The Wutars are an unsigned 5 piece act, formed in 2005, from High Wycombe
The band will release their second EP aptly titled EP2, through their own Very Decent Music label and Tri-Tone/PIAS UK on 4th July.
In their own words the EP is a skiffle-funk-pop-gospel-swing sensation - I couldn't have put it better myself. The EP is a damn fine collection of 5 upbeat fun songs in 'The Kooks' tradition. Check it out.
NitroVille is an unsigned Hardrock Blues band from London, formed in early 2010 by vocalist Tola Lamont and guitarist Kurt Michael Boeck.
After spending six months creating a powerful and distinctive sound, NitroVille produced an eleven track album with renowned producer Mark Waterman (Ride, Smashing Pumpkins) at London’s Fortress Studios (Biffy Clyro, Nickleback, Therapy). NitroVille doesn't rely on heavy post production and effects, instead, the band delivers a rough on the edges and impulsive Hardrock, celebrating vintage valve amps without fancy pedals.
Simondo Dragons a.k.a. Thomas Simondo is from Glasgow and creates dreamy/ambient/folk/electronic music. His debut album 'a to m' was released this week and he is giving it away as a free download.
Are the track titles unimaginative or does Simondo Dragons want the music to speak for itself without being 'tagged'? Anyway, whatever the reasons the tracks are genuinely good stuff and show great promise from this talented musician.
Our Ghosts, a.k.a. Jim Gray was born and raised in Vermont USA. Jim Gray started playing music in high school. After leaving college, playing in punk bands, travelling a bit (and lots of drinking), Jim moved to the Boston area to look for work.
After trying to form a couple of bands there he changed tact and decided to create a conceptual 'anti-pop' album. To quote Jim 'Anti-pop is inspired and influenced by popular music styles with punk rock ethos, and is presented as an alternative to the auto-tuned, over-compressed mumbo-jumbo that is Top 40 radio.'
Rhode Island Red are a London-based hard rock band formed in late 2009 by guitarist Dave Garfield and vocalist Lyla D'Souza.
Lyla is a London based rock/soul singer songwriter who has been performing across the UK, Europe and Australasia.
Dave has lived and worked in Amsterdam and Cologne, recorded for EMI Germany and BMG Germany and has gigged and recorded all over Europe playing many festivals and TV shows and supported major artists on tour such as Joe Cocker, Rammstein and Die Arzte.
Less than a year after forming in a backstreet pub in Dewsbury, Little Vegas Lies have released an EP ‘A Truth Not Far Away’.
The EP is a very confident debut from the West Yorkshire 5 piece with strong vocals on original songs. The four musicians show an obvious talent but complement the vocals rather than try to take over, producing, (in their own words) their unmistakable tight, rhythmic and melodic songs.
4th of July sees Little Vegas Lies release track 3 from the EP as their first single called ‘My Ghost Town’.
No Regime is an Alternative Punk Rock band formed in early 2009 in Los Angeles, CA that embraces ska, reggae and latin music in their songs and focuses on social life and political issues.
No Regime started to perform actively in Southern California after recording their first demo. One of the songs from this demo “Anguish” was featured on the Urban Shit Records compilation and also on a UCLA Unsigned Bands compilation.
Empty Phrases are an unsigned 4 piece from the USA, more specifically,Lowel MA. They have released a 6 track self titled EP and it's available as a free download for a limited time only.
Although they only formed in September 2010 they sound as though they have been playing for years.
Expect great things from them and we hope they can manage to get a few gigs in the UK soon.
Brothers Steve and Matt Morris formed Weather Barn in Aberdeen last summer. After spending a good few months writing and rehearsing with the new band, they released their debut single 'Park Hands' in September through a London based label called Kittiwake Records. The record caught the attention of BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Gallway, who picked them as one of the top bands to watch out for in 2011.
Derby musician Paul Whittington is set to release an album under the moniker "wwolves" in the next couple of months. As well as playing bass for local pop-punk bands Burdock and Ejectorseat, Paul had been writing his own material for a while and decided to hook up with local producer Chris Harding in 2010 to get the songs down in the studio.
Inviting other local musicians to collaborate has seen the album grow into a huge project, with the songs now including strings, brass, piano and pedal steel in the mix.
Silhouettes are an unsigned band from Wolverhampton and they've recently recorded and produced their debut EP “Paint me as you see me”
It's difficult to believe that this is their recording debut, as the EP has a maturity of sound found in much more experienced musicians. Nathan is not the strongest of vocalists but the edge of vulnerability in his voice provides a beautiful sense of emotion to the songs. This is an excellent start to their recording career and, if life were fair, they'd be snapped up immediately by a major record label (but I guess they're too interested in the next reality TV 'stars')