Stonepit Drive are a hard rock/grunge band from Kettering, UK. The band has been establishing a reputation for delivering a lively and confident show. Stonepit Drive arrived at 4th in TBFM Factor 2016, out of around 200 bands that took part in the competition.
Stonepit Drive have released their debut EP ‘Dystopia’ in 2016 following on from the debut single ‘Vive Sine Timore’ released in 2014, and the 2nd single Blue Flame released in 2015. The EP achieving critical acclaim. ‘Dystopia’ is available for streaming on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/6BD56i5zVuk4PKy0WMxdVx) and Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stonepit-drive/sets/dystopia-ep/s-TRIjR) and can be purchased on this website, iTunes (https://itun.es/gb/Vveyab) and Amazon.
"Musically they have a ballsy 'n' crunchy sound that clenches a 90's groove with elements of Papa Roach, Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit but has 80's rock sonics at times too – hard to fully describe but there you are." - www.metallivillezine.com
"...'Dystopia’ is a well-produced, frequently powerful EP that does much to underscore the many strengths Stonepit Drive show as a live band. In a world that increasingly seems to favour homogeneity, bands like Resin and Stonepit Drive stand out as a vanguard for what (in my relentless march towards old age) I might call ‘real music’ – music born of passion, hard work and ambition – and I have no doubt that ‘Dystopia’ is just the beginning of Stonepit Drive’s journey." – Phil @ Sonic Abuse
"If Kurt Cobain had been a bit more positive and came from northampton, Nirvana would have probably sounded like Stonepit Drive. The four-piece have been together since 2011 and just got round to releasing ‘Dystopia,’ their debut EP. And while they have the same fuzzed up guitars and anguished lyrics as a certain Seattle group their world view isn’t quite so depressing. Sure, there’s a post-apocalyptic theme and a couple of moments where frontman Ant Howley roars like a mountain lion, but they sound more like the soundtrack to a party than a lonely heroin binge. Plus there’s a Minotaur riding a motorcycle on the cover because subtlety doth butter no parsnips." Tim Bolitho-Jones @ TBFM Online
Described by Wildfire Sessions as "*top local band who ripped the tent apart with their lively 100% energy set at Weldon Fest this year."
First on were the four piece Stonepit Drive and they set the scene for the evening, hitting hard with an amazing sound, amazing audience inclusion and interaction, impressive original songs and an all round enjoyable and uplifting performance. These guys made some awesome music. They clearly loved what they were doing and it come through in their performance which helped everyone in the room engage and enjoy their set with them. I’m surprised the drummer wasn’t constantly breaking sticks as he was so powerful with every hit his passion (and the whole band’s) was on fire. Outstanding start to the evening.
- Music in Leicester
Stonepit Drive are looking to take their brand of gritty hard rock to new venues and audiences across the UK and beyond. The band's main influences range from bands such as Seether, Shinedown and Black Stone Cherry up to the heavier tones of Metallica, Stone Sour and Alter Bridge.