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From Tuesday 15 September 2020

Mother’s Cake – ‘Cyberfunk!’

Ten years on from the release of their self-titled debut EP, Austrian psych rock trio Mother’s Cake present ‘Cyberfunk!’, serving up 12 tracks of space-infused prog rock mayhem. Over the past decade they’ve toured extensively worldwide, released one EP, three studio albums, and two live albums, the most recent

Thursday 27 August 2020

Pain of Salvation – ‘PANTHER’

For a band who’ve been around for nearly 30 years, Pain Of Salvation sound anything but tired. The prog pioneers continue to deliver truly progressive albums, with ‘PANTHER’ serving up new sonic elements, more overt production, and an evolution of sound that takes the listener on a conceptual journey

Thursday 20 August 2020

Blues Pills – ‘Holy Moly!’

When you think of Nuclear Blast, the first band that comes to mind probably isn’t Swedish rock outfit Blues Pills – yet the indie label has been their home since 2013. Now back with third studio release ‘Holy Moly!’, they’ve expanded on their retro blues rock sound, adding both

Friday 07 August 2020

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

Thursday 23 July 2020

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

Broadside have been through quite a few changes in their time, most recently moving from Victory Records to SharpTone amid the sale of Victory to Concord. With another line up change since the last release, the future wasn’t looking certain and nobody quite knew what Broadside’s plan was, least

Friday 17 July 2020

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 09 July 2020

Kestrels – ‘Dream or Don’t Dream’

Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kestrels are back with their fourth full length release ‘Dream or Don’t Dream’. It’s been four years since their self-titled third album was released, with singer / guitarist Chad Peck bringing in Michael Catano on drums and featuring Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis as a

Wednesday 24 June 2020

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Out Of Interest

Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have had a fairly busy year already, packing in a 23 date US tour in February and working on writing for their fifth studio album. New EP ‘Out Of Interest’ is a collection of two demos from 2018 album ‘The More I Sleep,

Monday 08 June 2020

Wallflower – ‘Teach Yourself To Swim’

Wallflower have been playing their own brand of emo infused alt-rock for a good few years, popping up on festival bills and touring the UK fairly steadily with a growing collection of singles and EPs under their belt. Their debut album ‘Teach Yourself To Swim’ has been a long