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Angels and Airwaves -‘Lifeforms’

It’s been seven years since Angels & Airwaves’ last full helping of charismatic electronic space rock in the form of ‘The Dream Walker’, and five years since their 4 track EP ‘Chasing Shadows’. With a scattering of acoustic releases and remixes through this time, we’ve been kept →

Thrice – ‘Horizons / East’

Music, regardless of genre, is used as a form of expression. Be it grief, love, loss, death, religion, politics or anything in between, music serves as the perfect vessel to explore emotional connection with, and there are few bands that captain that exploration quite like Thrice. From their →

Tuesday 21 September 2021

The Plot In You – ‘Swan Song’

Swan songs signify endings. If a swan is singing, or so the story goes, it is using its last breath. So when The Plot In You announced the title of their new album as ‘Swan Song’, it was a sure-fire way to kickstart rumours of their demise. If nothing →

GALLERY: Reading Festival 2021 – Sunday

LIVE: Reading Festival ’21 – Sunday

Dust off your bucket hats and unearth your favourite pot of biodegradable glitter because after two long years away, Reading Festival and its northern counterpart are back from the grave. With a lineup that saw more changes than the bar has poured pints over the years, it was finally →

Friday 17 September 2021

Beach Riot – ‘Subatomic Party Cool’

Plane tickets bought through gambling on horse races, a search to find bandmates when really they were right by your side all along, travelling midnight recording sessions in the midst of a pandemic… The story of Beach Riot’s formation could almost be an album of itself, a →

Spiritbox – ‘Eternal Blue’

If you’re reading this review, I won’t waste your time by detailing and explaining who Spiritbox are and why we’re so excited to get our mitts on this record. You’re likely here reading this because you share the exact same level of enthusiasm. One of the most exciting →

Alien Weaponry – ‘ Tangaroa’

Māori metalheads Alien Weaponry hit the metal scene by storm a few years ago. The sight of three extremely young musicians combining groove metal with their traditional culture delighted audiences around the world and led to big tours with the likes of Slayer, Anthrax and Black Label →

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Real Friends – ‘Torn In Two’

With their 2018 record, ‘Composure’, Real Friends came into their own with a set of emotionally charged and vibrant pop-rock songs. It would, however, would be the band’s last with vocalist Dan Lambton. After 10 years with the Illinois group, he parted ways in early 2020 leaving fans guessing →

GALLERY: Reading Festival 2021 – Saturday

LIVE: Reading Festival 2021 – Saturday

Dust off your bucket hats and unearth your favourite pot of biodegradable glitter because after two long years away, Reading Festival and its northern counterpart are back from the grave. With a lineup that saw more changes than the bar has poured pints over the years, it was finally →

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Employed to Serve – ‘Conquering’

Over the last half-decade, Employed to Serve has become one of the most revered acts in the UK metal undergeround. Their two most recent records in particular, 2017’s ‘The Warmth of a Dying Sun’ and 2019’s ‘Eternal Forward Motion’, were released to much critical fanfare, with the former nailing →

GALLERY: Reading Festival 2021 – Friday

LIVE: Reading Festival 2021 – Friday

Dust off your bucket hats and unearth your favourite pot of biodegradable glitter because after two long years away, Reading Festival and its northern counterpart are back from the grave. With a lineup that saw more changes than the bar has poured pints over the years, it was finally →

Monday 13 September 2021

We Were Promised Jetpacks – ‘Enjoy The View’

We’re still in that strange period of time where much of the music we’re seeing released has been produced entirely within pandemic lockdowns. For some, world events take centre stage in their work, and for others, the whole topic of last year is something to avoid like →

Friday 10 September 2021

Sincere Engineer – ‘Bless My Psyche’

To understand Sincere Engineer, it helps to know where the name comes from. Legend has it the phrase was uttered by a member of The Lawrence Arms in an early 2000s interview, and it caught the attention of a young Deanna Belos who would later become a singer/songwriter. First →

Thursday 09 September 2021

I Feel Fine – ‘The Cold In Every Shelter’

Some people believe that the UK emo music scene has long lived in the shadow of its transatlantic counterparts. We, however, beg to differ. There have been bands who either were or are on par with familiar and influential American acts such as American Football, Sunny Day Real Estate, →

God Damn – ‘Raw Coward’

Self-penning their own particular brand of “doom punk”, Midlanders God Damn are back with their fourth album and first release as a four-piece, delivering ten tracks of guitar-filled blistering noise on new record ‘Raw Coward’. Recorded remotely over lockdown, it blends a DIY rawness with clever mixing to showcase →

Saturday 04 September 2021

GALLERY: Twin Atlantic, BLOXX @ The Electric Ballroom, London

LIVE: Twin Atlantic @ Electric Ballroom, Camden

It’s 8pm in Camden and you would never for a second believe that not so long ago this bustling, cultural hub of London was all but a ghost town. The line outside the iconic Electric Ballroom is longer than the eye can see, as fans are eager →

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