Behind The Noise

Behind The Noise

MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – The UMA

Formed in 2019, pop-rock newcomers The UMA bonded over a love of the same music and shared ambitions. Following the release of 'Working For It' and 'Wake Up', the trio's most recent single 'Fire' (and the first song they ever wrote together) is another infectious head-bopper with a soaring chorus, acting as an important reminder that you should never give up. We caught up with The UMA to find out more about the single including its themes, the writing process and behind the scenes stories. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Jonny Ong

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Ong blends jazz, folk and rock in his latest single 'Fools', an emotional track about lost love that also pays homage to The Beatles. We caught up with Jonny to find out more about the track and accompanying video, including the writing process, themes and behind the scenes stories. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – KID DAD

German indie-rock quartet KID DAD have revealed a video for their brand new single 'Limbo', a taste of their forthcoming debut album 'In A Box'. Written on a trip that vocalist Marius Vieth took to London, the track sees a collaboration with Welsh singer-songwriter Sarah Howells (Bryde) and is about being “caught between uncertainty and fear, searching for something real to hold on to, in search of hope,” in particular highlighting the surge of domestic violence cases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We caught up with vocalist Marius Vieth to find out more, including the writing process, themes and accompanying video. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – PATRÓN

PATRÓN, the desert groove rock project fronted by Loading Data frontman Lo (aka PATRÓN), made their mark last month with the release of their self-titled debut album. In the run up to the release PATRÓN revealed a series of live sessions, the last ever to be recorded at Alain Johannes' legendary studio 11AD in Los Angeles where the band's album was produced. Featuring Nick Oliveri on bass, Joey Castillo on drums, Aurélien Barbolosi on guitar, Lo Patrón on vocals and electronics, and also Alain Johannes on guitar, we caught up with the frontman himself to find out more about the second single from the album, 'Who Do You Dance For?'.
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Black Orchid Empire

Rock trio Black Orchid Empire have really honed their craft on their upcoming full-length 'Semaphore'. Juxtaposing hard-hitting riffs with stunning melodies, the sci-fi concept album features thirteen songs each with a different narrative theme. One of the band's recent singles, 'Natural Selection', was released alongside a video, telling the story of an alien sent down to a failing earth in an attempt to solve their problems. Keen to find out more, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Paul Visser to discuss the song and video themes, the writing process and why 'Natural Selection' is a standout track on their new release. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Deepshade

Deepshade are turning heads with their new album 'Soul Divider', a blend of grungy, alternative psych rock with influences ranging from Nirvana and Soundgarden to Porcupine Tree. The band's latest single, 'City Burns', is a "retaliation against the rise of terrorism, fascists, inequalities, climate change and the ongoing struggles the world faces," bassist Tommy Doherty explained when we caught up recently. Read on to find out more about the single and the band's accompanying lockdown video. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – CLT DRP

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. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – The Scruff

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. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – 1000mods

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. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Gold Key

Gold Key are back with their stunning new album 'Panic Machine', the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2017 debut album 'Hello, Phantom'. Blending their vast array of influences, from progressive rock, shoegaze and grunge all the way to blackened hardcore, 'Panic Machine' pushes Gold Key's sound beyond their comfort zones and confronts life's big existential questions. Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, the Hertfordshire quartet have taken it upon themselves to release a 'Live In Isolation' video for their single 'Sweet Darkness'. You can get an exclusive first look at the video below, as we chat to vocalist/guitarist Steve Sears to find out more...
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