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Influences: Dead Frequency

With their mix of glam and punk rock, Northamptonshire’s Dead Frequency know how to produce a mix of upbeat, fun songs that are sharp and definitely catchy. Their latest EP, ‘Tough Tracks and Setbacks’, does just that as songs such as ‘Time for Saying Sorry’ and ‘Nobody’s Listening’ are carriedRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced New Woman

Having come together through Leeds DIY scene, garage rock, two-piece New Woman produce a raw, jagged and intriguing sound on their recent AA single ‘Without Teeth You’d Be Nothing’/‘The First Time’. The duo is made up of Bearfoot Beware’s Tom Bradley and Modern Pleasure’s Adam Taylor. ‘Without Teeth You’d BeRead More →

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Influences: 5 Bands that Influenced Black Orchid Empire

Last month, rising British rockers Black Orchid Empire unleashed their debut album – ‘Archetype’. Its release follows appearances alongside the likes of Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie, Feeder and Editors. The London-based trio have produced a collection of straightforward rock songs. Songs such as ‘Riches & Rags’, ‘This City’ and ‘RiffRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Annisokay

Having built a strong following in their homeland, German metallers Annisokay are starting to make waves overseas. Tomorrow they release their third full-length – ‘Devil May Care’. Having got an EP of Michael Jackson covers out of their system earlier the year, album number three offers a set of fieryRead More →

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Influences: 5 Bands That Influenced Towers

South Coast quartet Towers recently made their first step on to the UK “Brit Rock” ladder with their eponymous debut EP. Over the course of three songs, the Bournemouth collective produce a firey set of alt-rock showcasing their impassioned, anthemic style. Although it’s early days for Towers, the EP givesRead More →

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Influences: 5 Songs That Influenced FURR

With their fuzzy, grunge-like tendencies and hooky choruses, Leeds up-and-comers FURR have a growing reputation as ‘Think Sharp Kid’ and new single, ‘Padlocks’ showcase a melodic rebellious sound, putting them alongside the likes of Dinosaur Pile-Up and Puppy. While their admiration for 90s alternative rock also shines through. So withRead More →

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Influences: 5 Songs That Influenced Anna’s Anchor

After months of waiting, Marty Ryan aka Anna’s Anchor releases his debut album, ‘Nautical Miles’ album today. It sees Ryan adapting a full-band sound, yet retains his emotional outpouring. Over the course of ten songs, he provides a introspective, earearnest layered record. Having featured Anna’s Anchor on the site severalRead More →

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Influences: 5 Songs That Influenced Safe Side

On their sophomore EP, ‘Blossom’, Essex pop-punks Safe Side supply a range of refined summery hooks alongside vocalist Frank Yates’ distinctly homegrown delivery. Over the course of four songs, the quintet set a favourable foundation to build on going forward. Nevertheless, despite their sound firmly being rooted in pop-punk, SafeRead More →

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Influences: We Are Carnivores

Nottingham math-rock trio We Are Carnivores are gearing up to return on July 22nd with their new EP – ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’. Consisting of four colourful slices of twisting party-ready math-rock, songs such as the title track and ‘You Can’t Argue With Sharks’ and ‘I’m Not An Alcoholic, IRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Songs That Influenced Area 11

With their second album, ‘Modern Synthesis’, Area 11 embrace hard rock and pop-rock traits and fuse them with electro elements. The album itself marks a new chapter for the quartet. Having gathered a large social media following whilst unsigned, they’ve joined Cooking Vinyl for the release of ‘Modern Synthesis’. AsRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Songs That Influenced Not Today

With their latest EP, ‘Headway’, Manchester pop punks Not Today put a positive spin on young adulthood as they make the most of their situation. Songs such as ‘This Song Sounded Better In My Head’ and ‘Worth My Time’ sees the quintet firmly rooted in a favourable pop punk mould;Read More →

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Influences: Colt 45 on Funeral For A Friend

Last week Funeral For A Friend finished the main portion of their ‘Last Chance to Dance’ UK tour. As they prepare for one final farewell in London next month, and following on from our recent ‘Best Of’ playlist, longtime FFAF fan Adam Lewis from Cumbria punk band COLT 45 pennedRead More →

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Influences: Five Songs That Influenced Lock & Key

With their debut album, ‘Peaceless,’ metallic hardcore mob Lock & Key produce a blistering set of thumping, adrenaline-filled songs. Throughout tracks such as ‘No Acceptance’ and ‘Unclear State of Mind’ serve to be upfront and confrontational as the quintet take a no-holds barred approach. As they prepare unleash ‘Peaceless’ thisRead More →

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Influences: 5 Bands That Influenced Apherium

With a distinctive British melodic rock sound, Somerset rockers Apherium latest EP, ‘Embrace The Fall That Brought Us Here,’ offers three hook-driven, striking tracks that has seen the quintet be compared to Fightstar and InMe. Songs such as ‘Embrace’ and ‘Resolve’ thrive off jabbing drums, sonic guitars, a strong basslineRead More →

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Influences: 3 Albums That Influenced Fairview

With ethereal melodies and a heavier grunge undertone, Bristol quartet Fairview are gradually winning over admirers with latest single ‘Warmth’ flourishing off the bands indie-gloom tendences. The four-piece, consisting of Josh Hough, Cameron Dickerson, Jake Matthews and Kitto Horsley, formed in 2014 and released their debut EP, ‘Moonlight,’ last summer.Read More →

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Influences: High Hopes

With their second album, ‘Sights And Sounds’, Reading quintet High Hopes demonstrate a ferocious display of melodic metalcore and sees them mature compared to past releases. Throughout they bring about a sense of familiar alongside freshness and ambition to the genre as seen on tracks like ‘The Callout’ and ‘Defender’.Read More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced ReVerbed

With their recent ‘Another Year, Still Here’ EP, Doncaster based quartet ReVerbed produce a concise and punchy collection of aggressive pop-rock. The male-female vocal talents of George Donoghue and Zoe Waugh combine well especially on tracks like ‘Bury Me’ and ‘Breathe In/Breathe Out’. Throughout their is a blend of rockRead More →

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Influences: Never Hill

Emerging Coventry rockers Never Hill recently made their return with the re-release of their debut EP – ‘Epilogue’. With the rich vocals of Adam Ross combining with the bands approachable alt rock style, Never Hill show plenty of potential. Tracks like ‘Fire’ and ‘Starting Line’ thrive off the bands anthemicRead More →

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Influences: 5 Influential New Jersey Acts by Weatherbox

Since forming 10 years, San Diego, California punk band Weatherbox have gone through countless line-up changes but with singer-songwriter Brian Warren firmly at their helm, they have gone to produce a back catalogue of thought-provoking and hook-driven songs musically expanding on every release. Throughout the years Warren and company hasRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Blowouts

With their debut album, ‘Veteran of Sorts’, Plymouth quartet Blowouts integrate elements of rock, indie and punk to create an intriguing record that nicely plays into the post-punk genre. Over the course of 13 songs, the four-piece showcase their raw, energetic style that has been gaining plenty of praise inRead More →

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Influences: Saint[the]Sinner’s Halloween Anthems

With their new release, ‘Masquerades’, Saint[the]Sinner combine fiery hardcore with theatrical rock elements to create a distinct and interesting sound. Whilst with song title such as ‘First Blood’, ‘Left For Dead’ and ‘She’s A Vampire’, it’s clear the South Coast group have a taste for all things dark and devilish.Read More →

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Influences: Daylight

Having become mainstays of the European punk rock scene, Barcelona pop punks Daylight are set to visit to the UK later this month for the first time. Their debut visit ties in with the UK release of their latest album, ‘One More Fight’. The album is a collection of crispRead More →

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