I once scrolled on Instagram through a Wage War fan discussion. They had found little to enjoy from their (very good, if I do say so myself) 2019 outing Pressure, stating “if I listen to Wage War, I want it to be heavy”. They’ll be happy with Manic, for the most part.
There was high expectations for Angels & Airwaves' sixth album Lifeforms (out today) after it was launched into space. And quite frankly it lives up to those expectations and more.
Laura Jane Grace dropped surprise mini-album At War With The Silverfish at 4pm today through Big Scary Monsters.
When I first heard of Real Friends I was fresh to pop punk. I liked All Time Low, As It Is, Green Day and My Chemical Romance. I found their first two albums to be too brash and bordering on unlistenable. By the time Composure dropped I’d been to Slam Dunk Festival and, though I still believe their first two records to be poor, that third album really made me fall for them. ‘Stand Steady; is still their best song.
Hawthorne Heights have never really slowed since their inception. Their eighth full length, The Rain Just Follows Me, shows that the band still have a lot to say.
Tigress release their new album Pura Vida on Friday. We had an early listen and honestly, really enjoyed it.
It's taken Beach Riot three years to put debut album Subatomic Party Cool together but it was well worth the wait. It is released on September 17 through Alcopop! Records.
Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Courtney Pierre has released his solo record The Price of Salt. It's an interesting listen.
Young Culture released their new EP Godspeed on July 30 through Rude Records. The band want you to feel the emotions throughout and this is something you really do on a deep listen.
Sleep Waker release new record Alias today and it is something for the metal fans out there to sink their teeth into and enjoy.
Cognitive release their new record Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction this week and its pretty much pure death metal brilliance.
Beartooth have absolutely no business creating an album as brilliant as they have done here. But Below has set the bar extremely high for the remaining records to come out this year.
Tigercub released their new album As Blue As Indigo on June 18 and it is one of the albums of 2021.
Free Throw release their fourth album Piecing It Together on June 25. As someone who is hit and miss with the pop-punk genre, this record is one of my favourites of the year - and the genre in general.