We’ve partnered with some of our favorite websites to bring you each scene’s best upcoming bands, diving beneath the surface to give you a glimpse of tomorrow. In this monthly check-in with our friends at No Echo, we get the scoop on names like Candy, Stockholm’s Vidro, Australia’s SPEED, and so much more.

May was hot and heavy in the hardcore world, with the current wave bringing the goods. Bay Area bruisers Sunami are whetting the appetite with a vicious three-song promo for their upcoming LP with Triple B Records. Meanwhile, the forthcoming debut EP by Rochester, N.Y.’s Only Shallow finds the band mainlining goth punk atmospherics into their hardcore.

Candy surprise-dropped an absolute tooth-gnasher from their forthcoming sophomore album. Budapest’s Touch reminded me how fucking underrated they are via a new single.

Scowl opened for Limp Bizkit at Madison fucking Square Garden! Fronted by magnetic vocalist Kat Moss, the California hardcore crew has crossover potential, especially if they lean into the more melodic side of their attack, like they did so deliciously on “Seeds to Sow” from their How Flowers Grow album.


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