Fronted by the charistmatic and amiable James Kennedy, 3-piece band Kyshera are from Cardiff, South Wales … hmm what to say about these? They certainly cannot be pigeon-holed. That’s what makes them exciting … their unpredictability.
They have been described as the UK's answer to Mars Volta in Rhythym Magazine, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi reckoned Kyshera is one of the best bands in the UK today and Huw Stephens from BBC Radio 1 exclaimed they are “one of the best things I’ve heard in ages”. Praise indeed and well deserved in my opinion.
A review of their second album ‘Made in China’ on BringtheNoiseUK.com states:
“It is actually very difficult to pinpoint Kyshera’s work here. We like that; we like how the music twists in a multitude of oddball directions.”
The brilliant 2013 single ‘Mannequins’ had nearly 50,000 views on Youtube in its first couple of weeks!
James Kennedy on the
cover of 'Plugged In'.
Kyshera frontman, James Kennedy, has his own website for his music and musings outside of Kyshera.
copyright: Stefan Hinc
Ed - Guitar/Vocals
Scott - Bass/Vocals
Matt – Drums
This trio were brought to my attention by their record label, Horn and Hoof Records based in Manchester.
“Tio Rico are a trio that hail from the wetlands of Manchester and utilize the winning tried and tested ingredients of a guitar, bass, drums with a dash of vocals to create a tasty mix of grunge ska punk that spans the three genres but brings them all together into a tasty Tio Rico cocktail.
Ed (Guitar / vocals), Scott (Bass / Vocals) and Matt first took to the stage in early 2015 and have since then spent time honing their art, playing gigs and writing songs with their first single ‘Mr Big Shot’ released in October 2016.”
They are currently in the process of recording an album.
The Soundcloud link will take you to their most recent track ‘Article 7’.