Native People

A new band feature I wrote this week…

Noise Cannon

KOKO hi res band

The winter weather getting you down? Well we have just the dose of summer feelings you need from Kent four piece, Native People. Their selection of indie dance tunes reflect their coastal roots of hometown Folkestone, evoking memories of days at the beach in the long gone summer weather.

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INTRODUCING:Demob Happy

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/26/demob-happy/

Working on creating “edible pop chunks” out of songs originally standing as ten minute prog-rock operas are grungy garage four piece Demob Happy from Brighton. Packing a deep bass line behind a fuzzy rock tone, bass playing vocalist Matt Marcantonio claims that lyrically there is an influence from his “bitter disdain for humanity’s engineered ignorance” – so nothing too lighthearted then. Continue reading

Introducing…The Floodgates

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/01/the-floodgates/
Photo credit: Max Jowitt – http://www.maxjowittphoto.co.uk

From busking in London to headlining local events, fresh-faced acoustic rockers The Floodgates have rocketed through the past year, even playing for Heavyweight Boxing champion David Haye at the opening of his gym. The Tunbridge-Wells trio draw inspirations from Mumford and Sons, Bruce Springsteen and Jeff Buckley, resulting in a sound rich in folk tones and raw, organic vocals. Continue reading

COLDBONES

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/10/06/coldbones/

With an ambition to produce something more than ‘just a record’, new instrumental trio Coldbones are all about creating something crammed with emotion as well as a cracking sound. Without vocals to guide this they rely solely on a strong set of varied melodies to demonstrate those emotional ups and downs. The musicians behind all this are Jordan Gilbert on guitar, Max Parr on bass and Joe Phillips on drums. Continue reading

I DIVIDE

I Divide are a five piece rock group who are storming the UK much further than their Exeter roots since winning the Red Bull Bedroom Jam in 2012. The band is fronted by Tom Kavanagh, with Josh Wreford and Henry Selley on guitar, Dave Mooney behind the drum kit and Kristen Hughes on the bass. Continue reading