For the last few years, in the tech-metal scene, there have been two titans on either side of The Pond: Tesseract and Periphery. Now when your transatlantic cousins take the ‘Black Album’ school of thought and trim everything down, tighten it all up and produce the shortened album of less expansive works that was Sonder, what do you do? Well, apparently, you mark your first release away from Sumerian records by throwing seemingly everything you can think of, and the kitchen sink, at your new record. And for Periphery, it is a resounding success.
I got sent this album and, frankly, it isn't my cup of tea. But the thing is, I go and see my dad's aunt a lot, and she puts way too much milk in the tea she makes me. That isn't my cup of tea either, but I swallow it and it hydrates me. That's exactly the feeling this record gives me. I must note, if you're thinking about listening because you like AFI...it isn't even slightly like AFI.
[Photo: William Pavli] The Black Queen put on a captivating show at Bush Hall. Despite touring their most recent record Infinite Games, they favoured their debut, Fever Daydream. While both records are equally as magnificent, it seems odd that the older record was favoured in such a way. Perhaps this was due to Fever Daydream […]
Members of PERIPHERY have formed new band Four Seconds Ago and have released new song Listening Post Alpha. You can check out the new song here! The track has been taken off the bands’ upcoming debut album The Vacancy out 28th September 2018. The band has commented; “Misha and I enjoy electronic music, and we were messing around with various programs and […]
Periphery have created a brand new label! The band’s Jake Bowen, Matt Halpern, Mark Holcomb, Misha Mansoor and Spencer Sotelo have teamed up to create 3DOT Recordings! 3DOT will be the home for all Perphery releases going forward and also a home for the side-projects of the band and also non-Periphery artists! Mansoor says; “We are excited to […]
Alternative-electronic trio The Black Queen have revealed details of their new album! Infinite Games is set for release through the band’s own Federal Prisoner label on September 28th! The 10-track sophomore release is the first on their newly created label, formed in partnership with fine artist Jesse Draxler who designed both the artwork for Infinite Games and their […]
LA alternative/electro project The Black Queen have announced a tour of the UK and Europe! The trio, featuring Greg Puciato (The Dilinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (NIN/Telefon Tel Aviv) and Steven Alexander Ryan, are set to grace the UK and mainland through October and November this year! Catch them on the dates below; October 5th UK, Bristol, Thekla […]
Irish electronica artist Feather Beds has revealed his new single Headache Dreams. The track is taken from his sophomore album Blooming, released late last year through Moderna Records. The visual is deeply disturbing if you suffer from coulrophobia (the posh word for a fear of clowns). No seriously, I’m going to have nightmares tonight! Check out Headache Dreams below;
Vol 1 EP sees The Ready Set returning with a record of Summer anthems that you can imagine yourself having on a summer playlist. No Halos has an odd electro instrumentation to kick the EP off with, it gives a bit of a trippy vibe but works well with the vocal melodies. It’s a track […]
UNKLE have revealed new single Nowhere To Run! The track comes from critically acclaimed album The Road: Part I, released earlier this year! Check out Nowhere To Run below;
Silent Descent are a 6 piece from Dartford UK and 12 years strong as they are on the verge of releasing their third full length album titled Turn To Grey which will blow your mind while you try and process all the exciting flavours. Think of this album like a packet of Jellybeans… You have […]
Berlin based electronic duo Bullet Height are currently on their first UK tour supporting Courtesans. We had a chat with guitarist/vocalist Jon Courtney and vocalist/keyboardist Sammi Doll to discuss shows, the title of Jon’s biography and Sammi’s ideal dinner guests…. Today’s the first day of the UK, are you excited for it? Jon: Excited? Yeah. […]
Opening the show tonight are Pontypool rockers Digital Criminals. They’re entertaining and show off some of their talent during their short set with frontwoman Emily Bates commanding the floor in front of the stage well. The only downpoint of their set was the length, with all sets having to be cut short due to curfew.