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The Story So Far – Proper Dose

The Story So Far’s new album does not disappoint. Starting with the radio fuzz title track Proper Dose to the final song Light Year, each song brings something different to the band’s new album. Whether it’s the thumping bass riffs of Line or the intricate guitar parts in Upside Down. Proper Dose brings a refreshing […]

Tenements – What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger

Glasgow post-hardcorers Tenements released their new EP What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger at the end of August. The quintet have been championed by the likes of Kerrang!’s Alex Baker with their latest 8 track effort. The introducing riff of The Fear kicks things off with a bang before the screams kick in. A […]

Crown The Empire @ O2 Academy Islington

Coldrain have impressed, opening for Crown The Empire at O2 Academy Islington. All the way from Japan, Coldrain saunter onto stage with an eerie atmosphere. The bassist, RxYxO wearing a mask over his face as they burst into their first song. Coldrain brings the perfect balance of light and heavy, yet the power and energy they […]

Everyone and Anyone – Anything Worth Having

Anything Worth Having is Everyone and Anyone‘s latest EP, a 5-track pop-punk easy listen. Whilst keeping to their core pop-punk sound, they have stepped up and matured, moving from a more standard pop-punk style to something with a little more depth. Fans of Neck Deep, ROAM, and WSTR are likely to get along with this […]

Elessar – Is This All We Are acoustic

Gloucestershire emo-punks Elessar have taken their most recent five-track EP In All Honesty and reworked each of the tracks into an acoustic release, taking a step in a very different direction. Beginning with Half Love, we have a track that on listen to the original, would be hard to imagine as an acoustic but it […]

Against The Current with support from The Faim live at SWX, Bristol

The soaring vocals of Josh Raven, frontman of opening act The Faim captivate the crowd from the first notes of My Heart Needs To Breathe right the way through to the last of Summer Is A Curse. The Australian quartet take to this run on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP Summer Is […]

EMP!RE – Glue

EMP!RE’s debut album Glue is packed full of soaring riffs, unique hooks and a lot more personality than a lot of bands their style have. With hints of Muse, Coheed and Alter Bridge, this debut album has all the markings of a normal radio rock record but with interesting leads and vocals with personality it […]

Trophy Eyes – The American Dream

Two years since their last full length release, Trophy Eyes are back with The American Dream, and the Australian pop punk crew have returned with one of the strongest collections of songs the genre has seen for many years. Clocking in at just shy of 40 minutes, they have trimmed all the fat off of […]

Set Sights – Heavy Alternative

Orange County’s Set Sights are set to release their debut record Heavy Alternative via Tragic Hero Records. The band formed when drummer Griffin Werk and bassist Jay Chua consistently crossed paths with Maro Abdelmola at local shows in Orange County, CA. At the time, the band’s name was Set Sights For South but later shortened […]

Roseview – The Misery In Me

  Roseview are here with their album that they’ve spent the past few months in the studio recording called ‘The Misery In Me‘. Roseview was formed by a group of friends from Portland in 2015 and recently signed with Tragic Hero Records. This powerful 10 track album will give you many feelings with the strong […]

Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed

‘Is This Thing Cursed’, the latest product of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano‎ and ‎Derek Grant is a mammoth 13-track album which and injects something fresh to their discography, something that’s been missing for a few years now. The opening title track sets the tone for the rest of the album, in an early […]

Boston Manor- Welcome To The Neighbourhood

Blackpool based Boston Manor have been on my radar for years, hearing them here and there but never quite finding the time to check them out fully. That was until I heard about this record. Welcome to the Neighbourhood is the bands second album, following on from 2016’s Be Nothing. This time round the band […]

The Faim – Summer Is A Curse EP

Australian alt-rockers The Faim have done their fair share of touring across the UK, Europe and their native Australia over the past couple of months, building on their already dedicated fanbase and providing a heartfelt and electric live show. Friday sees the release of their eagerly anticipated debut EP Summer Is A Curse (September 7, BMG). Opening […]

Reading Festival 2018

August bank holiday is the weekend where music lovers of all types head to one of two places; Creamfields or Reading and Leeds. We headed down to Reading to take in 2018’s Reading Festival. Friday We get Reading Festival 2018 off to a fantastic start with a tight set from Cardiff rockers Himalayas on the […]

MAYPINE -Bend/Break EP Review

Bend/Break is the new EP from Brighton based pop punks MAYPINE. Having released their debut EP in 2017, they have returned with this new offering. The guitar lines and thick textures of the instrumental passages are probably the most memorable thing about this release. When it comes to pop punk, there is a lot of […]

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