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LIVE: Spanish Love Songs / Pkew Pkew Pkew @ The Hope And Ruin, Brighton

Starting at the bottom of Brighton’s West Street, heading north away from the sea, you’ll find some familiar names. Wetherspoons. Yates. Revolution. Head a bit further up that road and you’ll find The Hope And Ruin, a quintessential Brighton hipster dive bar. The kind of place that has weird

Thursday 02 May 2019

Tacocat – ‘This Mess Is A Place’

Seattle has always been a place that spits out genre-defining musicians and bands. Nirvana. Hendrix. Modest Mouse. Ray Charles. But over the last 10 years or so, there’s been a rise in catchy feminist pop-punk – and part of that reason could be Seattle natives Tacocat. Back in 2007, Tacocat

Saturday 27 April 2019

Grab The Tissues. It’s Crywank

I’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks. So imagine my disappointment when I realised that not only had I missed the release of the new Crywank album but I was so late that a full review would be outdated. I was gutted. Mancunian duo Crywank released ‘Wearing Beige On

Thursday 25 April 2019

PAWS – ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’

Progression and evolution of sound is an important factor if you’re looking to make it as a band. It’s all good having that distinctive sound, but unless you’re able to adapt and evolve over time, the likelihood is that it’ll start to become stale. Luckily for Glaswegian trio PAWS,

Wednesday 03 April 2019

PUP – ‘Morbid Stuff’

If you don’t already know PUP, it leads us to ask – where the fuck have you been? Their sophomore album ‘The Dream Is Over’ was one of the best records of 2016, jam packed with punchy punk classics. From the hilarious, anthemic ‘DVP’ to the meaty, macabre ‘The

Sunday 24 March 2019

Follower: “We usually go around one of our houses, crack open a few bottles and jam”

Thursday 21 March 2019

Follower – ‘Against The Ropes’

Guildford five-piece, Follower, are introducing themselves to the world with their debut EP ‘Against The Ropes’. A relatively new band, they’ve only been around since 2016 but they’re already making a name for themselves, filling venues in their home town. Initially meeting on music forums, vocalist Luke Archer and

Sunday 10 March 2019

La Dispute – ‘Panorama’

La Dispute are a difficult band to categorise into one genre. Within every track there’s elements of post-hardcore, blues, scream and of course, spoken word. Despite that, it’s easy to recognise them. It’s a sound that’s immediately distinctive – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to create. Because ‘Panorama’

Sunday 24 February 2019

DARMA are bringing back that wonderful grunge sound

It might just be me, but it feels like grunge is having a bit of a resurgence. With stalwarts in L7 scheduled to release a 2019 album and Bikini Kill reforming to play a smattering of 2019 shows, plus fresh new bands like Drenge, Milk Teeth and Gender Roles,

Thursday 31 January 2019

Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’

A few short days ago we published our Spielbergs mood board, which saw front man Mads Baklien take us through some of the inspirations that shaped himself, his band and, ultimately, their debut album ‘This Is Not The End’. Back in February 2018, the Oslo rockers released their