The British Are Coming!

The British are coming! Literally. In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock you probably have heard of Neck Deep, the pop-punk band from Wrexham, a city of nearly 62,000 in the north of Wales. They have taken the world of pop-punk by storm after the release of their second full-length album “Life’s Not Out to Get You” in August of 2015. The album has everything a pop-punk fan could want. Catchy lyrics, powerful melodies, and a great upbeat vibe are what made this album our top of 2015.  The band is currently on a world tour with State Champs that began in Australia, jumped up to Japan, and then to England where they met up with Light Years.  The tour is set to hit the US with Knuckle Puck and Like Pacific February 12 after stops in Montreal and Toronto with a show in Boston on March 12. Go listen to: Kali Ma

Another band from the UK to keep an eye on is ROAM. After a US tour with Handguns and Broadside near the end of 2015 their debut full-length came out January 22 and has already made a huge splash in both the United States and UK. The band is currently in the midst of a stint through Europe with shows in Hungary, Italy, France, and England. They were also just featured in Alternative Press issue number 332 in the “AP Recommends” section.  Alex Adam, lead vocals, says Sum 41’s All Killer No Filler had the most influence on him.  “The first time I heard it was actually by mistake,” he tells Alt Press.  “My dad’s car broke down and he had to get a rental … The album was in the glovebox … From that moment on I was obsessed.” Expect big things from these guys in the near future, they’re on the rise. Go listen to: Cabin Fever

We had the chance to talk with up-and-coming band from the UK, All These Years.  In the past it was very rare that we would see a band from another country (besides Canada) have such a big impact in the United States. Social media has changed that for the better, and is how we discovered them. All These Years hails from London and consists of Adam, Michael, Charlie, and Alex. Both Alex and Charlie grew up listening to bands like Slipknot while Michael and Adam related more closely with Blink 182 and The Offspring. When asked about the local scene in London, Alex responded by saying, “The scene in London can vary. You obviously get well-known bands that draw in a crowd and unheard of bands playing to empty rooms, but you get the complete opposite of that too. Nonetheless, the crowd always seems to have a great time.” The band agrees that one of the best shows they’ve played together was with The Bottom Line who is headed out on tour with Simple Plan in the not so distant future. Go listen to: Back to the Summer