Rocks Like: Saves The Day, Sunny Day Real Estate, Braid
Check Out: 'Before You Go' EP
After years of covering Blink-182 songs, guitarist Ryan Heatman and vocalist/guitarist Mark Staddon decided to start writing their own songs, forming Forrest in 2010. The band got a boost in the South Wales punk scene thanks to Gavin Pryce (of Dividers, also featured in this monthâ€™s column), who runs a label (What We Should Be Doing) and helped the band release their Before You Go demo on cassette. â€śIf it wasn't for Gavin or the band the Winter Passing, we'd still be playing the pub at the end of our street every other weekend,â€ť Heatman acknowledges. Plying their blended style of emo and pop-punk, Forrest want to play as many shows as possible and keep pushing the music they make.