Bands

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AUDIOPANIC

Band (Rock, Breakbeat/Drum'n'Bass) from Москва (Russia), founded 2015

audiopanic.net

Members

Anna Cuba - vocals
Stanly Way - bass, programming, dj
Vladimir Kutsenko - guitar
Alex Chuck - drums

Bio

AUDIOPANIC - electronic project from Moscow, playing live in Rockstep, Dubstep, Drum and Bass styles. Musicians skillfully combined alternative riffs with trendy synths and live performances which filled with rock energy and full of musical surprises. At the moment, the band presented their debut video clip and preparing to release an album.

Votes: 51

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

Qusto

Band (Rock) from Екатеринбург (Russia), founded 2014

vk.com/qustoband

Members

Nickolay Nizovkin - vox
Roman Varaksin - drums
Semen Pavlov - gtr, vox
Max Shein - bass
Ilya Maltsev - gtr

Bio

We are progressive rock/metal band from Yekaterinburg, Russia. We mix desert California riffs with progressive rock bits from Scandinavia and Britain with a drop of Urals psychedelia. Our drive are vocal parts where melodic clean vocal evolves into agressive raw energy of harsh singing. We have 2 vocalists.

We write songs about lovemaking with UFO monsters, cats-supervillains, grieving rednecks and cruel yet sexy sirens.

Thank you for listening!

Band chronicles:

2016
Nov - performance at the Ural Rock fest
Oct - EP "The Сall" was published, containing 3 songs
Sep - Charity gig in the benefit of kids with cancer
Jun - Buzzkiller, Supersoniс Conspiracy, Qusto gig

2015
Jun - Godsmack gig, we were support band

2014
Jun - Old New Rock festival





Votes: 1

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

The Niftys

Band (Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly) from Albacete (Spain), founded 2015

theniftys.com

Members

Fer (bass)
Toño (guitar)
Ángel Luis (drums)
Anita (voice)

Bio

The Niftys is energy, it is power, it is fun, but most of all, The Niftys is rock'n'roll. Coming from Albacete, they come ready to revolutionize the music scene, with the firm goal of having a good time and sending their songs to all corners.
Formed in January 2015, almost without looking, when 4 good friends decided to spend an afternoon at the rehearsal room. Anita, with her heartbreaking voice, next to a Toño, with a wide tray and other bands, left their comments and influences ranging from Wanda Jackson, Chuckberry or Nikki Hill to Led Zeppeling or ZZ Top. Babies of great classics, and take to their land, giving it modern and current sound but keeping intact their roots rooted in rock'n'roll.

Something lit like wildfire that January afternoon.

In August 2015 they gave their first concert with a great reception of the public and very good feelings, which led them to continue acting and preparing songs.
In December 2015 they recorded their first demo of 3 songs and only a week later they were winners of the international Music Crowd Challenge, receiving numerous votes and messages of support from all over the world (China, the USA, the Netherlands, Indonesia and Spain, among others) .


During this summer 2016 they have performed many concerts in the region, as well as outside. Undoubtedly the most satisfactory of this season was in the "Blues Cazorla Festival", where thanks to being winners of the battle of bands, could be part of the poster of the festival opening the concerts on Saturday in the square of Santa Maria with artists like Oli Brown or Shemekia Copeland.
Without a doubt, the strength of The Niftys is the direct, where the wick that went on that January afternoon causes a big explosion, getting the audience and the band to become one. They play good roll and dance to the last row of the audience. Their sound mixes rock'n'roll, rockabilly, garage and blues ingredients with a feminine voice that does not leave anyone indifferent.

At the end of August 2016 they record their first EP in Reno Studios with the producer Karim Burkhalter, who is expected to see the light in early 2017.

Whether you're one of those who believes that Rock'n'roll must return to stay, as if you have not yet realized, The Niftys is the band you've been waiting for.

Votes: 53

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

Charlie's Stripe

Band (Pop, Rock, Alternative/Independent) from Domodossola (Italy), founded 2014

charliesstripe.com

Members

Luca Dellapiazza
Nico Cappini
Carlo Moretti
Luca Cirillo

Bio

Charlie's Stripe it's an Italian band from Domodossola, strongly inspired by the Mod Revival Culture of the '80s but with a pop heart. The Charlies released their first EP 'Follow the Stripe' in spring 2016, winning also the We Wanna Rock Contest at the Rock 'n' Roll Club in Rho (MI). Follow the Stripe was also included in the best italian album of 2016 according to Tony Face Baciocchi's blog, and ranked 15th in the Popolarissima of Rockit.it over 2000 album. Now due the music influences the Charlie's Stripe are trying to bring their energy and sweat outside of the country and the Shure Call for Legends would be perfect for these purpose.

Votes: 19

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

Tüte Süß

Band (German Pop) from Berlin (Germany), founded 2015

tuetesuess.de

Members

Dörte Müller - Gesang, Klavier, Bodypercussion
Kai Bohun - Gitarre
Jo Dette - Kontrabass

Bio

Tüte Süß spielt Sugarpop.
Der ist fröhlich, rotzig, voller Liebe, bissig und explosiv.
Sugarpop ist akustische Popmusik - rotierend zwischen Jazz, Punk und Chanson - mit deutschen Texten.
Zwischen Gitarre - Kai Bohun, Kontrabass - Jo Dette und Satzgesang,
wirbelt Sängerin, Texterin und Komponistin Dörte Müller über die Bühne.
Dabei bespielt sie ihren Körper als Rhythmusinstrument und
erzählt mit ihren Liedern aus ihrem Leben.
Von Liebe, Schmerz, Sex und der Polarität des Lebens.
Barfuß tanzend, umgeben von bunten Pappschildern, gefesselten Barbies und Edgar, dem Skelett, lässt Dörte Müller ihrer Lebensfreude freien Lauf.



Votes: 82

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

The Ink Twins

Band (Rock, Alternative/Independent) from Тольятти (Russia), founded 2010

inktwins.wixsite.com/theinktwins

Members

Nik - vocals, guitar, Yuriy - bass, Vyacheslav - drums

Bio

The Ink Twins started out in 2010 in Togliatti as an alternative / indie rock duo performing at local clubs and fests. The band recorded a promo single I’m So Tired, EP Daymares, and a few other releases: singles Apple Of My Eye and NYC, and a cover song Die Tonight (by Ty Segall).
In 2012 the band has transformed into a trio – Nik (founder, vox, guitar, VST) collaborated with session musicians: Alexander (bass, mixing and mastering) and Denis (drums).
In 2016 The Ink Twins has released a debut album Slave On. After the release Nik has recasted the band mates and invited Yuriy (bass) and Vyacheslav (drums) to rehearse and perform in support of the album. On 13th August 2016 The Ink Twins played the album live for the first time.

Votes: 0

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

Bethlehem Casuals

Band (Hip Hop/Rap, Ska/Reggae/Dancehall, World/Ethno) from Manchester (United Kingdom), founded 2015

Members

Will "Big Fig" Kzaspian Hearne - Vocals/Guitar/Trumpet
Pip "Say It Again" Sayers - Saxophone
Awen "Babe" Blandford - Cello/Vocals
Buzz "The Bass" Burrage - Bass
"Crazy Joe" Woodhouse - Guitar
Will "Chops" Graham - Kit
Naz "Slappa de Conga" Dochev - Percussion

Bio

Bethlehem Casuals are a 7 piece ‘DIY world music’ band, featuring a collaboration of instrumentalists and sounds ranging from Welsh folk cello and Bulgarian percussion, to jazz saxophone and rock and pop. Some say it was fate, some say common interests, but the Casuals will bring heavy grooves, tribal vibes and a lot of fun to any stage. With a love for concocting a cocktail of grooves, Bethlehem Casuals have been described as ‘red stripe drinking, jerk chicken eating, Rasta wannabes’, with the band's influences being drawn from a vast array of places, including: Afrobeat, Hip-hop, Tropicallia, Rock, Reggae, and Ska. Always displaying an spectrum of colour, the Casuals have brought their sound to a diverse number of venues including, art galleries, barber shops, drum circles, and playing in a polytunnel at Gardenia Festival.
In their short life span they have played twice with Fiesta Bombarda, headlined at Another Fine Fest and have shared a stage with artists such as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Natty, Afriquoi, MSC, and have been confirmed to headline Gardenia Festival 2017.
2017 will see the release of Bethlehem Casuals' first EP, Croissant Macabre. Set to a backdrop of world grooves, the EP explores both storytelling and the band members' sound world interests, all linked together with snap shop live improvisations, something considered key to the Casuals’ sound.

‘The Bethlehem Casuals are no strangers to stomping feet and smiling faces and they have delivered these in a variety of unique spaces. This ensemble has inimitable style drenched with freeness and flexibility, both energetically and musically. We challenge you to watch them without lifting your feet or the corners of your mouth.’
- Gracie Gladstone, Gracing your ears

Votes: 50

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

Offbeats.

Band (Pop, Rock) from Москва (Russia), founded 2015

Members

Andrey 'Berloga Bob' Dyakov - drums. In ordinary life he is an engineer who knows how to disassemble an atomic submarine, build biofuels production machine and is not shy to talk about this with girls.

Olya 'Loola Bee' Batskevich - vocals, tambourine. She is an enthusiastic female beginning of Offbetas. group. If Loola is not singing probably she dancing or commanding people.

Andrey 'Zak' Zakataev - guitar, vocals . The delicate sensitivity of this man is really compensated with inability in expressing emotions. Music helps him to fight with common sense.

Vitaliy 'Vito' Dyachenko - bass. Professional musician. He is a sophisticated admirer of music and female beauty who always searching his new inspiration for the next piano album.

Bio

Offbeats. only exists because some people were not able to overcome their desire to create music. We believe that in music industry there is a place for a group that puts the creation of the song on the first place. The only thing you always need to do is to check if sounds that you create are equal with the waves within you.
An attempt to stand out from the crowd is ripples on water. Originality is overrated.

Votes: 1

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight

Cotard

Band (Metal) from Alcalá de Henares (Spain), founded 2009

cotard.es

Members

Celia Noguera (Vocals)
Carlos Sánchez (Guitar)
Javier López (Bass)
Pedro Mazo (Drums)

Bio

Cotard is a difficult band to classify. Its style moves between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, but where its character truly resides is in the broad spectrum of influences that have shaped them, from Funk or the most classical Rock&Roll to Grunge or the new Metal tendencies.
This mixture of styles creates a unique sound which possesses full freedom without the unnecessary ties of a defined style. Even their lyrics clearly diverge in theme and style between songs, addressing topics from very intense and personal subjects to terror stories and night monsters.
Power, freshness and spontaneity meet in a life show where, in constant connection, the public is able to perceive in every change and every note that Celia (vocals), Carlos (guitar), Javier (bass) and Pedro (drums) have a very special way of understanding Rock. After receiving the recognition of the critics and public with their last work “Nunca más” (2014), which brought them noticeable success (2º position in Nubarock 2014, winners of GranitoRock 2015 in the Rock discipline) and has allowed them to play together with bands like Revólver or Saratoga, they are now working on their new album which will be release by the end of 2016.
Style and influences:
A vast array of styles and influences can be found in Cotard´s compositions, from melodies coming from Heavy Rock or Rock & Roll to more crude rhythms and live shows more characteristic of the modern Heavy Metal.
Cotard´s style can be defined as straightforward, convincing and powerful, escaping from the unnecessary adornments used by some of the bands in similar disciplines and focusing its complexity in the global composition of the band.
Moving between Hard-Rock and Heavy Metal, Cotard packs classic rhythms and melodies into their songs, inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabath, Motorhead, Iron Maiden or Guns´n´Roses, as well as contemporary compositions, getting inspiration from bands like Audioslave, Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Black Label Society, Slipknot, etc.

Votes: 0

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TourJets

Band (Alternative/Independent) from Madrid (Spain), founded 2014

Members

Nacho Magro Ramos, Igo San Martin, Ignacio Gonzalez, Lucas salgado, John Liszt

Bio

We are a young band from Madrid, we have already recorded 2 EPs on our own,and at the moment we are recording our first LP. Our ambitions are to play around the world in every place we can, and spread our tourjet sound on the road!

Votes: 0

as of 19 Oct 2017, midnight