Most Rated: ROCK NOT RIOTS
Despite all the trouble of the last few days in London, we're going ahead with our August event, featuring the most rated artists on our London listener, and all profits will be donated to the London clean-up effort. Come along and show the rioters who really owns the streets!
Find a Fiend512
After a superb start on our London new music chart, Find A Fiend have been very well received by our London listeners, earning over 400 stars in their first month.
It's not by accident that they find themselves in pole position. Setting London venues on fire with their taut riffs and grungy style, Find a Fiend take no prisoners. Their progressive sound crafts a distinct blend of prog, rock and metal, using subtle key changes and time signatures to concoct a unique texture to their songs.
Don't miss this chance to see Find a Fiend and see what our listeners are buzzing about!
Scuzzy garage riffs underpin The Volitains's raucous songs, over which Candice Ayrey's sometimes sultry, sometimes scary vocals hover and pounce in an exhilarating live performance. There is very little excess in the band's wiry riffs; this stuff is visceral and Candice's stage presence must be seen to be believed.
Musically, there have been some comparisons to the Dead Weather, The Kills and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's but The Volitains have their own skewered UK take on the Riot Grrrl cool chick ethos. This is the real thing; as recent explosive shows in London confirm. As a result, they have garnered praise from lots of the coolest underground webzines such as Faded Glamour and Room 13.
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Tuneful noise from the London based trio Laps Around The Sun mix heavy bass licks and throbbing overdriven guitar with a tuneful array of gentle vocals and soft sombre moments. TV On The Radio might be a fair comparison, but their sound surges from dense walls of sound to throbbing bass wobbles and ambient drifts.