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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Furr

Fuzzy 90s influenced boys Furr are busy getting ready to release their brand new single ‘Padlocks’ but not before they introduce themselves by each of the band picking out an album that’s influenced them and a collective record to represent Furr as whole. If you’re into Weezer and Queens Of The Stone Age then you’ll want to get your ears round the new DIY band who aren’t afraid to add pop melodies to their rough and growling interior.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Heriot – World Collapse

Following on from their debut ‘Violence’ last year, Swindon doom crew Heriot are back with a serious bang as their new EP ‘World Collapse’ is ready to terrorise the metal and hardcore world. With influences including Black Sabbath, Deftones and Code Orange, the newcomers are sure to kick on from their performance at this years Bloodstock Festival – get to know the ins and outs of the record with this Track-By-Track rundown from the band themselves.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Dreamer Within – This Is Not Our Home

Exeter’s answer to the metalcore titans of America is here in the form of The Dreamer Within who’ve got a grand mix of belting breakdowns and electronic beats. Fans of Issues and Memphis May Fire will want to get ahold of their debut EP ‘This Is Not Our Home’ and we caught up with the band for a run through the record to find out the story behind of every track.

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FEATURE: Less Than Jake’s Top 5 Drinking Songs!

Ska punk legends Less Than Jake are returning to our shores soon for the inaugural ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’, along with home favourites The Skints, Mexican inspired Mariachi El Bronx, and a host of others for what’s sure to be the most fun you have at a show this year.

To celebrate, we got Less Than Jake‘s saxophonist Peter ‘JR’ Wasilewski to delve into their extensive back catalogue and come up with their Top 5 Drinking Songs, and which tipple to enjoy while listening to each.

Please be aware that, whilst this article is about drinking songs, it is important to drink responsibly. You can head to Drink Aware (here) for more information. Oh, and don’t be one of those idiots that drinks and drives.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: High Rise – Left It For Everything

Into Beartooth, Of Mice and Men and Bury Tomorrow? Then get your ears around London melodic metalcore mob High Rise who you have may have caught out on tour with Lock & Key or Press To Meco, or even at Scala club night Facedown. We caught up with the newcomers to get a track-by-track run down of their brand new EP ‘Left It For Everything’ to get a full insight into the brains of the young band.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Flight Brigade

It takes 7 people to put together the sounds of Flight Brigade, as the London/Hampshire band throw in influences from the world of groove, indie and folk to make their own brand of alternative rock. Their size gives them the opportunity to produce an anthemic guitar sound mixed with challenging and varied hooks. We caught up with the band to find out 5 tracks that have influenced their upcoming debut record ‘Our Friends Our Enemies’ to see what gets inside the mind of Flight Brigade.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Chasing Cadence

Hertfordshire boys Chasing Cadence have had a hell of an introduction to the music world sorting support slots with Taking Back Sunday and Don Broco and even touring arenas with TNA Xplosion Wrestling. The rock newcomers are gearing up to release their new EP ‘Destroy Something Beautiful’ and we caught up with guitarist Rob Barlow who picked 5 songs that give an insight into the writing methods that formed their new 5 track record.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Decoy – Avalon

South Wales trio The Decoy impressed with their EP ‘Parasites’ and their debut full length record ‘Avalon’ continues just where they left off with catchy harmonies and challenging riffs. Fans of Arcane Roots and Press To Meco need to give it a spin, but not til after they’ve had a read of the band’s Track-By-Track rundown of what each song on ‘Avalon’ is about, to add some context to their listening.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Heyrocco

If you’re into your 90s alternative rock bands like Weezer and Pavement, then you need to get your ears round South Carolina trio Heyrocco and their latest EP ‘Waiting On Cool’. The band took some time to pick 5 songs that inspired them to write their dark and nostalgic style of music, to give us an insight into the mind of the ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ band.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Chapter And Verse

East London newcomers Chapter And Verse may just be starting out but their fresh sound on debut EP ‘The Wolves Back Home’ has earned them rave reviews across the music industry, and are selling out shows already. We grabbed the alt-rockers and quizzed them on their 5 top inspirational records, why they mean so much to them and how they’ve shaped ‘Chapter And Verse’ into the band they are today.

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