5 Bands I Think You Should Check Out!: October 2021

The end of October is near and with that Spooky season is almost over, but it also means that its time to meet 5 new bands!

Pom

pom

Pom is brit-pop and grunge inspired band, or as they put it themselves Fuzzpop band from the Netherlands. Founded somewhere around 2018, the bands line-up currently consists of vocalist Liza, guitarist Luc, guitarist Joy, bassist Michael and drummer Justin.  

Their discography currently consists of one Ep and a handful of singles.

In terms of shows the band has played with artists such as “Bad Penny”, “Cassels” and “Minor Citizen”

What I like about their sound is the vocal energy and fuzzy filled guitars, truly bringing the perfect mix of pop and grunge.

Songs I recommend are “Down The Rabbit Hole”, “Kim” and “Eat Me, I’m Sad”

RedHook

redhook

Redhook are an Australian rock band formed in 2017. The band currently consists of vocalist Emmy Mack, guitarist Craig Wilkinson, bassist Ned Jankovic, and drummer Alex Powys.

Their musical output currently consists of one Ep and around 10 singles.

In the live circuit the band has played with acts such as “New Years Day”, “The Amity Affliction” and “Hands Like Houses

What I like about their sound is their combination of electronics, heavy guitars and pop hooks. Sonically they remind me of acts like “Icon for Hire” and “Hot Milk”  

Songs I recommend are “Bad Decisions”, “Cure 4 Psycho” and “Alien”

SLØTFACE  

SLØTFACE

SLØTFACE are a Norwegian pop punk band. Formed in 2013 the band currently consisting of vocalist Haley Shea, guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy, and drummer Nils Jørgen Nilsen. Originally the band was called slutface and the name is pronounced that way.  

The band has currently released three albums with two of them being released in 2020.

The band has had live Performances with bands such as “Pup”, “Snail Mail” and “Clever Thing”   

What I like about their sound is the upbeat nature that can be felt, while the lyrics paint a melancholy picture, a clash which works in their favor.  

Songs I recommend are “Take Me Dancing”, “Nancy Drew” and “Empire Records”

Flash Forward

Flash Forward

Flash Forward is a German pop punk and indie rock band. The band was founded in 2010 and currently consist of vocalist/guitarist Stefan Weigel, guitarist Gerrit Kühne, bassist Jakob Wolff and Drummer Tino Wilczewski.

The band’s discography currently consist of three albums and a handful of singles.

The band has shared the stage with acts such as “Enter Shikari”, “Deaf Havana” and “Palaye Royale”

 What I like about their sound is the raw rock edge they give to their pop punk, but also their more modern post-hardcore inspirations.  

Songs I recommend are “Numb”, “Deadline” and “Dancing in the Dark”

Charmplay

charmplay

Charmplay are a Dutch indie/dance/pop band, formed in 2015 the band currently consists of vocalist Robert Been, guitarist Gio Sliwa, bassist Kaj van Hooijdonk, and drummer Sergei Christian.

The band has released one Ep thus far “Past/Present” (2020) and a handful of singles.

The band has played show with artists such as “The Overslept”, “Jason Waterfalls” and “JPson”

What I like about their sound is the use of synths and the pop hooks featured, as well as the dance aspect.

Songs I recommend are “I.T.M (In The Mood)”, “Pagea” and “Perfume”

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