Meet indie rockers Crystal Balloon

There's never anything much in there but I came across an article about Welsh indie rockers Crystal Balloon who released their debut EP Hurricane on July 15. So I checked them out and you should too! The trio consist of guitarist/vocalist Jack Stanton, guitarist Tim Burden and drummer Erik Karvik and take their influence from a range of genres, combining Brit rock with singer/songwriter storytelling.

Skarlett Riot – Sentience

Following on from 2013's ‘Tear Me Down’ Skarlett Riot are back with more female fuelled, high-octane rock.

Storm the Sky – Sin Will Find You

What do you get when you mix massive poppy melodies, great guitar work, insane vocals and a group of guys from the land of 5 Seconds of Summer (Australia FYI)? The answer is Melbourne’s death-pop sextet Storm the Sky and their incredible new album Sin Will Find You.

Icantdie – Transition/Merger EP

Icantdie are an exciting new alternative heavy metal band from Bridgend. So far they have received alot of airplay on radio and have recently released a music video for their debut single "Merger". The band are set to open Throwfest on August 21st and have just recently released their debut EP Transition/Merger which was recorded, mixed and mastered by former Funeral for a Friend guitarist Gav Burrough.

Calling Apollo – The Great Depression: Act 1

Cardiff-based rock group Calling Apollo have created another dynamic album, followed up from their 2015 EP 'Hunter Gatherer'. The EP includes 6 polished and unique tracks which are throbbing with melodies and vocals. The sound of the album is rich in breathtaking lyrics and emotion, this has to be one of the best upcoming albums of 2016.

Nothing Above, Nothing Below – Death Spells | Album Review

It's a brave move for this outfit to release something that is guaranteed to divide opinions to the most extreme, although it leaves us in a bit of a pickle, as we really can't make up our minds on what our final verdict is either. Could this be the sound of the technological uprising that looms over us all? Could it just be a deeply experimental record from some very open minded musical fellows?

Red Moon Road Release Live Session!

The path towards the new Red Moon Road album, ‘Sorrows and Glories’, began with a shattered leg, a cancelled tour and a long 2000 km trip home. Luckily, the Winnipeg folk trio is known for surviving adversity, spinning stories into songs and, more often, breaking hearts with stunning musicianship.

Jamie Lenman Interview At 2000 Trees Festival 2016

We were lucky enough to speak to the brilliant Jamie Lenman. The ex-Reuben man, famed for his work with the band, his illustrations and more recently, his solo material was kind enough to speak to Brad about practically everything!

Press To Meco Interview At 2000 Trees 2016

We spoke to the lovely and damn right excellent Press to Meco at 2000 Trees this year!


Hailed as 'The New Goth Kings Of Manchester' by Metal Hammer Magazine, the North West dark metalllers Sinnergod certainly live up to their reputation. They dispatch a sound that curiously tugs from Depeche Mode and Gary Numan, and also channels the rhythmic crunch, pounding drums and colossal choruses of Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Arcane Roots Interview At 2000 Trees Festival 2016

We caught up with one of our favourite bands, Arcane Roots to discuss their latest EP, their plans for the future and how their sound has developed since their formation.


My name is Mike and I am a workaholic. I started this alternative-rock band in 2004 called Rosedale, and I’m still all about it. I usually put together a team of musicians and travel around north America playing shows and inspiring kids young and old. Sometimes, when I can’t assemble a team, I’ll do it […]

The Lounge Kittens – Africa

Everyone's favourite covers band, The Lounge Kittens are gearing up for the release of debut record Sequins & C-Bombs (out September 16) with the release of a brilliant cover of Toto's Africa.

Normandie. Live @ Fuel, Cardiff. 19th July 2016.

As a whole the night was amazing. However, some bands had to cut their sets short due to sound tech difficulties.

Erik Chandler announces debut solo album!

Most notably known for his work as bassist in everyone's favourite pop-punk band Bowling for Soup, Erik Chandler has announced that his solo side project The Erik Chandler Band is set to release debut album The Truth on August 19!

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