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Holy Doom is the second album by Demob Happy, the follow up to their 2015 debut, Dream Soda. The trio formed in Newcastle as a quartet, but now, one member lighter, call Brighton home. Going by the few snippets we’ve heard, whilst keeping the post-grunge indie rock of their debut, the band have added some vocal harmonies to their sound. LP and CD on So Recordings.
Dinosaur Pile-Up continue in their attempts to become the best-loved loud guitar-rock trio with Dinosaur in their name. They might not reach those heights, but plenty of people are enjoying the band, so third album Eleven Eleven is likely to land well. Heavy-riffing rock songs released by SO Recordings.
Broken Hands' debut album, Turbulence, was inspired by singer Tom Norton hearing aeroplanes taking off at Gatwick Airport. The sounds he heard reminded him of guitar feedback and the clatter of drums at festivals. The freedom of travel and the opportunities travel creates inspired him further and it was from these seeds that the riff-heavy rock of Turbulence grew. This will appeal to fans of Muse, and Broken Hands have the potential to be just as big.
A garage rock band from Brighton, Demob Happy create rock tunes with hints of Nirvana and The Stooges on Dream Soda. It’s grungy, gritty guitar lead rock with catchy hooks and chorus and head banging drums. If Palma Violets came and disappointed you with their hammond organ rock, Demob Happy might just be the bright young things for the heavy rock fans.
An indie pop band from none other than Essex, Morning Parade offer up a synthy slice of electro-pop on their new record, quite fittingly titled 'Pure Adulterated Joy'. The record recalls Rogue Wave in their colourful electronic phase, while utilising the kind of scorching guitar riffs Coldplay wept into on 'X & Y' and bringing piano to the crux of all matters on songs like "Alienation". It's emotive indie pop to help make the English indie pop pool that bit more emotive.