I first discovered Hands Like Houses when they opened for Of Mice And Men last year, since then I’ve been a massive fan – travelling to Southampton to catch them live again just a month after seeing them for the first time. And they’ve blown me away again with their release of ‘Drift’. The single comes alongside an announcement of signing with Hopeless Records.
Threatpoint is a groove metal band based in Pennsylvania. The four piece band formed in early 2012, now they have three full length albums and have played hundred of shows across the US. Threatpoint talked about coming together, their love of music and the difficulties in live performances.
After 30 seconds of the opening title track, I knew I would like this band. After hearing the heartbreaking background to this album I both loved and respected them. They have broken the mould of modern melodic alt-rock with their full-length album, Eulogy. An ode to a fallen friend, the record serves as a heartbreaking reflection on extreme loss and the grief that follows.
Tarah Who? is a three piece band that delivers raw, authentic and loud rock. The band consists of multi-instrumentalist Tarah G. Carpenter (vocals, guitar), Shaina Mikee Keiths (drums) and Matt Peltcher (Bass, B/G vocals). The LA-based trio deliver rock songs that bring together the best from all genres of rock, creating a truly enjoyable and energetic atmosphere. Tarah and Matt spoke to me about the band name, their goals and the most difficult song to play live.
Everywhere have announced their first 2017 release in the form of ‘Man Up’ following their successful sophomore EP ‘Fiction Act’. I’ve been excitedly waiting for new music and ‘Man Up’ did not disappoint. The brilliant new single is currently available for streaming on Soundcloud and will be officially released to all digital stores June 9.
Divided We Stand are a five piece band from Knoxville, Tennessee. Their dynamic blend of hard rock, alternative rock, metal and folk creates brilliant original music. Their goal is to compose music of the highest quality that musicians and music lovers alike can love, and to make the world a better place in the process. I spoke to the band about the most challenging song to play live, how the band started and future goals.
Front Porch Step is back, with an album full of pain and apologies. His new album ‘I Never Loved Before I Found You’ is a definite move from the sound from his previous album; rather than his voice accompanied by a guitar we get a new, fuller sound. Every song on this album has a different message, all of them originating from pain, loss and hurt. I absolutely loved Aware (his previous album) because of the acoustic vibes and honest lyrics, which focused on break ups, cheating and the loss of his grandmother. It seems that Jake McElfresh has continued with this raw, honesty on this brilliant album.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will release their third album, Evolve, on June 23rd. The band will also be bringing their amazing live show to London’s famous Roundhouse June 7th, following their performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
My love for Imminence’s new album is not a secret. For me, ‘This is Goodbye’ is the strongest album this year has offered so far and I’ve had it on repeat since its release. I spoke with singer Eddie Berg and guitarist Harald Barrett about their album, their change in direction and how the band got together.
This unique and crazily wild album has uprooted the music world. Mansionz is the musical project of Blackbear and Mike Posner and sees them collaborate with many other artists. This album is a sincere mismatch of heartfelt self criticism and lyrics that will leave you questioning everything. Importantly, it’s an album that finds its way to your heart no matter what music you enjoy.