“I don’t want to be in an emo band anymore,” proclaims Sorority Noise frontman Cameron Boucher. “But I have no problem with people calling us that, because in the strictest of senses, we are an emotionally driven band.”

That, is Sorority Noise in a nutshell: part of a movement, but also discrete and determined to break free from the pack. Truth be told, the Connecticut-based quartet have always operated a little differently than most of their peers. With the release of their Topshelf Records debut, Joy, Departed, Sorority Noise— named one of the 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2015 by Alternative Press—are poised to break out in a big way.

Boucher started Sorority Noise in late 2013 with friends as an outlet to explore musical styles outside his work in screamo band Old Gray. The group then recruited Ackerman and issued their debut full-length, Forgettable, in May 2014. Much buzz—and tours with rising stars Modern Baseball and The Hotelier—followed, as did a split 7” with Somos.

Sorority Noise Links: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Nolsey’ below:

Plus support from PUPPY

London based grunge trio Puppy have recently supported Kagoule and played 2000 Trees and Download festivals this summer.

The band released their second EP Vol II in August through their own label. Guitarist/vocalist Jock Norton said:

“With VOL II we wanted to do expand upon the foundations we’d laid with our first EP, both musically and conceptually. I think we’d wanted the first one to essentially be four singles, whereas this one has a bit more light and shade to it.”

Puppy Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


Watch the video for ‘My Tree’ below:

Plus opening support from COAST TO COAST

Coast to Coast are a Birmingham based pop punk/emo band who have supported bands such as Trash Boat, Forever Came Calling and Boston Manor, as well as having toured the UK many times.

The band released their debut EP Dwell via Fox Records in April 2016.

Coast to Coast Links: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘Cornerstone’ below: