Category: Upcoming Bands

BANDS SET TO BREAK IN 2019

Every year bands branch out and break out into the scene, making a monumental impact nobody expected. Last year’s list of Dream State, Stand Atlantic and Milk Teeth have all gone on to release new music, tour and gain international recognition. So, who’s making the list for 2019?

HOLDING ABSENCE

Holding Absence have gained a massive amount of traction this last year, from touring and creating a split EP with Loathe, to supporting As It Is across their recent November headliner. The band are destined to make an impact this year, releasing their self-titled debut album in  March and embarking on a national headliner in March 2019. Two massive events in the bands timeline in only the first quarter of the year. Trust us, Holding Absence are going to be around a lot, it won’t be long before you hear them too.

BEHIND BLUE EYES

Take a second to recollect – have you heard of Behind Blue Eyes? Perhaps one of the smaller bands on the list, but a band rising through the ranks quicker than you may expect.  Despite currently playing smaller shows, BBE won the oportunity to play alongside Our Hollow, Our Home this October in their ‘Road To Holloween’ competiton. Word is quickly spreading through the metalcore scene and within a year it’s safe to say these guys will go a long way.

SILENT PLANET

Teetering on the edge of popularity over the last year, the scales are about to tip. Silent Planet are only going to get bigger. Being added as a new support to The Amity Affliction/ Senses Fail co-headliner (remember the Bad Omens drama?), touring the UK and releasing their third studio album, they’ve already made waves in the coming year. Bands with already released material can still have their oportunity. Becomung Billboards #16 Top Current Album wuithin a week of release, racking up 913K streams and selling 8600 albums, these guys are firing up on our radar. Check them out, they’re ready for you.

GOLD STEPS

A little different to the alternative/metal dominated list, Gold Steps are a Texas based pop-punk band setting foot into the world of their genre. With popularity slowly building up over social media mentions, the outfit are slowly branching out through their American hokme country – soon to an international reach by the end of 2019. With some fiesty tunes already on the market, now is a good chance to really get familliar with the band themself.

UPCOMING BANDS – IDLE HOURS

Having only officially released just three tracks on the market, Idle Hours are making their way through the Manchester indie music scene, building their way up to the surrounding areas.

A key aspect of Manchester, is that you’ll never fail to find the uprising indie talent in each corner, one of which is Idle Hours. The four piece outfit formed of Jack Waldron (Vocals, Guitar), Alex Needham (Bass), Tom Ashton (Guitar, Backing Vocals) and Jimmy Brown (Drums) are described as a blend of surf-pop, infused with tinges of indie rock, catchy melodies and impactful lyricism. Meeting at University and forming in 2017, the band released their debut ‘Powder White’ in April this year influenced by the likes of Blur, Artic Monkeys and Bloc Party.

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Soon after releasing second single ‘TV Crush’ in May, the group band added to their live performance list playing venues along the likes of Zombie Shack and Jimmy’s whilst also venturing out to Liverpool. As a band also shortlisted for the opportunity to play Truck Festival, it’s no surprise the quartet have played headliners at Music events such as Friday Night Live and Indie Week.

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Now releasing third official surf-pop single ‘Happiest Place On Earth’, the band are set to support Deco at Gulivers this Saturday (3rd November). If upcoming indie deviations are to your taste, take a look at Idle Hours for your next indie playlist addition.

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UPCOMING: CHAPTER AND VERSE

British rock bands are far from scarce to say the least. Amongst a plethora of bands all fighting to reach the top, there are very few that actually find a way stand out. However, when dug out among the crowd, you will find some great bands, and our newest recommendation: Chapter and Verse

Chapter and Verse bring an indistinguishable dark alt-rock power kick, spread across their current EP and single releases. With a concrete foundation in every song created by drummer Ash Morton and Bassist Jonny Hopwood, and cleverly layered guitar riffs added by Darren Gosling, the music itself already acts as cleanly executed basis. Lead vocalist Daniel Carter helps top off each track with a distinct vocal tone, helping them run forward with their atmospherically full releases. ‘The Wolves Back Home’ EP already features the bands strongest contenders ‘Slave’ and ‘The New Breed’, but also includes the slower hidden gem ‘Electric Tongues’, the more softly emotional side of Chapter and Verse yet to be released further.

Not only is their music exceptional, but their live shows are nothing to dismiss either. Everything you hear throughout their intense discography can be replicated live, if not even better than the recorded production. From fantastic harmonies to excellently exuberant stage presence, the British quartet have the whole package.

Currently leaving their mark on the British scene, the band are consistently touring, having already performed with the likes of Courage My Love and Dream State in the previous 6 months alone. Not a track that has been produced has given any indication of a let-down and it is highly anticipated that their future music will only push them further. If you don’t see or listen to Chapter and Verse now, you certainly will soon.

UPCOMING: STAND ATLANTIC

If you haven’t heard Stand Atlantic yet, you will soon. With a groundbreaking new EP ‘Sidewinder’ released late last year and featuring on our top 3 bands about to break in 2018, these guys are set to be breaking boundaries in the following year. The three-piece have been sending waves across the music scene in both their home country of Australia and overseas here in the UK after gaining further recognition from touring with bands along the likes of New Found Glory and ROAM.

Made up of lead vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser, bassist David Potter and Drummer Jonno Panichi, Stand Atlantic fall musically into the range of alt-rock with their strong ability to create a heavier pop/rock vibe with its own individual aspect. As well a s this, Stand Atlantic have raised the bar with their polished musicianship and musicality both on recording and live on stage.

Yet, not only have Stand Atlantic already shown they have their potential, but they have also reached a few achievements as well. They not only became the first Australian band to be signed to Rude Records, but their standout EP ‘Sidewinder’ reached number 31 on the ITunes chart at its release!

Definitely take the time to check out Stand Atlantic. While the band may not have any tours announced currently, you can listen to their EP ‘Sidewinder’ below and check out their social media for updates!

FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/standatlantic

TWITTER: Www.twitter.com/Standatlantic

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/standatlantic

EUPHORIA OF BREAKDOWN INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/9lwmYsor9rM

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UPCOMING: CHAPEL


Chapel, the indie/synth rock duo managed by Tyler Carter (Issues), are currently rising up the ladder right now with their catchy hits and eccentric performances. The two piece consists of vocalist and guitarist Carter Hardin and drummer Kortney Grinwis who are quickly gaining popularity in Continue reading “UPCOMING: CHAPEL”