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Sidelines (Post Hardcore) - Artist Discovery

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.

Photo of London Based Post-Hardcore Band Sidelines By Josh Wagner
Credit: Josh Wagner

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.