Gloucester Guildhall’s annual celebration of new music returns this September.  Filled with 30 bands staggered over two stages, the three day indoor festival will feature headline sets from Mallory Knox, Darwin Deez and Black Peaks.

Having previously hosted the likes of Bastille, Lower Than Atlantis, Peace and George Ezra, this year is Mallory Knox return to headline the new Fridaynight show, New York based Indie-Pop band, Darwin Deez take the top slot on Saturday 29th with progressive rockers Black Peaks closing the festival on Sunday 30th September; fresh from their Reading & Leeds set.

Following a triumphant return this year with single ‘Black Holes’, Mallory Knox have filled their summer with countless festival shows, and make a welcome return to Underground following their 2013 appearance at the festival.

Loosely broken down into three similarly themed days of music the festival is aimed to showcase tomorrow’s biggest hitters, and the finest of local talent, in a tiny 400 capacity festival at an affordable price. Friday 28th features many of the best UK rock bands including All Ears Avow, Elessar & Midnight in England, with Saturday’s line-up taking its pointers from indie-pop and rock before finishing up with Sunday’s metal, alt rock and punk.

Designed to be open to all, Gloucester Guildhall is a fully accessible venue with lifts between both stages and the bar area.  Underground Festival is an all ages event, though under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are priced at £25 weekend/ £12 day and available at seetickets.com and 01452 503050
Doors open on Friday at 6.30pm and at 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.





Leeds based emerging stars, Fizzy Blood, present us with their 3rd EP, Pink Magic, which is due for release on 14th September via Killing Moon & Alya Records.

I’ve personally been aware of Fizzy Blood for a few years as they’ve made their way around the circuit, but Pink Magic has really caught my ear. It’s sound draws influence from all over with each track embracing a new sentiment. It’s alternative sound is saturated with punk attitude and licks but it’s also tinged with a sort of contemporary pop vibe.

The first track is, title-track, ‘Pink Magic’. It grabs your attention from the start and keeps a commanding pace throughout the track with a distorted hum that carries you through. It twists and it turns, layering the track with bass and excitable guitar riffs for a fuller sound as well as pulling back to the thrum of drums and an honest vocal. ‘Pink Magic’ is definitely a statement track on this EP.

Next up is ‘CFO’, which holds onto its punk characteristics, but overall feels more pop, infused with an indie hint too. To begin with the track didn’t grab me as much as ‘Pink Magic’ had, but as it progresses the chorus pipes up and it grows into a really catchy track. It hops between the genres between verses and the chorus, which grasps at your attention again to keep you engaged until the end.

The pace slows down a little for ‘Strangers’, with a simple intro that allows the vocals to showcase. As the track moves, the ambiance behind it grows too, giving it more body but it keeps a slower and sweeter vibe. This is a track that struck me immediately, with a catchy feeling to it.

The last track here, ‘Illusion’, amps up the vigour during the intro before bursting into a slower paced yet commanding beat. It still holds onto the grit that ‘Pink Magic’ has carried throughout wit lyrics that bite at you such as, ‘success is just an illusion, baby’.

“Pink Magic is our third EP, and what we believe to be the most accurate representation of who we are as a band and where we want to take our music moving forward. We’re happy to present the EPs as a trilogy but I wouldn’t kid anyone and say this was the plan from the start. These three offerings will have to tide you over till we’re finished with what comes next…

– Paul Howells, guitar

Armed with their best work to date in Pink Magic, and appearances at Reading & Leeds festivals this summer alongside two UK headline shows in September, Fizzy Blood are an unstoppable force.

Catch FIZZY BLOOD live

24-26 Sep – Reading & Leeds festivals

19th Sep – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds (HEADLINE)

21st Sep – Boston Music Room, London (HEADLINE)

Fizzy Blood


I the Mighty Release Official Video For ‘Pet Names’ Ahead Of Reading & Leeds Festival Appearances


Just ahead of their appearances at the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals next weekend, I the Mighty have offered up some advice on coping with a break-up via the official video for ‘Pet Names’. The video, which premiered via RockSound yesterday here, lays out a 21-step plan for getting over your ex, that would undoubtedly go viral as a list on Buzzfeed. In doing so, the band added some humour to a song that deals more with the unhealthy consequences that often accompany the end of a relationship.

Vocalist Brent Walsh said of the video: “Everyone has gone through a rough break up at some point. While the song deals with sorting through that relatable process in an unhealthy way, we thought it would be fun for the video to do the exact opposite, giving you our 21 step process for getting over a rough break up. Unlike any video we’ve made yet, much of our time filming was spent improvising and having tons of fun experimenting with different ideas.”

REDWOOD Reveal Phil Whitton Animated Video For ‘In Your Arms’


Hertfordshire alternative rock band REDWOOD are pleased to reveal the video for their latest single ‘In Your Arms’, which is out now via all good digital service providers, following its first play from Daniel P Carter on the BBC Radio One Rock Show, and a premiere of the video at Clash Magazine.

The track is the latest to be taken from their new EP Lay Your Love Down which is set for release 5th October 2018 via Failure By Design Records. The EP is available to preorder now: https://bit.ly/2KW8BjK

Watch and share the ‘In Your Arms’ video here: https://youtu.be/Mlxg40k3WNU


Redwood Live Dates:

October 4th – Leeds – Santiago’s
October 6th – London – Moth Club
October 7th – Bristol – Exchange

HOMEBOUND Release INDELIBLE Music Video | ‘MORE TO ME THAN MISERY’ EP Due 17th Aug On Rude Records


Farnham pop punks Homebound are gearing up for forthcoming EP More To Me Than Misery, due out this Friday 17th August on Rude Records. Today, they are thrilled to a release Indelible a notably slower and softer song on the EP about “Taking influence from the word’s meaning, it highlights the significance of people and how their actions can leave a lasting impressions on others for better or for worse,” says vocalist Charlie Boughton.

The single is a follow up to Coming Clean and Change of Heart which deals with the emotional exhaustion felt when you invest so much of yourself into something and continually have to pick yourself back up.

In addition, they are thrilled to announce their UK headlining run with support from Modern Error:
27 Aug – Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
28 Aug – Asylum 2, Birmingham, UK
29 Aug – Joiners, Southampton, UK
30 Aug – Thousand Island, London, UK
01 Sep – The Key Club, Leeds, UK
02 Sep – The Garage (Attic), Glasgow, UK
03 Sep – Satans Hollow, Manchester, UK
04 Sep – Sound Basement, Liverpool, UK

‘YVES unveil new single ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ out August 17th’.

Hotly-tipped newcomers YVES are back with their latest offering ‘Where Do We Go
From Here?’, out August 17th.
This monstrous single follows the Swindon bands previous release ‘Hell From Your
Hello’ released in February 2018. ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is an instant
hard-hitter and a further development in to the bands darker side as frontman Harry


Roke delves into discussing the vulnerability and discomfort of heartache. A self-produced track, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ is a whirlwind of sizzling, punch-the-
air, predatory rock ’n’ roll.


A busy start to 2018 saw YVES embark on an 11 date UK tour with sell-outs in
Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle and Swindon, as well as festival appearances this
summer at Hit The North, Isle Of Wight and Y Not Festival.
Comprised of frontman Harry Roke, bassist Mitchell Dodson and drummer Finn
Wilkinson the Swindon-based trio are on a mission to fuel the ‘rock ’n’ roll fire’ and
with a million Spotify streams under their belts, support from the likes of BBC
Introducing, Radio X, Clash, Gigwise and new music champions This Feeling,
they’re not far off.


YVES are to tour the UK in October 2018.



NECK DEEP release digital EP ‘In Bloom: Versions’


On their recent UK Top 5 album, The Peace and The Panic, Wrexham-based Neck Deeppushed themselves in every way possible. Most evident of this was standout single ‘In Bloom’ which currently has just under 10 Million views on YouTube. Today, the band is treating fans to a digital EP with a couple of re-imagined versions of the track. In Bloom: Versions is available today on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify .