We have some great unsigned bands for you this month, from hard rock to indie there is something to suit all tastes - check them all out, like their pages, dowmload their music and do your bit to support the best of British upcoming talent.

Tall For Jockeys

Tall For Jockeys are a young melodic/alt-rock four piece hailing from Manchester with great tunes and a nice scuzzy guitar sound. For a band with their oldest member just 21 years old they already have a very direct and focussed feel to their music. Influenced by bands like Nine Black Alps, Queens of the Stone Age and (early) Smashing Pumpkins but with a distinctive sound of their own which you can hear on their new EP Get Japan on the Phone which is available for free download or pay what you want from their Bandcamp. You can also check them out on their Facebook

Cross Wires

Since playing their first gig in 2010, London new wave/post punk four piece Cross Wires (Jonathan Chapman Vocals, Peter Muller - Guitar/Vocals, Pete Letch - Bass/Vocals, Ian Clarke - Drums) have recorded two Eps Forward/Repeat and Animal Heat and have played a host of local local shows, but we think they their scratchy, angular but melodic and danceable sound has the potential for a much wider appeal, basically, with tunes as good as these we think they should be huge. Judge for yourself at their Bandcamp.

Head 13

Northwest Metal four piece Head 13 - Kenny Stone (Vocals), James Gordon (Guitar), Ian Mason Jones (Bass) and Norm Walker (Drums) don't mess about. They have recorded and released their debut album themselves - it's a heavy duty hard-rock/metal record with smatterings of 90s grunge and nu-metal in the mix and is available for just a fiver from their Bandcamp page - you can't say fairer than that.

Shouting Signals

Essex rockers Shouting Signals have had numerous line-up changes over the last few years but have finally settled on a four piece make up of Scott Baker (Guitar), Rikk Malice (Guitar), Tom Clare (Bass), Jay Wilding (Drums) and they've just finished recording with producers Ben Humphreys and John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios in Reading with a five track record expected later in the year. They have a huge anthemic rock sound with techy guitars, soaring vocals and hints of metal. Check them out at their Facebook

Dirty Magic

This is another band that have had to pull through numerous line-up problems over the years, but Exeter based hard rock/metal mob Dirty Magic are now sounding cohesive and tuned up, with a solid five member line-up and a five track EP under their belt. Expect some heavy duty riffage softened by psych edges and beats you can groove to. Find out more at their Facebook


Four piece indie band Koala (Jake Lees - Guitar, Suraj Soren - Drums, Jemmah Taylor - Vocals, Chris Cannell - Bass) hail from Bradford and describe their sound as "fast changing guitar riffs and loops twirled around tuneful bass with hard hitting drums and playful lyrics" and they aren't wrong, their Facebook

Droppers Neck

Essex alt-rock five piece Droppers Neck (Lloyd Mathews - Vocals, Chris Blake - Guitar, George Barrows - Guitar, Martin Huggett - Bass and Danny Keene - Drums/ Percussion) really don't hang about, they've been together less than a year but already sound tight and full of purpose and have an albums worth of material ready to go. They recorded their debut EP in April and we think it's well worth a listen go to their Facebook for more information.