HAWK EYES That’s What This Is
In One Ear Industries [Release date – out now]
Hawk Eyes hail from Leeds and are a band that are starting to build some real momentum at the moment having recently played both the Reading and Leeds festivals. This four track EP shows the band off at their eclectic best, jagged rhythms and inventive guitar work is the order of the day here, think Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down and you are heading in the right direction.
This is an interesting EP which showcases the band’s abilities well. The guys are back out on tour shortly with The Black Spiders which should make an interesting pairing and an entertaining gig.
DIE NO MORE Blueprint
Self-Release [Release date – out now]
This is the debut EP from Cumbrian rockers Die No More and it’s a bit of all right. The four piece appear to have a bit of an early Metallica fixation which is no bad thing. In fact if James Hetfield ever decides to call it a day the Die No More frontman, Marc Farquhar, would fit in perfectly.
The four tracks featured are well written, well played metal with great vocals and solid riffs. They may not be the most original band in the world but what they do, they do well. Well worth tracking down.
KINDRED SHINS Regain Your Poise, Hysterical Woman
Self Release [Release date 23.09.13]
A bit of indie tinged rock from London this time. The Kindred Shins reminded me of The Automatic, they of ‘Monster’ fame, with a quirky indie rock sound and slightly off kilter vocals. The two tracks here are decent enough but nothing to get too excited about. They sound like the kind of band who will go down a storm on Radio One evening shows!
BLACKWOLF Mr Maker
Self-release [Release date – out now]
This is the first song to emerge from the forthcoming debut album by Blackwolf which is scheduled for release early in 2014. Blackwolf have been making a bit of a name for themselves in the last couple of years, playing the Surface Unsigned Festival final in London’s 02 Arena and winning the Highway To Hell competition to secure a place on the bill at the Hard Rock Hell VI festival.
This track bodes well for the album. It has a huge blues rock sound and a massive groove. The guys play with plenty of swagger and attitude and if the new album maintains the same quality then Blackwolf is a name that you will be hearing a lot about in the coming year.
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Each week David Randall presents ‘New to GRTR!’ on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, with the emphasis on independent artists and labels. During December he replays favourite tracks including power plays featured during the year. This show covers the period January-March and was first broadcast on 1 December 2019.
Power Plays w/c 25 November (Mon-Fri)
Throughout December we are featuring Best of 2019 selections from the GRTR! Reviewers.
Featured Albums w/c 25 November (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock Featured Albums of 2019
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock Featured Albums of 2019
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter Featured Albums of 2019
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
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