Here at TeamRock – home of Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, The Blues Magazine and TeamRock Radio – we have a whole floor of music snobs, metalfreaks, and rock boffins who listen to new music all day long so that you don’t have to.
Here are the pick of this month’s best new bands. Listen and then vote for your favourite at the bottom.
**Recommended by Classic Rock: it’s the blues via Beirut and Britpop. **
High Hopes: The Wanton Bishops
Hot New Band: Feed Her To The Sharks
Recommended by Prog: Southampton young guns match Crimson-esque complexity to strong melodies and smart wordplay.
Limelight: A Formal Horse
Hot New Band: Milk Teeth
Recommended by Classic Rock: Bristolian blues-rockers that could be the new Royal Blood.
Hot New Band: As Lions
Recommended by Prog: the Canadian Coheed And Cambria with a twist of pop craftsmanship?
Hot New Band: Statues
Recommended by Prog: Far-out psychedelia and songs about supermarkets
Limelight: Fuzzy Nautilus
Recommended by Classic Rock: Scott Ian and Meat Loaf’s daughter cover Mother Superior. The result: monstrously groovy hard-rock.
If you buy one album out this week, make it…
Recommended by Metal Hammer: Madrid’s premier post-rock pugilists
Hot New Band: Toundra
Recommended by Prog: a folky Northerner who’s nowt to do with Nik
Limelight: Mike Kershaw
**Recommended by TeamRock: Brighton’s heavy prog post-rockers, Black Peaks. **
New Blood: Black Peaks
Recommended by TeamRock Radio: Breaking Bands’ Record Of The Week…
Breaking Bands' ROTW: SayWeCanFly – 'Song Of The Sparrow'