The Spill Canvas have made a comeback into what is a very different music world, but new album Conduit sounds like they don’t give a damn.
Kid Kapichi’s debut album comes to us this week, titled This Time Next Year. It owes it’s name in part because that’s what we’re all thinking about right now. The current pandemic is central to the album in many ways. The record was produced by the band themselves to get around lockdowns, it’s lyrics grappling with the alternate reality we’ve all found ourselves in.
Lonely The Brave’s new record The Hope List is a very pleasing listen, acting as my introduction to a very talented outfit at a perfect point; the band are reborn with new vocalist Jack Bennett and a new sense of drive and direction.
London based HOLYGOOD (formerly Light You Up) have their first EP coming and it promises to be good. Not only have members of the band toured with the likes of Don Broco, Pvris and State Champs but they spent 2019 touring with Busted. The EP, titled Killing Giants, came out on January 22 and consists of three tracks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
“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…”