Grunge trio, Brooders, explode onto the scene with their blistering new single, Haze, and you’d be wise to take note.

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The word melodic very rarely fits alongside terms such as grunge, punk or aggressive, but the Leeds-based boys have released a sound that immediately embeds itself into your brain with its forceful hooks, while traces of a youthful Green Day burst out of the seams.

It’s a relentless gritty rock number, with darkness running through the track’s DNA, predominantly in the words screamed out by frontman Adam Bairstow, although at times the lyrical content is perhaps a little clichéd for this genre of music.

As far as first singles go, Haze is a powerhouse release.

8 /10

September Gigs
29 London, Zigfrid Underbelly

October Gigs
01 Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
04 Liverpool Zanzibar
05 Manchester, Star & Garter
06 Edinburgh, Bannermans Bar
07 Leeds, 360 Club
08 Nottingham, Chameleon Arts Cafe