A mighty 700 bands entered in total and the top 100 were voted but you guys whilst the final 15 were whitteled down by the judges who are Katie P (Kerrang! Radio Presenter), Rock Sound Magazine Editor Ben Patashnik, Red Bull Records label manager Angie Somerside alongside one of the biggest bands at the moment Don Broco.
The 15 finalists have been announced, the bands have made clips of tracks at the Red Bull Studio’s and fans can vote for their favourites. The top 8 acts will then get to perform on the Red Bull stage at this summer’s Download Festival.
The top 6 bands through the public votes will get through whilst the final 2 spots will be chosen as ‘wildcards’ and favouries by the judges. Here are the 15 finalists and their videos.
The first 6 winners will be announced this Saturday (25th) at 5pm and the final 2 judges wildcards will be announced via studio instagram @RedBullStudiosLondon. Good luck to all the bands! Make up your mind and vote here. But be quick you’ve not got long to vote!
Forever can wait
Scottish boys Akord have been likened to an eclectic mix of bands to describe their blend of jazzy riffage. ‘Carry The Sound’ got them this far can you be ambiently charmed into voting for … too?
Fresh off a tour of the UK Essex originals Searching Alaska made it through to the final 15 with their track ‘Our Defences’ which is currently filling British music channels. But has … got your vote?
Surrender The Coast
Hailing from Leicester, Surrender The Coast have been a hardcore band since 2009. With two releases, UK tours and a European tour already in their past they won you over with ‘The Devil You Know’ but has … got what it takes?
Falling With Style
Welsh post-hardcore boys Falling With Style have seen nothing but advance since the release of their EP ‘Tides’ in 2012 which included the track you voted for ‘Contingency’. With another EP on the cards has … won you over.
Sky Valley Mistress
We Are Carnivores
Currently residing in the North We Are Carnivores are bringing the fun to Red Bull with their alt-punk blend. With their recently released EP ‘So Distasteful’ bringing the title track to the competition what do you think of ….?
I’ll Stay In Memphis
Manc boys I’ll Stay In Memphis are a post-hardcore outfit with new EP ready for this spring they got you with ‘Dendropendency’ has … got what it too?
We Caught The Castle
Lincoln lads Lower Lands are an alt-rock group who are constantly on the move with European and U.K tours already under their belt and their a new E.P ‘Canvas’ out in a month. ‘Eat The Rich’ got them this far so check out … and see if they deserve your vote.
Press To Meco
If they aren’t hiding in their practice room in Croydon Press To Meco are out playing as many shows as possible. The prog-rockers have recently released their EP ‘Affinity’ and it was that title track that won you over the first time has … got what it takes.
Since forming just two years ago Peterborough based Tu Amore have already supported stars such as Mallory Knox and Enter Shikari. Can they follow in their tour buddies footsteps. It’s your decision!
Written by: Amber Carnegie and Rhian Westbury