The Truth – The Erik Chandler Band | Album Review

Possibly one of the most under appreciated men in pop-punk history, Erik Chandler is more commonly known as the bassist for the legendary Bowling For Soup (and if you don't know who they are, then why are you even here. Go away and educate yourself right now!). Will this solo outing follow in his bands footsteps, delivering more of what we've come to love from the Texas Quartet? Will this be a dramatic change in pace for Mr. Chandler, allowing him to create a thirteen piece Jazz odyssey?

You Know the Drill don’t want to be on a Losing Streak

Birmingham pop-punks You Know the Drill are set to release their debut EP Losing Streak via Scylla Records on October 28.

Chatting With Derek DiScanio From State Champs

State Champs returned to the UK for a set on the main stage at Reading and Leeds festival. Before that however, there was the small matter of a sold-out headline show at the Underworld and also a sold-out acoustic set alongside fellow Reading/Leeds attendees Sleeping with Sirens. I caught up with frontman Derek DiScanio before their acoustic set to chat about the success of Around the World and Back, Warped Tour, the recently announced March 2017 UK tour and Dereks favourite Disney character.

Pop-punk newcomers ICYMI share ‘Get Out’

Newcomers ICYMI are gearing up to release “Get Out” on the 17th September. Luckily you can listen to the track right here! This tune garners huge pop punk influence with the likes of Blink 182, Paramore and All Time Low all springing to mind. This band is infectious and boy do they shine on this track!

Band Of The Week: Altered Sky

For our first band of the week, it has to be a band that I have literally seen over thirty times: Altered Sky.

Introducing Better Days

Upon completion of the bands first official tour, writing began for what would have been a third EP. During this process it became evident the bands musical direction was moving towards something new, a brand which didn't fit the style they had built. It was then decided that they would start again from scratch and of the new alias; Better Days.

Artist Playlist: Luke Rainsford of Layover

Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist!   In this weeks edition of Artist Playlist we have the immensely talented […]

Landmarks – In Spite Of It All | Story Behind The Artwork

"We approached him with the idea of a tranquil lake with someone looking out over it. He was brilliant with his water colour paint work, so we asked if he could keep the colouring simple and apply that affect. The use of a canoe came about when we saw a photograph whilst on tour last year and from that moment we had the cover image made up in our minds. We gave him the idea's and colour scheme we wanted to work with and from then on he went away and did his thing".

Coast to Coast / Layover add Date to August Tour

Midlands based Coast to Coast and Layover have just added dates to their August Tour.

The Story Of Creation For Safe Side’s Blossom

Following the band’s recent release of the EP, Frank discusses the recording process…

The Holiday – The Good Life EP

The Holiday are a four-piece pop-rock band hailing from Eastbourne, and their debut EP: ‘The Good Life’ is due to release on July 29th.

Shield Fest II (FVK/More Than Most/Junior + more) @ Hobos, Bridgend

A very emotional night but it showed that FVK are going to go on and have plenty of success in their future ventures. A very good festival overall which organiser Adam Tibbs should give himself a pat on the back for! Now to count down the days until the next Shield Fest!

Neck Deep’s 2 New Versions of ‘December’ Reviewed!

Kirsty Johnston listened to both versions and gave her review of each track...

SWMRS announce UK dates!

Those pop-punkers in SWMRS have announced a run of UK dates following their debut Reading and Leeds festival appearances! The dates start in Birmingham on the 29th August and run through to London on the 8th September. 2016 has been a massive year for the quartet from Bay Area with the release of debut album Drive North in February which has been critically acclaimed across the world.

As It Is release their Fearless Family Gathering session

Those lovely pop-punkers in As It Is have released the recording of their Fearless Family Gathering sesion. The intimate session saw stripped-back, acoustic versions of Dial Tones, Winters Weather and My Oceans Were Lakes performed for a small group of very lucky people! There are also some explanations for each of the tracks.

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