As I said before, Rise would definitely be something I’d recommend if you’re into 30 Seconds To Mars. And although I said the influence was clear, City Of Ashes are still very much original in their music. Remember, inspiration isn’t always copying, and I hope City Of Ashes get themselves signed soon.
Griever are a melodic-death metal/metalcore genre-bending quintet. Their sound is reminiscent of the likes of Trivium, Gothenburg Sound, Malefice and In Flames and they perfectly fit the gap for consistent metal butchery. The band’s forthcoming release Soul Searcher aims to prove exactly why the quintet have been shit-hot on the metal scene since their formation.
Not a lot has been mentioned of Waterparks over this side of the pond just yet but with the release of EP Cluster on May 27 (just in time for their Slam Dunk festival appearances and London headline show!) they are hoping that is about to change.
Doomsday Outlaw are a 5 piece hard-rock band from Derbyshire. Suffer More is their 14-track sophomore album and it’s amazing.
Valleys Soundfest is an alternative music festival that is held by students on the Music Technology course at Coleg Y Cymoedd. Each year the festival benefits a chosen charity, the past couple of years it has been the charity Love Hope Strength Foundation UK. The festival showcases up and coming artists, both locally and nationally as well as college bands.
‘Along The Shadow’ is a triumphant return from the heavyweights of post-hardcore. Admirably they don’t just reclaim their throne at the very top of this genre, they also inject some much needed life into it.
Although small, tonight went well. It is nice to see a packed club, showing that people still enjoy actual live bands. All acts were outstanding. The People The Poet, The Broadcasts and Vince James all showed that true talent really does still exist.
When someone offered me an extra ticket to see The Front Bottoms in Boulder, CO, I leapt at the opportunity. I drove upstate to attend the show and waited around the back of the crowd for the headliners to come on. From here, I had a beautiful view of the most entertaining opening performance I’ve ever seen.
Cardiff’s newest live music venue was the destination for the Welsh leg of Andy Black’s Homecoming Tour and quite shockingly, the sun was out! Andy released debut solo album The Shadow Side on the 6th May, a very different direction from his Black Veil Brides day job but a great release!
This EP was such a great listen, the band certainly have a lot of big things ahead of them. Hopefully they follow up with a new EP soon with tracks as great as they already have.
Being my first experience with Patriot Rebel, Cynics Playground is certainly an excellent way to get introduced to them. This EP has gotten me totally hooked on them and I’m craving more, live shows, new releases, anything to keep my new found love for them burning. This is definitely one of my new favourite EPs and I encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself as soon as you can.
Overall this EP is definitely worth a listen, loved all of these tracks! I would love to hear these songs live, hopefully sometime in the future I can come along to a local gig! Overall rating, I’d give them 9/10!
Drawing comparisons from Mallory Knox and Saosin throughout the five hard-rocking songs that appear on this EP. Cardinal Bay are probably one of the best post-hardcore newcomers of 2016.
Formed by brothers Matthew and Billy Chevalier and cousin Dylan Mattheisen, from Benson, Minnesota. The album gives you a major pop punk feel across the 10 tracks and Kirsty gave her thoughts – track by track!