On 30th June 2010 at 09:47 clairecameron wrote...
The beaten landscapes of England's north are fast becoming a breeding ground for fiercely original metal bands. Leeds four-piece Cotheria have thrown down the gauntlet to their peers and raised the bar for heavy music in the region. Combining a crushing impact with subtle intricacies, epic soundscapes and essential melodies, and disarming, instantly engaging songs, Cotheria are a refreshing approach and excellent live performers.
Deathretro combine a heady mixture of thumping beats, electronic rock soundscapes and state of mind lyrics made for the sweaty clubs and dancefloors.' Music is about the moment, Music is to be shared, It's a calling card, your legacy.'
'All the way from oop north in Barnsley Gaia turned up to amaze everyone. We were so impressed. Their style blends a lot from early Hawkwind with their driving bass lines and Uriah Heep with a touch of Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) style electric slide guitar thrown in for good measure. This with luck won't be your last chance to see them. We're hoping they're going to come back and entertain us all over again at the summer festy'
MARCH OF THE DEFIANTS
A new band hailing for the York/Leeds area. Playing a mashy blend of Rock and electro with a healthy swagger to carry it along.
THE DIRTY JEANS
Formed in Barnsley,South Yorkshire in early 2008 Dirty Jeans have been creating strong punchy Indie influenced songs, and recently released their new EP 'Our War'. "A really fantastic band, I was blown away by them"
Iain Hodgson- BBC Raw talent
"Quirky, eccentric and fun.. What more could you want from a band?"
Ruby Tuesday. ' Grounded "Dancey Reggae Indie upstarts from darlo tipped by Kinfauns as one of the premier local acts" Kinfauns
THE DUNWELL BROTHERS
All five band members are strong vocalists allowing the group to perform stunning vocal harmonies live. The music's genre has been described differently by each and every fan ranging from Alternative, Acoustic, Country, Rock and a combination of the four.
The Band recorded live at ITV Studios in 2009 and the show was broadcast on Calendar to millions of people regionally across Yorkshire and Humberside. They've also performed on BBC Radio Leeds several times, recording a special Jingle which any supporters of Leeds United may recognize from the match-day broadcasts!
' The way, The road. A rock band. You'll like us, we're very good. You'll get along with us; we'd like to be your friends. We're a good time all the time, even if the song isn't about good times.'
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