Team Member: Amos Hayes

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Turbowolf live @ Scala London

Turbowolf put on one of the most eclectic high energy shows of 2018 so far at a near capacity Scala. Playing an almost even spread of songs from their 3 albums, the energy levels never dipped across the 12 song set. Supports for this show came from Big Spring and Puppy. Big Spring, a grunge […]

With Sails Ahead – Morning Sun

New Jersey post hardcore group With Sails Ahead released their third EP Morning Sun on 9th March. There has been somewhat of a revival of 90s alternative rock as a sound recently and this EP fits into that category.  The EP takes a lot of influence from 90s emo and post hardcore. Bands such as […]

The Xcerts talk new album and touring

Following the release of their most successful album to date, we caught up with Murray (vocals/guitar) and Tom (drums) from The Xcerts, on the London date of their Hold On To Your Heart tour. The discussion varied from what it’s like to tour a successful album, writing the album and what it’s like to achieve […]

The Xcerts live @ Heaven London

On Friday night, The Xcerts, offered a few hundred people a brilliant chance to escape from the cold outside. Playing every song from their brilliant 2018 release Hold On To Your Heart, the trio proved they have mastered the art of joyous rock music. Even with the attendance hampered by the bad weather, it was […]

Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

Rolo Tomassi have always been a band that have pushed the boundaries of creativity within the UK heavy music scene. On their fifth album Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (released March 2nd) this is no different. For those that think Rolo Tomassi are just a brutally heavy experimental hardcore outfit, are in […]

Thornhill – Butterfly EP

Australian quintet, Thornhill, have released their second EP on well-known Australian label UNFD. The EP sees the band build on the two singles they released in 2017. Carrying the more melodic aspect of their sound forward, Thornhill achieve an alternative metalcore sound, and for fans of this genre Thornhill will surely be worth keeping an […]

Marmozets live @ ULU

Marmozets proved that they are destined for bigger things with a triumphant show at the sold out ULU. Following the release of Knowing What You Know Now the quintet have an arsenal of songs that some bands could only wish for in their entire career. Opening the show were Marmozets’ touring friends, Queen Zee. Their […]

Machine Head – Catharsis

Machine Head’s new album Catharsis is a mixture of hits and misses. As a whole it feels more like a collection of singles. With each song sounding like it has been plucked from a different part of the bands 25 year career. Despite this slight lack of cohesion each song still carries a distinct Machine […]

Story Untold – Waves

Story Untold are set to release their debut album Waves on 2nd February. Story Untold are described as pop punk, but are more for fans of As It Is and bands of that ilk rather than Blink 182 or even Fall Out Boy. The quintet’s debut album is monotonous and instantly forgettable. And with Warped […]

The Xcerts – Hold On To Your Heart

The Xcerts have been on the cusp of being massive for a few years now. With their new album Hold On To Your Heart, the trio must surely end 2018 as one of the year’s biggest bands. The record sees the band push themselves with big bold production styles which perfectly compliment their version of […]

Can’t Swim on 2017 and what to expect in 2018

New Jersey emo rockers Can’t Swim are one of the breakthrough acts of 2017. With their debut album Fail You Again making many peoples album of the year lists. As they closed out 2017 supporting Creeper on the Theatre of Fear tour, I caught up with guitarist and vocalist Chris LoPorto (C) as well as […]

Creeper live @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Creeper surpassed their sky high expectations with a sensational show on the London stop of their Theatre of Fear tour. Supported by Nervus, Microwave and Can’t Swim, Creeper headlined what is sure to be considered one of the highlights of 2017, for all of the close to 2000 capacity crowd. Opening the night were Nervus. […]

Calligram – Askesis

Released on November 24th, Calligram’s debut record Askesis is a dark brooding example of blackened hardcore. The combination of slow more expansive elements and the unadulterated fury of faster more extreme parts, will take the listener on a dark artistic journey. Being only six tracks long, there is no filler with each song bringing something […]

Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is Over

Highly successful Finnish prog rockers Von Hertzen Brothers released their brand new album War is Over. The album sees the band continue their anthemic style of prog rock. A common stereotype of prog rock is long drawn out expansive songs. Apart from the opening and closing tracks, the songs are distinctly shorter and a lot […]

Placebo live @ Brixton Academy

Placebo fought against illness to celebrate their 20th anniversary on the first of two dates at Brixton Academy. They proved their experience as they took the audience on a journey through some of the best songs of their illustrious career. Opening the show were Husky Loops, the London based alt-rock trio warmed up the expecting […]


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