Artist Showcase

 

We are for the music. We here at L.A.R.S. Promotions are passionate about the music we provide at our events, and keeping it original is our main ideal. Below is a list of the acts we have had play at our events. So if you're looking for a specific act, or looking for something new, check out the list below. Click on the act for more information and links to their music.

5 Go Mad
Punk
Five Get into Trouble, Five Go to Demons Rocks, and Five Go Mad. Fits quite well don't you think? No the last one isn't one of Enid Blyton's newest works, it the name of the Portsmouth based Punks anti-fascist band. With songs like 'Drinking and Wanking', 'Andy's Bladder', and 'Shit Town Rat' you could be forgiven you'd walked into a room of teenagers talking about their last house party. 5 Go Mad are by no means a backyard band however. They are a bunch of born again punks, with a hatred for the system and more than just simply un-P.C. Their songs show us the old-school style of punk, and seem to fit in well with the ranks of Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Anti-Nowhere League, and maybe even The Adicts.
Across The Sea
Progressive/Alternative
Once upon a time, a choir girl and a metalhead got stuck on an island, with nothing but a microphone, a guitar, and a pedalboard…Across The Sea sound unlike any act you’ve heard before. Built around the hauntingly powerful voice of Hannah Katy Lewis, and the unorthodox, adventurous guitar approach of Pete Ferguson, their unique, genre-bending sound is wildly eclectic, fiercely inventive, and singularly distinctive. Following the February 2018 release of their debut EP, 'I, Wanderer', the duo swiftly gained a reputation as a captivating and affecting live act, performing aboard HMS Warrior, and as a showcase act at Camden’s Dublin Castle. In August 2018, the pair supported Nizlopi’s Luke Concannon at the Arundel date of his UK tour. Their debut full length album ‘Infinite Worlds’ was released on 7th December 2018.
Agitated
Rock
Agitated are a high energy band full of potential. Very new to performing, they manage some covers in their set that older bands would shy away from. Their own songs are brilliant too, and although currently without lyrics, their musical skills could be mistaken for those of seasoned artists. Although they have only played a small number of gigs to date their playing abilities are not to be ashamed of from bands twice their age. We can see these guys going far and when they have a few gigs behind them and get their stage craft nailed they will be headlining in no time.
Alex English
Progressive Metal
Alex English is a Prog / Metal singer and song writer from Littlehampton.
Aren Drift
Prog-Rock
Aren Drift formed in 2016 by Czech artist and photographer Radka Nemcova. Working initially with vocals, guitar and drums, the band soon added a bass player to their line up. They are influenced heavily by the sounds of the classic rockers of days gone by as well as other artists and sounds from around the globe. The band take these influences and mix them together creating an unique progressive rock sound featuring melodic and heavy riffs, contralto and seductive vocals. Currently the band is working on their debut album and music videos to boot, and we can see these guys going far with the passion they hold for their music.
Ariandelle
Prog Metal/Alt Metal
Ariandelle are new to the music scene, forming in February 2017. Based in Worthing, they have played alongside a number of our other acts in the past and are already beginning to make a name for themselves. Influenced by Disperse, Good Tiger, Black Peaks, and Deftones, they classify their style as 'Low Level Prog Metal'.
Bad Billy Band
British Folk Rock
Bad Billy Band are a British Folk/Rock band that plays thumping, toe-tapping original music. Hailing from around Brighton/Worthing, the five-piece band knock out an original folk/rock mixture with a lively sound. The band are notoriously great live and have played to many audiences along the south of England. Inspired by early folk rock legends of the '60s and '70s, Bad Billy Band was formed by three musicians. After a few short gigs it was decided to involve further musicians to expand the live sound. Now six years later and three albums done, the band has renewed it's sound once again after saying "Good Bye" to some of the founding members.
Blackfeather
Punk/Metal
Blackfeather are a Brighton based punk/metal band. Known for their distinctive take on the styles they play, they manage to play fast and very loud. Formed in 2017, the band are still new to the scene but their talent stands out. Their stage presence is also that of longer standing bands and really does not show their newness to the performance scent, one to defiantly keep an eye on for the future!
Bleed Again
Metal
Bleed Again hail from the South coast of England. Spending the last few years meticulously honing their craft they have earned their reputation for tight, well produced Metal and blistering live shows. Having recently completed a successful UK tour the band have returned to the studio to work on their debut album - whilst still taking every opportunity to perform! This new album will showcase some of the finest new metal in the UK scene, however just like legends Hatebreed and Trivium the best way to witness Bleed Again is Live!
Charged
Rock/Metal
Charged are a hard-hitting, take no prisoners, Rock/Metal 4 piece from the south coast. They play music they enjoy playing and listening too, to them there is no better way. The band originated as a few guys meeting up for a jam once a week. Initially they boasted a variety of musicians and session musicians including 4 guitarists, bass, drums, 4 vocals, harmonica and banjo all on the go! Strange set up but slowly some peeled off and Charged, now playing mainly original tunes with a few choice covers to add to the flavour, were formed.
Cyanide Sundae
Hard Rock
Formed in the autumn of 2016 the band have drawn from an array of influences to add distinction to the contemporary hard rock songs they create. Any one of their songs from their extensive catalogue will testify to this. The group have quickly built a reputation for being an energetic and dynamic hard rock/metal hybrid with powerful melodies that appeal to fans of Foo Fighters, Royal Blood and Alter Bridge (just to name a few). Cyanide Sundae produce a huge live sound for a 3 piece band with their unique set up. Their original and different sound sets them apart from others in the Rock & Hard Rock genre which has landed them some prestigious supports including California’s Leatherwolf, Goldray, Bleed Again, High Rise & The Darker My Horizon.
Dead Letter
Stoner/Rock/Prog/Grunge
3 Piece Desert/Stoner Rock Prog Grunge band from Brighton. Creamy with a side of vanilla Sabbath blueberry twist...
Derelict Dream
Heavy Metal
The band's thesis is to create something dark and have fun with evil things, and that's exactly what they do. Derelict Dream aim to bring 'music to it's audience covering subjects such as psychological malaise, a self inflicted perdition and the primal instinct to survive.' Based in Worthing their members hail from Worthing, Littlehampton and Washington, this local band really do bring a sense of the darkness to all of their shows. With songs like 'Fires of The Underworld', 'The Human Buzzsaw', and 'Waltz of the Damned' their thesis shines through.
Doctor Gonzo
Ska-Punk
The band formed in Nov 2018 and started gigging in Feb 2019. In five months they have played nearly 20 gigs; mainly in the Brighton/Worthing/West Sussex area, although they have been as far afield as Basingstoke and Swansea. They released their first single Mary Jane, 1st Apr, from the EP PhD, which was released 1st May. Not happy with the production of the EP the band now rehearse at Stanbridge Farm Studios (http://www.stanbridge-studios.co.uk/) where they recorded their debut album, Renegade Grenade, late July/early Aug; following in the footsteps of bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Cure; it’s also where their second single Ed Sheeran, released 1st Jul, was recorded. “Doctor Gonzo are different because we’re older, wiser, (sort of,) louder, faster and funnier than most bands out there. We love our songs, our fans and we love playing punk rock. It’s exciting to be playing the music we love for a growing audience, being able to share what we love with fans and travel, meeting awesome new bands and people is one of the best things about being in a band with your best mates. We all love our craft, and we strive to be better as musicians and a band every day. As long as there’s a gig, a rehearsal to go to or some songs to record, we’re happy boys.”
Failed Psychics
Math-Punk
We're all failed psychics. These particular ones are Alex, Sam and James in Brighton who play whatever they can with semi-acoustic, bass, voice and drums.
Geezapunx
Punk
Geezapunx are a Basingstoke punk band playing a 'Cheeky, retro blend of authentic rebellious 70's old school punk.' Although influenced heavily by this era these guys write their songs about what gets them fired up today. From songs like 'Go Jezza Go' relating to the recent election and 'How'd (You solve a problem like Maria)' recalling the scandal of their MP to their self titled song 'Geezapunx' telling the tale of ageing punks born after their time. Although these guys may look like they come right out of the Punk era, they will still get you fired up and joining in the rebellion against the hate.
Gloo
Punk-Rock
Gloo are a three piece band based right here in Littlehampton. The guys are always enthusiastic about performing. Their sound is definitely rock but with punk twists to it, so a lot of their tracks are lively and upbeat but with a gritty, raw edge to them. They draw inspiration from life in general, but not in too deep a way as they want to keep it light. On stage their energy and enthusiasm is endless, playing to the crowd but having fun at the same time. You can absolutely see the passion these guys have for their music in their confidence on stage, and we hope to see you at one of their gigs.
Glove
Grunge-Punk
"GLOVE have been described as a new style of punk grunge. They have a heavy fast approach to their sound with energy and passion live creating a big sound for just three people. Front man Ricky Ashcroft's lyrics tap into the reality of life, love, self doubt, depression and drug addiction, using his words as a weapon to protect himself against the world. Backed by brother Tommy Ashcroft on bass and hard hitting drummer Troy Roland Pitt they are an onslaught on all scenes. With their music they convey their message with brutal honesty that is sometimes lost in music today"
Gold Phoenix
Fuzzy Garage-Rock
Surrey’s Gold Phoenix expresses large doses of raw, riff heavy Garage-Rock. The trio released their single 'Oh So Hard' on August 8th with a video to accompany it. The band were contacted by Producer Nick Brine which followed in the recording of the single at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales. Musically, Oh So Hard pays a powerful homage to the bands that have influenced their sound, with flickers of Queens Of The Stone Age, Placebo and She Wants Revenge, the seemingly dark lyrics pray amongst a heavy fuzz fuelled bassline that drives the song through its powerful mapped out arrangement.
Graces Collide
Hard Rock
Graces Collide are a four piece band describing themselves as 'high energy heavy riffage, coupled with beautiful ballads to explore the feelings that burn inside all of us, With catchy melodies and lyrics to back them up.' Still in the genre of rock, Graces Collide take more influence from the modern masters of rock as well as the classics. This blend of old and new influences make Graces Collide a band not to be missed! Led by front man Dan on guitar and vocals, with Mark on drums and twin brothers Will and Jurgan on lead guitar and bass, Graces Collide have produced a melodic, infectious and riff-heavy sound that get crowds coming back time and again.
Grenades
Rock, Punk, Alternative
A Worthing quartet citing influences from God to the Pixies via their local boozer. Whilst twisting pop music into a visceral frenzy, they pummel the audience with a combination of hooks and raw intensity, draped around themes of equality, submission, domination, sex, death, religion and self loathing. After finishing a degree in 2013 at the University of Winchester, lead singer Django Black found himself destitute and unemployed, struggling to find himself a job. Despite living in poverty, being treated like scum, and facing knock back after knock back, he channelled all the frustration and anger into a set of demos...The Dole Scum Demos. Although these early recordings were done with nothing more than a mic in a room, it was enough to convince the mighty Tim Denyer (axe wielder of the Comanche Sigh) and the enigmatic Joel Penny (creator of The Argument and How it Started) to join forces and develop a sonic warhead capable of taking on an establishment hell-bent on spawning a world twisted to their own image. After learning of their quest and believing it righteous, Steve Pottinger (former member of Hold Fire/The Daunts and the greatest drummer in the land) pledged his sticks to the cause completing the quartet known as Grenades.
Hummune
Metal
Three piece Metal/Rock/Noise machine Hummune (Immune to humans), began in November 2009, after three friends decided to leave their previous bands and start something new. Hummune are influenced and inspired by by the artists, people and situations surrounding them.
Icarus Falls
Rock
Icarus Falls are a 5 piece band, and are heavily influenced by the greats of classic rock. These influences find their way into the music of Icarus Falls and bring back the feelings of the height of the classic rock era while still incorporating a more modern twist. The band described themselves as more Hard Rock having started off as Pop Rock but have finally found their unique sound with the current line up. This in turn has led to an E.P. and Album release.
Idle Bones
Alternative Dark Horror Punk Rock
"Dark, dancey punk and twisted story-telling rock - we bring the the horror... Join us at the crime scene"Idle Bones formed in early 2017 in Brighton, East Sussex. Since then the band have fine-tuned their sound to the rockabilly punk that is missing in today's modern music marketplace teeming with prog-rock and indie acts. Inspired by the likes of AFI, The Creepshow, The Cure and Suede Idle Bones bring a playful darkness to their writing which combined with fast chuggy riffs and catchy modern hooks truly sets them apart in the UK music scene.
Imminent Annihilation
Metal
Imminent Annihilation formed in late 2011 and have been constantly evolving since day one. In 2014 they entered the studio to record their debut EP; 'The Annex Between Creation and Annihilation'. Since then they have been working on different styles of metal, taking influence from wherever they found it and are now currently working on a follow up to 'Annex'. Through taking part and winning Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses competition (Oxford region), we secured ourselves a spot on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018.
Jokers Parade
Rock/Alternative
Taking their love of making music and being inspired by their various influences, Jokers Parade create something that’s fresh, dynamic and exciting. One Man. One Woman. One HUGE sound. 2 Attachm
Junkyard Choir
Rock, Blues, Grunge
Junkyard Choir is a two-piece musical powerhouse from Brighton. They are a stripped-down garage orchestra of guitar and drums, characterised by gritty melodies and commanded by imperious vocals. Mark Woods and Tom Herbert are purveyors of a restless and dirty blues from south of the borderlands - drenched in rum, and served with lime - this is riot music, road trip rock 'n' roll: the sounds of the desert and the soul of the swamp, forged from hunger and baptised in sweat.
Junkyard Sons
Blues-Rock
'Junkyard Sons are the bastard offspring of the history of music, playing for fun but as if their lives depended on it.' UK based Bluesy Rock band with a distinctly unique twist, Junkyard Sons formed in the Summer of 2013, now gigging full sets of All Original Blues Rock, Junkyard Sons are having fun playing the music that has inspired generations of acts from across the world.
Killatrix
Rock / Metal / Electro
"Like pop, but f**ked up! Essex trio Killatrix are breaking the mould of rock music, pushing the boundaries of pop, metal, hip-hop and dance, to produce a unique hybrid of party-rock-electronica, that you can dance, fight & bang your head to. Rising from the ashes of previous musical trips, vocalist SinDii, guitarist Samuel Hart and bassist Chris Frisbee joined forces alongside producer Pete Leslie, bringing their knowledge, fearless ambition and eclectic tastes together to create a genre-defying style that excites them to the core. Citing influences as varied as Nine Inch Nails, Skindred, Linkin Park, Gwen Stefani, Jonelle Monae and Ecca Vandal, Killatrix pull as much from established acts as they do new talent. Taking a DIY approach to their endeavours, the band set to work on new material and live show and following the release of their debut party-centric single ‘Overcome’ and the follow up 90’s hip-hop inspired ‘Bad Language’ they dropped their debut EP KLTRX in 2016. With the crossover of rock, dance and rap growing in popularity, Killatrix are set to continue their noise assault. Will they take over the world probably not, will they try, HELL YEAH!!"
Lithium
Rock
Lithium has entered a new era. With a recent change of vocalist, the band is looking to now kick on and continue with the steady progression made over the years to play tight and solid great rock music. Our current line up consists of long-term band members Dave on drums and Spike on bass, who together have over 15 years of playing which helps to form a very tight and solid sound. As founding members, they are the heartbeat of Lithium. From 2 guitarists to one, Craig has been with the band for the last 4 years and has taken on the role as the lone guitar player, able to switch between rhythm and lead guitar parts with ease and flair to create a fantastic rock sound. Joining Lithium in the summer of 2018, Moz is now the vocalist for the new era. Having previously played in Rock/Punk bands he is now the vocal sound of Lithium going forward. Lithium – Hard rock as it should be. Welcome to our world…
Lost Asylum
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Lost Asylum, a 5 piece band based near Burgess Hill, classify themselves as a Hard Rock band. With a mix of goth-rock and power-metal vocals and some good guitar work to match, they are a band to definitely check out. The track 'Dysfunctional Me' is a blinding track and one of the bands favourite songs to perform. It features Lost Asylum style dark and pounding rhythm with fantastic bass riffs. "If you love it, you love it, if you don't, you don't!" Guitarist Darren says, but we are sure you will.
Mirrors of Madness
Metal / Alternative Rock
Mirrors Of Madness are rock alchemists, a band you can’t really pigeon hole into one genre and not known for any particular style – instead they craft songs that contain aspects of multiple rock genres with a mix of influences – each song has a very unique sound – from pop punk all the way to metal, the band love to mix it up so that every song is interesting and different from the last. The band formed in early 2018 as ‘Two-Tonne Vice’ from the ashes of some popular Southern UK bands – Atombuzz, Vertigate and Soulscream, and became Mirrors of Madness in 2020..
Murderers Row
Punk
Southampton based Punk band with their own unique style. These guys have a mixture of their own tracks, whilst also covering tracks form other local artists including tracks from the members other bands.
My Pet Shark
Funk Rock
My Pet Shark are a 4 piece Funk-Rock Band from Brighton. Pioneers of the 'shark funk' scene, My Pet Shark define what it means to make the perfect cup of tea. Forged from the ashes of a sharknado, they bring a mixture of Chili Pepper inspired funk rock and a Rage Against the Machine style eye upon social injustice. Revealing answers about Robert Smith's Tie and raising questions about a certain golden-haired chump with tiny hands and an overactive twitter account. Expect noise, funk and marine based craziness! Funk It!
Negative Measures
Punk / Hardcore
Negative Measures are a four piece punk/hardcore band, who normally perform around the Brighton area. Their sound is described as punk/hardcore but they are definitely on the heavier side of it which is nice to see in the punk genre as mostly when you think punk, you think of the classic old school sound. Drawing their inspiration from topics such as the E.U., anti-UKIP and being sick of it all , they all contribute to the music that they make. Various punk/metal tones can be heard in their tracks but they also tell me they try to draw some inspiration from the L.A/ New York scene in the late 70's early 80's so involving a little hip hop to their tunes as well.
Pretty Little Enemy
Heavy Pop
Pretty Little Enemy hail from Minehead, Somerset. 'Since their formation in early 2015, Pretty Little Enemy have built up a dedicated following in the South West which is quickly spreading across the rest of the UK and beyond.' Their Facebook profile says they describe themselves as 'Metal ABBA' and knowing me and knowing you we know their crowd enjoys their shows. ​ They have earned a reputation for putting on a great show, and we are sure you will agree that reputation is well deserved after seeing them perform. Their passion for their music comes through in not only the music itself, but the performance too. The bands energy on stage combined with their love of Tequila gives a performance that really gets the crowd going, a band well worth watching, and sharing a round of shots with after.
Raze
Metal/Grunge
Formed in the sunny summer of 2014, Raze has evolved through a number of lineup changes throughout its existence before finally settling upon its current iteration in early 2017. ​Featuring the pounding yet technical drumming of Ethan Morter, innovative bass-playing of Ashley Rollings-Huffer, razor-sharp riffing and guitar leads of axemen Daniel Eveleigh and James O'Connor, and the equal parts soaring and brutal vocals of lead vocalist and founding member Louis Dunham, Raze are exhilarating, addictive and simultaneously as tight as a drum. Playing an exciting and innovative combination of Grunge and Metal, Raze take the sound of bands such as Nirvana and Alice In Chains and meld it with heavier influences
Reawaken
Alternative Rock
Hailing from Southampton, Reawaken are a heavy, high powered alternative rock band formed in late October 2016. Their harmonious, eerie tones contrasted with their bewitching stage presence they are able to capture the attention of any audience.
Scott Burchfield
Prog Rock
Scott Burchfield is a Prog / Metal singer and song writer from Littlehampton and our booking agent for LARS Promotions.
Second In Line
Skate Punk
Second In Line are a Skate Punk band from the Thames Valley way. Often hard to compare to other bands but they would love to sound like a cross between Bad Religion and Snuff. The current line up is one of the best received and since 2014 they have been working tirelessly to get back to the hectic touring schedules they had around 2008/9. They had a break and are now ready to conquer the world. Some songs are about movies, some are about having fun, some are more serious and some are just silly. 3/4's of the band are also fully house trained, we just can't tell you which one isn't!
Slackrr
Pop Punk/Emo/Punk
Slackrr are easily one the most talked about bands in the UK underground circuit right now. Hailing from Southampton, The band have only been active for just over 18 months and in that time they have taken some giant leaps forward into becoming a well-known and widely loved name across the UK underground punk and rock scene. In this short space of time, Slackrr have been touring and played countless shows across the UK with positive feedback coming out of their ears. This has led to them being asked to play the legendary Isle of Wight festival 2019 as headliners on Platform One stage on the Friday night. The band are also gearing up to self-release their official studio debut album ‘Time, It Wait For No One’ on the 14th June 2019. They have supported the likes of SonicBoom Six, PressTo Meco, PKEW!PKEW!PKEW!, Homebound, ThePenskeFile, Mest, Light Years, Spunge, Abandoned By Bears, And Ducking Punches, As well as Having performed and toured across the UK in some of its most prestigious venues Including The Joiners Southampton, The Waterfront Norwich, Portsmouth Wedgewood rooms and The Fleece in Bristol to name but a few. Managing to secure their feel-good brand of Melodic Punk/Pop Punk in exclusive features by Clunk Magazine,Punktastic, Down The Front Media, Discovered Magazine, BlankTV, RAMzine, Shout It Loud and many more. Appearances on BBC Introducing and BBC live sessions with an array of positive reviews from a multitude of BBC Radio Shows across the country, the band have received incredible praise and continued support from Voice FM, The Mike James Rock Show, Glastonbury FM, The Rock Goddess Radio Show, Rock Rage Radio, Sine FM, The Premium Blend Radio Show & Hard Rock Hell Radio. By anyone’s standards, what Slackrr are achieving through a completely DIY ethic is phenomenal in such a short amount of time. Now with the support of their friends at On The House Music Management and their all-important, ever-growing, dedicated fan base – they are ready to take the next step in showing the world what they are made of. Check out their most recent single ‘Lights On’, premiered exclusively on BlankTV!
Stone Angels
Hard Rock
Hard-hitting, rock n’ rollin’ four-piece Stone Angels are proving to be the untamed beasts of the new rock scene. Coming at you from the vibrant cornucopia of Brighton’s ever-expanding music scene, this is a band that, contrary to appearance and norms, embodies respect and professionalism. Born out of the ashes of several broken bands, Stone Angels were spawned in 2011 and soon set out their own manifesto, pulling from the classic LA rock and legendary UK rock scenes, whilst still offering a very fresh take on the classic rock genre. The band have more than succeeded, but it has not been without an enormous amount of grit and determination.
Stone Soup
Blues Groove Rock
Vintage tones, with a blend of blues, rock, stoner, metal, and prog to make your ears happy! Turn on, Tune in, Chill out!
Sweet Jonny
Punk/Garage Rock
These guys were 'Formed through a general distaste and disillusionment with the current music scene'. Sweet Jonny hail from a do-nothing town in the middle of nowhere. A gutter garage rock band – fervent, desperate and violently energetic; a torrent of noise, sweat and more often than not, [their] own blood. Think the Pixies on speed or the Cramps if they were denied it.' They have a true passion for their craft and this dedication and enthusiasm really comes through in their high powered, energetic performance.
Terraborn
Metal
"In a parallel dimension, a nuclear holocaust caused by corrupt world leaders, seeking to rid the planet of the mutated beings they inadvertently created, has forced the human race to retreat underground... The effects of a biological weapon has caused some people to mutate, violent and blood thirsty, The Fallen; now ravage the land. Five once normal men, now reborn from the earth as disfigured but powerful warriors, have risen against The Fallen. They vow to take back the world of TERRA and destroy the mutant masses. They are Terraborn."
The Hellfire Club
Hard Rock
This is an 'up and coming Brighton based Hard rock band established late 2015'. This 'hard hitting' four piece, after an additional member joining, are all 'about the live shows' quoted as saying "We wanna inject some of what's been missing back into real Rock". 'The boys have already made their mark on the scene with 'riffs you may need gum shields for' and a blistering set to boot, these boys are certainly a band to watch out for'.
The Lucky Scars
Punk-Rock
With songs catchier than the plague, The Lucky Scars have their sights set on conquering the punk rock world with the planned release of their debut album in early 2019. Since forming in Southampton in 2017, The Lucky Scars have been sharing their unique blend of contagious punk rock riffs, hard hitting drums and heartfelt lyrics that has had them compared to US bands like The Offspring and Alkaline Trio while still retaining their British roots and accents. The Lucky Scars write anthems for all occasions, from drunken one-night stands (Malibu And Sex) and the importance of friendship (Those Were The Days) to nightmare inducing sleep paralysis (Shark Pork), the angst of escaping your past (Nothing Changes) and the occasional Dissociative Identity Disorder love song (Player 2 Has Entered The Game).
The Rattlebacks
Hard Rock
The Rattlebacks are a 5 piece new generation hard rock outfit based in Surrey. In November 2017 the barebones of musical arrangements for over 30 songs had been put together. Following an extended period during which the first lineup was built and 10 songs completed. June 2018 - The Rattlebacks are born. What followed was a warm up gig in Horsham from which several more gig offers poured in, including a festival. Following on from the success of the warm up gig, more were planned in Guildford, Brighton and Horsham; all of which sold out, and two of which were over capacity on the night. The Rattlebacks headed into the studio in December 2018 with a view to record their debut EP. March 2019 saw the release of the EP ‘Five Lines To Start’ and the single ‘Backdrop’ – which in total have achieved over 12,000 streams on Spotify alone in only two months. The goal of The Rattlebacks is to bring rock music into a new generation.
The SLM
Hardcore Punk
3 dudes who like playing fast songs about zombies, zombie sharks, TMNT, and such like. They formed years ago when we could only play bad pixies cover songs, now we play hard and fast punk music; hardcore without the bravado and breakdowns, just fast, fast, fast. Basically if you like having fun, crappy horror movies, and fast punk; talk to us, make friends, we are your guys!
Them Broads
Metal/Hardcore
Bognor based Them Broads are a 5 piece Metal band. They formed in 2013 with the intention of being 'something you could bang [your] heads too' and Them Broads are certainly that. Their screaming lyrics melt with their riffs and drums perfectly bringing you a truly head-banging experience. Billing Them Broads as simply a metal band does not do the band justice. Their sets feature a punk-esque sound making them more than the simple metal band many are used to hearing.
Tidal Rave
Rave-Pop-Rock
First appearing on Earth in 2012 Tidal Rave have been carrying out their mission to provide a raving good time to all beings they come across. Having conquered all in their path so far, they have proven themselves to be exactly what they are. The Best band in The UNIVERSE! And Earth is only their latest stop. Hailing from all corners of nobody knows where, they are granted their powers by mysterious forces from beyond anywhere that anyone or anything has ever been. These Super-Beings whilst powerful are (mostly) harmless, using their influence over known physics for (mostly) good deeds. After choosing Earth as their latest host planet TR merely needed to wait until a group of appropriate and compatible vessels could be assimilated. This happened to take place in Brighton of the United Kingdom and after various testing phases the humanoid form was deemed most appropriate (Dolphins were a close second). Since then Tidal Rave have discovered that human tastes for mainstream music are somewhat disappointing and so set out to become the worst band in the world as a means to maintain their title as the best band in the universe. To achieve this they mix the mind-numbingly repetitive dance figures of club music with the tragedy of prepubescent punk styles and as such are poised to be global mega-stars. Whilst it may be impossible to ever know exactly where they came from, it is obvious they still have a long way to go. So join Tidal Rave on their multicolour, musical journey to take over the world of pop... OR BE DESTROYED!
Tribe Of Ghosts
Post Metal
A collection of noise loving individuals, creating music formed out of a passion for soundscapes, big riffs, feedback, film quotes, loud screaming and far too much reverb and delay over everything. Combining elements of The Ocean, Amenra, Cult Of Luna, Battle Of Mice and Fall Of Efrafa, Tribe Of Ghosts use visual elements and atmospheric soundscapes coupled with colossal riffs and hammering drums to create an intense experience.
Troll Mother
Trollcore Sludge Metal
Two-piece south coast stoner 'tards 'Troll Mother' have mixed their love for various tastes across ethos of metal sub genres. All tied together with story telling through narration and sound effects. “We begin our adventure at a time before time. Where trolls took earth as its eden. When the human scourge appeared and multiplied faster than any parasite ever seen. Inevitably killing, destroying and annihilating the trolls homes in the process. Forcing them to the furthest reaches of their sacred land, settling beside the foot of "Troll Mountain". The great war between these two species had pushed them to far. The trolls had to put up a good fight and they wouldn't have to do so alone! With aid from Tittus Galaticus combined with the dictatorship of Admiral-Micro-Dickus, it was still not enough to push the bastards back. However the humans could not totally eradicate the troll species, for they had a saving grace. Forest Child. The last of the pure and noble breed that walked the earth. Unfortunately he would be witnessed to the carnage of his kin. He must escape his burnt and pillaged land in order to reset, re populate and save his kind... until...”
Victus
Heavy Metal
A unique blend of Doom, Southern Blues and a dash of something darker. Hailing from the south of England, Victus are making waves in the scene with their idiosyncratic sound. After completing their line-up in January 2017 Victus entered the Bournemouth heat of Bloodstocks Metal to the Masses making it through to the grand final. In the short time Victus have been playing they have shared the stage with bands such as Monolord, Desert Storm, Dendera, Gargangua, Mage, Conjurer, Thuum, Seething Akira & many more. Towards the end of 2017 the band entered the studio to start work on their debut EP ‘Sacrifice’ releasing their first single and music video for ‘Trity’ in January 2018. he Singula
Watch You Drown
Post Punk
Watch You Drown are a 3 piece Portsmouth punk band comprising of Russ Bestley on guitar and vocal duty, Kev Luce on bass, and Paul Lee on drums. Formed in the mid '80's this band mix punk rock with the darker eerier vocals more notably heard in the music of the post-punk goth rock era bands. The bands singer has been likened to Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke fame and their drummer is said to be able to give Dale Crover a run for his money.
Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
High Energy Punk / Post Punk
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? formed in 2015 from the embers of a punk/pop band, and since 2016 have played all across the south of England, including Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, Kingston, London, Brighton, Worthing, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans and Cirencester. In 2017 they released their first EP, Cops and Robbers, made their first visit outside the UK with a couple of dates in Milan, and played a set for BBC Introducing LIVE. Their new EP 'Flat Earth Theory', was released in the middle of 2018.