Piston are a British five piece rock n’ roll engine made up of four members from the midlands greased with a vocal roar from the south... which, when put together and fired up produce a no-nonsense sound not to be reckoned with!
"Beefy, rugged guitar chops and brooding vocals help make this the strongest thing we’ve heard from these Midlands rockers so far." - Classic Rock Magazine / Louder Sound
"These guys are going to be HUGE!" - Sam Hughes, Planet Rock Radio
"This rocks hard... I LOVE IT. PISTON!" - Paul Anthony, Planet Rock Radio
"The guitarists slay! The sort of riffs that would go down in rock history! I love it." - Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
Piston’s 'Rainmaker' was A listed on Planet Rock (UK's #1 rock station). 'Rainmaker' was exclusively premiered online by Classic Rock Magazine and Louder Sound.
Piston's 'One More Day' was officially playlisted on Planet Rock (UK's #1 rock station) and BBC Radio 2's rock show hosted by Johnnie Walker. Following the release, Planet Rock made Piston their 'Ones To Watch' for upcoming rock acts.
Piston released their highly anticipated debut album in September 2019 and received publicity from various magazines including Classic Rock, Planet Rock, HRH, Powerplay, Fireworks and Black Velvet, plus over 100 music websites.
In September 2019, Piston's Jack Edwards had a six page interview in Total Guitar Magazine. The feature saw Edwards pair up with The Cult's Billy Duffy to discuss all things Gretsch and how Duffy once inspired him to pick up the guitar. Total Guitar published a feature with Jack in October's issue titled 'Ones To Watch'. Music Radar nominated Jack Edwards and Luke Allatt of Piston for 'Best New Guitarist' 2019.
Piston embarked on a 10 date co-headline UK tour with Collateral in September 2019. In October 2019, Piston joined the Planet Rock Roadstars tour with Hannah Wicklund & Gorilla Riot. In late October, Piston were announced as special guests on The Cult's Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary UK Tour. Piston later completed shows with Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons. In November 2019, Piston toured as special guests to Glenn Hughes on his 'Performs Classic Deep Purple Live’ tour.
In November 2019, Piston released an electrifying cover of Slade's 1972 anthem 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'. Planet Rock premiered the official video featuring cameos from new rock bands Bad Touch, Collateral, Gorilla Riot and more. Piston's 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' was featured on BBC Music Introducing in the West Midlands.
Piston's 'One More Day' will be featured on Earache Records 'New Wave Of Rock N' Roll' limited edition vinyl set for release on Friday 13th March 2020.
Piston won a competition on Planet Rock to play the Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair in July 2019. Piston were such a hit, they have been invited back to play Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020. Piston will play the Grooverider stage on July 19th. Piston are announced as one of the special guests to Thunder on their UK arena tour in November. Piston will support Thunder at Birmingham's Resort World Arena on November 20th.
Rob Angelico - Vocals
Jack Edwards - Guitar
Luke Allatt - Guitar
Stuart Egan - Bass
Brad Newlands - Drums