The Test Drive (Early Album Previews)

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    The Test Drive: Honah Lee – 33 On 45

    Hailing from Trenton, NJ, Honah Lee was formed in 2008 by a group of hardworking and harder-partying musicians native to the area. The four boys of Honah Lee – singer/guitarist Tim, bassist Jim, lead...

    The Test Drive: Chanel Samson – The Beginning

    Chanel Samson is a Californian girl attracting a very large following across the north west of England as she brings some of her West Coast sparkle to Liverpool's vibrant music scene. In the past...

    The Test Drive: The Valkarys – (Just Like) Flying With God

    Formed in 2006, The Valkarys are an Edinburgh based psychedelic/garage band. Songwriter Scott Dunlop on lead vocals and guitar is joined by Craig Birrell on lead guitar, Colin Brennan on bass and Wayne Hoy...

    The Test Drive: DISSIDO – Thisorientamento

    Hi, our names are Michelangelo, Valentino and Francesco. But that's not the point either. We really like what we do: music and theatre. Yup, we really like accompanying our live musicals with theatrical performances...

    The Test Drive: Hannah In The Wars – Hannah In The Wars

    Songwriter Hannah Curwood originates from the stark, remote region of Central Otago in New Zealand. Now based in London, Hannah in the Wars is a new project, the result of working alongside Roger O'Donnell...

    The Test Drive: WARPED – Intorno A Me

    WARPED is not a common band. They mix in a new way metal with rap and hardcore influences, and create an involving blend that suffocate with love-hate-tragedy sounds. Members have grown up with a...

    The Test Drive: Red Shelter – Nothing More…Nothing Less

    The band is Red Shelter, founded in 2010; the initial dream is common to almost all bands ... to make music together, for the passion and the fun, realised by covering the bands and...

    The Test Drive: F@B – Talmbout’Dat

    F@B is a band from Ukraine. Original line up was formed at the beginning of 2012. The band came up with the name “f@b”, which stands for “Fragment Antigen Binding”. They perform crossover of rapcore,...

    The Test Drive: Loose Fruit Museum – In The Room

    Through the magnesium glare of the London night come LFM, AKA Loose Fruit Museum, a London-based five-piece whose red-blooded rock is born of myriad guitar-wielding influences from both sides of the pond. Blending the...

    The Test Drive: Quiet Quiet Band – Low Noon

    What can be said about Quiet Quiet Band that can accurately describe their music to someone not familiar with them? This album, "Low Noon", is an infectious mix of Downtempo, Folk, catchy melodies, punk and...

    The Test Drive: Like A Paperplane – Unfolding Light

    Like a Paperplane is an instrumental ambient post-rock band, formed in Italy in 2011.From the very beginning the band dedicates to compose their own songs and in 2012 publishes their first EP “Light”, produced...

    The Test Drive: Cartesian Jetstream – Ancestors

    Explaining how the band got together, Simon says "I was one of the two people who interviewed Ben for a job, exciting office IT stuff! The fact that he mentioned he played the drums...

    The Test Drive: Sinners Moon – Atlantis

    Sinners Moon was founded by guitarist & composer LukeN in 2010, who started it as an independent project along with his former band. Afterwards he decided to concentrate only on Sinners Moon, so he...

    The Test Drive: Under Paris – Transitions

    Metalcore outfit Under Paris was formed in September of 2012 before wasting no time and releasing their first single, entitled "If the Drugs Don't Work, Can You Drive Me Home?,” that featured Rene Lopez...

    The Test Drive: Juniors – Barcelona

    JUNIORS are an Indie Pop quartet formed in Leicester. Technically adept, they're capable of producing both furiously urgent and hypnotically dreamy Indie Rock featuring distorted guitars, complex melodies, uplifting vocals and pounding drums. Following the...

    The Test Drive: Velvet Six – Demons Los Divas

    ”Demons los divas they all taste the same, cold and so heartless, they want the world, and they want it now” Velvet Six’s long-awaited second studio album ‘Demons Los Divas’ is finally here. ‘Demons Los...

    The Test Drive: I, Us, and We – Mono

    Jordan Doverspike, Evan Doverspike and Aaron Doverspike are brothers based in California who write and perform captivating dream pop they describe as "clean and unadulterated". Their EP, the beautifully atmospheric 'Mono' was recorded in their...

    The Test Drive: The Everyday Losers – Underexposed – Live and Acoustic

    The Everyday Losers is an alternative rock band from southern Indiana. The band is consisting of brothers Dylan and Tyler Seidel, Danny Norton and Damian Baker. They have recorded with Phil Taylor of Future...

    The Test Drive: La-Ventura – White Crow

    A lot can happen in three years, time doesn’t stand still for anyone. Like a good whiskey aging in caskets over the years, making it better and better. That’s the case for “White Crow”...

    The Test Drive: Milo’s Planes – Aural Palate Cleaning Exercises

    Formed in Bristol in 2013, melodic hardcore/punk band Milo's Planes began as a duo of Joe Sherrin (guitar, vocals and bass) and Harry Sherrin (drums and backing vocals). After recording their first album they...

    The Test Drive: Lykaion – Heavy Lullabies

    Lykaion is an Italian Dark metal band whose style links to the interrupted project of '90s gothic metal bands, re-reading it in a unique way, including influences from new hard rock/sleaze Swedish sounds and...

    The Test Drive: Gian – All Life Erased

    It all started in the summer of 2005. Lassi Pollari and Jasu Rossi caught a fever and the only prescription was more cowb... I mean metal. The first line up was quickly formed, the...

    The Test Drive: Monster Jaw – Losing All My Friends

    Formed in early 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Mik Davis, drummer John Bradford and bassist Neil Short, Monster Jaw draw on over 20 years of touring and recording experience between them. A dynamic three-piece, the band...

    The Test Drive: My Ransomed Soul – Trilateral + Jammerzine Exclusive Interview

    Passion, dedication, and determination are at the heart of Maryland natives My Ransomed Soul. Since the bands inception in 2007, the band has grown significantly while developing a unique and distinctive sound. After years...

    The Test Drive: Pikara – The Hollow

    Pikara is the solo project from Sara Johanne who grew up on Rindö, Sweden, an island outside Stockholm where she studied violin at Malungs Folkhogskola. Though Sara Johanne currently resides in the sinuous hills...