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The news for Tuesday 11 August 2020

INTERVIEW: The Lawrence Arms

Monday 10 August 2020

Jet Fuel Chemistry – ‘Sign Of The Times’

Dublin based rock and metal newcomers Jet Fuel Chemistry are bursting out of their indie-heavy scene to bring ‘Sign Of The Times’ to your attention, a raucous and stirring EP crammed full of anthemic alternative rock and hard-hitting modern metalcore. If ballsy riffs, unfiltered aggression, infectious melodies and →

Misery Signals – ‘Ultraviolet’

Metalcore is one of the most adored sub-genres within metal. The blend of relentless heaviness, insatiable melody and hardcore punk aggression is addictive, creating an unstoppable energy that’s been rising and falling in prominence for decades. Some say that the genre is currently undergoing something of a revival, →

Friday 07 August 2020

INTERVIEW: New Found Glory

In Hearts Wake – ‘Kaliyuga’

In Hearts Wake are a band that have always championed life and its sustenance, and new album ‘Kaliyuga’ is the pure embodiment of that sentiment. Following their last three records ‘Earthwalker’, ‘Skydancer’ and ‘Ark’, all of which orbit around themes of earth, wind, and water respectively, this record →

Avatar – ‘Hunter Gatherer’

Swedish metallers Avatar have been honing their craft for nearly 20 years. From their early days as a melodic death metal band to 2018’s conceptual ode to the King, ‘Avatar Country’, they have shown over the course of seven studio releases and countless live shows that their particular brand →

Wednesday 05 August 2020

Stand Atlantic – ‘Pink Elephant’

In the two years since Aussie natives Stand Atlantic released debut album ‘Skinny Dipping’, they’ve worked to build up a strong, international fanbase. As they embarked on headline tours, sat comfortably on festival lineups, and saw themselves supporting well-established bands such as The Maine, it became clear →

Thursday 30 July 2020

Creeper – ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’

Creeper have never been in short supply of theatrics. Their origin is rooted in the mysticism of Room 309 and the concept of The Callous Heart and The Stranger, a concept that was woven into the fabric of debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’. An album that →

Monday 27 July 2020

Wilderun – ‘Veil of Imagination’

There’s a balance to be struck in folk metal. With a genre so delicately perched between accessing ancient heritage through music, and heaviness through modern metal, failing to achieve harmony between the two can lead to music that feels unsure of itself. Too hard into modernity and →

Sunday 26 July 2020

Movements announce second album, ‘No Good Left to Give’

Movements fans, pop September 18th in your diaries because the band’s second album, ‘No Good Left to Give’ is coming your way via Fearless Records. The announcement comes with the band’s latest single, ‘Dont Give Up Your Ghost’, and its accompanying animated video. It’s been a long wait since the →

Friday 24 July 2020

Broadside – ‘Into The Raging Sea’

The path to album number three hasn’t been the smoothest for Broadside. Coming two years after sophomore full length ‘Paradise’, singles ‘King Of Nothing’ and ‘Empty’ marked the end of an era for the Virginia band in May 2019 as their final releases on Victory Records. With guitarist and →

Thursday 23 July 2020

The Acacia Strain – ‘Slow Decay’

A lot of bands are full of rage and anger – especially in the metal community – but you’d be hard pressed to find a band harbouring more of that disgust than The Acacia Strain. The Massachusetts bruisers have been cursing the world and everything in it for →

Lakes – ‘This World Of Ours, It Came Apart’

Watford six piece Lakes released their debut album ‘The Constance LP’ last year, packed full of dreamy pop rock tunes. Described as a ‘glock-rock’ band, they combine the fairy-tale sound of the glockenspiel with pretty guitar licks, catchy melodies and post-rock inspired unpredictable rhythms. With a distinct DIY ethic, →

INTERVIEW: Broadside

Saturday 18 July 2020

Exclusive look at new Smiling Assassin track ‘Psycho-apathy’

After the success of Smiling Assassin’s debut album ‘Plight of The Millennial’, they have teamed up with veteran DJ/Producer Endoflevelbaddie to bring you ‘Plight of The Millennial ‘. Flipping the Punk genre on its head and breaking all the rules this album is exactly what it says on the tin, →

Friday 17 July 2020

Dehd – ‘Flower of Devotion’

On their second full-length, Dehd are shrugging off their debut’s position on love: painful but necessary. This time around, after spending much of the last year alone, vocalist Emily Kempf is acknowledging how necessary and empowering solitude and loneliness can be. With this broadening of subject matter →

Strike Anywhere – ‘Nightmares of the West’

It might be 10 years since Strike Anywhere released new music, but their infectious, melodic, hardcore-infused punk rock commentary on the state of the world has never been more relevant. Their latest EP ‘Nightmares Of The West’ tackles themes of personal loss, global injustice, and political frustration, but also →

Thursday 16 July 2020

The Lawrence Arms – ‘Skeleton Coast’

Since forming in 1999, The Lawrence Arms have wanted to take us through the windswept streets of their hometown of Chicago. We’d hear tales from the late night bars, the basement shows, and generally be thrust into the claustrophobic nature of life in the belly of a →

Wednesday 15 July 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Meet Me @ The Altar

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Weigh The Anchor – ‘Right At Home’

Pop punk sometimes feels like a genre that hasn’t really moved much over the last twenty years – but dig a little deeper, and you realise the label is applied to a whole heap of bands who, in reality, sound wildly different. When it’s done well, you find bands →

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