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Hot New Band: Our Theory

Our Theory are hurling Rihanna and Bieber into their metalcore meat grinder.

In the modern world the tribalism and genre politics that used to characterise musical scenes is becoming more and more redundant, so it’s no surprise that bands are seeking out wider influences than ever.

French melodic modern metal band Our Theory are a case in point. Eyebrows were raised when they released a frankly bonkers, yet brilliant, cover of Bitch Better Have My Money by pop megastar Rihanna. But, as guitarist and vocalist Mehdi Major tells us, it’s really nothing to be ashamed of.

“I know there is a thought process to look at these artists on the TV and radio and think, ‘This is just trash,’” he tells Hammer. “But actually those people are at the top of their game. I’m not ashamed to pull these kinds of songs apart and put them into a new framework. Whether you make it heavy or just play it on an acoustic guitar, a good song is a good song.”

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