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ManDown – We Want Blood

Had enough of exercising in your front room to YouTube PE instructors? Yeah? Good, get some music down you with post-hardcore ManDown and their debut EP We Want Blood. Coming out of Farnborough, ManDown is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Iain Turner and drummer Lawrence Arnold, who have been friends since childhood. Influenced by the sound and attitude of bands like Rage Against the Machine, We Are 68, Black Peaks, The Prodigy, and Hundred Reasons. Also joining forces previously with Welcome the Howling Tones and touring with the likes of Nick Olivieri, Breed77 and Godsized have built them to this moment.  Their debut EP.

PHOXJAW – Royal Swan

Bristol’s Phoxjaw release their debut record, Royal Swan on the 3rd of July via Hassle records. What can I say about these guys that I haven’t already said? Oh, yeah. What I mean by that is, I’ve had the privilege of listening to their EP, A Playground for Sad Adults, which came out in 2019. A lot has happened since 2019, A LOT, not sure if you know, but we are slowly coming out of lockdown, and learning about social distancing.

EBONIVORY – The Long Dream I

Australian Prog Prodigies, Ebonivory released The Long Dream I on 5th June 2020 via Wildthing Records. The crew were to venture on tour until a certain virus hit the world, so we will be waiting patiently for the time we can all get together and head to a dark hot venue to listen to that live riff, vocal, drum beat or bass, up until then we have the recorded vocals of Charlie Powlett, drummer Dave Parkes, bassist Connor McMillan, and Louis Edwards and Jake Ewings to provides riffs on their latest record.

Black Orchid Empire – Semaphore

London trio Black Orchid Empire Release Semaphore has been touring the UK extensively appearing at Download, Standon Calling and Camden Rocks and on June 12th release their latest creation, Semaphore. Black Orchid Empire have supported Hed p.e, Ravenface and Skunk Anansie around the U.K. Skin, the front person of Skunk Anansie said about the trio’s music “Beautiful melodies coupled with tear-your-face-off riffs. Bright fresh new stars”. 

Album Review: Gold Key – Panic Machine

Hertfordshire quartet, Gold Key have released 'Panic Machine' their follow up to 2017 debut “Hello, Phantom”. Panic Machine was recorded off grid in isolation at Gwynedd in North Wales. The crew created in the summer of 2016 by vocalist Steve Sears and Laurent Barnard two old school friends, Sears also produced two of Barnards, Gallows records. Both decided to make Gold Key adding James Leach on bass of Sikth and Milk Teeth’s Jack Kenny on drums.

Naked Next Door – Swerving Out Wide

Milton Keynes rockers Naked Next Door release their latest six track, EP Swerving Out Wide via Honest records on May 21st. The band of four came together three years ago at the age of…17 years old….I’ll say that again, 17 years old, do they’re bringing their high sprites to us all.

Album Review: Deepshade – Soul Divider

Wigan’s Deepshade formed in the late of 2013 by David Rybka, Tom Doherty and Paul Barlow joining forces due to their pleasure of creating all things fresh. The four piece have released their new 10 track EP 'Soul Divider' out soon. The crew influenced by Soundgarden, The Doors, Pearl Jam and QOTSA along with Porcupine Tree bringing these influences with their own sound has garnered a following.

Violent Soho – Everything Is A OK

You may have noticed a pandemic risen its brutal head around the world, so for many of our mental health music helps, it keeps us together with a bit of humour through these mad emotional times. Aussie band Violent Soho have done exactly that with the latest record, affectionately named “Everything is A-OK”. Like many of us stuck at home, this is the time new music make help keep us sane.

Imonolith – State of Being

Canada, oh Canada….you provided us with a group of metal powerhouses who came together to become… Imonolith. Featuring members from Devin Townsend Project, Threat Signal, Methods of Mayhem are about to release their debut record ‘State of Being on 27th March. If it’s not enough for you lot, then these heavy hitters are heading out to the UK in March/April.

Delain – Apocalypse & Chill

On 7th February Dutch outfit Delain release 16 track record, Apocalypse & Chill. Not only is it the name of the record but a good bit of advice too. Anyway, Delain are, Within Tempation Martijn Westerholt on keys, vocalist Charlotte Wessels, guitarist Timo Somers, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije and Joey Marin de Boer on drums.

The Jacques – Born Sore

How long has January been? Feels longer than 31 days, so, calm those nerves and ready yourself for February, as we here at Alt-Corner have been passed the new EP Born Sore by Bristol/London fellows, The Jacques and it’s out NOW.

Bandaid Brigade – I’m Separate

Punk supergroup, Bandaid Brigade release their debut album “I’m Separate” on the 21st January. The architects are members of Pears, Street Dogs and The Gamits collectively, Zach Quinn vocals, Brian Wahstrom, keys and vocals, Paul Rucket drums and guitarist Chris Fogal. The album was recorded in Denver and co-produced by Fogal himself.

Bones UK – Unplugged

London Bred, L.A based Bones UK are coming at us with their Unplugged EP of five tracks taken from their self-titled debut album, Bones UK are Rosie Bones and Carmen Vandenburg, the duo have had a Grammy nomination for “Pretty Waste”, they also are releasing a performance film alongside this EP and have toured with Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Tom Morello, The Struts and Bush and this Unplugged EP was influenced by none other than Nirvana. 

Album Review: Bellevue Days – It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever

Croydon rockers "Bellevue Days" released their long-awaited debut album, It Can't Possibly Go Wrong Ever on the 22nd November 2019, just in time for Christmas.

MSRY – Loss

Oxford isn’t just about boat races and inspector Morse, it has a music scene too, with hardcore quartet MSRY travelling the cobbled streets with their latest EP, “Loss”. Following on from the previous year’s “Safety First” EP, getting the guys in the Guardians best new music of 2019 and played on Iggy Pop’s BBC Radio 6 show.

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