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The news for Wednesday 27 January 2021

INTERVIEW: Lonely the Brave

Just minutes into our call with Jack Bennett and Mark Trotter of Lonely the Brave, the topic of conversation has changed at least four times – and as we delve into the last two years of the band’s history, it’s looking like it’s going to take some unexpected twists →

Tuesday 26 January 2021

INTERVIEW: Cancer Bats

When penning the lyrics to the future Cancer Bats anthem ‘Deathsmarch’ in the spring of 2008, that he’d be still talking about the song’s impact over 12 years later wasn’t really in the forefront of Liam Cormier’s mind. Revisiting this song in the middle of a somewhat neverending pandemic, →

Friday 22 January 2021

Lonely The Brave – ‘The Hope List’

There can be few things more satisfying in the life of a music fan than seeing a band rise from the ashes of their previous life. For Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave, it seemed difficult to imagine anyone stepping into the place of former vocalist Dave Jakes after he left →

Thursday 21 January 2021

Lande Hekt – ‘Going To Hell’

Throughout her time with Muncie Girls, Lande Hekt has never been afraid to take on all encompassing topics. Be it the burgeoning influence of the right wing or the looming threat of climate change, Muncie Girls have always been unabashed and pulled no punches when turning their →

Tuesday 19 January 2021

INTERVIEW: Less Than Jake

After a tumultuous year of change, uncertainty and melancholy, Less Than Jake brought some well needed familiarity with the release of their ninth full length album ‘Silver Linings’. The positivity, energy and consistency of the Florida ska punk outfit is a welcome break from the doom and gloom that →

Friday 15 January 2021

You Me At Six – ‘SUCKAPUNCH’

We may only be two weeks into 2021, but the race for album of the year has begun and never was there such a strong contender as You Me At Six’s seventh studio album, ‘SUCKAPUNCH’. Don’t be put off by the name. ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ may not sound →

Thursday 14 January 2021

Lonely the Brave release ‘Keeper’ documentary

Ahead of the release of brand new album, ‘The Hope List’ and in line with the release of latest single, ‘Keeper’, Lonely the Brave have released a mini documentary under the same name. The beautifully shot and incredibly touching video sees the band chatting about how this album came together, →

Frank Iero and The Future Violents – ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’

Billed as the epilogue to 2019’s ‘Barriers’, Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ new EP, ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’, is a tale of two halves. Side A brings with it the ferocious chaos that permeated through the group’s full-length record, while Side B →

Friday 08 January 2021

Viagra Boys – ‘Welfare Jazz’

Eight days into 2021 and it’s still as bleak and chaotic as 2021. Some things never change. But out of the bleakness comes something new and refreshing. Something so distracting, it’s difficult not to become fully invested in it. Enter Viagra Boys. The Stockholm band have a always been a →

INTERVIEW: Bad Nerves

“I was going to turn up in shades”, Bobby Nerves says as he rolls a cigarette, “you know, do the whole rockstar thing.” He pauses before bursting into laughter and adds “I guess it doesn’t really work when I’m sitting in my childhood bedroom.” →

Friday 01 January 2020

The Dirty Nil – ‘Fuck Art’

It’s a blessing that The Dirty Nil didn’t choose to release ‘Fuck Art’ a day earlier. If they had, they’d have been single handedly responsible for ruining countless Top 20 lists, because it’s almost impossible to imagine there are many rock fans who wouldn’t love this record. No matter →

Saturday 19 December 2020

Free Livestream: Small Pond presents BAD POND LIVE 2020

There’s nothing we love more than an excuse to forget that festival season came and went without a muddy boot or wrecked tent in sight, and live streamed festivals are the perfect platform for this welcome distraction. Refusing to let the current circumstances break a five-year tradition, on Saturday 19th →

Thursday 17 December 2020

Stuck Out – ‘Lie Through Your Teeth’

There’s a seemingly neverending stream of bands coming out of Australia right now. Not content with dominating metalcore, recent years have also seen a surge in pop punk bands emerging from the land down under – between With Confidence, Stand Atlantic, The Faim, Eat Your Heart Out and newcomers →

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Cancer Bats – ‘You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1’

If you’ve ever wondered what your favourite hardcore songs would sound like if they were the soundtrack to a film inspired by the works of Cormac McCarthy, then wonder no longer – Cancer Bats have emerged from lockdown with a stripped-back reimagining of some of their absolute →

Friday 11 December 2020

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’

Having kept the ska-punk flag flying for the best part of 30 years, Less Than Jake have carved out a career as being a live standout for festivals all over the place – and in a year that has been filled with doom and gloom, the Gainesville brass-filled collective →

Thursday 10 December 2020

Dave Jakes – ‘Dave Jakes’

As the year finally begins to draw to a conclusion and new releases begin to slow, there are still some gems to be found and to hear the return of a voice we’ve long missed seems a more than fitting way to bring a long and testing year to →

Respire – ‘Black Line’

Releasing an album in December isn’t usually advisable – most publications find themselves distracted by their end of year lists from mid-November onwards, and anything that comes after that tends to get left in a sort of limbo before the new year begins. One album that deserves to rise →

Wednesday 09 December 2020

GUEST PLAYLIST: Never Not Nothing

Positive future punks Never Not Nothing have released their new single ‘Ritual Destruction’, accompanied by a video that sees the band perform completely-live in front of glaring visuals created and edited entirely themselves. We spoke to Space & Vibes about the tracks that influence them. “This is a →

Sunday 06 December 2020

Matt Stocks to release new book, ‘Life in the Stocks: Veracious Conversations With Musicians & Creatives (Vol 1)

During any normal year, Matt Stocks is a Birmingham born, London based DJ with over 15 years of live experience. Before 2020, you could have found him touring nationwide, often playing to sold out crowds at some of the UK’s most loved venues, including →

Friday 04 December 2020

Top 25 Albums of the Year

The last thing we need to talk about is just how tragic 2020 has been. We get it, we really do. But it’s only by acknowledging the tragedies that have enveloped this year that allows us to really appreciate the incredible music that’s carried us through it to the →

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