It’s starting to feel like summer here, and I’ve been rinsing through my guilty pleasures collection. It must be the sunshine that always puts me in the mood for a good, happy tune.
Rather than risk someone catching me with an old 90s classic in my headphones though, London four-piece Radio On make radio-friendly, danceable music without a hint of potential embarrassment. Drawing influences from 70s indie-rock, their new single ‘You’re Always Right‘ should definitely be the soundtrack to your day, whether its chilling in a park, or just blocking out the world on your daily commute..
The term ‘supergroup’ has been coined too frequently recently, from bands that are often quite significantly less than super. Luckily We Are Harlot, a combination of former Asking Alexandria singer Danny Warsnop, plus members of Silvertide, Sebastian Bach and Revolution Rennaissance, more than qualifies, create a hard-rock sound that more than meets the qualifications.
The four-piece released their debut self-titled album earlier this year and will be making an appearance at Download festival this summer.
Let’s get one thing straight here first, it might be spelt PVRIS, but it’s pronounced ‘Paris‘. Good? Moving on, this female-fronted three-piece are channeling the occult in their creepy new video for ‘White Noise‘, a fantastic combination of emo-esque wails and electro beats.
Have a listen below..
If you like your rock with a lot of roll, some southern vibes and slight Welsh twist, then you’re in luck! Defy All Reason take inspiration from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Shinedown, then bring their own burst of frantic energy to every track of their upcoming record ‘The Road Ahead‘.
Check out the video for first single, ‘Bad Blood‘ below:
It’s rare to see a band so casually cross the channel sonically, but French pop-punks Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have certainly managed it with their new single ‘Playing Dead’. Give it a listen and you’ll be swearing that they have come straight from the sunny climates of the USA, like their recent tourmates Yellowcard and Less Than Jake, not the rainy Parisian streets..
Back in 2011, pop punk starlets Paramore released the ‘Singles Club‘ EP, a set of four tracks including ‘Monster‘ which was only available from the band’s website. Also featuring on the EP was ‘Hello Cold World‘, the antithesis to Taylor Swift’s ‘22‘, with its much more realistic approach to life as a young person.
There must be some kind of early-emo / post-hardcore resurgence going out, with so many classic bands on their ten year anniversary tours, plus countless young bands springing up with clear 00s influences. Brighton’s Come The Spring are one of them, echoing the sounds of INME at their most throat-scrapingly angry, with elements of heavier punk thrown in.
The band’s new EP, ‘Revive‘ is out March 11th. Listen to the single, ‘Memory & Resonance‘ below:
Having been nominated for an ARIA for their debut record, Sydney’s ambient rockers, sleepmakeswaves followed up their success with the release of ‘Love Of Cartography‘ last year. The band create beautiful, instrumental tracks, experimenting with soft, precise intros, leading into thundering choruses.
The band are touring the UK next month, details are on their website here.
Having parted ways with his label following the release of the critically lauded album ‘The Devil And I‘, Lone Wolf (Paul Marshall) has returned with news of a new record. Reaching the deeply personal levels that few artists dare to bring to light, ‘Give Up‘ taken from the upcoming release, dwells on the artist’s own battles with anxiety.
Hailing from North West England, Monsters As Humans have quickly amassed a strong following, with their alt-rock sounds. The four-piece effortlessly merge beautiful melodic intros, with energetic, hook laden-riffs, with influences from the likes of Twin Atlantic and Idlewild.
Have a listen below, or download their ‘I’ve Been Saving My Catharis For This’ EP from soundcloud.