New Band of the Day: Afterlife

The third in my quick triumvirate of smaller bands with a Les-Fest link is Afterlife. Like yesterday's Colours to Shame, they're from Glasgow but their musical style is a little more mainstream. Classing themselves as "hard rock", they've released one EP - Alpha - and a full length album - Omega (actually, I think that comes out on December 2nd). … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Afterlife

New Band of the Day: Colours to Shame

Another band on the "are playing LesFest 2014 and/or have played LesFest in the past" list are Colours to Shame. With a typical Glaswegian sense of humor, they brand themselves "Metal/Progressive/Math/SillyWhateverCore". Erm, OK. They're definitely noisy and I'd probably chuck them in the post-hardcore pile. Then I'd pour some prog over it. Overall. But definitely with … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Colours to Shame

New Band of the Day: Rain May Fall

Ah, Liverpool. Home of the Mersey, the Liver Building (which isn't shaped like an internal organ, what a let-down), the Beatles, and more stolen hubcaps per capita than any other city in the UK. And Rain May Fall, a Rock/Metal/Grunge/Stoner five-piece made up of former members of local bands Zuprowski Connection and Under God Fury. I'm featuring … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Rain May Fall

New Band of the Day: Dreadful

OK, that's a novel idea. I am assuming these guys were going for "full of dread" rather than "a bit shit" as the meaning behind their name. Either way, that's the one they're stuck with now, unless they go down a "Jefferson Airplane" / "Starship" path, renaming themselves every few months because... well, because why … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Dreadful

New Band of the Day: Hamish Anderson

Not so much a band as an act/individual, but Australia make another appearance in the NBotD pages with Melbourne-ite Hamish Anderson. Aged only 21, he's been doing the rounds of Melbourne's music circuit for a couple of years. He plays a mix of music, but mainly all blues-based. Some acoustic stuff, through to heavier footstomping … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Hamish Anderson

New Band of the Day: Bovine

Birmingham's Bovine offer a heady mix of sludge and grunge, and have just released their debut album - The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire. It's powerful, vitriolic and loud. Very loud. There are elements of "space prog" in their sound, but they're minimal in my opinion. What you have is a nice, bassy sound. … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Bovine