Albums/EPs

EP: Pretty Little Enemy – Second Load

Release Date: September 16th 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/prettylittleenemyuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/prttylttlenemy

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Pretty Little Enemy, the Somerset based self-proclaimed “metal ABBA”, are a rarity in today’s music climate, where it’s surprisingly rare to find a sound that is completely refreshing. Their aptly and somewhat crudely titled sophomore EP ‘Second Load’ is stamped with their riff-filled brand of heavy pop music, and another positive step towards standing beside their established peers.

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ALBUM: Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun

Release Date: September 22nd 2017
Label: Sargent House
Website: www.chelseawolfe.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chelseawwolfe
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cchelseawwolfe

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The world we live in is a dark and scary place, and Chelsea Wolfe has no plans of making it seem any less so. In fact, she wants to do quite the opposite. Wolfe‘s fifth studio album, ‘Hiss Spin’, sees her take on her heaviest, most aggressive album to date.

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EP: The Young Hearts – Honestly, I’m Just Thinking

Release Date: September 29th 2017
Label: Primordial Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theyoungheartsuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theyounghearts_

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Newcomers The Young Hearts only have one EP to their name, which makes it all the more surprising at the scale of their current fanbase in the UK. The Kent quartet may have only ben together for a few years, but they’ve amassed a dedicated fan base and have started to make real rumbles.

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EP: Tigercub – Evolve Or Die

Release Date: September 29th 2017
Label: Alcopop! Records
Website: www.tigercubtigercub.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tigercubtigercub
Twitter: www.twitter.com/_tigercub

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Being one of the most hotly anticipated acts of 2017 is a privilege and a curse. There have been so many bands destined for stardom, only to fall at the first hurdle because of pressure and anticipation. Brighton trio Tigercub are certainly hoping this won’t be the case for them, after all, 2015’s ‘Abstract Figures In The Dark’ gained plaudits from critics and fans alike praising the underground grunge sound that has been missing from mainstream music for so long.

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EP: Stand Atlantic – Sidewinder

Release Date: September 15th 2017
Label: Rude Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/standatlantic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/standatlantic

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There’s been noticeable rumblings across the music scene about up-and-coming pop-punk trio Stand Atlantic after their signing to Rude Records. They’re rumblings that aren’t unwarranted; they’re a band full of infectious energy, overflowing with enthusiasm, and all of this has culminated in their EP, ‘Sidewinder’.

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ALBUM: Across The Atlantic – Works Of Progress

Release Date: September 1st 2017
Label: SharpTone Records
Website: www.acrosstheatlanticband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/acrosstheatlanticband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/atabandtx

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Ever since bands like A Day To Remember jumped onto the scene, there has been an ever present bandwagon of bands to produce a combination of pop-punk and metalcore together in a mix that’s been dubbed as ‘easycore’. This fusion is still around with bands like such as Across The Atlantic, who are back with their second studio album, ‘Works Of Progress’.

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ALBUM: Alazka – Phoenix

Release Date: September 1st 2017
Label: SharpTone Records/Arising Empire
Website: www.alazkaofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alazkaofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/alazkaband

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German metalcore band Burning Down Alaska had been making a name for themselves in their scene, having shared stages with Being As An Ocean and Parkway Drive, and gathering for themselves a sizeable following. After announcing their break-up earlier this year, the band are now back under the moniker Alazka, and have undergone some line-up changes and a new, huge sound to boot.

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ALBUM: Novelists – Noir

Release Date: September 8th 2017
Label: SharpTone Records
Website: www.novelistsofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/novelistsmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/novelistsmusic

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The difficult second album. It’s often talked about. A stumbling block for most bands is whether to stick with what worked on the first release and build upon it, or to change the tune, and experiment with a different sound. For Parisian metalcorers Novelists, the second record syndrome, unfortunately, has struck.

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ALBUM: Enter Shikari – The Spark

Release Date: September 22nd 2017
Label: Ambush Reality
Website: www.entershikari.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/entershikari
Twitter: www.twitter.com/entershikari

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What a hell of a couple of years it has been. It’s indisputable that politically and socially, there’s been an ever-increasing division and segregation, including the lead up and indeed the fall out of both the Brexit and US election results; the issues at the forefront worldwide are too many in number to list off in this review. But, as with any aftermath from dismay and times of darkness, it’s important to remember that there’s always something to salvage.

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ALBUM: Blindwish – Good Excuses

Release Date: September 1st 2017
Label: Rise Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blindwishband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blindwishband

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Dallas, Texas outfit Blindwish are one of the latest signees to Rise Records, and, in sharing a label with the likes of PVRIS, Knuckle Puck, and Of Mice & Men, who have all been gearing up for new releases over the past few months, there’s a chance a smaller band like Blindwish could be overlooked.

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