Combining intricate riffs and furious rhythms with anthemic, cascading vocals, LestWeForget’s unique brand of progressive metal synthesises those two most disparate of things – the complex and the catchy.
The band’s innovative sound derives from juxtaposition. This exists in the dialogue between JH Norris’s vocals and Harry Lingard-Bright’s soaring lead lines, and in the connection between Paul Heavey’s driving guitar riffs and Dec Doran’s fierce percussive cadences.
Praised especially by BBC Introducing’s Dave Gilyeat, LestWeForget’s 2017 release ‘Sweet Serenity’ showcased the band’s affinity for a technical riff alongside a melodic, stadium-filling vocal line, and can be listened to on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KPIJI6cEqz1R9vbicZRGk?si=FAYyAIruSn6kqA8TwDmv-g) alongside their wider back catalogue.
LestWeForget’s brand new single, ‘Zero Won’, is the most emphatic manifesto of their style to date – it has already garnered a multitude of plaudits through a variety of publications and media.
Since appearing to a crowd of 6,000 at the Proud2 in London’s 02 Arena during the final of Live and Unsigned, at which the band played for high-profile industry professionals such as Kerrang!’s Alex Baker, LestWeForget have obtained notable support slots with bands such as Yashin, Fearless Vampire Killers, Press to Meco, Wars, Chapter and Verse, and Martyr de Mona, among others.
They have sold out the 02 Academy 2 in Oxford, and have performed at prestigious live venues across the country, including The Fleece in Bristol, which hosted the band for a show in which they were the headlining touring act.
LestWeForget continue to work as an exciting and inventive force in the UK scene. Further releases are scheduled for the near future.