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, formed in late 2013 are a 5 piece pop/rock act that hale from Oxfordshire. Leader have been fortunate enough to perform their high energy show all over the UK at some of the countries most respected venues and festivals and have shared bills with bands such as Wheatus, Turin Brakes, Babybird, The Lambrettas, The Hoosiers, Scouting For Girls, The Feeling, The Fratellis, Tom Jones, Razorlight + many more!
2016 has so far seen Leader go from strength to strength after a sell out headline gig and EP launch at Oxford’s o2 Academy in support of their latest self titled release. With support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Hobgoblin and local and national press, 2016 is set to be a big year for the band!
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)