Introducing: Cortes

Cortes have realised their debut single, ‘Close To Nowhere.’ “Who are they,” I hear you ask. Allow me to enlighten you. Cortes are an indy/blues rock trio currently stomping around London. Their 2014 demo release, ‘Facing My Fear,’ received air time on BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe’s comment that it was “most certainly better than good.” But, of course, ...

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Photo by: Francesca Ludikar

Sumo Cyco: “Bands need to learn how to multi-task, or they will drown”

Candian dancehall-core band Sumo Cyco seem to just appear from nowhere in 2014, after a successful debut album release and support slot with Fozzy and Nonpoint, SEVER and the boys are working on album number two with the help of YOU! That’s right – dontate to their pledge campaign and you can be credited as an executive producer, provide backing ...

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Interview: StOp, sToP at HRH United

StOp, sToP were a great find at this years HRH AOR Festival. Rightly placed on the HRH Sleaze stage, the band played a set best described as a mix of 70s, 80s, and 90s. Their live show is nothing short of wild, crazy, and brilliant – a show of guaranteed fun! We caught up with the trio Jacob A.M. (lead ...

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Introducing: Foundry

Andy Slade (ex Gravil, Collapse, and Echovirus guitarist) has released new EP ‘Machine City’ under the name of Foundry. The EP has been put together by Slade completely on his own – a one-man band. If you want to hear something new and different in the form of dark melodic metal then the talented Mr Slade provides you with just ...

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the hype theory

Hype Theory – Southampton Preview

Hype Theory are best described as a full on assault of loud guitar, fans of raw rock presence get that but singer Katy’s sweet & sincere vocals make a few hearts flutter in the meantime. The band are touring off the back of their great 2013 album ‘Captives’ (which you can see a review for in our top albums of ...

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four people

Introducing… Four People

After having a tip off about a free spirited folk quartet from Falmouth we headed up to London for a listen. The band is made up of, surprisingly enough, four people, Jessie (vocals), Joe (guitar), Rosa (violin) and Than (Cello and sax). The eclectic quartet mixes it up a little with frequent visits from percussionist Becca. I grabbed the band ...

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RAMzine Introduces… A Joker’s Rage

“This is not in vain, close your eyes,” quotes A Joker’s Rage singer Zakk Taylor at the start of their excellent 2012 EP “The Masquerade”. It may be a lyric, however it also aptly sums up what this band stand for. It’s not a vanity project by any means; it’s five down to earth guys making catchy rock music for ...

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RAMzine Introduces… Griever

Those of you who have got your sh*t together and know what’s up may have caught Griever on their recent tour with Being As An Ocean and Napoleon. I’m going to be honest, that’s where I was first made aware of them. I had never heard of them before Saturday night; now I cannot stop listening to them. The strength ...

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RAMzine Introduces… The Unkindness of Ravens

The Introducing feature this week is a guest contribution from Robyn Lees, Editor-in-chief of Fit4Talent. This week, I would like to introduce to you the London/Berlin-based electro-rock band The Unkindness of Ravens. Their music is a mind-blowing symphony of deep electro beats, grumbling vocals and gripping sounds that totally absorb you into the music. Their lyrics mostly revolve around a passion ...

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our last act

RAMzine Introduces… Our Last Act

“To change our local music scene and bring something new to people’s ears”. That is the mission statement of Reading five piece Our Last Act, who since 2010 has been doing just that. Formed of Kieran Palmer (Lead Guitar), Ben Perrin (Rhythm Guitar), Matthew Maidment (Drummer) and Callum Thomas (Singer/Screamer) they have been honing in on getting that certain sound ...

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