New Single: One Foot In This Club
Release Date: 08/09/17
Hailing from South East London, MassMatiks are an indie alternative quartet. The band have just returned from the successful UK tour with Youth Killed It to support this new single release.
They highlight social injustice, oozing with raw honesty and not tied to a specific scene, sound or genre. “One Foot In This Club” is crafted with a heavy sound, narrative, and little rap-like vocals with attitude. Their energy in the song gives you something to relate to.
To find out more about MassMatiks, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://massmatiks.net/
New Single: 64 White Lies
Release Date: 22/09/17
Twister are a fresh sounding pop/rock outfit from the North East of England. With a high level of energy, this young band are really exciting, and are fronted by Stevie Stoker, a charismatic singer with an authentic and distinctive voice. Twister’s natural ability to connect with their audience is self-evident at every concert and they are renowned for giving an amazing show at every performance. You can catch Twister (Vocalist & Guitarist: Stevie Stoker, Guitarist: Jake Grimes, Bassist: Matt Whitaker and Drummer: Joe Major) playing their forthcoming single ‘64 White Lies’ along with the songs from the new album ‘Combined State of Mind’ on 22nd September which is the day they release the new single.
To find out more about Twister, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: www.officialtwister.co.uk/
Skies In Motion
Debut Album: Life Lessons
Release Date: 01/09/17
Hailing from Derby, England, Skies In Motion are a 5 piece metal band. Today they released their massive debut album “Life Lessons” today, which is packed with personal and emotional lyrical content and offers a hand to their fans to show that they’re not alone in this journey called life. With a brutal and raw tenacity, the band combine chugging riffs with glorious breakdowns, taking example from some of the greats which include the likes of While She Sleeps and Architects. Their choruses are absolutely staggering, underpinned with furious guitars and a killer groove whilst the energy they create is charged with positivity and hope, a recurring theme throughout the course of the album. We must not forget to mention about the frontman Adam Connor’s impressive vocal range, he performs with grace and great finesse. “Life Lessons” must be heard by wider audience. Probably they are one of the hottest bands in metal and hardcore scene right now.
To find out more about Skies In Motion, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.skiesinmotion.com/
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Debut Single: Stargazed
Release Date: 25/08/17
Formed in 2012, Cleargreen have been well known in the Manchester independent music scene and have a variety of influences coming from genres such as alternative indie, mod, and rock and roll. Almost a year on from being tipped by Fred Perry Subculture as one of ‘20 Manchester bands you need to hear now’, the band aims to live up to and exceed these high expectations. Today, the band released their debut single “Stargazed”. It seems like the quartet have their own textbook, and followed it to craft this new song superbly.
Fresh off the back of a summer packed with gigs including a support slot at Dantevilles’ show at Sound Control, as well as appearances at various festivals, some of which include Sonder Festival and Blackthorn Festival, Cleargreen are looking to kick-start Autumn 2017 by making a big impact on the independent scene. Their forthcoming show will be held at Rebellion Bar, Manchester on Saturday 14th October, which cannot be missed.
(Featured photo: Rhian Melvin)
To find out more about Cleargreen, visit their sites using the links below;
Stream and download:
Google Play: goo.gl/euaWmz
Amazon Prime: goo.gl/8mPrL5
Single: Falling Asleep
Release Date: 18/08/17
British singer songwriter from Greater Manchester, Lou Foulkes released his new single “Falling Asleep” on 18th August.
Following self-releasing his debut EP ‘Grin & Bear It’ in 2016, which garnered a reasonable amount of attention in the UK and Europe, Foulkes did a very intimate acoustic show in London that was attended by people from as far as Finland. Then he was invited to make an appearance on one of the UK’s favourite soaps, “Emmerdale” as a busker. After recording his new material earlier this year, Foulkes is eager to get his new music out there and looks forward to the next chapter in his career. He is the one to watch out this year.
“Falling Asleep is a song about a dramatically failing relationship, when everything feels as if it’s going wrong. The chorus is supposed to be a final plea before the seemingly inevitable breakdown. You should listen to my music because well, we all get sad sometimes.” – Lou Foukes
To find out more about Lou Foulkes, visit his sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.loufoulkes.com/
Release Date: 12/08/17
Hailing from Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, Erica is a three piece rock band that makes huge tunes. Following their second album “Hollow Moon” which was released in August 2016, Erica finally released the new single “Human” on 12th August. The vocalist and guitarist Dalton Woodward shows flexibility with his authentic vocals. Erica is very talented and dynamic. Is there any room for more improvement? The young band have set the bar very high.
You can listen to their live version of “Human” here;
Having now enjoyed success twice in a national battle of the band’s competitions, Erica has been streamed live to over 2 million viewers on Italian television station RAI in April 2017 and opened V Fest in Chelmsford in 2015.
Their debut album ‘Sons of the High Land,’ released in 2014 and was credited with 4/5 stars by Kerrang.
Erica is regularly played on radio stations in the United Kingdom and worldwide, also has been interviewed and had tracks broadcast on BBC Introducing.
The band has played many festivals including Ryderfest, Tadstock, RovinFest, Off The Tracks and Livestock. They played the main stage again this year at Lakefest where they have become firm favourites. In addition to this, they are playing both North and South Carfest events this year, an event organised by Chris Evans for Children in Need.
Dalton Woodward – Vocals/Guitar
Jason Burger – Bass
Will Hall – Drums
To find out more about Erica, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.ericarock.co.uk/
Single: Rise Again
Release Date: 27/07/17
Hailing from Chelmsford, England, Hemmingway craft and bring their own unique sound with elements of drum and bass, grime, electro and pop together. Their debut single ‘Rise Again’ was released on July 27th, which was supported by their special launch show on the same day. It has received great support, and the track has been played on BBC Introducing as well as Phoenix FM the most established station in Essex, and many more.
They have spent much of 2017 in the studio, writing and recording their self-titled debut EP, which is due out in September this year. Lyrically, the duo do not shy away for controversy. Their songs range from commenting on domestic violence, immigration and austerity to name a few. Always socially conscious, they hope to strike a chord in listeners’ hearts, whilst shaking the foundations of every venue they play with their huge sound.
Hemmingway consist of CeCe Hemmings on Vocals/Programming and David Moriaty on Guitar. They are very experienced musicians considering their age.
To find out more about Hemmingway, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.hemmingwaymusic.com/
Single: Six Miles
Release Date: 26/06/17
Hailing from Liverpool, indie alternative pop-rock band Black Pulp have just released their new single “Six Miles”. This song is even more polished than their previous songs. The last single “Cry Again” received over 130,000 streams on Spotify. Black Pulp bring such a fresh sound with “Six Miles”, and it is the must hear song this Summer.
Black Pulp are a four piece band taking influences from Indie, Rock and Pop to create encapsulating guitar music that stands on its own two feet.
Since the band’s inception, they have released three official singles, all of which have had support and airplay on various BBC Introducing shows. The band have recently been featured in the Manchester Evening News’ as the ‘Bands and acts to watch out for in 2017’
To find out more about Black Pulp, visit their sites using the links below;
Single: Wide Awake
Release Date: 17/06/17
Sheffield based indie rock’n’roll trio Floodhounds have released their new single “Wide Awake” today following the cracking single “I Wanna Know” which was leased a few month ago.
Their music is fast paced dynamic and layered in blues, never stops your foot tapping.
Their brand new song “Wide Awake” is available for downloading on iTunes, and you can stream via Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube.
Live: Floodhounds are playing at Jock’s Cavern Barnsley at 4:30pm on 17th June today!
To find out more about Floodhounds, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.floodhounds.com/
Single: Red Sky
Release Date: 02/06/17
Hailing from Leicester and formed in October 2015, a Brit-rock band Escapade released their new single “Red Sky” on 2nd June 2017.
The East Midlands quartet have nurtured a sound inspired by Britpop/Psychedelic Rock, but with a captivating character of its own which has grown song by song.
The infectious single “Red Sky” is the latest flame in an increasingly bolder and exciting creative fire.
May 27th: Glastonbudget Festival, iCon Stage 8:30 pm, Leicestershire
June 10th: Double Denim Live (Headline) – The Shed, Leicester
July 28th: Headline Gig @ Music Cafe, Leicester
To find out more about Escapade, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://escapadeband.co.uk
Single: Mercurial Man
Release Date: 26/05/17
Digitally Available: 01/06/17
Exactly a year go, I reviewed Luna Rosa‘s single “This One (High On The Groove)” just before it was released. The song was from their latest self-titled EP. Luna Rosa are an alternative indie rock band hailing from Corby, Northamptonshire. Recently I was very excited to hear that they were releasing a new single.
“Mercurial Man” is constructed with three moods, which makes the song a more interesting kind psychedelic-indie-rock’n’roll. The band show signs of a jazz influence or background which they have brought into indie rock. This is one of the elements that leads to the band being unique.
Luna Rosa has a “Mercurial Man” single release show on Saturday 27th May as well as many live shows through June. Check their website of Facebook page about the dates.
To find out more about Luna Rosa, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://lunarosaband.com/