We offer a selection of great tunes for your aural pleasure this April, here is what we'll be listening to...

Jim Parry

Light Bearer - Silver Tongue
The latest release from Light Bearer, a conceptual project featuring one of the creative minds behind the awe-inspiring Fall of Efrafa. An impressive mix of post-hardcore, progressive metal, post-rock and atmospheric drone, Silver Tongue is another fantastic release from the UK six-piece.

Battle of Mice - A Day of Nights
Now sadly defunct, post-metal supergroup Battle of Mice's only full-length is a classic Neurot release. Deeply dark and personal, this collaboration between Julie Christmas (Made Out of Babies) and Josh Graham (A Storm of Light, ex-Red Sparowes) sways effortlessly between the devastatingly heavy and the staggeringly subtle. Beautiful and harrowing in equal measures, these songs are for life, not just for Christmas (sorry).

Tempus Fusion - To End It All
This gem has been on steady rotation since I reviewed it earlier in the year, and it gets better with every listen. A stunning debut from the UK prog-metallers, with riffs and vocal harmonies to die for!

Andrew Latham

Public Service Broadcasting - Everest
Caught these guys last year in Manchester, had never heard of them and it turned out to be one of the gigs of the year! Kinda like progressive indie/psyche. On tour at the moment so do yourself a favour and catch them in a small venue whilst you still can!

Eureka Machines - Remain In Hope
New album from Chris Catalyst & Co. Not as instantly great as Champion The Underdog but it's getting better with every play! Brilliantly produced pop punk of the highest order (& a fantastic live band).

The Higher Craft - Solar Tides
New release from Higher Craft and it's a dark and twisting path through psychedelia with moments of minimalism and moments of lush progression. Very reminiscent of Siouxsie in the vocals and certainly well away from the norm and that alone makes it worth checking out.

Michelle Moore

Black Veil Brides - Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones
Since seeing these guys play O2 Academy Brixton on the Kerrang! Tour, their third album Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones has been played on repeat. The single In The End was the first taste we got of the new material and from just the first listen you knew you were in store for something extraordinary. What came next was a concept album of stunning songs, from I Am Bulletproof and New Years Day to which you can belt out the words to the quieter and tender Done For You. To top it all off they have the likes of Wil Francis (William Control) present as the voice of F.E.A.R among other guest vocals. There is a documentary on the CD that delves into how the album was made and the struggles they went through to make it just as they wanted it; this is a real eye opener and also a film to go alongside the album called Legion of the Black, which follows a group of rebels, "The Wild Ones" as they battle against F.E.A.R; I can't wait to see how the story plays out and the songs are incorporated as the narrative.

Ross Pike

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Poison Apple
Ahead of their live shows in London this weekend I've been grooving to Poison Apple; the first song to surface from the band's, as yet unreleased, new record. As laconic, hammond organ drenched and malevolent as anything off Blood Lust this rocks without irony. Mmmm, forbidden fruit.

Kowloon Walled City - Container Ships
This record would be worth having even if the music was rubbish because the cover is so evocative. The ships in pieces against an acrid sky and greying beach set up the music so perfectly that it's all that's needed to describe the sounds within. Have a look yourself.

Humanfly - Awesome Science
Oceansize and Isis are no more, Tool are busy re-releasing albums rather than making them - we need someone to turn to for hyper inventive music and lyrics to chin stroke by. And it's not Muse. In this moment of need, it's always wise to turn to Leeds - a haven of sorts for out there heavy music in England and Humanfly underline that fact with the lysergic roller coaster ride that is their new record Awesome Science a recent 12/13 album here at R13, no less.

Emma Gould

Annabel - Youth In Youth
This came out late last year but is still never off my turntable, anthemic emo/indie tunes that make your heart soar and have you singing along until your throat hurts. Just brilliant.

Te - Therefore, the illusion of density breach, the tottering world "forget" tomorrow
Another anthemic record but in a totally different way; Te's instrumental post-rock is fantastically melodic and hugely uplifting.