Formed in 2013 in Oxfordshire, Better Than Never (James, Will, Jim, Max, Jake and Kane) are a six piece pop punk band playing exciting sing-along jams with a hint of easycore. After starting off playing local shows they progressed further out of the shire to the London, Birmingham and Bristol scene before Will and Kane joined, finalising the band as they recorded their debut EP at The Ranch Production House in Southampton with Neil Kennedy (Don Broco, Creeper, Milk Teeth). Now excited to release the new tunes to the world, Better Than Never are playing shows around the country just having a ludicrous time and getting themselves into many a ruckus, making friends and meeting new people along the way.
Back Of The Line Kid
Leader, are a 5 piece pop/rock act from Oxfordshire & Buckingham. They have shared stages with the likes of Wheatus, Turin Brakes, Babybird, The Lambrettas, Scouting For Girls, The Feeling, The Fratellis, Tom Jones, Razorlight, Lonely The Brave and most recently The Hoosiers.
In 2016 the band Sold out headline their first headline show at Oxford’s O2 Academy, in support of their self titled EP.
The band have spent 2017 working on their brand new live show as well as writing and playing some of the best up and coming festivals, like Truck Festival and Common People.
2018 will see the band release a series of singles, the first “Goldenr” due for release in early 2018.
With support from the likes of BBC Introducing, sponsors Hobgoblin Beer and exciting new partnerships emerging, the band is one to watch!
Mutagenocide are an intensely vicious metal machine. Shattering their tranquil surroundings in the heart of the Cotswolds, they were forged in 2010 with the will to kick the worringly lack lustre local metal scene into touch. Vocalist Jay Taylor provides a brutal assault during their live shows backed by a concrete rhythm section of Ben Wilsker (drums) and Tom Greenway (bass). Machine gun precision leads and razor sharp riffing is never lacking from guitarists Patrick Scott and Paul Clayton. Mutagenocide have released two Eps and a slew of demos which have been awesomely received from critics and fans, with a full length debut album in the works. Their live show is something to be reckoned with, a brutal tour de force of ferocity and thrash wizardry, a wall of good olí ëshire MetalÖ Mutagenocide keep true the plug in and play attitude of old, playing it loud and unadulteratedly proud.
Entombed and swallowed
Hailing from the UK, Beholder is a hard-hitting progressive metal band that have been delivering the goods since 2003. With 2 full releases in ‘The Awakening’ (2009) & ‘The Order of Chaos’ (2013) the band now embark on their most ambitious and accomplished album to date ‘Reflections’.
Tracked in the UK, mixed in Norway and finally mastered in the capital, Reflections offers 10 tracks of relentless tunes that will leave the listener raising their fists, unleashing their voices and opening the hearts. With Beholders close connection to their fans the completion of the album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign that reached its target in less than 2 hours… Beholder are back!
“Beholder being part of the Hobgoblin Music set up is hand in glove!
Not only is it our preferred tipple, but knowing the commitment they have to supporting the UK Music scene, then it’s something we are extremely proud to be involved in”
Speak To Me
Frozen Steps Of UtØya
Heal the Wounds
Hunter & The Bear are a four piece rock band based in London. Started by Will (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Jimmy (lead guitar) late in 2012 adding Chris (bass) and Gareth (drums) at the start of 2014 the band have been on a roller coaster ride ever since. They’ve released 3 EP’s, supported Eric Clapton on his UK arena tour, played festivals like Reading & Leeds, T in the Park, Car Fest, Loopallu etc, completed two UK tours and one Spanish tour as well as playing a number of big festivals in Europe. 2016 sees them out on the road gigging all over the UK and Europe and recording their debut album to be released a track a month throughout the year.
“To have a brand as cool and as relevant to us as Hobgoblin on our side is really great. We’re recording our debut album this year and the help we’ve received from Hobgoblin has been just brilliant. That and who wouldn’t want to be endorsed by a beer company?!”
Burn It Up
Blood Red Skies
If David Lynch had a dream involving dark woods, the old west, bales of hay, flaccid saytrs – this would be the soundtrack…
Only the Pony (Demo)
These Waters Run Deep (demo)
The band SERVERS formed in South Yorkshire in 2012. Driven by a compulsion to delve into the minds of servers and the subservient nature of followers, Server 00001 (Lee Storrar), Server 00002 (Lee Wilde), and Server 00003 (Ant Nettleship) came together to work on a collection of songs for what became known as “Leave With Us”. As word spread more servers were recruited and early transmissions were brought into this world; produced by Server 00004 at Flatwave Studios, the true home of SERVERS. Once these early transmissions met with the standards expected, the works were taken to Axis Studios for final ascendence.
Described by Rock Sound Magazine as “a white hot slab of incandescent fury”, in Metal Hammer UK Magazine as “Mastodon meets Queens brand of intelligent riffs” and Big Cheese Magazine described Servers as a “bright prospect for 2014”
Universes & Supernovas (The Ride)
In October 2015 after having toured globally for four years fronting Heaven’s Basement, Aaron Buchanan walked out of one band and immediately into a studio just out of London with producer James Curtis-Thomas, guitarist Ryan Woods and sister & guitarist Laurie Buchanan. In the years prior, Curtis-Thomas and Buchanan had spoken many times about producing a record with deep, mature, and colourful intent; just a few months later and a stint for Buchanan in Australia where many of the vocals were tracked in a shed just outside Brisbane, the now critically acclaimed and award winning record “The Man With Stars On His Knees” was born.
“Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics” as a touring outfit was pulled together by the Buchanan siblings and officially launched in mid 2016 to the delight of thousands of adoring fans. The debut album ‘The Man With Stars On His Knees’ was released in May 2017 to exceptional media acclaim. The current touring line up consists of Paul White – drums, (Formally of The Defiled), Mart Trail – bass, Tom McCarthy and Laurie Buchanan on guitars with Aaron Buchanan on vocals.
All The Things You've Said & Done
Dancin' Down Below
Show Me What You're Made Of
FEED THE RHINO are an hardcore/metal band from Kent, UK formed in 2008 by original and current lineup, James Colley (guitars), Chris Kybert (drums), Oz Craggs (bass), Sam Colley (guitars) and Lee Tobin (vocals). Their newest offering’s sound could be described as Gallows meeting the Southern groove of Down, and the melodic choruses of alternative’s greats like Deftones or Alice In Chains. The band’s unique sound is a combination of both the heavy metal and noisecore artists the quintet grew up listening to in the 90’s and early 2000’s, infused with a soul and groove, which even harks back to 70’s classic rock. So, a whole lot of various influences transcend through the beautiful brutality of the Rhino sound, which achieves a new level of variety and sheer impact on the 2018 opus “The Silence”.
Live @The Underworld
Feed The Rhino - Hellfest