Nick's always complaining that we use this blog to big up the same few bands all the time so I thought I'd do a quick post about some bands I'm loving at the moment that I probably haven't mentioned here before...
Firstly, and not for the faint hearted, MALEFICE. Malefice are a brutal metal band from Reading whose guitarist is an old friend of mine. Their album, Entities, is out now and just got a bunch of incredible reviews including four Ks in Kerrang and 9/10 in RockSound. They were due out on the road with Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan this autumn but sadly the tour has been canceled. However, you can still catch them at Klub Kerrang on the 15th September.
On a completely different tip, one of my favorite bands in the country, iLiKETRAiNS, have a new single out on monday. Whilst living in Leeds I saw these guys play loads of times and they're simply stunning, here's the vid for the new single:
Finally, make sure you check out Eliza Doolittle, she's got two gigs coming up at Notting Hill Arts club and is no doubt destined for big things.