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INTRODUCING: Lost In Stereo

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene.

Scottish newcomers Lost In Stereo have just released their debut EP ‘Famous First Words’ with a much needed rock inspired take on pop-punk that would have fit in perfectly with bands like The Ataris and Attack! Attack!. With 5 energy filled tracks that’ll warm your bones, the Glasgow band are sure to pick up some momentum, especially with their upcoming support slot with Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag on the Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour. If you like melodies and enthusiastic vocal hooks then get further acquainted with Lost In Stereo.

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GETTING INTO: Pure Noise Records, As Chosen By Seaway

Pure Noise Records seem to have all the best bands. Whether you like your hardcore in the shape of Stick To Your Guns and Vanna, punk with the likes of Less Than Jake and Masked Intruder, or pop-punk with The Story So Far and Boston Manor, the Californian label will have you sorted. Since 2014, Canadian pop-punk sensations Seaway joined the Pure Noise family and have just released their third full-length record ‘Vacation’. To celebrate its arrival, the guys have picked out their favourite records from the label over the years.

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INTRODUCING: Canvas

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene.

Emotionally charged post-hardcore lot Canvas are imminently releasing their debut record ‘Worry’ on the ever reliable Basick Records after a massive stint hitting the road in the UK and Europe.

Intricate guitar work and crushing riffs compliment the soft but powerful tone that Canvas implement. Get to know the band before they hit the road soon!

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INTRODUCING: Kill The Ideal

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Lincolnshire trio Kill The Ideal have just dropped the video for their big new single ‘Dangerous!’ that lyrically battles with bullies of the past. Singer and guitarist Ash Wilson said “the person that gave me the inspiration for this song irritates the hell out of me! ‘Dangerous!’ is about looking your enemies in the face and squaring up to them with a smile. I went through hell and high water and ‘Dangerous!’ was the result… it’s gonna stick to you like a leech”. The single is taken from their upcoming self-titled EP that hits download sites at the end of October so keep your eyes peeled.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Huxtable

Scottish alt rock act Huxtable are about to drop their new EP ‘Change Shape Future’ along with a launch show in Glasgow and a UK tour. The two piece refer to themselves as “riff-rock” and have the fuzzy melodies of Death From Above and Pulled Apart By Horses. For a better introduction, we got the two guys to pick the records that inspired them and made them into the band they are today.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Vanity – Perspective // Empathy

South Londoners Vanity (formerly Vanity Draws Blood) impressed with their 2016 EP, ‘Perspective // Dread’; an effort that showed their prowess in brutal breakdowns and dual vocal performance. The atmospheric metal six-piece are back with the second release in their ‘Perspective’ series: ‘Perspective // Empathy’.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Skies In Motion – Life Lessons

Chugging riffs and refreshing vocals are the aim of the game for Skies In Motion and the Derby metalcore guys have just unleashed them in abundance on their brand new record, ‘Life Lessons’. For fans of Architects, While She Sleeps and a host of the best British metal bands, Skies In Motion have learned from their peers and produced a record that uses tempo changes and breakdowns to full effect.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: The Young Hearts

Kent rockers The Young Hearts arrived with their debut EP ‘Everything We Left Behind’ that covered heartbreak and disappointment through relaxed and mindful melodies. The band are now preparing for the release of their follow-up EP ‘Honestly, I’m Just Thinking’ that toes the exciting line between emo and alternative rock but don’t listen to us – we got each member of the band to pick just one song that inspired them into the band they are today.

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FEATURE: The MySpace Bands: Where Are They Now?

This month marks the 14 year anniversary since MySpace was born and released to the world, and with it becoming the birth place for many embarrassing photos, reasons to learn HTML, and bulletins of silly games. Back before the days when Facebook ruled the roost (yeah, we’re going back a bit now), MySpace was the social media daddy.

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INTRODUCING: Greta Van Fleet

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Today, we’re looking at the stomp-driven Greta Van Fleet who are ready to set the classic rock scene alight. The Michigan four-piece are turning heads with their youthful take on the glory era rock n’ roll that has the confidence of a globally established band. Greta Van Fleet are invading the UK in September with 2 London shows that sold out in the blink of an eye so start keeping tabs on the guys to see what the future holds.

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