STMS Festival Goes Large

STMS Music & Beer Festival 2022 gets even bigger…

The festival team have been working tirelessly for the last 6 months behind the scenes getting prepared for the first ever STMS Music & Beer Festival taking place 5-7th August 2022 and have a number of announcements.

Firstly, we are thrilled to announce that the STMS Music & Beer Festival will be held at Umberslade Estate in Tanworth-in-Arden, near Birmingham. The site has amazed the team and ticked a lot of boxes in what they were looking for in a long term festival venue of this size, including a huge camping area, glamping and electric hook up campervan area, shower blocks and toilets, a fantastic event arena, room for a great sized trader market, bars, a wellbeing space and so much more.

Secondly, it is time to complete the line up, so let’s get this show on the road!

Saturday night gets crazy as we invite UK & Spanish rockers STOP STOP to the festival as our sub headliners. This talented trio will bring brilliant showmanship to an already fantastic Saturday night lineup. You won’t want to miss this unique and compelling force of today’s rock scene.

Also added to the Saturday line up is BAD DAY, an exciting, fresh rock ‘n’ roll band that exploded onto the scene in 2017 and have been astounding audiences ever since. The energy, charisma and musicianship blends into one volcanic performance that you’ll not forget!

On Sunday we will be opening up with THE HOT ONE TWO, a five-piece classic rock outfit with a modern attitude and incredible stage presence – be sure to catch their live show as we kick off Sunday’s festivities in style. 

High energy North-East UK rock band, TWISTER will be bursting onto the STMS stage on Sunday with their soaring guitars and unbeatable melodies. Pushing the limits of everything they do, Twister are breaking down walls and knocking at your door!

Also added to a line-up already absolutely brimming with talent is DAXX & ROXANE, a full-throttle four-piece rock ’n’ roll band originating from Switzerland, now based in the UK. Citing Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Mötley Crüe as key influences, it’s no wonder that Kerrang! Magazine has hailed them as “tooth-and-nail, testosterone-powered rock.”

Rounding off this half dozen of awesome is London rockers THE DUST CODA. This is a band who have thundered into the New Wave Of Classic Rock scene with enticingly unforgettable riffs, gravel-soaked vocal soul and sheer swagger. Sleek yet hard-hitting rock ’n’ roll rooted in blues soul, The Dust Coda clutch the echoes of rock ’n’ roll’s most beloved household names, from the pure, raw poetry of Led Zeppelin to the nasty muscle of Guns N’ Roses, and bring them kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

There is also limited glamping with private toilets and showers! Prices are just £250 for up to 6 people per glamping pod which are all set up and fully furnished (just bring a sleeping bag) so you can spend less time setting up and more time rocking out!

The final part of this bumper announcement is that due to the new site and additions to the line-up we are extending the deposit scheme until 1st February 2022, whereby you can pay just £10 now to secure your ticket and then pay the balance by 31st March 2022. Prices for tickets are still at the early bird price of £60 for the full weekend but only for a limited time. There’s ample free parking, free camping, free hot showers and absolutely zero booking fee.

STMS Music & Beer Festival will be offering a COVID-19 aware environment throughout the weekend in line with guidance from the health authority. The festival also guarantees in the event of a postponed festival due to the global pandemic, tickets will be rolled over automatically to 2023 or a refund will be offered to those who request it.

Grab your tickets now at the special early bird prices here. You can also download the STMS app from either Google Play or the App Store, whichever may be your preference.


Caine Grammy considered for second consecutive year!

Second successive year for nu-core trailblazers

Proving that you don’t need a record deal and massive label backing in order to gain traction in the industry, we are delighted to announce that London based outfit Caine is being Grammy considered by the Recording Academy for the second consecutive year.

One of the first unsigned bands to be considered for nominations within their first year of formation when the 2020 single Another Light was considered for not one but five Grammys, Caine have just received news that their latest single is being considered for two prestigious awards in this year’s nominations. Gaslight! Gaslight! will be considered for Best Rock Performance and also Producer of the Year. 

Listen to Gaslight! Gaslight! on spotify

Caine may have begun life as a bedroom project a few months earlier, but when vocalist James Sanger-Brown and bassist Josh Bates joined in the summer of 2019, it quickly turned into an earnest undertaking. For a band just shy of celebrating the second anniversary of their debut single, Caine has certainly hit the ground running. After securing their debut festival slot at Breaking Bands Festival and support slots with emerging rock bands like Graces Collide, the band hit the studio hard and has released a steady stream of infectious singles every 2-3 months from November 2019’s debut Get Up 42, right up to their second Grammy considered recording. Continuing to work right through lockdown, the close-knit band’s eighth single release is just around the corner.

To date, two of Caine’s singles have been Grammy considered; 2020’s Another Light was under consideration for no less than five awards including Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song, and the band’s work is being considered for the second year in succession in the esteemed awards. 2022 will see Caine get themselves and their infectious music in front of new audiences as the band play shows in places they’ve always wanted to light up. Look out for dates on the band’s website and social media.

Caine is:-

James Sanger-Brown – Vocals

Dan ‘Rev’ Hicks – Guitar

Josh Bates – Bass






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WEBB to release new EP ‘Disenchanted’ in August

We are beyond excited to announce that WEBB will be releasing a new EP entitled Disenchanted on 14th August.

The five track EP includes the track DON’T! which was released in 2020, along with four new tracks which showcase the heavier direction which Ryan Webb has taken recently. This heavier sound, combined with his powerfully soulful vocal results in a velvet covered sledgehammer of an EP. As with Ryan Webb’s previous releases, Disenchanted demonstrates the multi-instrumental talent that makes him unique.

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The single Concrete Beds, a track which covers the subject of homelessness, is slated for release this summer.

About the EP, Ryan Webb says “I’m really excited about Disenchanted. It’s an EP that I am really proud of and I feel that now I have found the right direction for my music.”

Watch the promotional video for Disenchanted here:

Pre-orders coming soon.

Tickets are now available for the Disenchanted EP launch show at The Vic, Swindon on 14th August 2021

The full press kit including a full bio and imagery can be downloaded here

About WEBB

UK-based hard rock artist, WEBB brings a refreshing sound to the rock world. Ryan Webb combines intelligently written songs with strong, powerful vocals, and outstanding guitar skills. His ability to perform intricate riffs whilst singing dynamic, yet smouldering vocals that breathe life into emotive lyrical content has garnered praise from industry critics, and his genre-defying tracks have impressed music fans keen for versatility.

Beginning recording under the name Ryan Webb in 2015, Journey was released from Ryan’s eponymous EP. In 2017, Ryan started working on a slightly heavier sound, releasing his 9-track genre-diverse album, STOP THE WORLD! in 2018. Fast forward to 2019 and craving an increasingly heavier sound, Ryan wrote and recorded the single DON’T! and with this one track, Ryan felt he had found the direction he wished his music to progress. 

2021 has so far seen big changes for Ryan, as he’s signed with WDFD Records, and April marked the start of an exciting new direction under the new moniker of WEBB.

Find out more about WEBB here


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There now seems to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel of doom the music world has been stuck in for so long. And to make that glimmer sparkle a little bit brighter, we are thrilled to share with you that Ryan Webb has joined the WDFD Records family.

Ryan Webb oozes multi-instrumental talent along with powerful vocals and has been fine tuning his sound since releasing his first EP ‘Journey’ in 2015. ‘Journey’ had a more classic rock feel to it which Ryan Webb followed with the slightly heavier ‘Stop The World’ in 2018. Continuing to explore musical directions, Ryan Webb found the path he wanted to follow and released the single ‘Don’t’ in 2020 which achieved the heavy, riff ladened sounds that he feels are a true reflection of him as an artist. 

In addition to joining WDFD Records on a label deal, Ryan Webb has also teamed up with WDFD Records’ new management service. 

WDFD’s Keith Lamley said: “Ryan is a hidden gem. A hugely talented multi-instrumentalist and a thoroughly nice man. We cannot wait to help him on his journey and focus his incredible drive and enthusiasm. He has an excellent band around him for live work and you can be sure you will have the opportunity to catch him live in the coming months”.

Ryan said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce that I will be joining WDFD Records. I have been following WDFD for a while, and am so impressed at the way they’ve developed a great family among the bands they look after, which shows it’s truly a label that cares for its artists. I’m also going to be looked after by their management team, and am really looking forward to working with them”.

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A Little Bit Of Trouble’ has a gritty, angsty vibe which nods to Verity White’s grunge influences whilst also adding a modern twist with crunching riffs and a bouncing chorus which immediately has you singing along. Lyrically, the track is semi-autobiographical, but the subject of finding yourself in a little bit of trouble is something which we can all relate to and it is already receiving widespread airplay.

Released on WDFD Records and taken from Verity White’s second lockdown EP ‘Ungrounded’, this track is the perfect follow up to lead single ‘Strange Times’. You can buy or stream ‘A Little Bit of Trouble’ now from

The video for ‘A Little Bit of Trouble’ will be simultaneously premiered on the WDFD Records YouTube Channel and on the Emerging Rock Bands Website at 11am on Saturday 13th March. Set those reminders!

In addition to the single release, it was announced on Wednesday that Verity White would be supporting the legendary 80’s icon Toyah at The Robin 2, Bilston this coming November. This is going to be an unforgettable night, so get your tickets before they are gone.

Verity said:

“I’m over the moon to be supporting Toyah – an absolute icon and someone who is constantly pushing boundaries. It’s inspiring to work with somebody who you’ve looked up to and who has always challenged ideals and forged their own path, just like I try to do!

I truly cannot wait – this is going to be one special evening!”

Verity White Band is:

Verity White – Vocals
Joe Kelly – Bass (live)

Alex White – Guitar & Keys
Alex McIntosh – Drums (live)

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While the music industry is still being put through the mill, WDFD Records continue to look forward and we are thrilled to announce that they have added Hertfordshire hard rockers Electric Black to their roster.

Electric Black may be a new name to you, they may have only formed in 2018, but they are one of the most exciting and dynamic bands to hit the scene in recent years. Drawing influence from the likes of Bad Company, Rival Sons, and Black Stone Cherry, Electric Black combine anthemic riffs, soaring vocals, and a melodic rhythm section with lyrics that take on difficult topics. The emotion conveyed in the both the music and lyrics create a truly immersive experience.

WDFD’s Keith Lamley said “From the moment I saw the ‘Love is a Light (For the Lost)’ video, I was hooked on Electric Black. They make a huge melodic sound, look good and they turned out to be smashing guys when we spoke to them. Simply cannot wait to bring their new material to you, and to see what we can help them achieve. Check them out!

Vocalist Ali said, “Electric Black are very proud to be joining the WDFD family; a label with its artists at its core. We’re excited to work with an experienced music industry team to hopefully get our artistic endeavours to the next level!

Electric Black have clocked up over 150 shows nationwide since their formation, building a strong and dedicated fanbase. Despite a pandemic foiling their plans, four tracks from ‘The Calm Before’ have been released as singles, with the most recent, ‘Not Afraid To Die’ receiving airplay on Planet Rock’s New Rock Show.

Electric Black are:

Alistair Shiach:  Vocals / Rhythm Guitar 
Jonny Bryant: Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
Ryan Trotman: Bass / Backing Vocals 
Matt Butler: Drums


WDFD Records announce new team.

WDFD Records Announce New Team

To round off October in style, WDFD Records announced on Friday the new team which will move them forward as the new landscape around rock music unveils itself in the coming months.

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Keith Large, Dave O’Hara, Chris Stones and Pete K Mally join the team bring with them a wealth of experience, knowledge, and creativity, which will further strengthen WDFD’s position among independent labels.

This announcement marks the end of an exciting month for WDFD Records where they have announced two exciting new band signings in the shape of Steal the City and Fallen Mafia, along with a collaboration with Morgan Creative to bring a new look and feel to the WDFD Records brand.

You can read the full announcement here:“if-nothing-ever-changed-there-would-be-no-butterflies”

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WDFD Records Sign Fallen Mafia


Building on last weeks news, we are thrilled to announce that WDFD Records have added another string to their bow in the shape of Newcastle quintet Fallen Mafia

With their trademark hard and heavy sound along with their captivating live performances, Fallen Mafia will add yet another dimension to the WDFD roster. It is this commitment to supporting a diverse range of bands that will allow WDFD Records to emerge from these troubled times ready to take on the world.

Fallen Mafia are a hard hitting 5-piece heavy rock band from Newcastle who have been bringing their unique sound to venues in North-East and beyond since 2011. They have played at HRH Sleaze III, Wildfire, SOS and Just Push Play Festival, and also won the first opening poll at Stonedeaf(d) Festival in 2018.

Well known on the live music circuit for their positive work ethic, Fallen Mafia are a band who know how to entertain! Crowds obviously enjoy the high energy, hard hitting performances with songs that have true meaning and relevance in today’s society.

Fallen Mafia have supported the likes of Y&T, Michael Monroe, Skid Row, Turisas, The Quireboys, Black Balled, Massive Wagons, Hands off Gretel, Massive, The Rocket Dolls and are currently back in the studio recording their sophomore album. Although live shows are currently off the agenda, Fallen Mafia are scheduled to take part in New Wave of Classic Rock’s Webfest 4 in November.

Fallen Mafia are:

Hannah Neil – Vocals
Chris Johnson – Guitar/Backing Vocals 
Stephen Hope – Guitar
Duncan Emmerson – Bass / Backing Vocals 
Adas Cowan – Drums / Backing Vocals


Steal The City sign to WDFD Records

WDFD Records Sign Sheffield Rockers Steal The City

There may not be much happening in the music industry at the moment, but WDFD Records Managing Director, Keith Lamley is busy planning for future world domination! In the first of several announcements to be made this month, WDFD Records have today formally welcomed Sheffield rockers Steal The City into its bosom. Promising to crank it up with edgy, thunderous metal for the masses, this signing brings an exciting new dimension to the ​WDFD Roster​. Keith Lamley cannot wait to help them develop, and neither can we!

Image of Keith Lamley and Steal The City on the day they signed to WDFD Records

Since their formation in 2014, ​Steal The City​ have become known for their ability to combine a modern metal sound with harmonious melodies and personal lyrics which give ​Steal The City​ their unique sound. Raw vocals convey the emotions of the political and societal issues which feature in their songwriting, while driving riffs and catchy choruses add a softness to their sound. This is edgy, thunderous metal for the masses which brings an exciting new dimension to the ​WDFD Roster​.

Having toured consistently on the northern circuit, ​Steal The City​ sold out Corporation, Sheffield for their EP launch in 2018. They have also appeared with Heaven’s Basement, Glamour of the Kill, and Skindred, gaining a reputation for a knock out live performance and wowing new fans. While touring is off the cards for a while yet, we cannot wait to see what’s next in ​Steal The City​’s story!

“Steal The City have the potential to be the next big UK rock band with their infectious melodies and punky inspirations giving them a real Rise Against and A Day To Remember vibe.” – Gig Radar

Steal The City​ are:

Joe Hanson – Vocals and rhythm guitar 
Tom ‘Smit’ Smith – Bass and vocals 
Jake Bailes – Lead Guitar
Ellis Bullement – Drums

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WDFD chooses Rockstar PR

WDFD Records have exciting plans for their future and we’re over the moon that they have chosen Rockstar PR to join them on their journey.

When Rockstar PR was launched, WDFD Records Managing Director, Keith Lamley was the first person we discussed our plans with; not as a sales pitch, but because we truly valued his opinion and we knew he shares our passion for supporting new bands.

To say we are over the moon with WDFD choosing us as a partner is a huge understatement and we are really looking forward to working with a company who share our own values of ‘Collaboration not competition’

WDFD Records have a kaleidoscope of plans that will be set in motion over the coming months and we’re ecstatic that we will be helping to deliver their vision.

Keep your eyes peeled on both our and WDFD’s socials for news as it evolves!


WDFD Records was formed in May 2017 with a view to helping emerging bands on the road to stardom. The ethos behind WDFD is very much moulded around Keith’s own endeavours in the music industry, having been in a band himself in the 1980’s. His personal experiences with an A&R guy led him to believe that things could, and indeed should be done differently. 

From its humble beginnings, WDFD Records has nurtured and supported bands with their journey into the music industry, allowing them to move on to the next stage of their career with confidence. A great believer in collaboration, Keith Lamley has forged excellent working relationships with other industry leaders as well as sponsoring numerous festivals. To date, WDFD Records has sponsored Stonedeaf Festival, Wildfire Festival, Call of the Wild Festival, Rockwich, and Just Push Play, as well as hosting their own WDFD Festival.

WDFD Records also produced two free compilation CDs featuring the bands on the label, which were distributed at gigs and festivals all over the country. 

WDFD Roster

WDFD Records currently has 8 bands on their roster, representing the diversity of the rock spectrum. From the heavy crunching tones of Hell’s Addiction to the glam rock of Shyyne and everything in between, there is something for everyone.