Defy All Reason – Bad Blood

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:

The Road Ahead‘ is released May 11th.

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Introducing: Die! Die! Die!

Haven’ heard of Die! Die! Die! yet? You’re definitely missing out. The punk-esque three-piece have just released their fifth album, ‘Swim‘ ahead of a full European tour this Autumn. They’ve already picked up some good feedback from The Skinny and Line Of Best Fit, as well as a solid following in their homeland, New Zealand.

Check out their video for ‘Get Hit‘, taken from the new album, below:

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Introducing: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties

Has a whole week gone by so fast?! Sorry folks, I’ve been busy in the non-digital world. Anyway, back to normal service, at least for a while..

Those of you who are fans of The Wonder Years (the pop-punk band, not the television series) should definitely already know about frontman Dan Campbell’s new project, Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties. Based on the sad tale of fictional character Aaron West, debut album ‘We Don’t Have Each Other’ is out on July 8th.

Watch the official video for first single ‘Divorce and the American South‘ below..

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Introducing: Dog, Paper, Submarine

Well indie Wednesday has coming rolling round again, and this time there’s one band that just can’t be ignored.. Dog, Paper, Submarine might have you wondering what on earth actually links those words together (could they be more similar in the band’s native Swedish? I don’t know), but their noise pop sound is much less confusing and definitely quite enjoyable.

The three piece have just released their self-titled EP, which is available on Bandcamp for a mere £2.50 (and right after payday as well!). Have a listen below..

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Introducing: MOVIE

Blurring the lines between the art-rock tendencies of Franz Ferdinand and the upbeat catchiness of Vampire Weekend, Brit-pop band MOVIE have certainly put their art college years to good use with their striking new video for ‘Ads‘. The band have already picked up some great support from Radio 1, 6music and XFM, with their single launch party hitting London’s Old Blue Last this Wednesday.

Don’t miss out, have a listen below!

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Introducing: Such Sights

2014 is definitely proving to be a great year for new British rock! We’ve already had New Forest’s Natives, Stoke’s Moral Panics and now there’s South Yorkshire’s Such Sights.

Blending elements of Comeback Kid’s heaviness with pop-punk hooks and emotive lyrics, the quintet’s new single ‘Seeing Is Believing‘ features on their self-released debut EP ‘Where Hell Begins‘.

Have a listen below..

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Introducing: Moral Panics

Stoke’s indie favourites Moral Panics certainly have their artistic credentials sorted, with their members doubling as clothing designers, novel writers and film makers. Luckily their other projects hasn’t had a detrimental effect on the band’s sound, with their latest EP ‘WLVS‘ sounding like a cross between early Foals and Swim Deep at their mellowest.

With features on BBC Introducing and support slots with the likes of Dog Is Dead, it looks like 2014 might be the year for these guys to finally break out..

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Introducing: Only Crime

Well its definitely been a good couple of weeks for old-school hardcore / punk, with AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget forming XTRMST, and now we’ve got a new video from punk supergroup Only Crime. Formed in 2003, the band features members of Good Riddance and Bane, whilst citing Black Flag as their main influence.

The band’s new single ‘Life Was Fair‘ is taken from their upcoming third studio album, ‘Pursuance‘, which is due out in May.

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Introducing: New City Kings

Step right up.. I’ve got some very catchy pop-rock for you! Essex quartet New City Kings might have only settled on their current name a short year ago (they were previously The Suburbians), but they’ve already recorded and released their debut EP ‘Change‘, as well as releasing two singles ‘Swords and Cannonballs‘ and the title track of their EP. Oh, am apparently Fall Out Boy are fans. Need I say more?

Have a listen below..

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Introducing: Night Windows

Here’s one for all you indie kids out there – Salem’s own Night Windows, the solo project of Ben Hughes. A real ‘bedroom artist’, Hughes self-engineered and produced his upcoming debut album ‘Musicassette / Magnetic Memory‘, which is out on April 15.

For fans of: Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, Eels

Have a listen here:

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