Visceral horror-punk and gory gothic-rock are the aesthetics and sound of East London’s Saint Agnes. Delivering their debut album 'Welcome To Silvertown' in 2019, Saint Agnes sonically showcased their fiery punk ferocity and sweet pop hooks and visually told the tale of a dark fantasy world in which Kitty A. Austen and Jon James Tufnell immerse themselves and their audience in to shocking effect. They released mini-album 'Vampire' earlier this year, showcasing that Saint Agnes’ disgusting horror-punk trash metal sound, fantastical song writing and bubble gum pink meets jet black visuals are bolder, braver and more immersive than ever before. We spoke to vocalist Kitty and guitarist Jon backstage at the Download Pilot event all about their jaw dropping performance, the characters of mini album 'Vampire' and bringing the new material to the stage at last.
As Everything Unfolds are changing up the way modern metal and post hardcore music sounds by bringing their fresh blend of melodic vocals and heavy riffs to the scene. They released their debut album 'Within Each Lies The Other' earlier this year and are now set to support Holding Absence across the UK and Europe later this year. We spoke to vocalist Charlie Rolfe backstage at the Download Pilot event all about the bands journey, the reception to the record, digitally connecting with fans and the bands Heavy Music Awards nomination.
London based duo CRASHFACE crashed onto the scene back in 2020 and have since released a string of relentless singles in the run up to dropping their blazing debut EP 'HEAVY INFECTIOUS'. A bombastic blend of alt-rock, infectiously aggressive punk, slamming riffs and sickly-sweet vocals, CRASHFACE are a band that will send a shock through the system. We spoke to vocalist/guitarist Charlie Hinton and bassist Otto Balfour all about their musical influences, the EP release and the importance of the visual aspect to a band's artistry.
Manchester’s Hot Milk are a band brimming with sheer force, delivering high octane alternative-rock-meets-mainstream-pop driven by big riffs, big choruses and equally bigger amounts of upbeat energy. Their debut EP 'Are You Feeling Alive?' demonstrates this, headed up by Han Mee and Jim Shaw’s flair for lifeful pop hooks. Having toured with the likes of rock royalty Foo Fighters and UK favourites You Me At Six, Hot Milk have grown in confidence, charisma and volume ever since. On the brink of releasing their brand new EP 'I JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I’M DEAD' and with a UK tour to follow, we spoke to co-vocalists/co-guitarists Mee and Shaw backstage at the Download Pilot event, discussing their excitement for the new era of Hot Milk, the decision to release another EP and more.
Grime is undoubtedly one of the most popular and fastest growing genres of the 21st century, partner that with metal music – and you get Hacktivist. The only band in the genre. Their sophomore record 'Hyperdialect' is bursting with rage, riffs and bars that will make you want to riot. We spoke to the band about the new record, performing live, and some of the awesome features this record hosts.
One of the biggest bands to come out of the 2010s, Beartooth, will unleash their astounding fourth record 'Below', which is as powerful lyrically as it is musically, into the world on 25th June 2021. We were lucky enough to pick the brains of the man behind Beartooth who single-handedly wrote, produced and mixed every aspect of the new record. In this interview with Caleb Shomo, we spoke about the heavy new record, his excitement to play live again, mental health, and his newfound love of cooking.
Southampton based metalcore band Our Hollow, Our Home are hotly tipped as one of the most rapidly growing bands in the UK metal music scene right now. Their third full-length release 'Burn In The Flood' is set to drop on May 28th via the band's own label //Hollow Music. The band aim to document their personal growth as a band, as well as openly speak out about the genuine struggles faced throughout daily life on this blistering new album. We spoke to vocalist Connor Hallisey and singer/guitarist Tobias Young all about the album, the band's decision to self-release and the importance of artists to fan engagement in times like these.
With just days away from the release of their sophomore record 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life', we spoke to Holding Absence frontman Lucas Woodland about their emotional new record, going back on tour and much more.
Friday 5th February marked the date that Hastings’ finest Kid Kapichi unleashed their highly anticipated debut album into the world. 'This Time Next Year' was produced by the band during lockdown and is a record that bursts with personality and boisterous charm. We spoke to co-vocalist and guitarist Jack Wilson about the record, their future plans, and how much Buckfast makes the perfect gig.
2020 has been a turbulent year, there's no doubt about it, but it's also been one of opportunity for James Kennedy. Previously a member of alternative rock band Kyshera, he officially launched as a solo artist after the band's demise and has since gone on to release his new album 'Make Anger Great Again'. Not stopping there, Kennedy also published his first book, which he describes as "the story of the unsigned, the unsung and the unheard." We caught up with him to find out more...