Alternative Metal

Gentleman’s Brawl – ‘Roseblunt’ // ‘Black Tar’ (02/03/21)

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Gentleman’s Brawl – Leeds, England, United Kingdom Pop-Punk has become quite the varied canvas and infuser in its generation-old medium. Gentleman’s Brawl, ‘Roseblunt’ and ‘Black Tar’, a band from Leeds soon to release the respective latter-two titles as their latest, are a living, breathing example. The five-piece’s sound exists on…

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Introducing: Icantdie

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Icantdie – Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom Given the three-pieces’ stylistically straddling flexibility, introducing Icantdie is no simple task. 2016 saw the Welsh noise makers dramatically emerge from Bridgend via an organised but cacophonic-inclined blend of self-monikered “Heavy Alternative Rock” beset with an earth-shattering heaviness borrowed from more than one camp.…

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Ryan Martin – ‘Through Thistles And Thorns’

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Ryan Martin – York, England, United Kingdom The words “Ryan Martin” and “Through Thistles And Thorns” are now appearing across your visual cortex in an effort to dispel the “solo-artist” assumption. In other words, this relates to the assumption that most in this vein are bound simply to an acoustic…

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Daybreaker Return With ‘The Redeemer’

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Daybreaker – Blackpool, England, United Kingdom Daybreaker return with ‘The Redeemer’ in today’s operative Ear Nutrition title. The Blackpool-based Metal-spanning four-piece have recently returned to the fold after a short time away, with a new focus, one less body and a commanding new voice box. Daybreaker released their debut EP…

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Smash Mouse Records: ‘A Tribute To Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’

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Smash Mouse Records – Newport, Wales, United Kingdom Smash Mouse Records and A Tribute To Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. If I were to describe, recap or educate on what this forthcoming compilation is attempting, the only real result would be an abject fall into banality-ridden inertia. It…

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Liquid State and The ‘Face To Face’ Single

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Liquid State – Bristol, England, United Kingdom Bristol is a hub of musical creativity where near-limitless noise awaits you. This is where Liquid State and the ‘Face To Face’ single enters this fray of vibrant musical creativity. The band debuted onto the public sound barrier in 2018, released their debut…

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Blank Atlas – ‘Crush’ (Single).

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Blank Atlas – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Alternative Rock needs another heavy hitter up on the big time and perhaps Bristol three-piece Blank Atlas could be it. Think of the days when Feeder and Ash had the hegemonic dominance on the scene and then pair that with how the diverse…

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Blowing Silence Down – ‘Chrysalis’.

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Blowing Silence Down –¬†Haute-Normandie, France. Cover photo credit: Guillaume Vilgrain. The European music scene is one of strong variety and a welcoming “anything goes” mentality. Bands from the UK, US and of course a multitude of European nations, populate bills, tours and festivals so regularly that through either through use…

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