2020 is a big year for The Used. Celebrating two decades together, the Utah quartet are stronger than ever as they release their eighth studio album, 'Heartwork'. We recently caught up with bassist Jeph Howard to discuss the stories behind the album, releasing music during a global pandemic and more.
Three years since the release of their album 'Self Supremacy', Sheffield metallers Malevolence are back with their new EP 'The Other Side'. Their first venture self-releasing has brought some challenges along the way, but with complete control the quartet have been able to push outside of their comfort zones on the new three-track record. We caught up with vocalist Alex Taylor to find out more, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their upcoming plans, how Knocked Loose's Bryan Garris came to feature on the EP and their global achievements over the past three years.
Everything’s a bit weird right now isn’t? We at Bring The Noise UK hope you’re all being safe and looking after each other. Speaking of looking after people, now’s the time we could really look after the bands we love. So how can we all help the artists whose music has helped us through our hard times and been a soundtrack to the best night of our lives, now that they need us? A lot of them are trying to adapt, and use technology to help raise funds, and keep their music in your mind while you’re stuck inside. And since you are stuck inside, why not tune into some of these innovative live streams? Here’s some ways you can help...
Formed in 2019, Mexican melodic death metallers Afterfall have already been giving fans a taste of their upcoming album with their singles 'Maere' and 'Requiem'. With lyrical themes that are based on a fiction novel written by the band, each single represents a chapter of the story and delivers a unique sound that incorporates metal elements with Middle-Eastern instruments and baroque orchestration. We sat down with the band to find out more about their musical style, what it's like to start a band in Mexico and more.
Today (Sunday 8th March 2020) marks International Women's Day, a global celebration recognising the achievements of women and continuing to challenge and accelerate gender parity. To celebrate International Women's Day we've highlighted ten amazing bands and female musicians that you should be looking out for in 2020 and beyond.
VASA have once again unleashed their chaotic, feel-good post-rock energy in the form of their second release, 'Heroics'. With their debut considered a modern classic of the post-rock genre, the pressure was on! We caught up with guitarist Scott Coupar to get his thoughts...
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal is one of the most proficient guitarists out there. By now, he's done everything from playing with bands such as Guns N' Roses, Art of Anarchy and currently Sons of Apollo, fronting progressive rock band Asia, launching his own line of hot sauces and teaching for State University of New York at Purchase. We caught up with him to talk about some of his recent realisations, including the new Sons of Apollo album, 'MMXX', which is out now.
From numerous sold-out shows to BBC Radio 1 airplay, Scottish newcomers Spyres have achieved an impressive amount since their formation in February 2019. Kicking off 2020 with another sold-out show in Glasgow and a tour supporting Lauran Hibberd, we caught up with bassist Jude Curran and guitarist/vocalist Emily Downie to find out more.
It's a busy time for Australian five-piece Bad//Dreems. The band released their new album 'Doomsday Ballet' in October and a UK tour with The Chats swiftly followed, keeping the momentum going as we close out the year. We caught up with the band to discuss the new album, touring plans for 2020 and more.
Sludge pop/alt-rock four-piece Bellevue Days are ending 2019 on a high, receiving a plethora of positive reviews and championing radio success off the back of their debut album 'It Can't Possibly Go Wrong Ever'. With a UK tour on the cards for February 2020, we caught up with the band to chat about the new record, their excitement to get back out on the road and more.