Higher Power’s hardcore is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. It is angry music – but lyrically they convey a lot about themselves as people. It’s about finding a positive outlet for their anger, whether it’s social issues or mental health, it’s adding a social consciousness and depth to an often one-dimensional genre.
Nervus started as a bedroom project for songwriter M Foster. Within weeks of ‘Bones’ appearing on the internet, Radio 1 picked up on the track and Nervus quickly grew into a four piece. As far as debut albums go, Permanent Rainbow by Nervus will be hard to beat in terms of songwriting and memorable hooks. It’s an album that’s as raw as it is melodic and features ten heartfelt anthems of sorrow, anxiety and regret.
Brought up on a heady diet of ultraviolent video games and Suicidal Tendencies, Southampton’s Grove Street Families are breaking all the rules with their latest release ‘The Las Venturas EP’, out now on Venn Records.
FALLS combine off kilter riffs and manly sex appeal to produce a huge rock’n’roll that will get you pumping your fist and shaking your hips at the same time (if you can imagine such a thing). Needless to say this band absolutely kill it live so get to a show when they pass through your town, you will not regret it!
Youth Man’s sound is a collision of visceral punk rock and angular groove. This makes the band as unique as they are exciting. Having already laid waste to numerous venues across Europe, Youth Man are set to turn heads worldwide with their first release on Venn Records.
Brighton 3-piece Tigercub are the beacon of light that the UK music scene has been crying out for. Finally there is a band that will not only inspire young musicians but remind older ones how it felt to discover great music all over again. Sharp vocals, witty lyrics, mammoth riffs and a wall of sound that significantly proves Tigercub are destined for huge success in the coming months.
Muskets write huge songs, it doesn’t get more simple than that. Whether it’s sugar coated grunge pop or shoegaze tinged emo punk, this young Brighton four-piece have created a sound that’s all their own.
Richa is a young London based band who show depth and sophistication beyond their years. Dark, angular sonic atmospheres combined with vocalist Gethyn Thomas’s enigmatic & impassioned delivery, give an intense, immersive musical landscape.
Carnival Kids, a half-Norwegian half-British powerhouse, are about to make 2015 their own.
Pure punk rock goodness from beautiful Grey Britain. The new EP ‘Sundown’ is out on Venn Records limited to 100 tapes.
Jesus Fucking Christ began in Oslo, spreading like a virus across Norway and now this contagion of electronica, punk and hip-hop is making its way overseas.
In March, Cheltenham’s Crooks took 3 days out of their busy schedule to swing by Watford’s Titan Studios and record two songs with producer Steve Sears (Gallows, Hang The Bastard). The final result is ‘Still’, a breathtaking melodic hardcore record delivered with power and emotion.
Stroud’s Milk Teeth evoke memories of oversized plaid shirts, taking walkmans to school and pirate cassettes of Wayne’s World. Formed less than a year ago, 5000 miles from their spiritual home Seattle, Josh, Becky, Chris and Olly began making waves the instant “Smiling Politely” was released in August 2013.
The consistently flourishing Leeds scene can now boast Liber Necris in their list of underground successes. Their latest release “Negative Creator” is the perfect blend of new school Scandinavian black metal and old school death grind. Best of all it’s the most evil release you’ll hear all year.
Be afraid as Nottingham noise machine Heck are here. No one is safe from their aural assault of complex rhythms and heavy riffs so see this band live before they lay waste to your local venue.
Not many bands can combine melody, technicality and heaviness while still delivering a chaotic live show. Marmozets, whose oldest member is 21, can do all this and more.
From late Summer 2012, Moose Blood have been four dudes writing songs about relationships, friends, family and coffee drinking. A distinctly British twist on a sound that harks back to the glory days of Deep Elm Records and mid 90’s emo.
Gallows continue to evolve into something new and exciting, as shall be proven with forthcoming album ‘Desolation Sounds’