This week we’ve got five cracking new bands for you to enjoy. Each is a little bit different, but all guitar led and bloody brilliant with individual and unique sounds coming from each offering. Can’t wait to see more from each act! Have an amazing weekend and don’t forget to share the list and tweet @After_Nyne.
The Parades – Breathe
Breathe is the third an final installment in a series of soft releases from Reading-based trio The Parades. Coupling esoteric front man Dan Bartlett’s falsetto with riff-based pop-funk has become a signature sound of the band, and Breathe follows suit. Drifting into a more ethereal production compared to their previous releases Uhand Penny (both also available on the band’s SoundCloud) Breathe juxtaposes melodic, trance-influenced verses with an explosive chorus. Breathe completes a trio of tracks released The Parades this summer, each unique in style but offering the same unrestrained contemporary funk associated with the band.
Orange Vision – Dark Around The Eyes
The four-piece from Oxford, influenced by post punk, glam and shoegaze, produce reverb drenched, melodic pop anthems with a new wave edge. Formed two years ago when Ed and Matthew bonded over a love of clothes, music and a generally delinquent approach to their depressing surroundings and sapped music scene, they were later joined by Daniel and Jake. The band became a primary focus and what started as a driving growling rock and roll sneer has blossomed into a post punk psychedelic new wave dream.
Rum Thief – Reach For The Weatherman
Rum Thief is solo artist Jot Green with support from his band, based in Chorlton, Manchester. The project began when Green, after playing as a drummer in bands for over ten years, decided to record some songs of his own. Booking into Airtight studio in Chorlton, Manchester he performed the drums, guitars, vocals and backing vocals to produce his first EP ‘Clouded Mind’. The titular lead track generated interest from media outlets across the north west and with the help of ex band mates and a new live drummer, Rum Thief secured some local gigs, festivals, support slots and airplay on local and national radio.
Bare Traps – Every Time
A North-West London based band peddling their own brand of unashamed guitar pop, Bare Traps are a four piece that met while studying at the University of Westminster; a place that also bore the likes of rock legends Pink Floyd. Disciples of popular music, they specialise in an innocent hedonism, eschewing the desire to be ‘cool’ or ‘edgy’; an eclectic collection of individuals from all over England, hell-bent on having a good time.
Cave Mouth – Deep Water
Cavemouth are a primal lo-fi funk four-piece who sound as though they live on the wilds of Exmoor on a strict diet of roadkill, making music to keep the neighbours away and lure the foxes in. Their gritty original sound blends blues, funk and hip-hop with African-influenced tunes and mind-altering lyrics.