FIRST HEARD …
Spring is in the air as Seven Webster & Claire Lloyd from music management company 7pm Management ask the rock music industry’s taste-makers which acts we should crank up & rock out to this March. Here’s what they had to say …
Owner BJF media
Hailing from Portsmouth, south coast crossover rap-metallers Seething Akira are cutting a swathe through this increasingly popular genre, twisting and smashing it into their own sound and adding in their unique sense of fun & craziness on the way. Chewing up influences of the likes of Prodigy, Senser and Enter Shikari, these guys spit out beats, techno twists and huge guitar riffs. Accompanying the two rapping vocalists, Charlie and Kit, they’ve concocted a sound akin to a metal Beastie Boys! Their high powered crazy-fun live show is definitely one not to be missed. facebook.com/seethingakira
Owner / Editor rebelrockzine.com
These youngsters out of Palestine, Texas, have had a busy 2 years stateside and are gearing up for more UK exposure when their album “Early Morning Shakes” is released on March 23rd. 1 part country, 1 part blues and 2 parts rock n roll = a full ass-kickin’ cocktail that will have you dancing like crazy. These guys know how to write infectious songs that don’t fit any mould. Top that off with Cody Cannon’s vocals and you have a winner!!!
DJ & radio presenter Star Rock shows
Hard-hitting rock from Vancouver. Originally assembled by uber producer Garth “GGGarth” Richardson as a studio project featuring notable local musicians, the band soon developed into serious rock contenders. Debut album “In The Beginning…” heralded their arrival with an infectious blend of earworm melodies, underpinned by solid, powerful riffs. On the live front 2014 saw them make dents in the UK by bagging the opening slot on the Soil, American Headcharge and Hed(pe) UK tour.
Central Press & 7pm Management
Coming off a recent tour opening for Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, this bluesy, Southern rock-tinged quartet are picking up some great press. I caught them playing at HRH last year where they won the crowd over with their energetic set including latest songs off their recent EP “Cut You Down To Size”.
Owner 7pm Management
If you like all things horror and you LOVE all things rock and metal then you will go crazy for Canadian act Sumo Cyco. All their videos are short films with a horror twist, I can’t understand how I didn’t discover this band earlier. My favorite track is “Go Go Go”, although if you’re into your horror, watch the videos to “Interceptor” or “Limp.” I’m sure this band would have been gracing the pages of the dearly-departed Bizarre mag in the not-too-distant future, but no doubt they’ll be mainstays in the likes of Metal Hammer.
Last but not least, a date for your diary this month: March 14th at the Concorde Brighton. River Becomes Ocean have been added to the bill to support The Algorithm and The Qemists, who return to the Concorde for their much-anticipated show. 7pm, £12 adv + bf.