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Marc Constantine

Marc Constantine

Marc Constantine has a sound entirely of his own; ambient, acoustic chillout, all done through acoustic mics and electric guitars. Listening to his music really is a sweet experience, thoroughly relaxing yet stirring: Marc’s songcraft and expert delivery makes sure his songs are always calm, but never boring. Check his music out, have a green…

These Wicked Rivers

These Wicked Rivers

Derby’s These Wicked Rivers bring old-style blues rock into the modern day, marrying old-school blues technical skill with the live intensity of an LA strip rock band. Get a copy of the band’s The Enemy EP if you’re a Bonamassa or Black Stone Cherry fan. These lads have talent, and soul, in spades.

Hot Under Collar

Hot Under Collar’s crazy sound can only be described (by us) as supersexyurban-funkcrush. We made that word up. Based in London, Hot Under Collar consists of four friends who came together to create a new sound consisting of the best elements of rock, funk, R&B and hip-hop. As a four piece, it’s tempting to believe that…

Matt Saunders

A graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music, Matt is an accomplished musician with over 10 years experience both as a live player and as a studio musician. He is a specialist in Funk, R&B, indie and all round rock and roll. His influences are wide and varied: Clapton, Jamiroquai, John Mayer, Jocelyn Brown, Stevie…

Alunah

Alunah

The West Midlands’ premier Doom unit, with a host of influences which defy those who would characterise them as ‘just’ a metal band, Alunah’s powerful vocals and atmospheric feel has led to their upcoming third album being released on our favourite independent, Napalm Records.

Stämpf

Stämpf

Swiss Rock and its very finest. Stämpf’s influences come from all over the place; you can hear crushingly heavy riffs in the vein of Volbeat, wah riffs inspired by Velvet Revolver era Slash, and even a little bit of first wave pop punk in the uplifting feel of the band’s songs. This four-piece are a proud rock band, just…

ROAM

ROAM deliver anthemic, scream-the-chorus pop-punk. From the sunny shores of Eastbourne, ROAM’s catchy, pit-filling music has earned them critical acclaim, immense popularity, and a support slot on skatecore heavyweights Sum 41’s recent UK tour. ROAM’s album Backbone is chock full of fantastic party tunes with aggressive, angry production – get it, take an hour off, drink…

Leaf Hound

One of Britain’s longest-serving classic rock bands, Leaf Hound laid the blueprint for stoner rock. Not afraid to loudly proclaim their love of mind-adulterants, Leaf Hound have been cited as influences by both Wolfmother and Tame Impala. Since their 1971 debut Growers of Mushroom, one of the most collectible 70’s rock LPs in existence, the band…

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Womps

Where once there was a solo artist, now there is a full band. Womps used to be the sole voice of Scottish wunderkind Ewan Grant – now it’s all about the visual viscera and aural onslaught of three lads going mental onstage. More versatile that a traditional grunge band, Womps’ influences are a who’s who of…

Ire Wolves

Ire Wolves’ music is, to put it bluntly, heavy. Heavier than osmium, or the dirty kebab drunken you ate last Friday night. These Minnesotan lads like it one way: slow, angry, powerful and pure. Don’t be fooled into thinking that their slower tempos make for simpler music, however – there’s both enough technical proficiency in…

Phaeleh

Phaelah

Phaeleh, aka Matt Preston, has been releasing genre-spanning music since 2008. Tipping his musical hat to house, electronica, dubstep, and ambient, but never being over-faithful to any set genre of electronic music, Phaeleh’s releases have put him to the forefront of Bristol’s electronic music scene: one of the most hallowed and culturally relevant in the entire…

Max Raptor

Burton on Trent’s Max Raptor have been creating a stir in the underground rock circuit thanks to three factors: punishingly catching songs, one of the strongest live sets any of us at Vein-Tap.com HQ have ever seen, and the uncanny ability to get an entire crowd on side though sheer enthusiasm and the love of…

Toffee Music

Toffee Music were formed early in 2012 by Mike Lydiat and Dave Markam. Mike and Dave are both retired Primary school Head teachers who now perform Music Hall, Vaudeville and Standards of Yesteryear to raise money for Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.  They play in pubs, schools, street markets, private parties – anywhere that…

Neko

NEKO, a trio from the UK south coast, bring together big riffs, dance grooves and prog rock echoing the likes of QOTSA, Dinosaur Pile Up and Muse. Formed by Tom Brennan (guitar and vocals), Luke Knight (bass and vocals), and David Cassell (drums) while attending high school in Worthing, the band (which was originally called…

Vinyl Cäsino

If you’re a funk band with an umlaut in your band name, you’re clearly our kind of people. Leeds-based, trans-European funk rock act Vinyl Cäsino has been described as a mix of Led Zeppelin and James Brown. Guitarist Harry uses a Skinny Little Switch Plus with a Hayden Mofo 30, and enjoys extra moist marble cake.

Ghost Riders in the Sky

The Ghost Riders in the Sky

Sadly now split up, The Ghost Riders in the Sky built on centuries of real music for real people to deliver a welcomingly familiar, yet edgy, exciting and brand new sound. With an indie-pop jangle that owed a far larger debt to old Americana country music as it did to guitarist Stephen Carter’s old hardcore…

Poetry in Telegrams

Poetry in Telegrams

An absolutely huge sounding hard rock / metal project from Slovak muso Johny Štefecek, Poetry in Telegrams is yet another shining example of how only the most creative, loud, and crazy musicians put Vein-Tap.com gear on their boards. PiT’s single Juliet and Romeo includes numerous genres and influences in one sweeping sonic roundhouse. Melancholy (feat. Jørgen…

Freeze the Atlantic

Freeze the Atlantic

Sadly split and deeply missed, Freeze the Atlantic arose phoenix-like from under intense pressure to match the critical respect of guitarist Andy Gilmour’s other band (Hundred Reasons) and drummer Guy Davis and bassist Jon Pearce’s previous band (Reuben). The band’s three albums, all on Alcopop! Records, simultaneously silenced all critics and proved that, when done well,…

Nerve Centre

Hailing from Birmingham, Nerve Centre serves up more variety than your typical rock band. With the occasional acoustic gig, a Christmas song and moments of full orchestral grunge epic (believe us when we say this sounds huge) the band seems hell bent on taking the genre of guitar rock and subverting it into powerful and…

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

Dragging the awesome sounds of old-school noise into the present day, piling on a large serving of awesome riffs, melting it down into a potent liquor and serving it in a chalice of rock, Blind Tiger will eagerly destroy you. Then bring you back to life to enjoy their amazing live show!

Mallory Knox

Straight outta Cambridge and into the UK Top 40 Album Charts, Mallory Knox are an incendiary rock band. Nominated by Kerrang in 2013 as the Best British Newcomer, the band’s album Signals reached 33 in the UK album chart. These lads are gaining vast momentum through hardcore touring and an incredible live set. Put simply,…