The Southampton music scene has never been stronger, and with a lot of bands making waves in music scenes across the world, we are proud of the talent that is coming from our city! Now that we are selling tickets for local shows I thought I would bring you some friends of Reskue that we recommend listening to:
Drawings are a three piece progressive Indie / Post Grunge band, having only been a band a short time they have a lot under their belts, with over 30 songs written, a recently released EP and some radio play we expect big things to come from the Drawings camp. However the pop route is not one Drawings seem to want to embark on, with the subject matter of their songs being based on anything from the seven deadly sins to the writings of Richard Dawkins they are well aware that they may not be to everyone's liking and prefer a thoughtful audience that appreciate the honesty of their songs.
Our Time Down Here
Our Time Down Here are a four piece hardcore band and have been friends of Reskue since the beginning, they recently released their second album through Banquet records which has been well received by critics and fans alike, with a 4.5 star review punktastic said : "It's a difficult genre to keep fresh and yet OTDH do it in fine style. The energy and freshness certainly helps, but the fact this album is so good is ultimately down to the fact there are stacks of good songs on here." Their song "Revelations" is a firm fan favourite and even has Reskue in the video, and with a definite growth in both content and delivery the new album "Live, Love, Let Go" is sure to do great things for OTDH.
Southampton metallers Bury Tomorrow have been winning over metal fans with an intense live show and hard working DIY ethic of constant touring, and it has paid off! They recently released a new album through Basick records and are one of very few U.K. metal bands that seem to be making a dent in the U.S. metal scene, while the U.S. seems to be plagued with cookie cutter bands that all sound the same Bury Tomorrow have come through with their own brand of metal/hardcore crossover taking elements of all of metals sub genres and putting it together to produce a well refined brutally intense sound, and it has started to make people sit up and take notice, Kerrang radio said of BT: "with the guitarist pouring serene vocal lines into tight as hell music while Dani spits out some throat - you'd be forgiven for drawing a parallel to Canada's finest -Alexisonfire...however, Bury Tomorrow are metal and they know it AND metalcore without being american, they are beautiful without being emo and will get to where they so deserve to be"
Band Of Skulls
Probably the most well known musical act to come out of Southampton in recent years. (excluding Craig David!) Band Of Skulls recently shot to fame after their debut single "I Know What I Am" was chosen as one of iTunes singles of the week. The duets and harmonies produced between vocalists Russell and Emma give Band of Skulls a very distinctive sound, and with a new song being featured on the soundtrack for the forthcoming second Twilight film their popularity is set to grow even further. However even with their growing popularity they still have some love for their hometown and play gigs to packed hometown stages in intimate venues every tour.
Kerouac are a four piece hardcore band with an intense brutal sound, but without being in danger of chugging through songs like so many hardcore bands. Intricate time changes and break downs in all the songs make Kerouacs sound instantly recognizable, and is probably the reason that despite having only recently released their first seven song e.p. and having only played a handful of shows, they have already built up a reputation for a band not to be missed. The live show is where Kerouac really shine, and as the fast paced drumming slows down to just a bassline and Thoms screams it is rare to hear all the lyrics at a show, as fans grab the mic and sing along to every word, check out the e.p. HERE and get yourself to a show.
Burn The Fleet
Headed up by the impressively bearded frontman Andy Convey, Burn The Fleet have been steadily growing into one of Southamptons most talked about bands. With a sound that is guitar driven enough to catch peoples attention but melodic enough to have girls (and boys) singing along at every show they seem to have found a perfect balance to attract a wide fanbase, and with catchy songs and an impressively tight live show you'll be singing along to them in no time.