Last weekend I went along to Brighton’s first rock festival Breakout and I have to say there were so many great new bands which I fell in love with, hence the final addition to this weeks ‘Music To Soundtrack Your Week’.
To begin with is Diamond Days.
As anybody who works for a music website knows you get a lot of EP’s and albums through so it’s rare that I get chance to listen to that many of them. But after one of my team raved about this band post review I knew I had to check them out and I’m so glad I did. There are a lot of bands doing the whole pop-punk thing at the moment and most do an average job, but Diamond Days do something a little special. It’s hard to exactly put my finger on but their EP due out later this year is so addictive I can’t stop listening. And it features Harry Radford of Yashin so what more could you want? Sadly none of the songs i’ve been listened to are out yet, but you’re in for a treat!
Next up is Lower Than Atlantis. If you’d asked me last year if I liked Lower Than Altantis I’d have been impartial but ask me now and I’ll scream an almighty yes. Since I got my hands on their album sampler about three months or so ago (and the full length album last week) I have been obsessed. The sampler was Here We Go and four other tracks and they were single handily five of the best tracks I’ve heard all year. Finally I now have a copy of the full length album which is useful as the sampler CD has almost been worn out and it’s every bit as amazing as I’d hoped it would be. Once your ears wrap themselves around this album you won’t be able to stop! You have been warned.
Finally up is the band pictured above: Silent Screams. I saw them Breakout and realised how amazing vocalist Josh’s vocals were. Admitidly I hadn’t given the album too much of a listen before hand but now ‘Hope For Now’ is a regular listen on my iTunes (and in my car). The band are heading out on tour with Crossfaith in November which gives you even more reason to check out the tour. Those that know me will know i’m a complete sucker for the dual clean/ scream vocals so Silent Screams fit perfectly in that.