Albums/EPs

ALBUM: The Neighbourhood – The Neighbourhood

After releasing two successful EPs in September and January respectively, Californian rockers The Neighbourhood are back with their third full-length self-titled LP. Delivering a third album that lives up to the success of previous work isn’t an easy task, and though this effort certainly manages to retain the monochrome aesthetic that the band have generated for themselves, it unfortunately lacks in both originality and excitement. Read More

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LIVE REVIEW: At The Drive-In @ Academy, Manchester (13/03/2018)

After some unstable and somewhat problematic fleeting returns here and there since their initial split back in 2001, it seems like we’re finally seeing a fully-fledged return of El Paso post-hardcore favourites, At The Drive-In. The past 12 months have seen not only their first full-length of 16 years in ‘in•ter a•li•a’, but also an EP in ‘Diamanté’, and now a solidified touring schedule. Read More

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LIVE: Tonight Alive @ KOKO, London (08/03/2018)

The queue for London’s iconic venue KOKO tonight is snaking past the stage door, back across the road, and down alongside the rows of bars and kebab shops that line Camden’s bustling streets. It’s a diverse crowd; teenage girls clad head-to-toe in band merch stand alongside tall bearded types who look like they might have gotten lost on the way to a Coheed & Cambria show. Still, all are here for tonight’s pop punk triple bill, headlined by Australia’s Tonight Alive. Read More

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ALBUM: Andrew W.K. – You’re Not Alone

Andrew W.K. has been partying hard for as long as he’s been in the public domain. 2001’s ‘I Get Wet’ put him onto a pedestal for party addicts everywhere, and he retains that iconic status to this day, even though arguably he’s never released anything relatively decent since. With his first release since 2009, he carries on the same formula he’s had forever, although now he’s a self-help expert, apparently. Read More

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ALBUM: American Nightmare – American Nightmare

Boston based hardcore outfit American Nightmare burned hard, bright, and fast for five years in the early 00s and then called it quits in 2004. Two albums, legendary live shows, and a god-like status within the scene was enough to draw them into a near extinction. In the 14 years since then, there have been various spin off bands with varying degrees of success, but the demand for a reunion has never faltered. Read More

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LIVE: As It Is @ The Garage, Glasgow (11/03/2018)

It’s been quite some journey for As It Is. Starting off as a small band from Brighton back in 2012, the group rose through the plethora of pop-punk bands trying to make it, and have become a staple name in the scene. With two full albums now under their belt (sophomore ‘okay.’ being about a year old now) and an ever-growing, dedicated fan base, it seems they can do no wrong, and another UK headline run proves that. Read More

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LIVE: Turbowolf @ Stereo, Glasgow (10/03/2018)

Not many bands have as staple a sound as Turbowolf do. Their rip-roaring, energetic fuzzy rock is riff heavy, loud and perfect for playing live, and, having just dropped their exuberant third LP, ‘The Free Life’, the band head up north to Glasgow on the second date of their UK tour with a bagful of buzzing tracks to blow the roof off of the tiny underground venue that is Stereo. Read More