At XS Noize, new music is dear to our hearts and we believe that genuinely talented fresh artists deserve a platform to share their material with the world. As such, we will now be showcasing one unsigned act every week, hand picked from submissions by Tom Day for the world to hear. Great news for all you audiophiles out there, but more importantly for those who’s voices deserve to be lifted from the crowd. This week it’s the turn of illustr8ors.
For Fans Of: Wolfmother, Guns n’ Roses
In Their Own Words:
In one breath illustrators is a metamorphosis, and a stubborn stride towards a place where the core components of rock’n’roll exist in a relative and contemporary time. In another breath illustr8ors is just a contemporary rock band giving a f**k about what it means to be alive in music now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but right now”
In their previous guise, as BlackWolf, illustr8ors scored tours and supports with the likes of The Temperance Movement, Winger, Blues Pills, Von Hertzen Brothers and The Answer to name a few; a nomination for Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Best New Band’ roll of honour award, numerous playlist slots on major rock radio stations and a debut headline tour endorsed by Planet Rock Radio. However, it was time for a change. A time for a more decisive stride towards a definitive and individual sonic identity. A rebirth. That’s when illustr8ors were born.
Featuring four white hot songs, the band’s self titled ep is sharp, drenched in groove, ladened with hooks and melody, whilst intelligent and a straight to the point collection of music. No messing about, no gimmicks…this is what rock music sounds like right NOW.
Why Tom chose illustr8ors for the showcase:
Their material is a grand dose of classic rock blended with a more modern edge and I really liked it from the opening riff. While only a little of their music is available to stream online, I would highly recommend you check out their self-titled 4 track EP on Spotify/iTunes and you’ll hear more of what they’re about there.
You can listen to their self titled 4-track EP on Spotify and iTunes now.
Fave Album: Black Holes And Revelations – Muse