Second Shepherds are regulars on the Manchester music scene and are gaining steam, hotly tipped to become the next big breakout. This Burnley four-piece consisting of members, Chris Lyttle (Lead vocals, guitar), Stuart Sharples (lead guitar), Jo Simpson (bass) and Mitch Dean (drums) have just last week been signed to Manchester’s very own, Scuff of […]
This Bromley five-piece are making waves and are sure to be big successes. Their sound ranges from slick, fast-paced guitar tunes with a heavy dose of drum beats, made to get you dancing, to more melancholic, melodious synth guitar concoctions. There’s a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding Bedlam Crooks at the minute, and rightly so, […]
Catfish and the Bottlemen are a four-piece from North Wales. They are definitely ones to look out for, in my opinion. Their sound is loud, riotous and using their own words ‘explosive’ guitar rock, and it couldn’t be more true of that in their live shows.
Tom Odell, you might know now as the recipient of this years Critics Choice award at The Brits, and rightly so, he’s a great new talent and I think 2013 will be a big year for him. Already, he is set to play SXSW, which proves to be a big turning point and platform for […]
Indie darlings, Wolf Alice, are set to take the industry by storm with the release of their début single, Fluffy, and they are only just getting started. Wolf Alice are just effortlessly cool, they portray a purely rock’n’roll image. Their sound is loud and heavy, but still at the same time being very moving and atmospheric.
Chvrches are a three-piece from Glasgow, Scotland. Their sound is pure electronic synth pop – deliciously dark and almost too indulgent at times.
K.I.D.S. are a duo comprised of Swedish singer Rosanna Munter and Charles Cave (bassist and member in White Lies). They have already secured a place at SXSW this year, one of the industry’s leading festivals, which will be a huge platform for them as they are virtually unheard of at this time but making traction as we […]
MoRo are a four-piece indie-pop band from London. Expect big, epic sounding tunes, often layered with deliciously, dark undertones, stadium worthy, in my opinion. They effortlessly combine indie and pop melodies with tight guitar riffs and anthemic drum sections to make a sound that can only be described as simply addictive.
Deadbeat Darling are a four-piece from New York comprising of Joseph King, Mohit Bhansali, Evan Howard and Ian Everall. At it’s core, their sound is very much Rock n Roll, fuelled with elements of surf and dub, but at the same time often tinged with a frivolous but gritty edge. Making Deadbeat Darling the band that […]
David Liversidge is a singer-songwriter from Manchester. Just with an acoustic guitar, he can produce some of the most beautiful melodies I’ve ever heard. His blend of acoustic pop and uplifting lyrics create the perfect combination with his soothing vocals, the light and shade in his voice effortlessly creates a moment that no other artist can […]
King Cannons are a band from Melbourne, Australia. They bring something that’s been missing from the music scene for a while: pure, raw rock n roll. They make heavy-hitting, rebellious rock anthems, which have to be played at full volume for full effect. The lyrics encompass the plight and fight of living in the world today, the honesty in their […]
The Kill Van Kulls are another of Manchester’s up and coming bands, one not to be missed. Their music encompasses the lost but not forgotten 80’s era of catchy electro-pop infused tunes and adds a slight indie edge to it.
As we begin a new year, we look forward to all the fresh sounds that we are yet to discover. Understandably, a list following this theme will likely only cover the freshest bands and emerging artists, but rather than follow suit, we wanted to focus inwards on the musician’s that have been making the rounds for […]
1. King Charles – LoveBlood King Charles describes his music as ‘Glam Folk’. He has this certain kind of flamboyancy and whimsicality that embodies his music and himself as a performer, which makes for a very entertaining and powerful performance. There are many stand out tracks on his début record, particular highlights are tracks, Coco Chitty and Lady Percy, the […]
The Slow Readers Club are a four-piece from Manchester, and are a great credit to Manchester’s music scene. Melancholic lyrics intertwined with an anthemic, orchestral sound is what makes them so powerful, in my mind. With songs like Block Out The Sun, One More Minute and Follow Me Down, they are unstoppable. The slow-burning intensity of Block Out The Sun by […]