Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ Is Immersive Space Rock with a Sludgy Edge

Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ is sludgy, melodic alternative that takes a lot cues from the hard rock and metal worlds. The band says this song “enters the mysterious mind of Eckman, following a lone astronaut careening through the void. Able to show their knowledge of what an alt-rock, post-grunge song should sound like, the single calls back to the rock of the nineties with a modern twist.” Continue reading Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ Is Immersive Space Rock with a Sludgy Edge

‘Waves’ by Coattails Is Layered, Compelling Alternative with a Classic Rock Sensibility

‘Waves’ by Coattails is whirring, cinematic alt rock with a classically pensive sensibility. This band believes “in the journey, they believe in their art, they believe it will bring fulfillment and through their belief, they hope to affect those who will listen.” Continue reading ‘Waves’ by Coattails Is Layered, Compelling Alternative with a Classic Rock Sensibility

Kerbera’s ‘Home Is Where I Don’t Belong’ Is Accessible, Groovy Swedish Pop Metal

Kerbera’s ‘Home Is Where I Don’t Belong’ is an angsty, poppy take on nu metal out of Stockholm. The band describes itself as fusing, “an ambient sound with progressive undertones and catchy melodies. Kerbera is too hard for the soft and too soft for the hard, too dark for the bright and too bright for the dark,” they say. Continue reading Kerbera’s ‘Home Is Where I Don’t Belong’ Is Accessible, Groovy Swedish Pop Metal

The Bare Minimum’s ‘Safe Bet’ Is Brief, Buzzing Punk Rock with a Solid Video

The Bare Minimum’s ‘Safe Bet’ is short, intensely melodic punk rock with an irreverent, traditionalist take. This, they say, is “the first track from our upcoming EP Where the Buses Don’t Come,” which will be out on November 2nd. Continue reading The Bare Minimum’s ‘Safe Bet’ Is Brief, Buzzing Punk Rock with a Solid Video

‘Out of My Head’ by Ponte Pilas Is Old School Hard Rock Out of Berlin

‘Out of My Head’ by Ponte Pilas is four-on-the-floor old school hard rock with a garage-influenced sensibility. The band describes this tune as, “a tribute to the powerful sensation of altered states of mind in a turbulent three-minute-forty-second journey.” Continue reading ‘Out of My Head’ by Ponte Pilas Is Old School Hard Rock Out of Berlin

‘Conflict Resolution’ by Bloody English Is Straightforward, Anxious London Punk

The group is “primarily a family affair with brothers Peter and Andrew Gomez joining their cousin, Chris Reynolds and his friend Sean O’Hanlon to form a covers band for a friend’s memorial gig,” they say. “When Laurence Burden was recruited as vocalist they began writing original material.” They describe their sound as “like the dismantling of the war machine in front of a crowd ready to smash the system. It’s an angry howl, an impassioned plea to dance, shout and feel,” which they compare to Nirvana, The Pixies and At The Drive-In. Continue reading ‘Conflict Resolution’ by Bloody English Is Straightforward, Anxious London Punk

Snog the Dog’s ‘Allergic Reaction’ Is Thick, Greasy Blues Rock with a Clean Tone

Snog the Dog’s ‘Allergic Reaction’ is thick, greasy blues rock with a clean, modern approach. These guys describe themselves as, “smashed into existence, ripped apart and glued back together with booze and a voracious appetite to bleed your ear holes.” They deem themselves, “so reckless… that they even had to hire a band nurse. Every song [sounds] like it was forged in a distant universe,” … Continue reading Snog the Dog’s ‘Allergic Reaction’ Is Thick, Greasy Blues Rock with a Clean Tone

BLXPLTN’s ‘No English’ Is Eclectic Punk with Industrial and Hard Rock Leanings

BLXPLTN’s ‘No English’ is a strong, fuzzy middle ground between bluesy hard rock and vibrant, industrial punk. “Of all the punk rock bands who’ve turned their derision against the current authorities,” the group says, “none are more ferocious – or unsparing in their contempt – than BLXPLTN.” These guys fuse “examinations of race, class, gender, and sexuality with incendiary music that kicks hard at conventions … Continue reading BLXPLTN’s ‘No English’ Is Eclectic Punk with Industrial and Hard Rock Leanings