It seems the Brit-melodic-rock scene is alive and well these days. For those of you who don’t know their way around it yet, here’s a little taster for you. Southampton’s Circle Of Reason have been releasing a free track to download each month, taken from their back catalogue.
This month’s offering is ‘Silver Screen‘, taking elements from the alt-rockers of the 00s (think Smashing Pumpkins / early QOTSA). If you like what you see below, you can download it here.
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.
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!).
I’ve had this song stuck in my head for days, so thought I’d share it with you. It’s an angsty ballady (because its not slow enough to be a real ballad, at least, that’s my opinion..) tune from Londoners Young Guns.
These are some of the best lyrics I’ve heard in a while:
You are not a diamond, You are not a shining star Doesn’t mean that you’re not perfect Exactly as you are
‘You Are Not’ is taken from their new album ‘Bones’, of which the title track was Kerrang!’s top song of 2012. The boys are currently off touring the States.