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From Friday 12 November 2021

Kanaan- ‘Earthbound’

Departing from much of the freeform, jazz-tinged rock foundations of their first three records, the fast-rising Norwegian instrumental band Kanaan have moved in a surprisingly heavy direction with their latest outing, ‘Earthbound’. For a band with such an experimental nature behind them, a stylistic change may be

Friday 29 October 2021

M(h)aol – ‘Gender Studies’

To the outside world, Ireland often has something of an idyllic image to it but there’s as much of an unspoken side to this country as anywhere – in its history and in the present day. For M(h)aol, their first debut EP provides ample opportunity to explore

Friday 22 October 2021

THECITYISOURS- ‘COMA’

With the loss of previous singer Sam Stolliday, it can only be imagined that British metalcore outfit THECITYISOURS find themselves in harsh new territory, both emotionally and musically, as they attempt to navigate the murky waters of a sophomore record. It’s not an easy feat under so

Friday 15 October 2021

Twelve Foot Ninja – ‘Vengeance’

Nobody said keeping a low profile as an abnormally large assassin would be easy, but for Melbourne rockers and multimedia artists Twelve Foot Ninja, their newest record is hard to ignore. ‘Vengeance’ sees the group pull out some of the most unique styles and sounds in their

Ice Nine Kills – ‘The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood’

Listener beware, you’re in for a scare. At least, that’s what Ice Nine Kills would hope for you with ‘The Silver Scream 2’. Like the original TSS, ‘Welcome To Horrorwood’ sees frontman Spencer Charnas and co. lead us through a cavalcade of horror-themed tracks, each an homage

Monday 11 October 2021

Noah Gundersen – ‘A Pillar Of Salt’

The declaration of “This city was built on the back of a spirit I don’t feel anymore” makes for a rather grim outlook at first glance but ‘A Pillar Of Salt’ isn’t intentionally morose, at least that’s not what it’s trying for. Instead, the fifth album from

Malrun – ‘Pandemonium’

There’s a lot to get loud about these days. Whether you’re angry over the state of the world, or something more personal, there’s never been a better time to stick on something aggressive and deafening to offer a cathartic release. Somewhere between old school power metal, modern

Friday 17 September 2021

Beach Riot – ‘Subatomic Party Cool’

Plane tickets bought through gambling on horse races, a search to find bandmates when really they were right by your side all along, travelling midnight recording sessions in the midst of a pandemic… The story of Beach Riot’s formation could almost be an album of itself, a

Monday 13 September 2021

We Were Promised Jetpacks – ‘Enjoy The View’

We’re still in that strange period of time where much of the music we’re seeing released has been produced entirely within pandemic lockdowns. For some, world events take centre stage in their work, and for others, the whole topic of last year is something to avoid like

Thursday 02 September 2021

Tigress – ‘Pura Vida’

Nothing puts a halt to the summer quite so sharply as a sudden pang of self-realisation. Spent too much money on holidays? Had a fight with your best friend? Come to the conclusion you’ve become so self absorbed that it’s skewed your perception of the world and