For fans of While She Sleeps, Being As An Ocean & Counterparts
The spotlight for todays Artist Discovery is on Sidelines - an exciting band from South East London who have been making a very big noise in the UK Post Hardcore scene.
The 5 piece provide a skilled and energetic sounding performance on their recordings - backed both by high quality production, artwork and video content. If you're looking for a blend tasty, 'ard sounding riffs mixed with a sea of ambient layers and well crafted lyrics - these are your boys.
Taking influence from bands like Taking Back Sunday, Northlane, Being As An Ocean, My Chemical Romance and Counterparts - Sidelines give a heartfelt and passionate performance, for both their recordings and live shows.
Alongside performing at notable venues across London, the group have built an already impressive discography - having released music since 2016. Their most recent release is titled 'Year Asleep // Sour Dreams' - an energetic 5 track EP.
The first track on the EP, 'Bending//Breaking', is accompanied by a well shot and nicely edited video by Forgotten Media Group. The song was recorded/edited/mixed by Pavel Daniels Audio and mastered by Soothsayer Audio. Check it out below!
Vocalist Joshua Venzetti gives a raw and emotion evoking performance - addressing a range of very real topics within his lyrics including domestic abuse, death and the questioning of faith. These are well crafted to portray a respectful and somewhat optimistically hopeful view.
Guitarists Kiran Solanki and Harry Mckenzie manage to create a real variety of textures and tones within their different guitar parts - providing a real sense of depth throughout.
The rhythmic section is held tight and locked in - with drummer Fraser Powell and bassist Hakon McEvilly at the reins.
In a world where 9/10 music acts are now self funded & managed, merchandise is often a vital part to being able to cover expenses and fund future recording/touring/videos.
Even for fairly big upcoming bands, actually making enough money to fund the band and for each member to take home a wage is often far harder than you may think. This is why we were particularly impressed & inspired by Sidelines 'Bending//Breaking Charity T-Shirt'.
100% of all profits go to Mind - a mental health charity - with the band stating "Mental health has always been important to us, so we decided to allow our listeners to support us and Mind, a charity doing important work to help people battling their inner demons".
This great design comes in a range of different sizes - all at the generous price of just £20.00. Click here to visit their online store.
The future looks incredibly bright for this Post Hardcore 5 piece. One thing is for sure - we cannot wait to see what comes next for them!