Based in Hull, Yorkshire, NEWMEDS are determined to become the soundtrack to escape, the sonics behind self-belief, and the underdog pushing for a revolution in a time of change and doubt. Continuing to help shed the misconception that heavy alternative music can’t flourish anywhere outside of London, the lyrics of front man Nick Cobley often examine mental health issues, including topics of irrational thinking and paranoia.
Comprising veteran members of long-established and respected names from the heavy music scene including Winterfylleth, Drowners and The Colour Line, their abrasive, high-energy metalcore draws as much from Bring Me The Horizon as it does from the hardcore punk of peers Strange Bones. Previous experience saw the various individual members win Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, sign endorsement deals with Orange Amps, play tour dates with Marmozets, and make international appearances at Tech Fest, Coachella, Reading and Leeds, and V Fest.
Since forming in 2017 the band have released a string of increasingly refined and acerbic singles including 2018’s ‘Roslyn’, ‘Cognitive Behaviour’ and ‘Apex’, followed by 2019 tracks ‘What’s Your Problem’ and ‘Nobody’s Fool’, and most recent single ‘Psycho’ (2020).
NEWMEDS’ high energy live shows landed them early praise with BBC introducing, leading to tour dates with LIFE, Phoxjaw and Strange Bones. Performances at Humber Street Festival, Liverpool Sound City, and Tramlines Fringe, headlining The Scala London as part of alternative club night Face Down.