Team Member: Will Pearce

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Can’t Swim – This Too Won’t Pass

Can’t Swim, still pretty fresh to the scene, have gained a great following since their arrival in 2015. With their second studio album ‘This Too Won’t Pass‘ has it’s dark turns in relations to ex-relationships, expressing the emotions through the power of music. With lines like “Blocking out our future with my past” from My […]

Architects – Holy Hell

To know the pain the band must have gone through with their transition between All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us to Holy Hell, it has proven that proceeding with what they love best, and sharing their story with everyone has truly strengthened Architects and pushed for the challenge they encountered. The torch is held high in honour of the late guitarist Tom Searle who lost his life to cancer, who would have been proud of the record his fellow band members produced.

Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead, Suburban Legends @ O2 Forum London

Halloween in Kentish Town, as the doors open at 6.30pm with Pacman and the ghosts, zombie mario and other fancy dress attendees enter the building, we kick things off at 6.55pm with a far from filled room for a sold out show as Disney World regulars Suburban Legends take the stage with their infectious smiles […]

The Arusha Accord – Juracan

After a 7 year hiatus if you are familiar with Reading based tech-metallers The Arusha Accord, you won’t be disappointed with their comeback release titled ‘Juracan’ which leads all previous roots of the heavy riffs and crazed hard-to-follow patterns drawing inspiration from their past while exploring new horizons. One thing I have always loved about […]

LOWLIVES – Burn Forever EP

The new project pieced together from ex-members of The Defiled, The Ataris, No Devotion and Amen is what could be classed as some kind of super-group, dubbing themselves as LOWLIVES.   Kicking things off with the title track, Burn Forever opens with a hard hitting snare on each beat with a rumbling bass line until […]

Mest @ The Underworld

(Photo – Romi Nicole Schneider) When you’re given the option to see a band that reminds you of your teenage days of being a punk rocker, before the term ‘Pop Punk’ was ever created, you bet that show is something you shouldn’t be thinking twice about! A last minute addition in Famous Class who have […]

Urne – The Mountain Of Gold EP

Former members of Hang The Bastard have come back fighting with their new 3-piece project URNE and a 4 track EP titled ‘The Mountain Of Gold’ – Which is an instrumental focus piece of work. Opening with a lengthy instrumental in Dust Atlantis of hardcore-riffage the introduction to vocals at the 2 minute mark penetrate […]

MSRY – Safety First

Oxford based trio MSRY have packed quite the punch in this modern hardcore record which truly blends into the similar pro-level categorised artists. They have all the tools to be a huge band in the scene providing raw energy and a nothing short of incredible EP. With an 8 day tour scheduled starting early July […]

Royal Mob – Cinematic

With the new release of catchy riffs and wide spectrum of vocal abilities, the Copenhagen 4-piece Royal Mob have really struck the right chords in delivering a diverse and unique groove rock-feel good record which will sure to be taking names. Opening track Wanna Lie With You provides a hook in the guitar accommodated by […]

Layover – Your Laughter Never Leaves

Birmingham quartet Layover have blinded me with their latest EP release Your Laughter Never Leaves which has all the emotional content to reflect on serious matters while encouraging the fundamentals of a Pop Punk vibe. Opening with Hunger Pains literally brings the definition of ‘UK Pop Punk’ with catchy guitar riffs, upbeat drums, and a […]

Fight For Friday – Someone You Could Trust

Brit-Pop Punk 4-piece Fight For Friday are new and upcoming artist with a very subtle throw-back feeling EP in Someone You Could Trust showcasing a variety of eras in the world we know of Pop Punk.   Instrumentally I’m digging the easycore feel in opener Life Hits You Hard while the vocals focus mainly on the […]

Mest announce EU/UK dates with Slimboy

American Pop Punk band Mest led by singer/guitarist Tony Lovato are making their way across the big pond in August for the first time since 2012 with special guests Slimboy as support. Known for their early-00’s success with songs like Drawing Board, Fuct Up Kid, Cadillac and Jaded which featured Benji Madden [Good Charlotte], their […]

Gravves – Oh, The Joy EP

Gravves pull out all the firepower in their latest onslaught Oh, The Joy released on Loner Noise Records, which will put the Welsh punk trio on the map in the near future. Opening track Power Bomb Baby is ballsy and self-explanatory leading a huge powerful blast of sound, with the vocalist leading similarities to those […]

itoldyouiwouldeatyou – Get Terrified EP

Itoldyouiwouldeatyou have made quite the name for themselves recently gaining great reputation, as they release ‘Get Terrified EP’, a collection of unreleased physical singles along-side new material, telling a story of their progression as a band and how they have developed on their unique sound. The Lo-fi indie / emo 7-piece express lyrics with raw […]

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