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The news for Monday 15 April 2024

LIVE: Neck Deep @ Alexandra Palace, London

It’s a monumental night for Neck Deep. They’ve sold out their biggest show to date at Alexandra Palace, and those of us brave enough to scale what feels like the steepest and windiest hill in London are here not only to enjoy a night of ‘generic pop punk’ (as →

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Kris Barras Band – ‘Halo Effect’

Life is a highway, and Kris Barras Band are picking up speed along its twists and turns. The MMA fighter-turned-bluesman has taken a nod from tour buddies Black Stone Cherry and gone all in on the southern rock for their fifth outing. According to the frontman, “‘Halo Effect’ still →

LIVE: Hot Water Music @ SWX, Bristol

Rolling into Bristol on a poetically warm, rain-soaked Friday night, Hot Water Music arrive ready to kick off a celebratory UK run that culminates at Manchester Punk Festival. Armed with 30 years of genre-defining material (certainly a solid decade of which remains hugely influential), this is something like their →

Saturday 06 April 2024

LIVE: August Burns Red / Dying Wish / thrown @ Electric Ballroom, London

If you’re a fan of metalcore and have been for many a year, then this line up is absolutely unmissable. There’s tonnes of good bills that go on the road but for the metalcore-obsessed, this particular tour is something else. Featuring an up-and-comer, a breakthrough act and a legend →

Friday 05 April 2024

Dead Pony – ‘IGNORE THIS’

Getting noticed isn’t easy. If your music speaks for itself but if no one hears it, what do you do? Scottish alt-rockers Dead Pony had this exact problem. After releasing a series of EPs, they felt they were getting nowhere, that their career had stalled and making →

Wednesday 03 April 2024


‘There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive’ is technically – and we’ll get onto that later – the seventh studio album from New York Stalwarts Bayside. It also represents the band taking an entirely new approach to the concept of what an ‘album’ is. The band →

Thursday 28 March 2024

Fortune Teller – ‘PREMONITIONS’

You can’t seriously call your band Fortune Teller and title your first EP ‘Premonitions’ without expecting an avalanche of clairvoyance jokes, can you? Luckily, you don’t have to reach for a crystal ball to see big things in this pop-punk band’s future. They aren’t relying on prophecy, they’re →

Tuesday 26 March 2024

While She Sleeps – ‘SELF HELL’

While She Sleeps have come racing out of the stalls with ‘SELF HELL’, their sixth studio album to date. An amalgamation of various music genres, from their delicious brand of metal to hardcore to even a more synth rock side, this promises to be a strong offering from these →

Sunday 24 March 2024


Every day your newsfeeds are full of Tech-bros telling you A.I. music is the future, but they’re wrong. Music doesn’t have a simple recipe. You can’t tweak the ingredients to make it tastier. It’s not supposed to be easily digestible. It’s not supposed to be bland. It’s →

Friday 15 March 2024

Greywind – Antidote EP

As the great philosopher Ye once said before he jumped off the deep end of acceptability, ‘that, that, that, that don’t kill me can only make me stronger’. His statement could absolutely be Greywind’s mantra. Irish emo siblings Steph and Paul O’Sullivan simultaneously faced huge amounts of both harsh →

Gouge Away – ‘Deep Sage’

If you’re connected to music in any way, either a performer, behind the scenes industry member or just a devoted fan, the pandemic sucked. The world completely stopped, recording processes were halted, touring plans dissolved, any hype or trajectory plateaued. For the fans, it was a frustratingly long waiting →

Thursday 14 March 2024

GALLERY: The Blackout – O2 Forum Kentish Town

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Kid Kapichi – ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’

There is so much to love about Kid Kapichi’s latest outing. The Hastings punks’ third album, ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’ is a riotous snapshot of where they stand in the world today, and by the end of it you feel like you know them. They’re your mates you meet →

NOFX announce two London shows at O2 Academy Brixton

As legendary punk rock band NOFX wind up their time on this planet after 40 years, Fat Mike and co. have announced two very special London shows at O2 Academy Brixton on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2024. These dates will see the band play three →

Snayx: “People think we’re wasters just dossing about…”

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Dragonforce – ‘Warp Speed Warriors’

If you’re reading this, the odds are that you already know exactly what the latest Dragonforce album sounds like. And you’re absolutely right: every song sounds like power metal played at 1.5x speed, with guitar solos that make you wonder how Herman Li hasn’t worn his fingers down to →

Saturday 09 March 2024

LIVE: Bowling For Soup / Less Than Jake @ Eventim Apollo, London

Bowling For Soup have sold out their entire UK tour. This may be surprising to some; if you ask anyone with even a passing interest in pop punk their opinion on the band, you’ll likely be told that they were written off as genre front-runners a long time ago. →

Wednesday 06 March 2024

LIVE: Simple Plan / Mayday Parade / State Champs @ Eventim Apollo, London

London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo has a sense of vastness to it, the sprawling sea of heads seem to continue endlessly to the very edges of the room. Amongst the dimly lit shadows of audience members, there’s a palpable air of anticipation; few bands hold a legacy in →

Tuesday 05 March 2024

LIVE: Thrice / Palm Reader @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Palm Reader have been kings of the underground heavy music scene for many years, and tonight they prove why they deserve that title, with all seven current members throwing themselves wholeheartedly into their support slot for post-hardcore legends Thrice. Opening with the powerful ‘Hold/Release’, Josh McKeown’s voice cuts through the →

Monday 04 March 2024

GALLERY: Simple Plan, Mayday Parade, State Champs @ Eventim Apollo, London

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