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Team Member: Nathan Blackstone

I'm Nathan, I'm based in South East England and I'm a huge music fan. When I'm not making music of my own I'm listening to a wide variety of music from Pop to Rock to Metal and beyond. My top three bands would have to be the Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo and My Chemical Romance although there are so many other great bands but so little time to list them!

Nathan Blackstone's Articles:

LOWLIVES hope to Burn Forever with their new EP

LOWLIVES are formed of former members of The Defiled, Amen, No Devotion and The Ataris and have been about around a year but are already making strong progress. They’ve got a sold out London headline gig, done a Maida Vale session for Radio 1, are set to play Reading and Leeds and are playing a […]

TALONS- We All Know

Post Rock is a genre that seems ever present. Always in the background, constantly making it’s advances. Talons are a British band who fall firmly within this genre, forming in Hereford in 2008. In the ten years since their formation they’ve released 2010’s Hollow Realm and 2014’s New Topographic along with a slew of other […]

Orchards- Losers/ Lovers

My love for Orchards go back a little while. It’s sometime in the summer of 2016, I am yet to start reviewing for Altcorner but I’m looking at university courses. I turn up to an open day in Brighton and everyone is herded into a small presentation room with a stage. Orchards played two songs […]

Fangclub – True Love

It’s sometime in March this year, I’m in a small basement venue in Bournemouth. A band I’ve previously reviewed, Nervus, just finished a killer set and I’m ready for more loud sounds in preparation for the mighty Milk Teeth. A group of people who walked past me earlier in the crowd take the stage. Turns […]

Columbus- A Hot Take On Heartbreak

Aussie power trio, Columbus have another album for us! A Hot Take On Heartbreak, the follow up to 2016’s Spring Forever, is finally here. There have been changes in that time. Through relentless touring the band realised they didn’t really want to be the pop punk band that they’d become anymore. With this knowledge in […]

LIINES- Stop-Start

Manchester trio LIINES have been on the rise and now is their time to shine with their debut record Stop-Start. It encompasses beloved genres such as Post- Punk, New Wave and even blending in Riot Grrrl sensibilities. The first track, Shallow, starts out and immediately conjures up comparisons to bands like Interpol until those vocals […]

Hawthorne Heights- Bad Frequencies

Ohio natives, Hawthorne Heights, have their latest record out this week. Bad Frequencies is the band’s first full length album since 2013’s Zero and comes almost three years after Hurt, the final part of their EP trilogy. The band earned their title and place on emo playlists in the early 2000s with the one two […]

Hawthorne Heights talk about Bad Frequencies

I spoke to JT of Hawthorne Heights ahead of the release of their new record, Bad Frequencies. Out April 27th! So your new record, Bad Frequencies is out soon, did you have anything in mind with this record or did you just want to continue the evolution? Our only goal is to always be moving […]

The Rocket Dolls- DeaDHead

The Rocket Dolls are a big, brave, Brighton based rock trio that are releasing their latest album, DeaDHead this week. Having played alongside bands such as Dorje, Black Peaks and Toska you can already assume it’ll be worth a listen. If you still aren’t convinced let me tell you a little more about it. The […]

Sick Joy- Amateurs

Sick Joy are a Grungey three piece rock act that formed in Newcastle in 2016 before heading down to Brighton to continue forging their path into your ears and brains. Amateurs is their debut EP, their first attack. It’s a strong one at that so let’s get into it! Senses starts out with a rattling […]

Nervus- Everything Dies

UK Punks Nervus bring you their new record this week entitled, Everything Dies. The record follows up their debut record, Permanent Rainbow. While the title may make the record sound like it’s sadder than its predecessor it actually ends up toward the opposite. It’s a record that certainly has its own identity. The record opens […]

Good Tiger – We Will All Be Gone

Good Tiger are a mixed up band. Their songs wrap up post- hardcore and math rock influences into a neat little package for you to enjoy. In this case that package is their new record, We Will All Be Gone. This is the bands sophomore effort and will be released on February 9th. The band […]

Great Collapse- Neither Washington Nor Moscow… Again!

Has 2018 started off a little rough? If it kind of has then I might have just the ticket for you here. Melodic Hardcore from Great Collapse featuring current and ex-members of Strike Anywhere, Rise Against, Nations Afire, Death By Stereo and Set Your Goals. The follow up to their debut, Holy War is almost […]

The Night Suns- Human

The last month of the year is sometimes the most surprising and for me it certainly is because I got this new EP to review. Human is the debut EP from The Night Suns. A band formed only last year in London. They’ve spent their time crafting not only this EP but their sound to […]

Seven Stories High- Deadweight

We’re heading for winter again people, nights are drawing in and it’s all cold outside. If like me that makes you a little sad then may I suggest a bit of fresh pop punk? Conveniently, Seven Stories High are releasing their EP Deadweight on November 24th. The Swansea pop punks have penned a four track […]

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