Not too long ago, we gave a listen to Exowaves’ recent double A-side single “Closest Romantics”/”Side Effects”. The two tracks show off two very different sides of the same swaggering, rock and roll coin: one gentler and almost rock balladry, the other a seductive stormer. But behind the music, who are the band? I spoke to three quarters of the band – Si, Zak and Asa – about who they are and what goes into the massive Exowaves sound.
Currently on tour with US surf-grungers Howler, Broken Hands are a band of big tunes and tight rhythms that any alt-rock fan should check out right away. On a dark and dreary day at Birmingham’s Institute on Friday, I was fortunate enough to get shelter from the rain by watching Howler perform. And to my great fortune, Broken Hands – a band I had heard of but never really listened to – were the second support act. They were on […]
For the first ‘Introducing…’ of 2013, I thought that nobody deserved it more than Vox Atomic. Vox Atomic is a musician from Austin, Texas who focuses solely on producing electronic music – predominately in a live scenario. There really isn’t a lot to say about Vox Atomic, other than that he produces fantastic works of electronic music from a variety of electronic genres and subgenres. But one of the main reasons I selected this particular musician is that the video […]
There is something familiar yet unique about Club Smith. The band produce a fantastic blend of Indie and Alternative-Rock in a format that very few other bands are even attempting to try right now. The band’s sound is something of a blend between Franz Ferdinand, Queens Of The Stone Age with elements of The Temper Trap and Bloc Party. In short, it’s simultaneously harmoniously peaceful and explosively energetic. The above is enough reason for the band to stand out, but […]
Emma’s Imagination rose to popularity in 2010 following Sky One’s music show Must Be The Music, which she eventually won. Although she seems to have faded from public attention, she is this week’s featured musician because her music deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. Born Emma Gillespie, the musician’s unique acoustic-alternative style can often be characterised by what can only be described as a ‘happy sound’. In fact both the songs which she performed on Must […]
The Lines are one of those rare bands that are managing to make their way in the musical world with a generally rough-edged indie sound – but are also willing to experiment with other styles. This is what makes them stand out from their peers and this is what made them get chosen for this week. The Lines hail from Wolverhampton and have, in the space of six years, toured many places across the world and supported many great artists […]
With a powerful rhythm section and soaring vocals and lead guitar, few new bands do traditional-sounding rock and roll better than The Whiskey Syndicate. They’ve recently released their debut album ‘Right Side Of Crazy’ on In At The Eye Records and have gained a lot of attention from a number of sources, notably former Kerrang! radio DJ Emma Scott. They have not toured with or been championed by major artists, so you may wonder why they deserve this recognition. Over […]
Lester Clayton is one of those acts that is different enough to stand out from his peers without any praise. Nevertheless, he is this week’s featured new artist. Lester Clayton is a fresh artist making fresh sounds for everyone to enjoy. Fusing together acoustic and reggae with a dash of folk, the Tottenham musician stands out as one of the more interesting and unique acts of the current new music scene. And it’s not just us who have picked up […]