LISTEN: Red Bull Reveals Unsigned Talent Shortlisted To Play Download
Emerging British talent is at the core of all blogs that focus on the best of new music. Red Bull are keen supporters of new UK bands too, and have nominated 15 bands for the chance to win a slot at Download Festival this summer.
The shortlisted acts were chosen by Don Broco, Kerrang! radio‘s Katie P, Rock Sound editor Ben Patashnik and Red Bull Records manager Angie Somerside out of a selection of 100 fan-hyped bands. All 15 artists will record at Red Bull Records’ studio in London before the selection is whittled down further to just 8 finalists who will play Download Festival.
You can listen to all of the shortlist below. Who’s your favourite?
FROM: Lincoln. INFLUENCES: Reuben, Nirvana, Basement.
Surrender The Coast
FROM: Leicester. INFLUENCES: Alexisonfire, The Ghost Inside, Cancer Bats and more.
FROM: Essex. INFLUENCES: Deaf Havana, Sleeping with Sirens, Emarosa
Press To Meco
FROM: West Sussex. INFLUENCES: Biffy Clyro, Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero
FROM: Cambridgeshire. INFLUENCES: Basement, Mewithoutyou, Thrice
We Are Carnivores
FROM: Yorkshire. INFLUENCES: Brand New, Biffy Clyro, Lower Than Atlantis
FROM: Grampian. INFLUENCES: Karnivool, Incubus, Dream Theater and many more.
Falling With Style
FROM: Monmouthshire. INFLUENCES: Alexisonfire, Funeral For A Friend, Thrice
I’ll Stay In Memphis
FROM: Machester. INFLUENCES: The Color Morale, Architects, Underoath
FROM: Aberdeen. INFLUENCES: Metallica, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and more.
We Caught The Castle
FROM: Reading. INFLUENCES: Funeral For A Friend, The Recieving End Of Sirens, We Are The Ocean
Forever Can Wait
FROM: Southampton. INFLUENCES: Fifa (apparently)
FROM: Nottinghamshire. INFLUENCES: Taking Back Sunday, Kids In Glass Houses, You Me At Six
FROM: West Midlands. INFLUENCES: Biffy Clyro, Alter Bridge, Coheed And Cambria
Sky Valley Mistress
FROM: Lancashire. INFLUENCES: QOTSA, Kyuss, Led Zeppelin and more.
Who’s your favourite?