Molybaron – Something Ominous (InsideOut Music)

Formed in Paris in 2015 by Dublin-based guitarist Gary Kelly, MOLYBARON are steadily earning themselves a reputation for thinking outside the box and defying expectations. Over the course of two subtly radical records, 2017’s self-titled debut and 2021’s acclaimed The Mutiny, this eclectic quartet have bent and broken the usual rules of rock in the..

Erei Cross – The Widow and The Others (Klonosphere Records)

Erei Cross are a French Alt-rock band with a penchant for electro synths, created in 2019 when the two founding members singer/bass player Laetitia Finidori and composer/guitarist Adrien Grousset (formerly with Hacride and Carpenter Brut), sharing a mutual passion for rock and metal music, decided to join forces and work on a new project. Initially..

Statues – Black Arcs Rising (Lövely Records)

90's Alternative Rock was never anything else then great pop-songs filtered through screaming guitars. The Swedish based power trio Statues can be filed under your typical Scandi-rock band, centred on simple, impulsive, eccentric, and just fun, high energy rock! They could be that third band that played somewhere in the Mid-West US together with Hüsker..

Molybaron share new single “Vampires”

The French and Irish alternative/progressive rock outfit MOLYBARON triumphantly released their acclaimed album 'The Mutiny' last year on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music.  The band are now pleased to release the brand-new single "Vampires".  MOLYBARON is:Gary Kelly – Guitar/VocalsSteven Andre - GuitarSébastien de Saint-Angel – BassCamille Greneron – Drums Singer Gary Kelly says this about the song: "I'm..

TROPE are working on their sophomore album

Trope is an alt rock band with progressive elements located in Los Angeles. The band formed in 2016 and spent the next couple of years writing and recording demos which became their debut album "Eleutheromania". They’ve recently been featured as one of HEAVY Mag’s Top 40 Female Rock Acts in their Ladies of Rock Edition in good..

Onyria – Feed The Monster

Confusion reigns! There seems to be much debate as to whether Onyria are Italian or French, as suggested by PR and others. Having turned to "The Reviewers Friend" (Wikipedia), I can confirm they stem from Bolzano, Italy. Founded in 2012 by vocalist Helena Pinna and guitarist Simon J. Gillman, the band have been compared to..

Mislead – Find Your Enemy (Self-released)

Mislead are badged as an alternative rock band hailing from Athens, Greece, although I would describe them as being more broad-based than that, perhaps mostly 80's/90's influenced. Founded in 2016, they released their debut EP "Glances" in October 2019, which was met with a great response from the audience and the local music press. Comprised..

Omni Of Halos – Care Free EP (Lövely Records)

Invitingly warm, intense, grungy and rugged, the indie-band Omni of Halos arrives as a happy burst of noisy alt-rock, based on solid guitar-driven melodies but then topped with the rich sound of pedal steel! The band hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, as a five-piece band with lo-fi garage-rock tendencies alternating with quite heavy alt-rock soundscapes. As..

Tranzat – Ouh La La (Klonosphere records)

Please! - If there's one thing you view whilst musing over the pages of Velvet Thunder tonight, I urge you to watch the two zany videos appended to these brave words! This could just be the wackiest release of 2022! Ouh La La is the creation of four entertaining, loopy, thirty-somethings with a weird taste..