Hailing from Indiana, USA, fantasycore trailblazers The Wise Man's Fear have caught our attention with their unique exploration of immersive fantasy and genre-bending sounds. With their latest release, 'Valley of Kings', completing their album trilogy, this band have perfectly honed their craft - here's why we think they're ones to watch!
Experimental metal quartet Asian Death Crustacean release their crushing debut album 'Baikal' next month. Named after the world's oldest and deepest lake, which is located in Siberia, 'Baikal' takes a vast array of influences, from extreme progressive metal to electronic/ambient to jazz, and melds them to create a truly enthralling and unpredictable sound. We caught up with the band ahead of the release to discuss their formation, influences, first musical memories and more.
Drawing influence from a wide range of artists, from The Prodigy and Peaches through to Meshuggah, Brighton's CLT DRP are making waves with their anthemic feminist electro-punk. Their single 'Where The Boys Are' is a nod to some of vocalist Annie Dorrett's female inspirations, and an excellent taste of what to expect from the band's debut album Without The Eyes. We caught up with Annie to discuss 'Where The Boys Are', including behind the scenes stories, themes and more.
Wallflower release their debut album 'Teach Yourself To Swim' later this week, delving deeper than before to create a very personal record that remains true to who they are - something of great importance to the alt-rock quintet. We caught up with vocalist Vini Moreira-Yeoell ahead of the release to discuss the band's aims and influences, growing up in a musical family and more.
Bedford indie trio The Scruff have released a video for their single 'Vultures', exploring the contrast between real-world and online personalities in modern day society. 'Vultures' is the band's first new music in 2020 as they gear up for their debut album, so we caught up with Adam James Urwin to find out about the themes, writing process and more.
We were strolling through Glasgow when we spotted a poster in a club venue advertising an acoustic set by Art Alexakis. We had no idea Art, who is the frontman of Everclear, was touring a brand new solo record. Naturally we sourced tickets and we were all over this show like a doberman on fresh meat. After all, Everclear were one of the gateway bands which took our hand and led us skipping merrily through rock, punk and into metal. Whilst at the show we took the opportunity to catch up with the man himself, to reminisce, discuss his solo venture and more.
Greece's largest rock band of the last decade, 1000mods, are back with their brand new album 'Youth Of Dissent', blending a unique mix of retro, hard, space and doom rock that has won over fans across many different genres. We caught up with the band to find out more about their powerful single and video 'Pearl', including the writing process, themes and more.
This week sees the release of COPE's hard-hitting debut album 'The Shock Doctrine', a blend of metal, punk and hardcore that explores the crumbling state of modern life and how to get by through the hardships. In the run up to the release the London-based quintet revealed a video for 'Life in 3D' which showcased footage from their recent tours, so we asked the band to share some of their top tips and stories from life on the road.
Earlier this year we launched our Ones To Watch series, in which we'll be highlighting some of the hottest up and coming and established acts from across the globe. Previously we told you ten Australian acts that we are loving and this time we've gone a little bit closer to home focusing on great Italian artists. We've got metal, we've got indie and we've got a feeling you'll find something you'll love. We've chosen some artists you might already be familiar with and a few we think definitely need to be on your radar.
Anonymous electronic newcomers Overrider, which features members of Cleft, Alpha Male Tea Party and Giraffes? Giraffes!, make their mark this week with their debut mini-album 'cyc|er', which sees them experiment with live-coding to create their dark, multi-layered sound. We caught up with the guitarist of the mysterious group to talk about their formation, who and what influences the band and more.