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Influences: Dearist

With their forthcoming debut album, ‘This House Has No Windows’, Wolverhampton based quartet Dearist present a band of dynamic emotional rock that sees lyricist Adam Binder take from a range of influences from both home and abroad. The end result is a compelling and thrilling record that sees Dearist makeRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Junior

With their forthcoming ‘Juniorland’ mini-album, South Wales trio Junior abandon the typical pop punk characteristics of girls, skateboards and pizza, in favour of a more thought out conception that takes it cues from broken homes and an aesthetic inspired from 1950s American suburbia. Nevertheless Junior are a pop punk bandRead More →

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Influences: ChuggaBoom!

When you receive an email from a band self-proclaiming to be “greatest metalcore band in the world,” you stand up and pay attention. Meet ChuggaBoom! The anonymous five piece are inspired by Asking Alexandria, Capture the Crown, 90’s Cartoons and “bitches”, whilst their forthcoming ‘Zodiac Arrest’ album takes all theRead More →

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Influences: Ocasan

Milton Keynes-based pop-rock trio Ocasan have been going strong for over 10 years now and are set to release a new single, ‘Camden Casualty’ this Friday. With past releases showed their diverse sound, ‘Camden Casualty’ takes a more stripped down rock direction with tight hooks and an upbeat tempo. HavingRead More →

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Influences: Autumn Ruin

They say honest is the best policy and it seems Manchester’s Autumn Ruin live by it. They admit they’re no better than the endless amount of bands their hometown is producing yet they do suggest they do have better hair. Nevertheless the up-and-coming quintet do seemingly have potential. Their latestRead More →

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Influences: 8 Albums That Influenced Only Rivals

With their mix of bold choruses, pulsating hooks and impassioned lyrics, ‘Life Is Perfect,’ the debut record from Irish rockers Only Rivals is delivered with intent. Tracks like recent singles ‘Replace // Exchange’ and ‘Sing’ have an edgy rock exterior that is countered with a favourable and infectious poppy core.Read More →

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Influences: Adelphia

Since forming in 2013, Nottingham pop-rockers Adelphia have gradually been building a tight-knit following whilst perfecting their sound. They recently returned with a new single called ‘Better Off’, a plucky, infectious number that gives the five-piece plenty of potential. Now they’ve got a full line-up, Adelphia are ready to addRead More →

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INFLUENCES: 5 Albums That Influenced Elasea

On their debut EP, ‘Where I Belong’, Berkshire alternative rockers Elasea produce an encouraging collection of anthemic numbers that could potentially see them breakthrough the glass ceiling joining their peers. With its mix of big choruses, impassioned vocals and driving guitar lines, Elasea have a lot to offer. It’s clearRead More →

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INFLUENCES: 5 Albums That Influenced The Bastard Sons

When you think of rock’n’roll, you think of dirty riffs, adrenaline-fuelled drums and raw vocals. York five-piece The Bastard Sons tick all those boxes on their debut album – ‘Smoke’. It’s packed with rousing, riff-filled numbers that are executed with passion from start to finish. Their sound truly packs aRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Albums That Influenced The Gospel Youth

This week Brighton up-and-comers (and Already Heard favourites) The Gospel Youth release their superb second EP – ‘Empires’. It’s five slices of brilliantly well-structured summery pop-rock that needs to be heard. So having delivered an EP that has won many over, we decided to find out what bands influenced TheRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Bands That Influenced HeyRocco

With its mix of grungy guitars and slacker pop hooks, ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’, the debut album from Charleston, South Carolina trio HeyRocco, has the makings of being at the centerpiece of the current wave of 90s alt-rock revivalists. With comparisons to Weezer, Mudhoney, Pavement and Smashing Pumpkins, tracks like ‘LoserRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Bands That Influenced American Fangs

With their brand of turbo-charged post-hardcore, there is a lot to like about American Fangs. Their new LP, ‘Dirty Legs’ is a 25 minute onslaught of thrilling rock ‘n’ roll packed with infectious hooks. Tracks like ‘Death of Me’ and ‘Say What!’ are energetic with plenty of bite and raucousRead More →

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