Posts Tagged ‘Bands That Inspire’

BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Santa Cruz

Finnish modern hard rockers Santa Cruz are back! Album number three ‘Bad Blood Rising’ is en route from HELLsinki and will be arriving mid November via M-Theory Audio. If you’re into Guns N’ Roses style guitar riffs mixed with punk attitude and a hint of metal, you’ll be chuffed to bits with this young take on the classic rock genre. To find out how much Santa Cruz were influenced by those iconic rock pioneers, we got guitarist Johnny Cruz to choose 5 records that have inspired the band into what they are today.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Nomasta

Following the disbanding of CANAYA, Leeds 3-piece Nomasta were born to play riffs to make even the likes of Kvelertak and Mastodon jealous. The experience the band picked up through 13 years of playing shows means they’re a new band that are already approaching their final, perfected form. With debut record ‘House Of The Tiger King’ due early November, we wanted to delve into the minds of Nomasta so we got bassist Kris Allen and guitarist/vocalist Owen Wilson to pick the records that have influenced them in some way.

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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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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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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Skywalker

Czech Republic/UK hardcore punk crossover merchants Skywalker are planning for the release of their brand new EP ‘Sugar House’ to showcase their brand of skate punk. The band are tour heavy and sit anywhere from playing shows with NOFX to seeing them with Madball – so take a look at the bands that Skywalker hand picked as their most influential.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Death Remains

London metalcore mob Death Remains are back with their brand new record ‘Destroy/Rebuild’ and have brought with them a whole load of inspirations; everything from August Burns Red to Killswitch Engage is covered and even the likes of Korn and Deftones are thrown in. But don’t listen to us – we got each member of the band to pick just one record that inspired them into the band they are today.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: All At Sea

If you like the sound of Nasty and Malevolence mixed with Rage Against The Machine then you’ve come to the right place – brand new groove/rap metal/hardcore band All At Sea are dropping their brand new EP ‘Systemised’ on May 12th and it’s crushingly heavy. We grabbed the band and got them to each pick a record that inspired them into becoming the musician they are today.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Owleye

If you’re into metalcore with melodies and screams coming out it’s ears then you’ll need to check out Owleye – the Denver boys know exactly how to write a song that’ll make you sing and bang your head til your whole upper body hurts some way or another. To get a glimpse at what inspired them, we spoke to the guys about albums that influenced their latest EP ‘No Wounds’ and made them start playing music in the first place.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: The World Over

Los Angeles post-hardcore newcomers The World Over are led by Tiaday Ball, granddaughter of guitar product entrepreneur Ernie Ball, who’s looking to take her band to international recognition. Having already supported The Browning and Attila, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of the California rockers over the next year. To make sure we get an insight into the thought process behind the music, we got The World Over to talk us through what inspired them when writing their latest EP ‘Mountains’.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Values

Bands are always on the listen out for creative ideas and influences, and all kind of inspiration that they can incorporate into the music that they make. Everyone has a story of when they listened to that record that changed their life and in a lot of cases – why they decided to start to pick up an instrument. We’re setting out to talk to your favourite bands about who inspires what they do and what goes into their music.

Leeds newcomers Values came together from previous projects Anchored By Avarice and Portraits and are already about to release their first EP ‘Broken Nation’, after less than a year of playing together. Their new blend of melodic hardcore is raising eyebrows throughout the music industry, so we wanted to catch their thoughts about all the bands that make them who they are.

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