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ALTERNATIVE MUSIC REVIEWS

Live review: Trash Boat, Capstan, Doll Skin and Woes @ Leeds University Stylus

Knowing full well I was set for a loaded night of pop punk, at times with a sprig of hardcore added in, I decided the only worthy shirt for the gig was my As It Is one. Then, in classic broke pop punk fashion, I used the day ticket from my bus journey earlier to get to Leeds, thus not spending extra cash on the train. 20 chicken nuggets down, I strolled to the venue, prepared for a night of mosh pit observing/avoiding.

Tides From Nebula – From Voodoo To Zen

This is the fifth full length release from Polish instrumental post rock trio Tides From Nebula. It sees the band delving into cinematic landscapes of swirling synthesizers and hypnotic rhythms.  Instrumental music can be a very tricky thing to pull off, especially one based in such a minimalist sub-genre as post-rock. The ability to keep the listeners attention without a central focal point like a vocalist is challenge enough, without throwing the baby of traditional song structures out with the bath water.

‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ by Sleeping With Sirens review

The year is 2019 and, after much promise, Sleeping With Sirens have returned with their eagerly anticipated sixth studio effort. Following on from the poppier offerings of 2017's major label record 'Gossip', the band promised some heavier tunes more akin to 'Let's Cheers To This'. 

Cultdreams – Things That Hurt

Formed in 2014 and previously known as Kamikaze Girls are Cultdreams, who in 2017 released their debut record Seafoam which received widespread praise for depicting life with depression and PTSD, whilst shining a light on harmful behaviour, sexual harassment and every-day misogyny in society.  Nearly two years away from the studio to tour Seafoam in the UK/EU and across the Atlantic. Guitarist/vocalist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson release a long-awaited second album, Things That Hurt via Big Scary Monsters.

Gender Roles – Prang

In 2018, the month of September, day 28th  approximately 6pm, upstairs at the Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, Mare street, I witnessed a three piece band from Brighton called Gender Roles, these musicians consist of drummer Jordan Lilford, guitarist/vocalist Tom Bennett and bassist Jared Tomkins who all met/formed in 2015 at Jordan’s Brighton Pride party. In this thirty-minute set, they aided my tinnitus and enabled the love of music. A year later these punk/garage rockers release their debut record PRANG, it’s here in my grasps and is ready for release on August 30th via Big Scary Monsters. Recorded with producer Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios in Kent over ten days.

Eradikator – Obscura Review

Maturity. It is a most tenuous term when applied to music, and particularly when applied to metal. Does maturation mean growth, a successful refining of your sound, cutting back on youthful fire and expanding on those elements that best suit your band, as Metallica so masterfully achieved between …And Justice For All and The Black Album? Or does it involve the shaving off of any edges, polishing everything to an unbearable sheen and the beginning of a managed decline into metal mediocrity.

Pale Waves @ Reading Festival 2019 | Live Review

It was that time of year again, Reading Festival rolls into the Berkshire area to deliver three days of one of the most diverse line-up instalments you are likely to see at a UK festival. Amassing genres from pop sensations to Hardcore, all the way to pop punk and grime. As the sun soaked Richfield Avenue, we were at Reading Festival 2019 and we were ready to be entertained.

The Wombats @ Reading Festival 2019 | Live Review

It was that time of year again, Reading Festival rolls into the Berkshire area to deliver three days of one of the most diverse line-up instalments you are likely to see at a UK festival. Amassing genres from pop sensations to Hardcore, all the way to pop punk and grime. As the sun soaked Richfield Avenue, we were at Reading Festival 2019 and we were ready to be entertained.

You Me At Six @ Reading Festival 2019 | Live Review

It was that time of year again, Reading Festival rolls into the Berkshire area to deliver three days of one of the most diverse line-up instalments you are likely to see at a UK festival. Amassing genres from pop sensations to Hardcore, all the way to pop punk and grime. As the sun soaked Richfield Avenue, we were at Reading Festival 2019 and we were ready to be entertained.

Press Club @ Reading Festival 2019 | Live Review

It was that time of year again, Reading Festival rolls into the Berkshire area to deliver three days of one of the most diverse line-up instalments you are likely to see at a UK festival. Amassing genres from pop sensations to Hardcore, all the way to pop punk and grime. As the sun soaked Richfield Avenue, we were at Reading Festival 2019 and we were ready to be entertained.

Charli XCX @ Reading Festival 2019 | Live Review

It was that time of year again, Reading Festival rolls into the Berkshire area to deliver three days of one of the most diverse line-up instalments you are likely to see at a UK festival. Amassing genres from pop sensations to Hardcore, all the way to pop punk and grime. As the sun soaked Richfield Avenue, we were at Reading Festival 2019 and we were ready to be entertained. From the fun of seeing Dreamers, it was now time to head over to the Main Stage to go and see pop queen, Charli XCX.

Dreamers @ Reading Festival 2019 | Live Review

It was that time of year again, Reading Festival rolls into the Berkshire area to deliver three days of one of the most diverse line-up instalments you are likely to see at a UK festival. Amassing genres from pop sensations to hardcore, all the way to pop punk and grime. As the sun soaked Richfield Avenue, we were at Reading Festival 2019 and we were ready to be entertained.

Skeletal Remains, Blasphemer, Zealot Cult and RipTide at Rebellion Manchester

After a weekend of nothing but heavy metal, what do you need most on the Monday night? More metal of course. So after Bloodstock Festival we find ourselves at Rebellion in Manchester for a night of thrash and death metal.

Mallory Knox by Mallory Knox album | Album Review

Mallory Knox return with their eagerly anticipated forth album and, in a brave move, it's self-titled. When it comes to heightening expectations, that's one thing that does it. Self-titling implies that this record, these songs, are definitive of the band.

Junior ‘Beautiful Life’ album review

Junior have spent two years writing 'Beautiful Life', recording it across three studios, with the simple goal of pushing out the boat both with their own sound, and with the messages they can get out in their songs. They work long and then work hard, and it's safe to say that they've proved they're not just another pop punk band.

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