Looking for a bit of country-tinged indie rock? Look no further than Peasant’s King (named after the members were inspired from watching Robin Hood). The Welsh five-piece have just signed to Visible Noise, having already had great support from Radio 1 for their single ‘Antidotes‘.
The band have been playing in various incarnations since their teens, but Peasant’s King as we know them formed back in 2012. Performances at Reading and Leeds followed, plus a support slot with songstress Gabrielle Aplin. With a record deal now under their belts, it looks like 2014 will be the year these guys finally gain some national recognition.
Fact: there really aren’t enough females in rock music. Its sounds cliche, I know, but the fact that woman in rock music is even a talking point proves this.
Step right up then, and have a listen to melodic metallers Trash Monroe. Featuring powerful vocals from frontwoman Melany Dantes, the band have been touring and recording since 2003, building their reputation as one of the best unsigned bands from the South East.
The Essex band released their debut album ‘Shooting From The Lips & Other Crimes Of Passion‘ in 2010, followed by two EPs, ‘Addiction of Duplicates’ Part 1 and 2, featuring the single ‘S.O.B‘.
Have a listen below..
Trash Monroe play the Barfly on March 7th as part of Camden Rocks.
‘Haganah’, according to a quick Google search, refers to a Jewish para-military organisation which began in the early 1900s. I’m not entirely sure of the relevance of this to the band of nearly-the-same name, but in musical terms, Hagana refers to a grungy three-piece from Edinburgh who make tunes that sound like a less experimental, early Biffy Clyro (and no, I’m not geographically stereotyping).
The band are taking their first steps to rock stardom, or just simply, more national awareness, with the release of their debut album ‘One Year‘, out on March 3. In the meantime, they’ve picked up some great feedback from regional press and the general rock blogosphere as well as releasing this nifty little video for ‘Fuzzy Punch‘, which features on their upcoming record.
Classic rock certainly seems to be having a revival these days, with Grimsby trio The Brew being the latest to rise from the scene. Despite their recent acclaim from international press, the band have quite a history, touring with the greats from Ozzy Osborne and Jeff Beck to Lynryd Skynryd, as well as recording three studio albums, with their fourth, ‘Control‘ planned for release on February 20th.
Here’s their video for new single ‘Repeat‘ from their upcoming album:
Rising from the ashes of former hard-rock heavyweights Panic Cell, melodic heavy metallers Seven Deadly (which includes former members of the aforementioned band) have already received accolades from the likes of Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and Classic Rock magazine.
The five piece clearly aren’t afraid of a few screams, as ‘Blood on your hands’, the first single from their debut album ‘Obliviation’ proves. There’s a ferocious energy behind the track that, with any luck, should translate into a must-have album for all you metal-heads out there.
These guys clearly have a love for the classic rock catalogue, but they’re bringing a fresh feel to the genre, mixing growling vocals and power chords with eerie melodies for a sound that rises far above the standard metalcore output.