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From Wednesday 05 July 2023

LIVE: Rancid @ OVO Wembley Arena

There is another timeline where Rancid take to the stage at Brixton Academy, with its iconic sloped floor, sticky from decades of lager. It’s a timeline where the venue’s life does not hang in the balance, as it sits defiant in the face of Lambeth Council and the Metropolitan

Thursday 01 June 2023

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal – ‘Wicca Phase Springs Eternal’

When Adam McIlwee announces a Run For Cover records Wicca Phase Springs Eternal album, it is a statement of intent. This is not a mixtape, like 2022’s ‘Full Moon Mystery Garden’, nor is this a split with a wildly contrasting artist, a foray into an adjacent genre or simply

Wednesday 22 June 2022

LIVE: Deftones / grandson @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Even way up high in the rafters, the tension is palpable. Bodies squeeze into each available nook, punters vying for the very best view. Tickets were like gold-dust – in the crowds, murmurs of paying way over face value are ever present – but this is not

Tuesday 07 June 2022

Joyce Manor – ’40 oz. to Fresno’

In the age of the sprawling double album, stretched out to boost streaming numbers, followed up by a ‘Deluxe’ that tacks on a few extra loosies that likely should never have left the cutting room floor, it’s a breath of fresh air listening to the excellent new

Friday 18 March 2022

LIVE: Funeral For A Friend @ Electric Brixton, London

In July 2020, when Funeral for a Friend announced a UK tour playing songs from across their iconic catalogue, everything was starting to look bright and cheery. Lockdown restrictions were softening, holidays were on the cards and people gathered in back gardens as the sun came out.

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Dashboard Confessional – All The Truth That I Can Tell

Teenage diaries covered in Sharpie pen band names. A 128mb mp3 player with files entitled ‘papa_roach_last_resort_live_version.mp3’. A cracked jewel case CDR copy of Taking Back Sunday’s ‘Tell All Your Friends’. It is easy to see these staples of early 2000s emo culture as artefacts of a bygone age. On