New Music Monday – Fort Hope ‘Control’

Well it seems I can’t say enough good things about Fort Hope.. They’re a great band. and if you haven’t already checked them out on their support slots with Fearless Vampire Killers, or on Camden Rocks last weekend, you probably should now..

Enjoy!

RC xx

New Music Monday – Attention Thieves

Fact: Bands from South East England are seriously overlooked. I would know. I’m a Home Counties kid myself, growing up with the likes of Hundred Reasons and Reuben. I’ve seen many a good band disappear, never getting the recognition they deserve.

attention thieves

One band that look set to break the trend is Reading natives Attention Thieves. The four piece formed in 2008 and have already had praise from the big rock magazines – Kerrang, Rock Sound and Big Cheese. They’ve even bagged themselves a play on Radio 1 after an impressive set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds last year. Oh, and they’ve won a Best Grunge/Hard Rock Group award from a  radio station in Washington, DC.

Their sound is straight up British rock, with a post hardcore streak down the middle and a few punchy, punky choruses thrown in for good measure.

The band are releasing their new single ‘Can’t See The Light’ (think a slightly metal Hell Is For Heroes) on March 11. Track is below for your listening pleasure..

Clearly not ones to take a break, they’ve also got  a much-hyped UK tour coming up this February / March with pop punks Neck Deep. For a full list of dates, check their facebook (London show is free entry!).

 

RC xx

Band Tips For 2013

If you haven’t spent all your Christmas money yet (and why not, if you read my pick of the sales yesterday?), you may want to hold onto that as I’ve got a list of some of the best music coming your way in 2013. Carefully researched (read: I googled the bands I like), here’s some new albums that are worth waiting for.

Black Veil Brides – Wretched and Divine

Conceptual goth-punks release their new album on Jan 8th

 

Fearless Vampire Killers – Exposition: The Five Before The Flames

A five song prequel to their debut album ‘Militia of the Lost’, out March 11th.

 

Night By Night

The classic rockers are planning to self release their debut album this year. (Guess we’ll all stay tuned for details..)

 

Paramore – Paramore

The self titled fourth album from the three remaining pop punks comes out on April 9th.

 

A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy

New album from Florida hardcore 5-piece due for release next year. You can stream new track ‘Violence’ from their site here.

 

Mallory Knox – Signals

Cambridge rockers release their eagerly awaited debut album on January 21st, featuring new single ‘Wake Up’.

RC xx