As a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground, Sextile has been gaining a devout following since its creation in 2015. The four-piece outfit has all the makings of a revolutionary sound — boldly throwing convention out the window to create an entirely original, genre-bending imprint that combines the raw energy of 70’s punk with the intricate and sophisticated structural elements of 80’s post-punk and synthwave.

Sextile’s debut album, A Thousand Hands, had a signature sound that was a dark and primitive form of rock n’ roll, a blend of surf punk, early industrial, and post-punk marked by heavy use of distorted guitar feedback and primal drum beats against a backdrop of violent energy.

Their sophomore long player, Albeit Living, sets the tone for a politically charged, introspective album of impassioned observations on our world today. Musically, Albeit Living is a testament to the band’s growth in the songwriting department and effort spent fine-tuning their burgeoning compositional skills: the synth is in the forefront on this album, allowing it to shine through more powerfully than we saw on A Thousand Hands. Despite its more sophisticated sound, the album manages to match and even intensify the seductive energy of their live shows and debut album.

Sextile Links: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘One of These’ below:

Plus support from EXHAILERS

The lumbering drums and droning riffs of Exhailers collapse under their own weight, giving way to shimmering, modulated melodies and excitable punk beats.

Having released their debut EP I Can’t See Who Your Names Are last year, the midlands alt-rock trio keep enjoying making weird noises and generally having a laugh.

Exhailers Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Liquid Tory’ below:

Plus support from LE FEYE

Emerging artist LE FEYE combines ethereal vocals with blues-infused grunge and haunting soundscapes. Influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Alice In Chains and Howlin’ Wolf.