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Adam Broadhurst - guitars and lead vocals

Gareth Cole - guitars and vocals

Rich Corry - bass and vocals

Tim Wilson - drums and vocals

Under A Banner are on the UK's most excited hard rock bands. The band's latest release, Riot is an EP concocting an energetic feast of hard rock and metal sounds from across the decades to reflect contemporary times.

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign and released in August 2018, the self-released five-song selection and sees the band delving into the traditions of hard rock and metal. Inspired by bands as diverse as New Model Army, Iron Maiden, The Stranglers, The Cult and Rush, the band’s focus for anthemic choruses, big instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies has gone up several notches.

Working alongside acclaimed producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert Plant, New Model Army), the band have connected their love for raw, live energy with a desire to bring the heaviness to the fore.

“Gavin understood how we are all united by all things heavy" says drummer Tim Wilson. "We decided to push the electric elements of the band to the fore - drums, bass and guitar turned up to max with a hefty dose of keyboard and rich serving of vocal and harmony. It's balls to the wall from the get go.”

Riot is the first record with bassist Richard Corry (The Whiskey Syndicate) whose punchy, and intense playing provides a gun slinging attack alongside Tim Wilson's pummeling drums.

Cementing all of this is a hefty instinctive guitar playing combining an effortless mix of heavy riffs, textures and noises, analog-inspired synth sounds, and the band's signature lead vocal, courtesy of Adam Broadhurst.

"This is a very English album", comments lead vocalist and main lyricist Adam Broadhurst. "Riot is not an invitation to riot per se, but a reflection of the confusing and contradictory times in which we live."

Adam goes on to add, "We always seek to bring passion and power with what we do, although sometimes we just love to spin a good old yarn."