VIDEO OF THE DAY
12 March 2017
Music Video: All I Wanna Know
Release Date: 22/02/17
London based CRITICS formed in the summer of 2014 and haven’t looked back since.
The band are planning to make 2017 their year and feel that they’re finally really onto what they’ve been searching for all this time. Taking the ferocious attitude and lyrical honesty of rock music and combining it with the catchiest hooks and futuristic production of commercial pop, CRITICS are here to reinvent the face of mainstream music and give it a good kick in the teeth.
They are currently on the UK tour. Catch them where you can!
To find out more about CRITICS, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://critics-theband.squarespace.com/
9 March 2017
Music Video: The Lovers
Release Date: 06/03/17
EP Release: 19/05/17
South Coast bright punk band Miss Vincent re-emerge with their brand new track “The Lovers”. Demonstrating a clear sonic progression, the track showcases a fuller-throttled, punk influenced and more raw soundscape, acting as a statement of intent for forthcoming EP “Somewhere Else” due 19th May.
The frontman Alex Marshall says; We want to create stirring, honest punk rock music that feels real. We wanted to keep all of the grit and crackle we could, but still make it sound huge.
2017 will see the band push their live shows to the limit, with a short run in April and additional dates in the works.
To find out more about Miss Vincent, visit their sites using the links below;
8 March 2017
Music Video: One Major One Minor
Release Date: 25/02/17
Emerging newcomers Flatlands have gone from strength to strength, gigging within numerous venues around Oxford and supporting bands such as REWS, Yonaka, Neon Waltz and RedFaces. Hooked on the gig scene, Flatlands decided to move away from making demos with their good friend at Fairmile Sounds and get serious about making a splash in the music world. They debuted their first studio-recorded songs on their EP “Provisional Licence” in January 2017.
To find out more about Flatlands, visit their sites using the links below;
6 March 2017
Lyric Video: Decommissioned
Release Date: 14/02/17
Album Release: 05/05/17
To find out more about GraVil, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.gravilmetal.com/
4 March 2017
Music Video: Breathe // Lesson Learnt
Release Date: 28/02/17
EP Release: 17/03/17
ELASEA are a five-piece alternative rock band from Berkshire.
With a slight line up change after their debut EP release in 2015, the quintet have now found their edgy and unique sound. Over the past two years the band have been lucky enough to share the stage with the likes of Funeral For A Friend, AllUsOnDrugs, Veridian and Echoic, with continued support from BBC Introducing & other radio shows.
Breathe starts proceedings in spectacular fashion with its eerie beginnings, before hammering out a soaring riff that ideally accompanies Andy Bradford’s emotive voice. The track highlights the band’s thoughtful texturing with Liv Jones peppering the cut with her alluring vocals and Braydie Haskell’s adept use of synth.
To find out more about ELASEA, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: www.elasea.com
28 February 2017
Music Video: Tough Love
Release Date: 27/02/17
Single Release: 03/03/17
Brighton based alternative rock band Rory Indiana have revealed the video for their brand new single ‘Tough Love’, their first new material since 2016’s Ruling Class Crooks EP.
This track shows Rory Indiana at their best: solid rock hooks, frontman Rory Kaye’s signature vocal structures and an anthemic chorus combine to showcase the band’s impressive craftsmanship.
To find out more about Rory Indiana, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.roryindiana.com/
26 February 2017
Kill For Eden
Music Video: Woke Up Alone
Release Date: 26/02/17
Single Release: 03/03/17
Kill For Eden are London based purveyors of classic hard rock, radio ready riffs and powerful female vocals.
“Woke Up Alone” is their second single from the forthcoming album “Petty Crimes” which will be released early 2017.
To find out more about Kill For Eden, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: www.killforeden.com
24 February 2017
Music Video: Want It All
Release Date: 22/02/17
Single Release: 24/02/17
UK alt-rockers SEASONS‘ new single Want It All is produced by Ben Sansom from Lower Than Atlantis, and is their second release, it demonstrates a young rock band fast on the rise. With their self-titled EP, the band already has some big names under their belt including the likes of Kerrang! magazine who awarded their debut EP a massive 4 out of 5 K’s, as well as being on the radar of the likes of Rocksound magazine.
To find out more about SEASONS, visit their sites using the links below;
20 February 2017
Music Video: Turbulence
Release Date: 17/02/17
The Trusted are a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes with exciting ferocity and infectious hooks and established a reputation for high-energy live shows. Last week this song Turbulence was selected as one of Emerging Artists by BBC Radio’s legendary Gary Crowley.
To find out more about The Trusted, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.thetrusted.co.uk/
18 February 2017
Music Video: Never Go Home
Release Date: 15/02/17
Aussie heavy weight punk trio from Melbourne, now based in UK, has finally released their new material.
Since their inception in 2012, the band has toured Australia multiple times and earned killer support slots with international acts such as Cherie Currie of The Runaways and punk icon Richie Ramone whose management hand‐picked the girls for the slot having heard their cover of The Ramone’s classic “Somebody Put Something in my Drink”.
Their album is scheduled for release internationally early 2017 following the trio’s relocation to the UK in September 2016. They have certainly hit the ground running with a 40+ date tour across the UK and Europe including appearances at Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rock Stock and UK/Ireland tour with Richie Ramone. Look out world, these Byrds cannot be caged!
To find out more about Tequila Mockingbyrd, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.tequilamockingbyrdband.com
15 February 2017
Music Video: TWENTYNOTHING
Release Date: 14/02/17
EP Release Date: 10/03/17
False Heads, one of the most exciting bands Music Matters featured, are now returning in 2017 with their ‘Gutter Press’ EP, featuring a string of hard-hitting tracks, including Iggy Pop favourite ‘Slew’, and two stellar new tracks ‘TwentyNothing’ and ‘Comfort Consumption’. The new EP delivers five tracks that capture False Heads perfect riot of energetic, leering bawdiness, and set a huge marker for a band whose remarkable rise is seemingly unstoppable. With their frenetic live shows taking on a life of their own, False Heads have also announced their first dates of 2017 this February and March.
To find out more about False Heads, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.falseheads.com/
Read False Heads interview with Music Matters: 30/10/16 False Heads – Weigh In
14 February 2017
Music Video: Mesmerise
Release Date: 09/02/17
EP Release Date: 31/03/17
London based band Courtesans explain, “‘Mesmerise’ is about being entranced so deeply that you lose yourself and forget who you are”, “You want this. You believe you need this. It becomes your first thought in the morning and the last thought before you fall asleep. You lose your identity. The desire fills your dreams and finally becomes you.”
To find out more about Courtesans, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.thecourtesans.org/
12 February 2017
Music Video: CAKE
Release Date: 13/01/17
FREAK is a totally exciting and insane new band which is created by Connar former front-man of the established very young death metal band Kill The Freak from Essex. FREAK has been online sensation even before they stated performing live and one of BBC Radio One’s favourites.
To find out more about FREAK, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.imthefreak.com/
10 February 2017
Duke Of Wolves
Music Video: They Laugh
Release Date: 7th December 2016
Launched on 1st January 2016, Duke Of Wolves is a London-based, 4-piece rock band. They combine hard-hitting riffs, huge choruses, and melodies that’ll follow you all the way home. Their sound is suitable for crowded public transport, open desert roads, and every mood in between!
Multiple BBC Introducing plays, played Isle Of Wight Festival, Standon Calling, Hard Rock Cafe and many more.
To find out more about Duke Of Wolves, visit their sites using the links below;
4 February 2017
Rob Jarvis & The Mercury Sons
Music Video: Just To Make You Happy
Release Date: 31/01/17
Song Release: 16/01/17
Essex based alternative rock outfit Rob Jarvis & The Mercury Sons has just released their debut single ‘Just To Make You Happy’. The song achieved its first exclusive radio airplay on Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood Show – Kerrang Radio. The single release is only the beginning of the band, as their recent debut show in Newcastle was a sell out.
This single is perfectly showcasing Rob Jarvis’ incredible song writing ability; a dynamic rock track with light, shade and incredible passion, and an eclectic lick of originality.
Rob, lead vocalist and guitarist says “Our debut release ‘Just To Make You Happy’ hasn’t been shown to a great deal of people, but those who’ve encountered it during the ‘making of’ stages have made reference to all kinds of bands, certainly lots of reference to 90s rock, so we hope you all like it.”
To find out more about Rob Jarvis & The Mercury Sons, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.robjarvisandthemercurysons.com/
3 February 2017
The Velvet Hands
Music Video: I Don’t Mind
Release Date: 18/01/17
Song Release: 03/02/17(today) I Don’t Mind / The End (digital and 7” blue vinyl – Easy Action Records (EA45026))
Show: 08/02/17 at The Monarch, Camden London
London based grange rock band The Velvet Hands have caused quite a stir in the year that they’ve been around. Self releasing their first two singles ‘Games’ and ‘Habit’, they picked up some great online coverage and radio support from BBC 6 Music DJs Radcliffe & Maconie and Steve Lamacq. BBC Introducing has been supporting from the beginning, offering the band slots on their BBC intro stages at both Boardmasters and Looe Festival over the summer.
To find out more about The Velvet Hands, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.thevelvethands.co.uk/
2 February 2017
Music Video: If Only While I’m Sleeping
Release Date: 24/01/17
To find out more about Naropa, visit their sites using the links below;
1 February 2017
Music Video: Friday Night’s A Lie
Release Date: 17/12/16
To find out more about Chisel Beeches, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.chiselbeeches.uk/
31 January 2017
Music Video: Let The Children
Release Date: 19/01/2017
To find out more about Dani Hart, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.danihartmusic.com/
30 January 2017
Music Video: SHAME
Release Date: 29/01/17
To find out more about SURGE, visit their sites using the links below;
29 January 2017
All These Years
Music Video: What Was Left Unsaid
Release Date: 06/01/17
To find out more about All These Years, visit their sites using the links below;
27 January 2017
Two Year Break
Lyric Video: Debut single The City
Release Date: 27/01/17
To find out more about Two Year Break, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.twoyearbreak.com/