Major festivals aside, summer is always a quiet time for music, so its a little hard to find something decent to bring you.. However, this week I’ve managed to find something that might be hard, but is definitely not quiet (you’ll see what I did here if you listen to it)!
City Of Thieves made their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival back in May, but judging by their music, they’ll have plenty more shows to come. The band are about to release their Incinerator EP in September, after performing at Bloodstock and Planet Rock Rockstop.
Long live rock’n’roll, eh?
You can tell its post-Download festival when the heavy releases start again. Case-in-point, metal heroes Bullet For My Valentine have released a stream of the awesome ‘Army Of Noise‘ track, taken from their new album ‘Venom‘, which is out next month. Now I might be wrong, but I’m pretty sure there’s a tour with that too..
Listen listen listen!
It’s rare to hear such a loud, arena-like sound from a band who have yet to release their debut record, but Sunset Sons appear to have managed it on their new single ‘Medicine’. Good thing too, as they’ll be supporting indie-rock giants Imagine Dragons on their European arena tour later this year.
If this video is anything to go by, the Anglo-Aussie quartet will be filling up arenas of their own in no time..
Check out their tour dates with Imagine Dragons here.
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.
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:
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.