We’re honoured to be able to premiere the new video by Sheffield “hard rock meets electronica” quartet Stop Drop Robot for you today. Check it out below, along with details of their new EP.
Combining genres and aesthetics to create something unique isn’t a new concept, after all, how else would we see the creation of new genres without building on those that already exist? A somewhat recent phenomenon however, is the fusion of metal and electronica. Okay, so band’s like Enter Shikari have always utilised synth hooks in their compositions, and Sonny Moore definitely took some inspiration from his emo / metalcore roots when creating his god awful Skrillex persona, but rarely have the two genres managed to find such a happy marriage than with Sheffield’s Stop Drop Robot.
With ambitions to match the sonic evisceration of their music, Stop Drop Robot are certainly a band for whom doors are very much beginning to open. With a vocal delivery that’s completely indicative of ’90s metallers such as Soil, there’s plenty to love here for even the most stringent of metalheads. Throw in the anarchic electronic samples and synth lines and it’s hard not to imagine SDR going down a storm at festivals such as Download or Sonisphere, especially if you’re a metalhead with as much love for MDMA as you have for Meshuggah.
With their new EP released today, Louder Than War have been luckily enough to land a stream of the band’s most recent single ‘Clear Water’. If you like what you hear, why not pick a copy of the record up?
Dave Beech is a music journalist based out of Manchester. He writes and edits for a number of different websites and links to his work can be found over at his blog, Life’s A Beech, as well as his Louder Than War Author Archive. He also tweets as @Dave__beech.