Ignescent from Chicago are a female-fronted rock band who bring intensity, fury, power, and passion to their music, equal to or surpassing any other. Led by vocalist Jennifer Benson, they started in 2008 when she united with lead guitarist Deven Elion, drummer Chris Calix, rhythm guitarist Joey Sepulveda, and bass guitarist Ian Sebastian.
Oakland California band Whiskerman formed seven years ago, and have established for themselves a formidable reputation, based on their incredible songwriting and lyricism, and stupendous live performance. Their latest single, ‘Belly Of The Beast’, comes ahead of their new album, ‘Kingdom Illusions’, set for release on March 6.
twocolors came together in 2015, when Pierro and Emil met at a party in Berlin. Writing and producing together, the pair have a unique style, mixing electronica and pop, which sees their individual talents coming together to create exciting and powerful music. Their previous single, ‘Follow You’, which featured Muringa, has so far exceeded 13 million Spotify streams, and has seen more than 3.4 million views on YouTube.
Nashville based rock band The Criticals were formed in 2018 by Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart. Their music and live performances are noted for their high energy, and when you realise they get their inspiration from the likes of The Stone Roses, Janes Addiction, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, and The Libertines, you get maybe an inkling of what they sound like.
Carmine Appice is without doubt, a rock god. He played drums for the legendary Vanilla Fudge (on ‘Season Of The Witch’ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’), and he co-wrote ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ with Rod Stewart and Duane Hitchings. He’s also, with Vanilla Fudge, responsible for paving the way for one of the most popular genres in rock: heavy metal, by way of bridging the gap between psychedelic and prog/hard rock. The likes of The Nice, Deep Purple, Yes, Styx, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep, all credit “The Fudge” as their inspiration.
Formed in Paris in 1984, KMFDM cross techno/dance music with heavy metal to create their signature sound, an aggressive blend of industrial rock and blunt lyrics, challenging the social and political landscape. New album ‘PARADISE’ takes a deeper step into other genres, including abrasive hip-hop, dark alt rock, and avant-electro metal.
There’s something ironic in the fact that Leicester’s Diesel Park West have named their latest single, ‘Scared Of Time’. The band formed in 1980, and their debut album, ‘Shakespeare Alabama’, was released in 1989. Their ninth studio album, ‘Let It Melt’, from which comes ‘Scared Of Time’, came out on September 13 this year.
Broken Baby are based in LA and make music which is uncompromisingly rock – but with a post punk edge. The duo, made up from Amber Bollinger and veteran producer Alex Dezen (The Damnwells), their latest single, ‘Royal Pigs’ sounds like the love child of Taylor Swift and the B-52s…and that’s not a bad thing.