Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: Sink The Ship – Persevere

Easycore is one of those sub-genres that definitely splits the crowd. The combination of upbeat, drop-tuned major chords rhythmed with heavily aggressive beats isn’t for everyone, and has seen only a small number of bands do it any justice, like A Day To Remember and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. Read More

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LIVE REVIEW: Cancer Bats @ House Of Vans, London (11/05/2018)

Nestled down the side of Waterloo station, the House Of Vans is a vast, versatile space, containing a skate park, cinema, bar, cafe, and an intimate little music venue right in the centre. The walls are littered with Vans merchandise, and the cavernous tunnels that the space is comprised lend an edgy feel that makes the venue perfect for Canadian hardcore punks Cancer Bats, who’ll be headlining tonight. Read More

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ALBUM: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

After a five year hiatus, Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys have catapulted themselves into outer space, years away from the locales that inspired their first tracks back in 2006. The band have cleverly pivoted through each era, from scrappy upstarts on their early records, desert dudes on ‘Humbug’, to ultimate rock gods on ‘AM’. Their sixth album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is Arctic Monkeys like you’ve never heard them before, and is perhaps one of the most divisive albums of 2018 yet. Read More

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LIVE: We Came As Romans @ The Underworld, London (08/05/2018)

The queue for Camden’s famous Underworld venue is snaking past the World’s End pub, down the side of the building, and almost round to the back doors, where an incredibly large tour bus is parked. The sold out show tonight consists of four of the world’s finest metalcore bands, headlined by We Came As Romans, and some fans have been queuing since this afternoon, eager to get a coveted space at the front of the stage. Read More

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ALBUM: Skindred – Big Tings

South Wales’ Skindred have been a steadily successful band in the UK and internationally for almost twenty years now. Their combination of classic, old school rock and roll with elements of reggae, rap, and other genres created their own unique ‘ragga metal’ style, which has drawn in many admirers. Their seventh full-length LP, ‘Big Tings’, sticks in with their ethos of delivering a whole host of genres, whilst also incorporating some newer sounds. Read More

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LIVE: Movements @ Rebellion, Manchester (05/05/2018)

Both fans of the band and of the genre as a whole have really felt something with the release of ‘Feel Something’, the debut full-length from Californian alternative rockers, Movements. Climbing to notable ranks across the Billboard charts, Movements have been making solid movements, with the most recent being a UK tour as their first headline stint overseas. Read More

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EP: Pushing Daisies – Take Me Back To The Light

After the line-up changes that occurred following their 2016 debut EP, ‘Stay Sad’, Bristolian four-piece Pushing Daisies have bounced back with its follow-up, ‘Take Me Back To The Light’, a collection of six tracks that oozes the emotive, reflective lyricism and melancholy that is to be expected from any emo-grunge act. Read More

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ALBUM: Hawthorne Heights – Bad Frequencies

One of the founding fathers of the mainstream emo movement in the 2000s, Hawthorne Heights are back with their sixth album, ‘Bad Frequencies’, the band’s first full-length in five years. Newly signed to Pure Noise Records, the record is packed with summery rock anthems which is an amalgamation of everything they’ve been through since their formation seventeen years ago. Read More

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ALBUM: Light The Torch – Revival

When a vocalist as accomplished as Howard Jones steps out of Killswitch Engage, and has been a part of some monumental albums such as ‘The End Of Heartache’, you have to wonder where could he go next? In steps his next project, Light The Torch (originally known as Devil You Know) with their first offering under this new name, ‘Revival’. Read More