EMERGING ICONS ® – FRESH NEW MUSIC TO BLOW YOUR BEANS
This month you can discover the BEST fresh new music from Emerging Icons ® artists sourced from around the globe – only on loaded.co.uk and Loaded Mag. If you were a good boy and bought Loaded mag this month you will have a download code, which is on Page 104 which you can use to download a complete Emerging Icons ® compilation album with all the rock n roll discoveries you’ll need… until next month.
YOU CAN PREVIEW TRACKS ON THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE ALBUM WITH THE VOUCHER CODE ON PAGE 104 OF THIS MONTHS LOADED MAG
If you haven’t bought the mag and don’t have a voucher code– you’ll have to put your hand in your digital wallet and pay a miniscule amount for some tracks that are gonna blow you away. It’s £3.99 for 9 tracks – bloody bargain!
It’s not just us who think these acts are half decent. They have plenty of fans – such as Frank Turner, Youth (Killing Joke/Paul McCartnery/The Verve producer) and Ray Davies from The Kinks.
HERE YOUTH, TALKS ABOUT HOW HE IS INVOLVED WITH TWO OF THE EMERGING ICONS ® ACTS – THE SHALLOWS AND BLAST UNIT MOSCOW- WHICH ARE ON OUR EXCLUSIVE ALBUM
FRANK TURNER TELLS US WHY FELIX HAGAN AND THE FAMILY ARE SO FUCKING GOOD
THE BANDS ON THIS MONTH’S PLAYLIST:
ABBY are a band providing a solution for indecisive music lovers everywhere. We all love rock n’ roll, but if we’re honest? Sometimes we just want big fat dance beats we can lose our shit to. In a beautiful collision of worlds, the Berlin band bring a full-on rave to their rock show. Creativity, energy and a clear passion for what they do pulses through every track – kinda like those Parisian alt-rocking hotshots, Phoenix. Having supported bands like Everything Everything and made appearances at SXSW already, this lot are en route to global success.
Auction For The Promise Club – CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND TO FOLLOW THIS ARTIST
Before Auction For The Promise Club came along, the most rock St. Agnes in Cornwall boasted were the barnacle-coated crags of its picturesque coastline. Until now. Consisting of brother-sister dream-team Toby and Zoe and their mate Perran, the trio have emerged from their sleepy hometown as one of the most arresting forces in the indie rock scene. With the striking silhouette of Zoe on the mic, her haunting vocals add an otherworldly dimension to the epic crashing soundscapes of their guitar-driven melodies, they channel influences including Placebo, PJ Harvey and Portishead; this lot are about as atmospheric as they come.
Blast Unit Moscow - CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND TO FOLLOW THIS ARTIST
Blast Unit Moscow are an act that will inspire a truckload of curiosity in new music fans. The support they’ve had from the music community beyond their Russian homeland has been immense – from Killing Joke’s Martin ‘Youth’ Glover wanting in on the production of their album; to the likes of Matt Bellamy, Jarvis Cocker and the Gallagher brothers having them on speed-dial for support duties whenever they’re in Moscow. Ain’t no surprise really – if you want a packed stadium whipped up into a riffing frenzy, these are the guys for the job. Classic rock meets energetic madness with a uniquely fierce style.
While they are still an emerging act, Britpop-influenced Bleech are a band who have already undergone something of a reinvention. Last year saw the London trio’s debut Nude burn straight through everyone’s perceptions of contemporary rock n’ roll. Sounding like the second coming of Elastica, everyone had grown to love sisters Jen, Katherine and their old schoolfriend Matt for their uncompromising ferocity, love for grunge and endless gigging which marked them out as one of the most unique and hard-grafting acts on the capital’s thriving alt scene. However this new stuff is on a whole different scale. Fuelled with more infectious melodies, stylish edge and rocking choruses than ever before, they’re ready to pounce.
Felix Hagan & The Family – CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND TO FOLLOW THIS ARTIST
Where to start with Felix Hagan? This guy is one of the most enigmatic and unique artists you’ll ever hear blasting from your speakers. In his live performance, Felix Hagan & The Family deliver something that is cross-between vintage musical theatre and a scaled-down stadium show. There is something about this guy that has the ability to blow minds, which his famous fans Frank Turner, Ray Davies and the team at BBC6 Music can attest to.
Santa Cruz – CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND TO FOLLOW THIS ARTIST
Santa Cruz do “kick-ass hard rock the way it should be played”- and when you take one look at the epic hair on every member of the ‘HELLsinki’ four-piece, you know that they mean it. If your musical knowledge had made you think that Finland’s ability to rock had died down after the gnarled face of Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest a few years back – you’d be wrong. With a sound inspired by Guns ‘n’ Roses, shitloads of rockstar attitude and testosterone spewing from every pore; Santa Cruz could easily be Europe’s answer to Steel Panther.
Bristol four-piece Seasfire won’t be ‘emerging’ for much longer. For a new artist to make a real impact on the scene these days, they need to have something very special and truly unique- and Seasfire certainly tick both boxes. Their chilled melancholy style is given a lift by their flair for penning a killer hook, stunning choruses and all-round cinematic epicness which simply puts them in another league. With influences including Depeche Mode and Jeff Buckley, this is a band whose presence will most definitely be felt in the coming months.
Sound of Guns – CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND TO FOLLOW THIS ARTIST
Former BBC Introducing discovery Sound of Guns are everything you’d want from a proper British rock band. The Liverpudlian five-piece have made awesome friends in high places, from receiving gushing Zane Lowe enthusiasm to award nominations from the team at Xfm. There’s a real feel of the swaggering heyday of Britrock met with soaring melodies that are made for the festival crowds. Its Stereophonics or The Enemy met with the unmistakeable anthemic influences of world-dominating megabands like U2. It gives their sound a really interesting blend of scale- the kind of thing you can sing along to in the car with your best mate OR get smashed to amongst a crowd of thousands. Perfect.
The Shallows – CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND TO FOLLOW THIS ARTIST
In this day and age, we do appreciate it when we find an act who don’t fuck about. While there seems to be around fifty pretentious made-up sounding subgenres for every recognisable musical style, The Shallows are quite happy to label themselves ‘a straight up indie band’. Thanks for that, lads. Instead of succumbing to the pressure of bullshitting, this down-to-earth London group put their energy into producing solid tunes stuffed full of catchy melodies, memorable choruses and an endless supply of hooks. Fans of Two Door Cinema Club are gonna absolutely love this lot.