New Bands

New band: The Moons

One of the best power pop bands of recent years, Northampton’s The On Offs, are currently on hold. But in the meantime bassist Andy Crofts from the band has started a new project: The Moons. Moving from bass to guitar, Croft’s new outfit have much more eclectic influences than The […]

New band: The Charlie Parkers

London rockers The Charlie Parkers have spent the last couple of years writing tunes for stadiums but playing them in small venues. 2008 could be the year when all that changes as they get set to release their debut EP in the spring. Taking their cue from late ’60s Beatles/Faces/Who […]

New Band: Thee Attacks

It’s not hard to knock out a rehashed 60s guitar riff – the hard work is making it sound authentic. And that’s something Thee Attacks do with some style. Hailing from Aalborg in Denmark, The Attacks describe themselves as ‘a melodic garage band of the kind you didn’t think they […]

New bands: The Branded

Malmö may not make you think of snotty fuzz, as Sweden is generally more famous for the likes of Ace of Base, but if you ask The Branded who the hell Ace of Base are, they just shrug, snigger and whack you ’round the head with a big simple fist. […]

New Bands: The Draytones

Last week I caught The Draytones live at the 100 Club – and was very impressed. A three-piece band with obvious 60s influences, but without the covers and cliches. They’ve had two singles out so far and a new album on the 1965 label is due out in early 2008 […]

New Bands: The Gonks

When bands go for a "period" sound, originality usually loses out. Thankfully, that’s not the case with The Gonks. Recently featured on Acid Jazz’s new Hipsters compilation of new mod and garage acts, the band carries off its modern-day take on an authentic 60s beat sound with some style – […]