This month our unsigned band recommendations are an eclectic mix, from metal-core to acoustic and everything in between. There is something for all tastes and they're all corkers, proving that British music is thriving, so get stuck in:

This five piece from in and around Dundee take their influences from Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding and Biffy Clyro. Their dreamy indie fronted by the fantastic, soaring vocals of Katie Lynch is addictive and lovely. They released an EP called Colours & Maps in December which is available on itunes and you can find out more here

The Velourias
Dublin alt rockers The Velourias have just released their self-titled debut album as a free download on bandcamp and we think it's rather good. Phil (guitar and vocals), Rob (bass and vocals) and Nick (Drums) cite influences from Idlewild, At The Drive-In, Bloc Party and the Pixies but they've turned these influences into a sound all their own and it rocks.

Void Of Fate
Alternative metal band Void Of Fate formed in London in 2011 and released a demo EP New Begin late that same year. The band has shared interests ranging from trash metal and industrial through to grunge and powers out super chunky riffs and great bass lines. Download their dark and moody EP for free from their website now.

Clever Little Tramps
Three piece acoustic band Clever Little Tramps are Russell Holden on guitar, Mark Holden taking care of percussion and Michael Bates providing Bass, the band hails from Merseyside and their latest release, Songs In A Flat has a charming sound backed by warm, soothing vocals. You can check them out on their facebook for more.

Bear Vs Manero
With a sound mixing psych, stoner rock and grunge, Bear Vs Manero got us going straight away; scuzz soaked guitars, sexy bass lines and brilliant vocals verging on glam theatrics at times, this London four piece impress. Check them out and download Now is Not the Time for Impressions, Rory Bremner from their bandcamp now.

Abels Last Stand
Staffordshire based metal-core 5 piece, Abels Last Stand, have only been together for around eight months now but Gabe Brennan, Dave Muni, Scott Pinnington, Justin Harper and Jake Nixon certainly do know how to pump out solid, chunky riffs and have a knack for penning anthemic choruses to get your teeth into. Find out more on their facebook

Taller Than Trees
This Middlesbrough hardcore punk quintet consisting of Paul Gent on vocals, James Spence on drums, the duel guitars of Johnny Reardon and Craig Brudenell and Ben Leighton on bass has only been together since last year but they've already got some solid tunes under their belt. They're a pretty heavy duty prospect; chunky riffs, caustic vocals and gang shouts mingle with bags of attitude for an intense and addictive mix . Check them out on their facebook for more info and tunes.

Damon Dwyer
Damon Dwyer is a singer songwriter and guitarist hailing from Chesham and takes influences from Neil Young, Roy Harper and The Frames with comparisons made to Damien Rice. Damon's recently released album entitled Hot Food is sweetly poppy with warm vocals and has a summery vibe. You can listen to the record on soundcloud.