The Crooked 45)

Wednesday, March 30th – Bannermans, Edinburgh

Thursday, March 31st – 13th Note, Glasgow

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The Kut – Satellite

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Another track/release and further inescapable of how potent and impressive The Kut, artist/band and songwriter is becoming. Satellite is the new single from the London based project, an emotive contemplation and roar with an equally evocative breath in sound and enterprise.

Ahead of a new full-length, Satellite joins predecessor, Animo, in providing inescapable reason why that impending encounter should be explored though the band’s acclaimed 2018 debut Valley Of Thorns and a host of previous songs have provided more than enough to anticipate its release.

Guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist The Kut is joined by pianist/vocalist Alison Wood, bassist/vocalist Jennifer Sanin and drummer Diana Bartmann for Satellite, their established union of invention and craft providing another compelling proposal to the intimacy fuelled, impassioned songwriting of The Kut.

From its first breath, the heart and melancholy of the track is a potent caress on ears and imagination yet any solemnity comes from past experience and the track only shares thanks and hope with every creative indie rock breath it takes.

With a chorus which just seized mutual participation and an emotive lure in melody and voice which touched one’s own intimacy, Satellite proved a striking encounter; yet another in the rise of The Kut.

Satellite is out now through Criminal Records

Forthcoming Live Date:

 8th March – International Women’s Day @ The Fiddler, London

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Skinny Knowledge – I Wonder

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After last year’s impressive, acclaim drawing debut album, Don’t Turn Out The Lights, anticipation for new Skinny Knowledge encounters was a ripe hunger which the band now feeds with new single, I Wonder. It is another ear grabbing, expectation evading offering from the UK outfit, a track which bursts out with the band’s pop punk/grunge/alt rock nurtured sound but with fresh dexterity.

Building upon the success of that first full-length and a clutch of singles which saw the band supported and played upon the likes of Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock, and BBC Introducing among a great many, Skinny Knowledge plan multiple singles throughout 2022 with I Wonder leading the way.

The track instantly erupts in voice and attention coaxing guitar before swiftly and fully erupting in pop punk/melodic rock dexterity. Straightaway there is a virulent contagiousness to the track, one echoed in Andy L Smooth’s ever exuberant tones yet equally an underlying aggressiveness which breaks out now and again to escalate the uproar of the track.

It has a mercurial character though, the song slipping into flirtatious calms and excitable outbursts with unpredictable prowess as well as launching itself at ears with almost barbarous aggression, it all driven by the enterprise of Smooth, lead guitarist Max Harris, bassist Rab McGowan and drummer Kris Dzulewski.

Growing more compelling and addictive by the listen, I Wonder is another rousing and impressive outing with Skinny Knowledge, the first of many over coming months we suspect,.

I Wonder is out February 25th

Upcoming live dates

 25/02: Misfits, Cardiff

04/03: Grayshott Social Club, Hindhead

05/03/ Hardy’s, Dorchester

10/03: Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth

11/03: The Brunswick, Brighton

19/03: Anvil, Bournemouth

08/04: Winchester Gate, Salisbury

09/04: The Roundhouse, Leicester

30/04: Teddy Rock Festival, Blandford

07/05: Nozlite Festival, 1865, Southampton

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Dronningen – Theatrical Love

It has been a fair time since Italian hailing, South-East London based Dronningen gripped our ears and acclaim with their Sugarbox EP but on the evidence of their new single it is time, when in a world under pandemic invasion, they have used to further blossom and fructify an already voraciously rousing sound.

Dronningen, a moniker which means “The Queen” in Norwegian, is the creation of Beatrice Bonnano (vocals/guitar) and Vito Cerasia (lead guitar), an adventure formed in 2014 which has uncaged a trio of praise earning EPs over the following three years. Similarly, their electro-pop/rock bred sound and live shows have earned plaudits in the likes of the UK, Sweden, France and India, the band playing a host of festivals and TV shows along the away.

As mentioned they have been quiet on our radar for a while but now crash through the door of attention with Theatrical Love. Bound in their manifesto of throwing aside negativity, embracing dance as a purifying ritual and taking sovereignty of your own kingdom, the song erupts on ears with its first breath, its sonic and electronic nagging a welcome trespass. Once inside, the track relaxes a touch as keys spring their new wave tinted web and Beatrice dances in voice and character on the imagination.

Guitars and keys continue to invade with their aberrant seduction, their touch invasive and fiery but as virulently infectious as the track’s rhythmic incitement and those inspiriting rebel rousing vocals of Beatrice.

Without losing the great feral essence of earlier tracks, Theatrical Love is a warm and highly excitable slice of Dronningen devilment, the band back and ready to teach the world how to rebel, have fun and rule their futures.

Theatrical Love is out now and available @   https://dronningen.bandcamp.com/

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Pete RingMaster 28/01/2022

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Piqued Jacks – Everything South

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Italian outfit Piqued Jacks are a greedy bunch; not content with grabbing a hefty slice of last year’s given acclaim with the album Synchronizer and indeed earning plenty more with a host of releases and tracks across numerous months previously, the band is back to grab more of the same with their new single. Everything South itself is equally piggy in its character, a slab of pop rock demanding full attention and a suspected wave of early plaudits no doubt as it proved our favourite outing with them yet.

The Tuscan quartet of vocalist/keyboardist E-King, guitarist Majic-o, bassist littleladle, and drummer HolyHargot have persistently explored new aspects and adventure in their music, never providing  a platform for expectation to seed except the assumption of something ear grabbing. The proof has been on-going for years and climaxed with last year’s richly enjoyable Synchronizer. As we mentioned though, Everything South has emerged a striking incitement in continuing that momentum of imagination and experimentation in the band’s indie rock sound and if a sign of things to come will be the lead in a whole new sphere of success and praise the way of Piqued Jacks.

Merging hard rock with a disco lined pop infection, Everything South instantly sizzles on the senses, keys a fuzz clad invitation courted by skittish electronic rhythms. In no time rhythms add their robust shuffle, guitars and vocals quickly adding to the temptation and enterprise.  Melodic hooks and spicy grooves escalate the body and lure of the song, its chorus viral catchiness within excitable contagiousness.

That unpredictability of invention blossoms the further the track engages ears, every passing minute delivering greater imagination whilst confirming what feels another fresh wave of evolution in Piqued Jacks adventure and songwriting; one already breeding greed in ears and appetite.

Everything South is out now,

Upcoming live dates:

 March 20-25th, Castaway, Los Angeles (USA)

May 29th, Lechlade Festival, Lechlade (UK) – opening for The Boomtown Rats

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Single by Sunday – Hey Boy!

2021 saw Scottish pop punksters Single by Sunday release a host of praise earning singles, tracks which only bolstered and pushed their growing reputation. As this year begins to hit its stride they have re-released one of those well-received offerings and in its new re-mastered, beefier guise, Hey Boy! only reinforces the notion that this is a band grabbing the future with both creative hands.

Formed in 2015, 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) embrace the inspirations of bands such as Blink 182, The 1975 and My Chemical Romance in a pop rock/punk nurtured sound which has already proved its individuality while reminding instincts of how much those influences themselves were greedily devoured. Last year’s encounters revealed the variety and enterprise in the Single by Sunday songwriting and sound and with a potential year of busy live shows ahead Hey Boy! epitomises its raucous, spirit rousing prowess.

The Glasgow foursome immediately stokes attention with handclaps and a grooved riff which scratches at attention like a beast at the door. Vocals and a burst of infection loaded adrenaline escalate the already potent incitement, a repeat cycle carrying greater participation in return with subsequent eruptions roaring in fresh enterprise and new twists.

With a great late seventies power pop catchiness to its pop punk excitement, Hey Boy! still get us bouncing after months of regular listens and with its thicker sinew and rowdier dynamics, is sure to be the first spark in a potentially very fruitful year for the band.

Hey Boy! is out now.

Upcoming tour dates:

MusExpo Creative Summit 2022 – Burbank, California – 21st – 23rd March 2022.

Global Rock Summit – Burbank, California – 24th – 25th March 2022.

Lechlade Music Festival (Riverside Park) – 27th – 29th May

 Rock for Tolerance – Open Air Festival – Hann. Münden – July 8th / 9th, 2022

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Marshall Potts – The Storm

The Storm is the new single from Canadian singer songwriter Marshall Potts, a track which epitomises why his crossover sound has found a keenly welcome home with fans of Americana, country rock, and those with a harder rock appetite. It also confirms the bold enterprise in his music and the life affirming lyrical reflection it bears and fair to say for ears which do not eagerly navigate the way of the styles he embraces, the track left a pleasure enriched intrigue for Potts’ new album proposed for later this year.

The Kamloops, British Columbia artist is actually planning to release a new album in each subsequent year up to 2025, a schedule which follows a successful 2021 with the particular highlight of his band performing for the Earth Day Special with artists like Glass Tiger, Gowan (Styx), The Spoons, Tommy James and host Tom Jackson. It is set to be a busy and exciting time for Potts and a sound drawing on the inspiration of artists such as Bob Seger, Tom Cochrane, Red Rider, Elton John, Queen, Elvis, U2, Tragically Hip, and Bryan Adams among many, but a proposition as The Storm shows has found its own individuality.

There is a great Tom Petty essence to the single, one which makes a firm hue once the initial and continuing country jangle it welcomes with welcomes a richer mix of flavour and rock crafted styles. There is an emotive power to the track too which relishes the calmer passages within its energetically dextrous gait.

With keys adding further texture and tempting to the increasingly infectious encounter, The Storm slipped under the skin in swift time, its emotive fire and raucous contagion quite addictive.

The Storm is out now via Let’s Go Alice Records.

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Just A Ride – Not Enough

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There is no doubt that anticipation and expectation was raised as we read through the press release courtesy of the lovely Emma at Pluggin’ Baby for Not Enough, the new single from UK outfit Just A Ride. The reason being that the band was founded by vocalist Rod Henderson and guitarist Drew Lowe who had previously more than grabbed our ears as part of Violent Delight who released the flawed but so often irresistible Transmission in 2003, indeed its single I Wish I Was A Girl still hanging around as a major sing-a-long moment in inhibition freed hours shared here. So what were we set to experience with them now…press play.

Since the demise of their previous band, the pair had stepped away from the music industry until they reunited after a “chance drunken Facebook conversation.” This led to them coming together again to write in 2015 which in turn led to the enlisting of drummer Alex Bailey and bassist Russ Stedman and the emergence of Just A Ride.

The band unite grunge/alt rock sounds inspired by the nineties with punk rock and nu-metal no doubt still instinctively harboured from the days of their previous project. The result is a sound which boasts familiarity and unpredictability in one fresh ear commanding proposal, something akin to a mix of nineties band Skyscraper, Royal Blood and Stone Temple Pilots yet arrogantly individual in all aspects.

Coming ahead of their debut album, Just A Ride immediately let Not Enough off its leash, riffs and rhythms instantly surging through ears as a fiery hook strikes up collusion with a rapacious bassline. There is an inherent catchiness just as eager to escape, and invade it does as the song weaves a web of temptation and trespass, that fusion of rock, metal and punk a cauldron of voracious persuasion.

Not Enough is a striking introduction to Just A Ride, an adventure of invention and power bound in creative drama. Henderson and Lowe may have left a lingering mark on our musical journey previously but if the single is a sign of what is come, their next chapter of creativity will surely be what they and their colleagues are most renowned for.

Not Enough is out January 14th with their Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, The Professionals) produced and Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro) mixed debut album scheduled for release February 25th.

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Upcoming Live shows:

Black Heart, Camden, London – 25th February 2022

The Dragonffli, Pontypool – 5th March 2022

Just Push Play Festival, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds – 30th July 2022

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Tyrannosaurus Nebulous – Deal with my Evil

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UK hard rockers Tyrannosaurus Nebulous have been relatively quiet since the release of their praise earning EP, Deal With My Evil in 2016 with, as for all, the Coronavirus and the lockdowns it triggered more than dampening down plans. Now they are back with a new single; a lead to what we suspect will be a potent year for the Stourbridge based outfit.

In the aftermath of the success of that aforementioned EP and its single which gathered heavy radio play and support, Tyrannosaurus Nebulous worked on their debut album with producer Gavin Monaghan. With its recording, mixing and mastering process just completed though, the pandemic hit and the release was put on ice. With the single, Deal with my Evil, now upon us the full-length is being prepared for unveiling and no finer a lead could it have than the band’s new offering.

Taken from that previous EP but now re-mixed and re-mastered by Magic Garden and cored by a new bassline, Deal with my Evil epitomises the alignment of a theme across their releases casting a “dystopian universe where a battle rages between man and extra-terrestrial forces of evil” where “Man’s only hope is to resurrect its greatest killing machine, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, modified with the best of modern killing and time travel technology” with emotional intimacy drawing on anger, heartbreak, and personal loss experienced within the band.

It makes for an ear and imagination sparking proposition sprung in a just as rousing brew of hard and classic rock drawn from their decades of potency. A melancholic guitar drawn melody opens the song, its reflection sombre but with an intensity which soon sparks the heart and muscular attributes of the track. Drama soaks every note and emotive breath shared by vocalist Matt Darby, anxiety and power matched in his and lead guitarist Paul Darby’s prowess.

Driven by the rhythmic pull and punch of bassist Lee Jenkins and drummer James Miles, Deal with my Evil gripped ears from start to finish; its fresh air and character proving a rich well of new temptation  within a track already keenly devoured yet suggesting greater things to come in the band’s first album and beyond.

Deal with my Evil is released January 14th through Echoed Past Records with Tyrant Lizard King out March 25th.

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The Roadside Bandits Project – Little Babylon

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As political deceit and distrust entangle again within the governing of the UK as we endure a continually testing time for all, The Roadside Bandits Project aptly release their new single, Little Babylon. It is a track which “exposes the excesses and contempt of a government at a time when a whole nation is afflicted by the devastating effects of the Coronavirus” but a slice of blues fuelled rock ‘n’ roll which fits any decade and time of leadership no matter who is at the tiller.

The Roadside Bandits Project is the creation of London based musician/producer Santi Arribas, an artist and guitarist embracing inspiration from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson and BB King as well as blues and psychedelically bred genres. As with last year’s impressive single, Wastelands, successor Little Babylon sees Arribas link up with vocalist Julian Casewell with bassist Mark Neary (Noel Gallagher, Adele, Sting and Hotei) and drummer Jon Finnigan (Gang Of Four, Bernie Marsden, Ian Gillan and Julian Perreta) also guesting.

As with its predecessor, there is a barbed tongue to Little Babylon, its potent lyrical snap aligned to a sound just as lively and incisive. From the initial arrogant stroll of the bass, the track reeked temptation, Neary’s predacious rhythmic prowl matched in lure by jabbing beats and Casewell’s disdain loaded breath.

It is a compelling start only escalated by the infectious, almost flirtatious swing of the quickly expansive blues stilled track, its body continually changing direction in imagination without filtering the inherent catchiness sown.

The track is superb, a slice of blues rock incitement attacking and inciting the senses with craft and eager temptation; for us easily the finest moment with The Roadside Bandits Project yet.

Little Babylon is out January 14th via Dharma Records.

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The Kut – Waiting for Christmas

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As we have often stated, we pretty much don’t do Christmas songs here at The RR but we do greedily devour great songs period and Waiting for Christmas from The Kut is one such treat. The track which was released with all profits going to Red Cross Coronavirus Crisis Fund last year has been re-released by the band again this year with once more proceeds benefitting charitable causes.

Written by band founder Princess Maha, Waiting For Christmas is an evocative piece of thought and suggestion cast by voice and piano amid rhythmic and melodic contemplation. Embracing the contemplations and experiences of those alone at this time of year, drawing on the raw lives of the unfortunate, the song equally with charm and compassion pleas for thought and more for them and invites a sharing of celebration with all no matter their circumstances.

From Maha’s vocals to her melodic sensitivity, the song is a heart-warming and thought provoking proposal embracing elements of traditional Christmas songs but employing them in its rock sensibility with craft and temptation.

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Waiting for Christmas is a moment of beauty, craft and provocative sentiment to relish once again with 50p from every download and £1 from every 7” and CD sold on the official store being donated to Manchester Charity, Girls Out Loud.

Before we go we urge you also check out the band’s last single, Animo which was uncaged a couple of weeks back. A powerful roar of the band’s rock and punk inspired sound, the track leaps from the speakers with an appetite to command attention which it does with ease as riffs and rhythms sprung by bassist Jennifer Sanin and drummer Diana Bartmann stamp down their authority around Maha’s ever magnet tones. The fire in its belly fuels the controlled but unrestrained uproar, its emotive heart a blaze of defiance and intent within one galvanic roar of a song.

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Ending the year with two great moments of Kut goodness is a no brainer for us so we leave you by returning to the newer offering and leave Princess Maha to say…

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

The Kut has a dedicated website for the fundraiser at http://www.waiting4christmas.com with Waiting for Christmas out December 17th in three single versions (official release, radio edit and instrumental), music video and CD-singles with limited edition artwork while Animo can be grabbed right now, both through Criminal Records.

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Nova Bloom – Out Tonight

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It is fair to say that the first two singles from UK trio Nova Bloom earlier this year whilst stirring our pleasure straight away only truly got their hooks in over several plays to inspire an intrigue loaded appetite for the band’s indie rock sound. Out Tonight though, their new track, has proven a true predator for the same attention and more, seizing both with barely minutes of its introduction having passed.

Those first two offerings thrust the Wolverhampton hailing threesome of twin brothers Henry (lead vocals, guitar) and Tom Richards (bass), and Kieran Shaw (drums) upon the attention and support of the likes of Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio, and BBC Introducing as well as to support slots for the likes of The Jack Fletcher Band and The Sherlocks. As impressive as they were those track shave been firmly eclipsed by Out Tonight and as 2022 looms we suspect major things breaking for the 2019 formed band.

The new track taunts ears straight away, the devious baiting of bass instant fodder for these ears to feed upon even before drums and Henry’s vocals join the enticement. Hungry catchiness soaks every emerging aspect and only grins with broader relish as guitar and keys add their revelry before it all unites in one flame of chorus contagion.

Post punk and pop punk hues add drama and enterprise to the Nova Bloom indie rock instincts within the Gavin Monaghan produced and mixed track, it all making with dextrous mischief one striking and almost immediately addictive proposition which multiple plays on still has us drooling in greed and pleasure.

Watch out 2022, Nova Blooms are coming!

Out Tonight is out December 10th

Upcoming Live date:

 11th December – Purity Wolverhampton supporting The Jack Fletcher Band

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The Great Leslie – Anna

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With a sound which is becoming bigger, bolder and we suggest better by the release, The Great Leslie continues that trajectory with new single Anna. It is a fiery slice of alternative rock with pop inclinations in its contagion, and another striking outing with the British quartet.

It is fair to say that since forming in June 2020 amid the first throes of the COVID19 Pandemic, The Great Leslie has persistently grabbed ears and attention with a large clutch of singles and a live EP and as we say the growth and dexterity of the band’s writing and music has seemingly fed on the time with creative relish.

This year the foursome of vocalist/rhythm guitarist OllieTrevers, lead guitarist Julien Baraness, bassist Jason Boyd and drummer Ryan Lavender has sparked acclaim with the singles That’s Aright and You Lost Yourself alone. Each has been part of a new thrust forward in The Great Leslie enterprise and reputation, ear grabbing teasers to their finest moment yet, Anna.

Looming in from the distance with intrigue in its forward coaxing, the song springs a lone thread of guitar alongside the ever magnetic tones of Trevers. By the second the rest of the band and their eager instruments join the brewing romp, subsequently becoming a united surge in one rousing chorus.

Ebbs and flows in energy follow but by each turn there is an increase in contagious trespass which orchestrates the impact and manipulation of the song. Equally imagination is further stoked by those twist and turns, resulting in one stonking slab of infection loaded rock ‘n’ roll sure to bring The Great Leslie even greater and lustier acclaim.

Anna is out now with upcoming live dates for The Great Leslie on…

Friday 10th December 2021 – London – The Fiddlers Elbow

Friday 7th January 2022 – London – The Finsbury

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CLKWRK – Rust

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CLKWRK is a band which, after three years exploring, writing and evolving their sound, is on a journey of releasing a new song once a month, every month for six months. Rust is a track within that undertaking, one looking to emulate the success and high praise gathered by predecessor Fractures

Produced by the band and mixed by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots, Jamie Lenman), Rust proved a fascinating and compelling proposition. It is a mix of guitar and bass enterprise blended with their electronic counterparts, it all driven by the punchy rhythms of drummer Romas Masteika. It swiftly made for a magnetic proposition revealing a weave of styles and flavours within classic rock/electro rock breeding.

The vocals of Nick Pilgrim are as fiery as the sonic exploits of his and Adam Broadhurst’s guitars with the bass of Danny Higgins and earthy growl alongside, the trio equally as dexterous with their electronic adventure.

As suggested, Rust offers a mix of classic rock and electronic invention which embraces a host of other hues. It is a tapestry that, though making a potent first encounter, has grown to greater temptation the more we explored its layers and depths through each subsequent listen. It is a fascinating adventure for both band and listener which ensured that each song in their project will be awaited with intrigue.

Rust is released November 19th.

The band are supporting Electric Six on tour later this month and December, playing…

Nov 29th – Hull – Fruit

Nov 30th – York – The Crescent

December

1st – Manchester – O2 Academy

2nd – Edinburgh – Liquid Room

6th – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2

7th – Sheffield – O2 Academy 2

8th – Liverpool – O2 Academy 2

9th – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2

10th – London – O2 Academy Islington

11th – Newport IOW – Strings Bar & Venue

12th – Brighton – Concorde2

14th – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club

15th – Aberdare – Blowout

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Smoking Martha – Wild & Free

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The weather maybe more inclement and cold winds moving in as winter approaches over this side of the globe but the heat is still a blazing pleasure courtesy of Australian rockers Smoking Martha and their new single, Wild & Free. The song is another blaze of their varied fiery rock sound with its electro inclinations, a pyre of enterprise which has already seduced their homeland and has been weaving its lures around the UK and Europe in recent times through the lead single from a new highly anticipated offering.  Now as they prepare to unveil that new album, Universe, this December, the quartet has uncaged their latest track to add further fuel to that eager suspense.

Since the release of their debut single in 2014, the quartet of vocalist Tasha D, guitarist Mick Broome, bassist Matty Mulheran, and drummer Jordon Poynter have been racking up the successes and a reputation only fired up by the sharing of stages with the likes of Sisters Of Mercy, Everclear, Uriah Heep, P.O.D, Seether, Trapt, Wolfmother, DZ Deathrays and many more, the playing at numerous festivals and of course a host of striking songs.

With their Matthew Bartlem (Dead Letter Circus, Matt Corby) produced Universe on the near horizon the band with Wild & Free provides a dexterous invitation. Its entrance is urgent yet controlled; guitars and rhythms hungry but composed ready for the ever magnetic tones of Tasha D. Eruptions of wiry grooves and pugnacious rhythms only escalate the involvement of ears and appetite, as indeed a gnarled bassline which had us licking our attentive lips.

There is an air of Halestorm meets Stolen Babies to the song at times which caught the imagination as much as the voracious individuality of Smoking Martha and overall a song which makes Universe one compelling exploration to come.

 Wild & Free is out now via Xelon Entertainment with Universe released December 3rd.

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Single by Sunday – Cold

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With the band having already more than tempted ears this year with a trio of well-received and highly praised singles, UK outfit Single by Sunday are at it again with new track, Cold. The song is an emotive ballad of temptation bred in the band’s pop punk nurtured sound but revealing another hue in its magnetic character.

The Glasgow hailing quartet of Josh Ladds (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jonny Eakins (lead guitar/backing vocals), Jack Black (bass guitar/backing vocals), and Simon Drummond (drums) are currently lighting up stages around the UK, resuming where they left off pre-pandemic in  drawing new fans to their horde of existing supporters. Inspirations include the likes of Blink 182, The 1975, and My Chemical Romance as indeed a more eighties flavoured pop punk influence to their creativity yet as mentioned each encounter with them, certainly this year, has been a boldly individual adventure to the one before and that to follow.

Cold gently strokes ears initially, guitars a warm invitation quickly joined by Ladds’ as inviting emotive tones. Once involved even rhythms share a calm reflective touch yet there is a sense of fire in the track which slowly comes to the surface as Cold bears its romantic heart, a passion soaking every element of the track.

Though maybe previous singles had us more urgently involved there was no escaping the beauty and captivating light within Cold or indeed once more the creative prowess of Single by Sunday.

Cold is out now.

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Black Spiders – Stabbed in the Back

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The global pandemic as we all know saw plans and freedom thwarted and enslaved for musicians and fans alike but it also bred the spark to new opportunities and creative link-ups. It has also in rarer moments seen the return of bands once thought demised, providing the spark to new energy and passion within such projects as with UK rockers  Black Spiders.

The Sheffield hailing outfit went on hiatus in 2017 and as in such cases there was always the chance and fear that it would lead to the end for the highly thought of band. Perversely in a time of total restriction, the pandemic gave breath and want for whatever reason to the members of Black Spiders to bring life again to the band’s ear grabbing journey. Subsequently a self-titled highly anticipated album was released and gobbled up earlier this year. Now as the outfit stand poised to leap out across stages nationwide, Black Spiders have released a new single from their full-length and reminded all why they should get involved.

Stabbed in the Back is a rousing slice of the band’s alternative/hard rock bred sound, a track which from its first breath nags the senses with rapacious riffs and sparked an urge of addiction through its just as hungry groove. The song is relentless in that tempting even as a blaze of a chorus adds to the unbridled urgency and tenacity unleashed.

With vocals just as energetic and manipulative and rhythms which are almost predatory in their high flying dynamics, Stabbed in the Back is an explosive echo of the lusty rocker inside the band, within their sound and an instinctive appetite we have here for high octane rock ‘n’ roll; the latter greedily escalated by the outstanding track from a band whose return so many are shouting out over.

Stabbed in the Back is out now via Dark Riders.

Catch Black Spiders live on the following dates in November.

Sun 21st Nov – Bournemouth the Old Fire Station

Mon 22nd Nov – Oxford O2 Academy

Tue 23rd Nov – Newcastle Academy

Wed 24th Nov – Glasgow Cathouse

Thurs 25th Nov – Edinburgh La Belle Angelle

Sat 27th Nov – Cardiff the Globe

Sun 28th Nov – Wolverhampton KKs Steelmill

Mon 29th Nov – Sheffield Academy

Tue 30th Nov – London Islington O2 Academy

Wed 1st Dec – Bristol Thekla

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Stand Amongst Giants – Have You Got Soul

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With a sound merging classic and traditional blues rock temptation with modern day fire and passion as indeed enterprise, UK rockers Stand Amongst Giants have just uncaged new single Have You Got Soul. It is a blaze of the band’s voracious rock ‘n’ roll and sure to be another potent notch in their growing attention grabbing reputation.

Consisting of vocalist Clarke Vaughan, guitarist Ben Boswell and drummer Kyle Bartley, the search for a new bassist currently in motion, the Sheffield quartet have earned rich praise for their offerings and a stage presence which has seen them play alongside bands such as Saxon, The Dead Daisies, and Phil Campbell and the B*stard Sons among many. With a new EP planned for early 2022, Have You Got Soul is a rich example of their ear pleasing sound and imagination stoking individuality.

Straight away the single leaps upon ears with compelling tension loaded strikes, bursts of guitar and rhythmic confrontation cured to tempt attention. Soon it blends into even greater persuasion, one springing juicy grooves around the plaintive tones of Vaughan.

As mentioned, inviting familiarity with fresh enterprise and invention unite in the deviously swinging body of the song, it all soaked in a breath which itself shares a mix of angst and spirit. With a psych nurtured glaze and a scent of emotive craziness to the track, Have You Got Soul proved one delicious slice of blues rock and that Stand Amongst Giants are beginning to be one striking captivation.

Have You Got Soul is out now.

See the band live @ The Leadmill in Sheffield on November 25th

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Catalysts – Sparks

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Having lit up the past year with a host of singles, South Wales hailing outfit Catalysts give it another rich flame with the release of new track Sparks. Cast in the band’s increasingly individual and perpetually compelling sound, it is an encounter which epitomises why the Newport hailing quintet is earning great plaudits.

Though Catalysts see references to the likes of bands such as Funeral for a Friend, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Enter Shikari when being recommended to new fans it is fair to say that their sound cast its own identity from its first outing with a succession of singles including Ultimate Warrior, The Otherside, Sylvia and You Got No Soul proving the suggestion. Even so we cannot help offering The Kennedy Soundtrack as a thin comparison mainly courtesy of the familiar tones of vocalist David Challenger and guitar style of Elliot Blake, both having previously been part of that outstanding outfit.

Sparks instantly erupts on the senses, the guitars of Blake and Craig O’Connor weaving an immediate web of temptation across the rhythmic lures of bassist Paul Owen and drummer Haitham Alharden. It is a potent lure which only blossoms greater temptation as the song’s contagious chorus bursts from equally emotive passages of volatile calm and angst wired reflection.

A tapestry of sound and enterprise, Sparks is unpredictable yet fluid in its creative uproar and another potent moment in the irresistible rise of Catalysts.

Sparks is released November 5th via Dharma Records.

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Jill Brown – Neverending Song

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Unexpected pleasures are always a moment to savour and one has just settled in our ears in the shape of Neverending Song. The track is the new single from Glasgow singer songwriter Jill Brown, an artist who started her solo exploits only around ten years ago even though coming from a music family, her father a composer/contemporary hymn writer, and having previously written songs for another artist. Her new track is our introduction to Brown and as we said an out of the blue pleasure because of that with the feeling that we have already been missing out for company such the song’s striking presence.

From playing some of Glasgow’s best known venues, Brown has also played gigs where no one else would normally play to people who can’t afford live music and those on the margins of society, places such as Barlinnie Prison and a homeless shelter in Glasgow. She has also set up a record label called Conviction Records for ex-offenders and been a TV news presenter to add to the colour of her creative life.

Right now though, she is notable for one of the year’s most captivating tracks, Neverending Song a proposal inspired by a phone call with a friend who was going through a very traumatic experience. Electronic rhythms tap attention first before Brown’s immediately alluring tones rest their thoughts and support on their invitation as keys rise up alongside.

With every passing second, the song grows in enterprise and infectiousness, each of those emotively spun in and escalating the inherent beauty of the song and its melodic radiance. As each new thread of temptation and texture of imagination was unveiled it is fair to say we fell to the seduction yet one which sparks thought and a realisation that to reach out in times of trouble can prove no one is alone.

Neverending Song is pure pleasure and we can confirm, rather addictive.

Neverending Song is out now; available @ https://jillbrown.bandcamp.com/

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WREX – Vacant

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Vacant is the fourth single from British outfit WREX and quite simply, the more we hear from the Brighton based duo the greedier we have become for their dynamic sound. The song is a bubbling vat of multi-flavoured rock, another track which reveals the expansive flavouring the band’s sound is woven with and the inescapably infectious agility it bears.

Consisting of vocalist Mae Seaton and multi-instrumentalist/producer George Donoghue, WREX wrote Vacant during lockdown with its theme “about being in a weird and confusing mental space”, thought and reflection no doubt inspired by such that recent isolation and restriction of freedom.

The successor to acclaimed predecessor Typical which had us for one addicted, Vacant immediately erupts on the senses, its electronic and sonic proposal invasive yet instantly contagious. From there it continually sculpts a realm of darkness and paranoia in breath and thick temptation in enterprise and energy. Even so, it is an inherently raucous incitement; sometimes a cyclone and in other moments a calmer seduction with Seaton’s magnetic tones just as rich an enticement whilst Donoghue vocally lurks like a devilish, corruptive thought in the head.

A cauldron of alternative and electro rock, alt pop and electro punk, Vacant is another impressive engagement with WREX which we can only very loudly recommend.

Vacant is out now via Favour the Brave Records.

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Nightblade – Feeding the Reel

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Taken from their striking latest album Unknown Territories, UK rockers Nightblade has just uncaged new single Feeding the Reel. It is a track which singes ears with the quartet’s trademark alternative rock bred sound but equally epitomises the rousing freshness and power of its larger quickly acclaimed source.

Since emerging in 2010, Kidderminster hailing Nightblade has earned new fans and critical acclaim with increasing regularity and eagerness across albums, EPs and singles; all the while their sound evolving in maturity, invention and straight forward rock ‘n’ roll temptation. It is a proposition which embraces classic and hard rock hues to its creative breast and comes no more potently than within Feeding the Reel.

Immediately riffs are tunnelling in as rhythms pounce and jab with hungry intent, grooves soon wrapping ears before the familiar tones of vocalist Mark Crosby set out their reflection upon those which prey on vulnerability.

There is certain familiarity to the track, a Nightblade presence which bears no surprise yet with its predatory rhythmic attributes and rapacious twists, the song is one fresh individual beast which had us bouncing and hollering with matching irritability.

Whether you grab the single alone or plunge straight into Unknown Territories, Feeding the Reel is a must for rock ‘n’ roll hungry ears.

Feeding the Reel is out now.

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Fear of Falling – Sunrise

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New single, Sunrise, is the third track to capture our ears since Fear of Falling emerged early 2021 and quite escalates the captivation we have already keenly bred for their emotive rock sound.

The new track comes ahead of the band’s debut album, Turning Point, due for release this December and alone provided a rich teaser for its eagerly anticipated adventure. To be fair previous singles, Won’t Let Go and End Of Days have equally whetted a quickly formed appetite but there is something about Sunrise that hints of even greater drama and imagination to be embraced.

South Africa hailing and consisting of guitarist Lloyd Timcke, vocalist Jack Atlantic, bassist Brendon McCaig (You, Me and The Harmony), and drummer Dale Schnettler (Prime Circle), Fear of Falling has persistently found the keen attention of radio shows and stations through those earlier songs and indeed the Breaking Point EP which was unveiled this past May. The band’s sound is a fusion of alternative/hard/melodic rock but equally has tendencies for heavier and poppier elements within its invention.

Sunrise itself has a touch of Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin to it but a mere hue to the creative drama cast by Fear of Falling. Its relatively calm entrance is already fuelled by a tension and emotive tempest which boils and ebbs and flows across the song’s powerful landscape. Every second comes soaked in a mix of emotive hope and insecurity, each crafted with a passion and intensity which makes the single the finest encounter with the band yet.

It is fair to say that Sunrise only grew more compelling and addictive with every listen as indeed did the lure of the upcoming Turning Point.

Sunrise is released October 29th with Turning Point set for December 3rd.

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A State of Romance – Reality

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We have mentioned before that the recent lockdowns have given birth to a host of striking new projects and adventures and to support that we introduce A State of Romance and their debut single, Reality.

With their first album waiting in the wings of its upcoming unveiling on the band’s own record label, Romance Records, A State of Romance make a potent lure it way courtesy of Reality and its rousing emotive roar. It is a tempest of sound and flavouring which quickly demanded attention and sparked real intrigue as to what is to come with that larger encounter.

The seeds to the band itself could said to have been sown way back with school friends Darren Rodgers and Dean Lilley who formed the band Littlecrazy with Jamie Pringle back in 1999. This was a band which went on to tour Europe and the UK with Australian outfit Tracer, play numerous headline concerts at several 02 Academy venues as well as receiving potent media coverage and radio play. After its demise in 2013, Rodgers forged a DJ Career as Damon Hess.

The isolation brought by Covid brought Rodgers and Lilley to the idea of forming a new band with a new sound, the pair’s search for a vocalist seeing Jamie Wiltshire brought in. A State of Romance was born and with an album size collection of tracks created, rhythm guitarist Lewis Dennis, pianist Kieran NG, and bassist Wayne Lee were enlisted.

As suggested, Reality is a striking first listen to A State of Romance. Instantly it is tempting ears, a nagging guitar lure soon erupting into a rich outpouring before things settle again for the drama gilded tones and words of Wiltshire. Even so there is a fire in the air and throat which soon erupts in an equally squally uproar of sound, its explosion as infectious as it is tempestuous.

With the drums of Rodgers an imposing manipulation and Lilley’s lead guitar a melodic weaver within the song’s whole imaginative and explosively emotive discourse, Reality proved thick captivation; its fusion of varied styles and their almost maelstrom like tapestry of adventure simply compelling across its magnetic three and a half minutes.

Reality is released October 22nd.

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Void – Talk in Your Sleep

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October 15th saw the release of the debut EP from UK band Voids. The same day also saw it led into view by its first single, Talk in Your Sleep, a track which more than makes a compelling reason to swiftly check out its larger companion.

Brighton hailing and formed earlier this year out of the ashes of rather fine metallers, Fathoms, the threesome of vocalist Max and guitarists James and Sam embrace a host of artists and flavours as inspiration to their sound. It emerges as a mix of indie rock and pop with a heavier underlying course but as the Permanent EP and Talk in Your Sleep itself reveals, it is a proposition with a richer depth of flavouring.

The single has a breath of Linkin Park/Deftones to its emotively atmospheric air which magnetically aligns with their catchier enticements and metallic instincts. It is a tempestuous track too; its heart always a cauldron of reflection and emotion which translates in an equally volatile and eventful sound where tension and anxiety are boldly aflame in its intimate roar.

Talk in Your Sleep is a striking introduction to Void and has become more compelling by the listen, such so that we think you and they can expect a lot of attention coming the way of the trio ahead.

Talk in Your Sleep is out now as too the Permanent EP.

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The Great Leslie – You Lost Yourself

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Since forming in 2020 within the grip of the Covid pandemic, UK outfit The Great Leslie has reaped praise and attention through the release of six singles and an EP of live recordings, they leading the band to earn BBC Introducing Suffolk’s’ Track of The Week acclaim, extensive radio play with support among the likes of Janice Long, Wyatt Wendels and Johnny Doom and a place amongst aired on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. With their sounds just as keenly embraced by fans and shows elsewhere too, the quartet is set to stir it all up again with new single, You Lost Yourself.

The foursome of vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ollie Trevers, lead guitarist Julien Baranes, bassist Jason Boyd and drummer Ryan Lavender weave an indie pop/alt rock sound which has drawn references to artists such as Panic! At The Disco and The Police. As proven by You Lost Yourself, it is a proposition which has a familiarity which welcomes attention and individuality that as freely captivates.

The track immediately strolls in with an infectious air, guitars and bass enticing with their respective jangle and swing as beats tap out manipulative rhythms. Equally, Trevers vocals are a bright enticement, everything about the song swift persuasion upon ears and involvement. Its emotive heart though, looking at evolving relationships as people change before your very eyes, has a heat and intensity that aligns with that pop catchiness of the song and sparks heavier waves of rock sound across the eventful encounter.

It all makes for one compelling proposition which got under the skin in quick time; another greedily agreeable adventure with The Great Leslie sure to escalate further their reputation and support.

You Lost Yourself is out now.

Upcoming live dates:

Saturday 6th November – London – Water Rats

Saturday 13th November – London – Acklam Village Market

Friday 7th January 2022 – London – The Finsbury

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Mishappenings – I Met Her in a Vape Shop

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We have no idea who Mishappenings are, if a solo project, duo or band; no clue to their history though they are Suffolk hailing but we do know they have just ignited instinctive pleasure with all the devilment possible. Previously part of a two track single in 2020 and now given a burst of fresh spotlight on its own due to popular demand, I Met Her in a Vape Shop is pure manna for the mischievous and the devil inside.

A hindsight listen to that earlier single and the album Breakages of the same year revealed an unknowing but instinctive craving and fixation for the band’s sound, it a mix of punk, synth pop, and feral rock ‘n’ roll further warped in the band’s unapologetic lunacy. I Met Her in a Vape Shop itself is more raw garage rock ‘n’ roll whilst still engaging in those other flavours; a John Otway meets The Mobbs like rapscallion which has sparked a merciless addiction in our appetite.

The track erupts on ears with its raw riffs and vocal salaciousness, an alignment of temptation quickly escalated by senses clipping rhythms and devilish lead vocals with their lustful tale. With its chorus a fiery blaze of contagion upon an already inescapable virulence and a searing solo of guitar adding a final fun inducing flame, I Met Her in a Vape Shop is three minutes of esurient compulsion; an inimitable calling card the band will never use as rich credit for evermore.

 I Met Her in a Vape Shop is out now.

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The Lunar Keys – Stop This

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Following on from and backing up the potent success of their previous single Silent Ricochet, rockers The Lunar Keys release its successor, Stop This, this October. It is a track which revels in the UK band’s established mix of indie pop and alternative rock and sets another potent temptation in its growing prowess.

Based in and around Guildford, The Lunar Keys formed in 2019 with its line-up finally stabilised the following year. Taking time to build and hone their sound and songwriting, emerging with a hatful of songs, the quartet soon earned eager praise and radio support as singles emerged. Produced by The Lunar Keys and Simon Wiley and mastered by John Davis (The Killers, U2, Royal Blood), Stop This looks sure to follow in and indeed escalate the success of its predecessors such it’s rousing exploits.

It makes a relatively gentle call on ears initially, a warm caress which is soon elevated in potency by a thoughtful melody and the crisp swing of rhythms. Similarly vocals are a calm but rich draw, it all aligning with increasing anticipation for another lively and inescapably rousing chorus from the band.

Quite simply Stop This proves a captivating slice of pop rock, a track unafraid to push its boundaries around a core prime catchiness whilst emotionally firing up hope and defiance for the shadows which may frequent our lives.

Their previous single saw The Lunar Keys vow to plant a tree every time their track was played on the radio resulting in 400 trees being planted. This time the foursome has pledged to give £1.00 each time Stop This is played on the radio – up to the first 250 plays; so another good reason to jump on its fine enterprise and nag your favourite radio show for its inclusion.

Stop This is out now.

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Vix 20 – Orla the Octopus

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Since returning to creating music in 2019 after a fair while away having been disillusioned with the industry, a hiatus which was meant to be a permanent decision, music veterans Gary Mills and CJ, together as Vix 20 have been providing a regular dose of rousing surprises posing a singles. What was initially a creative reunion just for fun has grown to be a rich pull on ears and acclaim and each track from them has seen the pair embrace a diverse tapestry of sound around a power pop breeding. New single, Orla the Octopus, is no exception, a slice of creative revelry that is pure contagion.

With its live line-up completed by bassist Kill and drummer Rich, Vix 20 was pulled up in its performance plans like all by the Covid pandemic but the core duo kept busy and has now returned to action with the irresistible Orla the Octopus. Previous tracks have seen the band embrace synthwave, pop punk, classic rock and other flavours to as we said a power pop nurtured breath. Their new incitement leaps on ears like a mix of Tankus The Henge meets Squeeze but with still that inimitable Vix 20 mischief in full roar.

The song swings in on a confident swagger, guitars and bass rich bait which synths soon hug with their own infectious call on ears. That instinctive pop catchiness is soon in full hunger as the song grows to full devilish height, its siren call greedily addictive and finding a richer temptation as the backing vocals of Michelle Ward catch full flame.

Orla the Octopus is one of those perpetual joys that no matter how many times it grabs ears it lifts the spirit out of the shadows and into fertile pleasure; something Vix 20 have made a knack of doing come to think of it.

Orla the Octopus is out now.

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Pete RingMaster 07/10/2021

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TJ Walker & The Long Game – Small Town Bar

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An early preview to his next album, Halfway to Somewhere (released early 2022), Small Town Bar is the new single from British Country/Americana singer, guitarist, and songwriter TJ Walker. It is a song that brings the lively energy and busy fun of its title landscape to the speakers and sets down a creative draught of infectious liquor for ears.

Based in Shoreham by Sea, Walker has drawn the attention of fans and radio stations across the UK, Europe, Australia, and the US since releasing his debut album, The Long Game in 2019. The global lockdown allowed him to concentrate on his third full-length Halfway to Somewhere, a release which also sees for the first time his full live band involved, they also going by the name The Long Game and consisting of keyboardist Mike Drinkwater and drummer Ralph “Ginger” Millington.

As mentioned Small Town Bar is the first temptation from his forthcoming album and in quick time the song had feet tapping and body moving to its country spiced Americana bred stroll. It would be fair to say, that they are not flavours we instinctively gather around here but in no time the highly infectious song had us warming to its potent catchiness and hooked on the piano and guitar woven revelry.

With Walker’s vocals similarly highly engaging, indeed infectious, Small Town Bar is one feel good playground of craft and fun.

Small Town Bar is out now.

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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 @ https://themotortrade.bandcamp.com

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Pete RingMaster 17/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 17/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 02/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 02/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 02/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 02/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 02/09/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 26/08/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 26/08/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 26/08/2021


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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Pete RingMaster 05/08/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 05/08/2021

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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 @ https://tbelly.bandcamp.com  and all major digital outlets.

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Pete RingMaster 05/08/2021

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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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Pete RingMaster 08/07/2021

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Stoneside – History of Violence

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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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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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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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Pete RingMaster 02/03/2020

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 @ https://coastalfiredept.bandcamp.com/releases

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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 @ https://gravitymachine.bandcamp.com/

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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 http://www.waiting4christmas.com 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

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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 @ https://attictheory.co.uk/store

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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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Pete RingMaster 10/11/2020

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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 @ https://jackjhutchinson.bandcamp.com/

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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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Pete RingMaster 30/10/2020

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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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 Pete RingMaster 30/10/2020

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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.

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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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Pete RingMaster 15/10/2020

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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.

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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 https://attictheory.co.uk/store

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Pete RingMaster 15/09/2020

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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.

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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.

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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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Pete RingMaster 27/08/2020

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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

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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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Pete RingMaster 20/08/2020

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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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Pete RingMaster 20/08/2020

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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 @ https://gravitymachine.bandcamp.com/

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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.

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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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Pete RingMaster 22/07/2020

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 @ https://koburg.bandcamp.com/

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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

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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.

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Pete RingMaster 14/03/2020

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We’re All Aliens – Rosa Lee