ACTIVE ARTISTS

Our roster covers a wide spectrum of the rock genre from pop-punk, heavy metal, and post-hardcore, to alt-rock, new wave, and classic rock.
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ARC ARRIVAL

Following the release of single ‘Wartorn” in April 2019, Arc Arrival have been a work in progress, refining their style with aggressive soundscapes, melodic guitars with both heavy and clean vocals, encapsulating their intense and modern sound. They have hit the ground running in 2020 and a debut EP release is imminent!

Agent: Jay Burnett

BLACK STAR JACKALS

Described by A&R Factory as a “melodically gifted powerhouse”, Glasgow based Black Star Jackals burst on to the scene at the start of 2019. The alt-rock 4 piece have quickly garnered new fans, radio airplay and positive reviews from industry professionals thanks to their infectious melodies and hard rock vibes.

 In Summer 2019 they won the Scottish Final of the Soundwaves Music Competition. Their debut single Maybe won great critical acclaim and the band will enter the studio again soon to record their debut EP.

“There’s really no over-exaggerating what a promising debut this is from the Glaswegian 4-piece melodically gifted powerhouse” – Amelia Vandergast

 

Agent: Jay Burnett

DEADFIRE

Deadfire are a boozy rock and roll band from Aberdeen, Scotland. With high energy stage shows, they’re the real deal! With an album and an EP on all major platforms, and label representation from Fat Hippy in Aberdeen, the band are getting off to a good start.

Deadfire have previously supported the likes of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, and Hawkwind as well as having toured solo through the UK, and Europe.

With old school rock mixed with stoner grunge vibes, Deadfire never disappoint and their recent EP release ‘My Mind Belongs To The Devil’ received great reviews across the country whilst picking up airplay as well as prime Spotify playlists.

Agent: Jay Burnett

THE DEAD NIGHT

The Dead Night are a three-piece garage/pop band with influences ranging from Jack White and The Killers to The Cure and The Waterboys. Imagine if Foo Fighters soundtracked The Breakfast Club; That’s The Dead Night!

The band have spent the past year working in the studio developing their sound. With new releases on the horizon, The Dead Night can’t wait to meet you.

Agent: Jay Burnett

DIVINATORS

Formed in 2017, Divinators are a 4-piece Glasgow based prog metal band who have quietly gone about the business of creating their own unique sound with riffs that pack a punch and rhythms that keep you on your toes. 

Regulars on the Glasgow gig circuit, playing alongside some of the top names in the Scottish music scene, 2020 has seen Divinators move up a gear, with the release of their debut single “Cartographer” (available on all major streaming platforms), produced by Bryan Ramage of the mighty Ramage Inc.

Agent: Bobby McDougall

DMS

DMS craft absolute tunes! Energetic, dynamic, make you want to dance tunes, and with headline slots at Liquid Rooms, Mash House and Cab Vol having all sold out for their previous launches in record time, this Edinburgh 5-piece band’s ambition and progress is not going unnoticed with recent EP ‘Imposter Syndrome’, featuring a run of singles ‘Tight Jeans, Dirt and Howl, being released to much acclaim in Scotland.

The band released the single Ordinary Strange during the height of the UK lockdown which received plenty attention including a double page spread in their local Edinburgh Evening News. Much like many artists this year, all plans for touring have been put on hold until 2021, while festivals and support shows will kick back again hopefully this forthcoming Spring, including a much anticipated gig with Space at the Garage Glasgow.

Agent: Jay Burnett

ELESSAR

Elessar are a 3-piece Pop-Rock band hailing from Gloucestershire, UK. Combining emotive lyrics with heavy guitar tones and dancing drum beats that go hand in hand, ELESSAR have set out to prove to the world that they are carving a sound unique to their own path. Dropping the sad vibes of the past, the new sound brings in a party atmosphere that addresses realistic situations, encountered by frontman, Ricky, through recent years. 

ELESSAR have been touted as ones to watch, renowned by many for passionate and energetic live performances. Leading them to share the stage with acts such as; Boston Manor, Milk Teeth and Mallory Knox to name a few.

ELESSAR’s latest singles City Talk and Give It Up can be found on all streaming platforms, with new music expected soon. 

Agent: Dave Maxwell

THE HEAD OF THE TRAITOR

The Head of the Traitor is a 6-piece Symphonic Deathcore band from Glasgow. Formed in 2020, they combine grand orchestra sounds with brutal, fast Deathcore that is still incredibly melodic.

The band released their debut single “Forest of the Impaled” exclusively on SLAM WORLDWIDE which received a huge positive response from the Deathcore community, racking up 4k Views within the first 2 days. The band are currently in the process of recording their debut album “The Beginning” due out in 2021.

Major influences include: Lorna Shore, Shadow of Intent, The Black Dahlia Murder

Agent: Dave Maxwell

HESSIAN RENEGADE

Beginning as a venture into 90’s era hip hop, Glasgow-based Hessian Renegade quickly evolved into a far more diverse crossover sound, combining these core elements with electronic synths, distorted guitars and a blend of live and digital drum sounds. Lyrically, the duo’s subjects range from everyday observations to black humour.

Their debut single “Bread & Circuses” was instantly picked up by Glasgow based professional wrestling company ICW as the entrance theme for their former Zero G Champion ‘Andy Wild’.

The debut EP ‘Oral Spiel’, was released on the 18th of January 2019. A 5-track record showcasing the duos musical range, which launched alongside a music video for their third single ‘Scratchings’.

Agent: Dave Maxwell

LAYAWAY

LAYAWAY is Stewart Matheson, Rob Lees, Euan Wilkie and Fraser MacDonald. They produce big alternative rock with a mixture of melodic lead, crushing rhythms and soaring vocals.

Hailing from the west of Scotland they have played their way around the Scottish music scene. Headlining such venues as Oran Mor, O2 Academy2, King Tuts and the West End Street Festival. Singles such as “Counting Windows” and “Close your Eyes” have received national radio play bringing their sound to new audiences and raising the bands profile. 

Agent: Dave Maxwell

A NEW HOPE

Formed in 2017 and hailing from the quaint market towns of Newbury and Hereford, A New Hope are in stark contrast to their tranquil origins. The lively six-piece came together with one true goal: to pen and perform catchy as hell pop-punk music that is upbeat, energetic and full of down-tuned riffs.

A New Hope soon chiseled out a sound of their own, while embracing their influences. ‘Purple Drank’, the first single from the bands upcoming EP, premiered with Discovered Magazine and received warm praise from many quarters. Follow up singles ‘The Triggering’ and ‘Don’t Come’ brought further praise and a solid fanbase, setting the stage for the band to break out to the masses.

Agent: Dave Maxwell

A RITUAL SPIRIT

Edinburgh based heavy-rockers A Ritual Spirit have been playing on the UK live circuit since 2011, including slots at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Wildfire Festival, Out of the Ashes Festival and Bevvy Scotland. Extensive touring has seen them playing alongside such bands as Warrior Soul, Dead Label, Falling Red and The Rocket Dolls to name a few.

The end of 2019 saw the release of The Antidote EP as well as the video for lead single ‘Sacrifice’. The EP was produced & engineered by Bryan Ramage of Ramage Inc. fame and the video directed by Sam Hayles of DOSEprod Graphic Design Studio (Skindred/Pitchshifter/Earthtone9). Hayles is also creator of the band’s artwork.

A Ritual Spirit hit the road on several occasion during 2019 and early 2020, solidifying the new songs as staples in the set at their often explosive live shows. ‘Sacrifice’ has received airplay on multiple UK radio stations and on stations across Europe, USA and Australia, while also appearing on multiple playlists. Summer saw the release of ‘Broken/Disappear’, the second single from The Antidote EP.

Agent: Bobby McDougall

NOCTURNE WULF

Nocturne Wulf are a 5 piece heavy metal band based in Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2017, they went on to play around the Glasgow circuit, reached the finales of the Metal To The Masses 2018.

2019 saw them headline Glasgow’s renowned King Tuts, release their debut album ‘NW’ following a UK tour and a festival performance. 2020 started with a bang as they performed a weekender up north followed by a tour in Scotland and England.

Despite a global pandemic, the Nocturne Wulf train wasn’t stopping as they released their new single ‘Silver Hand”, engineered by Richard Hunter, along with a lyric video made by Adam Fitch. The single has been featured on radio, and received positive reviews as well as a reaction style video by YouTuber ‘Dave Does’. The remainder of the year is shaping up with more plans to gig around the country, with plenty of shows lined up for 2021.

Agent: Jay Burnett

OHNOVA

OHNOVA are a Glasgow based alternative/desert rock power trio. Their energetic sound smashes you with big riffs and bigger melodies. It’s the kind of modern rock that will have you fall to your knees, ripping the big band t-shirt off your back, screaming to the sky ‘I didn’t know! Dear God, I didn’t know!’ It’s music to make you say, ‘they don’t make it like that anymore’, but the truth is you stopped paying attention.
 
In May 2019, OHNOVA released their debut EP ‘I Can’t Sleep’ to rave reviews. This allowed the band to support both international and domestic touring bands, tour the UK, and gain consistent global radio play for singles Heavy Smile, Banjo Mac and Easy Way Out. Other highlights that year include an interview on Hard Rock Hell Radio for the Rock Lobster Show, rocking the main stage at ButeFest 2019 and signing to Reaction Management.
 
In early 2020, the band started writing again, wanting to develop their sound. This led to recording and releasing ‘Nobody Move’. Recorded with Bruce Rintoul (Vukovi/Fatherson) it embraced a more mainstream sound, using electronics to augment their melodic, modern rock sound. On release, the song received considerable support, getting heavy airplay from the likes of Planet Rock and Hard Rock Hell Radio. Not only that but Nobody Move was also named one of Classic Rock Magazines ‘Tracks of the Week’.
 
‘Soaring and boot-stompingly heavy’ – Classic Rock Magazine.
 

Agent: Jay Burnett

OUR CITY FIRES

Hailing from Leicester UK, with influences from the likes of You Me At Six, Foo Fighters, and Paramore, Our City Fires worked with producer Matt O’Grady (Don Broco, You Me AT Six, Architects) on their debut eponymous EP, out now on all major platforms.

2018 saw the release of their first music video “Just Come Home”, wide ranging UK radio play, including BBC Introducing East Midlands, and the band embarking on their first UK tour. This year continues to see the band grow, with the release of their latest single “Need Us To Be” earning them wider still radio airplay across the UK and Australia.

Agent: Dave Maxwell

PILEDRIVER

Piledriver are one of the Philippines premier hardcore bands with roots going back to 1998 in the Laguna underground scene. In 2006 after years of line-up changes and the heartache of their guitarist being murdered in a drive by shooting the band finally made their debut release ‘Rosa City’ which was a tribute to the city they grew up in. The band are currently recording their follow up album on the back of signing with UK label Engineer Records.

The band regularly tour across the country as well as collaborating on shows with bands across South East Asia.

Agent: Jedd Lefthander

THE RHUBARB

Glaswegian stoner doom band The Rhubarb have been smithing smoked out riffs, and trance inducing rhythms since forming at Riverside Music College in 2015. After years of playing along side bands like Black Moth, Lord Dying, Mantis Toboggan, Skandal, Juniper Grave, Strauss and shaking the walls of such venues as King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, The Garage, G2, and The 13th Note, The Rhubarb released Black Sun. A 4Track EP encompassing The Rhubarb’s unique sound. Sweeping up lots of air time on online radio stations such as Hard Rock Hell Radio, Metalperv TV, High Speed Hangover podcast, The Rhubarb are vastly spreading their flavour of stoner doom across the land.

Influenced by Black Sabbath, Sleep, High on Fire and Electric Wizard and Hawkwind, The Rhubarb’s combination of male & female driven vocal and high fuzz drugged out riffs proves an extremely potent mix

Agent: Jay Burnett

SALT RIVER SHAKEDOWN

Salt River Shakedown have been performing across the Scottish gig circuit for the past 3 years with their raw and fuzzalicious blues rock. 2019 saw them begin to get serious recognition playing alongside the likes of The Lazy’s, Crobot and Anchor Lane.

The band released their first single ‘Sunbird’ last April which was taken from their new EP ‘Road to the Sacred Island’, a follow up to their previous release ‘Your Wings To Fly’. Following this and their first UK tour the band felt a change of direction was required and brought in a new vocalist. This change looks to be paying off with the band receiving glowing reviews.

They most recently supported Jared James Nichols to a sold out Garage in Glasgow. Over the last 6 month the band have released 2 singles; Sign Of The Times and Fight or Flight, both receiving great reviews and surpassing their Spotify targets.

“Their sound oozes Zeppelin and a good chunk of The Answer” – JACE MEDIA

Agent: Jay Burnett

FELIX SAUNDERS

Felix Saunders is a singer songwriter that hails from the Western Isles. He plays the kind of music that is usually heard in smokey back rooms as the sun comes up, where people spill their most vulnerable secrets and try to wash them away with each drink they take.

Felix sums up his EP  “I Guess This is Progress” in a handful of words; “it’s the sum of my mental health, failed relationships, trying to survive on jobs that barely pay you and feeling isolated from the world”

Agent: Jay Burnett

STAY FOR TOMORROW

This four piece indie/alt rock band from Dunfermline, Scotland burst onto the Fife scene in 2019 with their debut single “Kings and Queens”, with their follow-up second single “Rumours” released later that year.

With a line-up consisting of Joe MacFarlane, Nic Holson, Sean Priestley and Ollie Cobbett. STAY FOR TOMORROW are a band to watch out for.

Agent: Josh Fleming

TAKE TODAY

In just over 18 months Take Today have soared onto the scene following Fireball’s Hottest Band final which earned them a support with Flogging Molly. This was to be the catalyst that changed the band forever, bringing in a new line-up and immediately securing a support with Sleeping With Sirens and more recently Dream State.

The band went on to release the single ‘Lifeline’ which was named Track of the Week on Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio show, a single which marked a change in musical direction for the band leading them to the current EP ‘Visions’. This was new territory for the Glasgow based 5-piece and lead single ‘Freefall’ broke all the band’s streaming records from previous releases. Follow up single ‘Divide’ continued the trend of great results but unfortunately a ‘Visions’ tour including a full electric set at HMV as part of their EP launch was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The band will release a 3rd single from the EP in early 2021 and hope to be touring again by the summer.

“Arena rockers in the waiting” – KERRANG!

Agent: Jay Burnett

PAST ROSTER ARTISTS

We don’t believe in convoluted management contracts at Reaction; We work with artists for as long or as short as they wish, and every band is free to move on without being tied to a service for a lengthy duration. Our aim is to help them on their journey and watch them grow. Even after artists leave our active roster we’re always available for feedback and we still keep an eye out for suitable openings that may suit each band we’ve worked with.