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Cheap Meat – ‘People Are The Worst’

There’s no doubt Cheap Meat can write fun, catchy songs you’d expect from the likes of Weezer and Bowling For Soup. Their new record, aptly titled People Are The Worst, exemplifies this brilliantly.

Frank Iero And The Future Violence – Heaven is A Place, This is A Place

Emo royalty Frank Iero delivers a raw and touching follow up to 2019’s Barriers. Heaven Is A Place serves as a companion piece to the 2019 record, taking you on an emotional journey through this twenty-minute long EP that will have listeners begging for more. 

Albums of the year 2020 – Lizi Birt

2020 has been a weird one that’s for sure. We made it to March for live gigs and have been lost without live music and festival season. But what was not stopped was the release of good, new music, with a whole load of new releases! Here deputy editor Lizi gives her top 5 2020 releases.

Helen Love – Power On

Welsh indie bubblegum pop trio Helen Love has had a long-lasting career spanning two decades, forming in 1992 exclusively releasing singles & EPs up until the 2000s. Nine full-length albums later Helen Love release ‘Power On’, a messy low-fi parody of their 1990s inspirations, each song is bathed in an obvious amount of The Ramones influences.

Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: Survival Horror

After multiple listens to this 30 minute EP I have to admit it really digs its hooks in. Having once been a big fan of Bring Me The Horizon before recent LPs That’s The Spirit & Amo left me wishing for a return to Suicide Season and There is a Hell. However, with Post Human, I am pleased to say this is a return to form.

Young Culture: Self-Titled album review

With this brand new, self-titled full length, Young Culture have issued one of the most diverse and challenging records I’ve heard from the alt-rock scene in quite some time.

Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses

If a band changes their sound, it’s always called “evolving”. However, evolution is a species adapting to its surroundings and becoming better at surviving. What do we call it when a band changes and the quality has regressed?

Venom Prison- Primeval

Primeval sees Venom Prison revisiting their first two EPS Defy the Tyrant and The Primal Chaos, giving the songs a chance to shine the way they wanted it to in the first place. The tracks from each are packaged with two brand new songs, a hint at where the band is set to go next which we’ll get to later. 

Snow Coats – Pool Girl EP

Dutch indie pop foursome are still riding high following a Dutch Indie XL chart number one a few months ago, and their talent shines through in four tracks of glorious bubble gum pop in their latest EP, Pool Girl.

Sleeping With Sirens – How It Feels To Be Lost (Deluxe) review

I had the pleasure of reviewing Sleeping With Sirens latest outing How It Feels To Be Lost before it dropped last year. Now I have the pleasure of reviewing the deluxe edition, which affords me the opportunity to look at the album retrospectively.

Madina Lake – The Beginning Of New Endings

“After a long hiatus, in April 2020 with the world locked down amidst a global pandemic, MADINA LAKE suddenly unveiled a ferocious new single, 'Playing With Fire'. It had been nine years since the release of their third album, 'World War III'. Since then, the charismatic band have been unveiling a new track each month until the EP's bundled release…”

Poisonous Birds – We Can Never Be All Of Us

The esoteric and unique alternative trio 'Poisonous Birds’ released their new EP ‘We Can Never Not Be All Of Us’ on 14th August… It’s pretty interesting…

Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread – Album Review

Released on August 14, ‘Where Only Gods May Tread’ is the fifth studio album from UK death metal outfit Ingested.

Orbit Culture – Nija – Album Review

Swedish metal outfit ‘Orbit Culture’ are set to drop their first release with new label Seek And Strike titled ‘Nija’.

The Vigil – Hypervigilance

The new album from UK rockers The Vigil was released 21 August, promising a kick ass ride with influences ranging from hard rock and blues through to a grunge tinged alt-rock. 

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