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Top tips for a fun Download 2022!

It’s time for the first full Download Festival since 2019 and it could be the first festival for many. So here are some tips to help you make the most of your experience.

Hot Takes: Getting to know Another Now

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Lotus Eater – Social Hazard | EP Review

Lotus Eater's new EP 'Social Hazard' is a 7 track fast paced angry extravaganza of biblical proportion. The song lengths are consistently short, which works far better for this metalcore outfit, especially from the point of view of someone who doesn't listen to the genre. And that's not because it's over fast. It's because it actually makes it feel accessible rather than overpowering. After reviewing I expected to find myself in a cold sweat, but in actual fact, I was only slightly too warm.

Climate of Fear – The Onset Of Eternal Darkness

Climate of Fear are an emerging talent from the UK who offer a new take on melodic death metal. The five piece have began to create quite a reputation for themselves combining a plethora of genres that ebb and flow between metal, beatdown and hardcore - forming a full arsenal of riffs, punishing vocals and ear shattering meltdowns.

Mastiff – Plague | ALBUM REVIEW

”A miserable band from a miserable town”. That is how Mastiff summarise themselves on their social media. I've never been to Hull, but if Mastiff are the aural representation of the town, then I'm not sure I want to visit. This is a band who specialise in brutality, whether that be when they utilise extreme pace or, more often, the thudding grinding groove that propels their particular brand of sludgy grinding heaviness.

Enter Shikari, Palaye Royale and Black Peaks live at Manchester Academy

A gloomy Manchester is where we lay our scene, with Enter Shikari drawing to the end of a mammoth UK tour that began back at the beginning of December. (Photo: Dani Willgress)

Interview With Pop Sensation Alice Merton! | Feature

Alice Merton has recently released her debut album 'MINT' - the highly anticipated full-length release by the German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter comes off the back of the rapturous reception of debut single 'No Roots' which saw Alice's inaugural release become not only a number one but an international smash hit. We caught up with Alice just after MINT was released to chat about the latest things happening in the world of Miss Merton, a bit about the premise of the album and what else 2019 has instore for her...

Mastodon and Kvelertak Live Review at Leeds 02 Academy

If you asked anybody about the best metal bands to emerge this side of the millennium, chances are Mastodon would be one of the first bands out of their mouth. And with good reason. In the 19 years since the release of their debut full length, Remission, the Atlanta four-piece have gone on to release critically acclaimed records, top album of the year lists and even win a Grammy. Tonight they take on Leeds, in thoroughly miserable weather it must be said.

BUSTED – Half Way There | Album Review

While Night Driver stood as an entity resembling a fun-filled holiday, Half Way There as a record is a rapturous homecoming and I will happily go on record to say; Half Way There is the best Pop Punk album of the past five years!

Best New Singles: Late January/Early February | Feature

Liz takes a look at the latest and most importantly - the best new singles released from some of the finest artists around!

Hot Takes: Getting To Know FOXHAUNT

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

A Guide To: Julien Baker – The Best Songs By Julien Baker | Feature

Welcome to The Best Songs By Julien Baker. In this featured article we take a look at Julien Baker's best selection of tracks hand-picked by ourselves for your enjoyment.

Introducing: dubé – The Canadian Three-Piece Proving That Rock n’ Roll Is Alive and Kicking! | Feature

dubé are a straight to the point rock outfit from Canada who are striving to not only prove that rock n roll never died but that it is alive and kicking.

The Mechanist take on the A-Z challenge

Their new single The Timekeeper is one of our favourites of the year so far, so we just had to get The Timekeeper to tell us more about themselves! They complied by taking on our A-Z challenge!

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