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From Thursday 25 November 2021

WARS – ‘A Hundred Shivers’

Back in the early 2000s screaming burst into the mainstream; labels like Drive-Thru Records made a name for themselves signing bands with dual identities – a screaming vocalist for the verses and a clean vocalist for the choruses. Over time this trend gave birth to bands like Alexisonfire whose

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Black Coast – ‘Outworld’

Once upon a time, nu-metal was everywhere. Everyone wanted a piece of it (go back and there are some really embarrassing entries in many established metal band’s catalogues) but it was a passing trend, the market was oversaturated, and the proliferation of bands who were style over substance started

Monday 15 November 2021

Kills Birds – ‘Married’

Every band has a story. Every record is a rich melting pot of ideas, inspirations and tales. Each time you listen, you’re not just hearing a song, but the journey to its creation. Kills Birds’ story begins with the meeting of Jacob Loeb from Golden Daze and filmmaker Nina

Tuesday 09 November 2021

GILT – ‘In Windows, Through Mirrors’

Picture the scene; you’re browsing through upcoming releases and you notice an EP called ‘In Windows, Through Mirrors’. It comes recommended for fans of Spiritbox and La Dispute, and the band’s name is GILT. This strikes you as strange, as there’s a Florida emo band with that name and

Thursday 30 September 2021

They Fell From The Sky – ‘Decade’

Good things come to those who wait. They Fell From The Sky had their genesis way back in 2008 when, formed from an eclectic mix of artists, they worked with the intention of doing one thing: rocking hard. A demo was recorded of the song ‘Crush This World’ but

Monday 27 September 2021

One Step Closer – ‘This Place You Know’

Making a record can feel like a race, and sometimes the path is strewn with hurdles. Obstacles get in the way, you lose your momentum, but if you keep going you cross the finish line, and don’t One Step Closer know it. With a handful of EPs under their

Tuesday 21 September 2021

The Plot In You – ‘Swan Song’

Swan songs signify endings. If a swan is singing, or so the story goes, it is using its last breath. So when The Plot In You announced the title of their new album as ‘Swan Song’, it was a sure-fire way to kickstart rumours of their demise. If nothing

Friday 10 September 2021

Sincere Engineer – ‘Bless My Psyche’

To understand Sincere Engineer, it helps to know where the name comes from. Legend has it the phrase was uttered by a member of The Lawrence Arms in an early 2000s interview, and it caught the attention of a young Deanna Belos who would later become a singer/songwriter. First

Friday 27 August 2021

Smash Into Pieces – ‘A NEW HORIZON’

Music is created in many different spaces, for many different audiences. Some bands are born to play dirty sweaty clubs, others are designed to play arenas. Smash Into Pieces aim squarely for the second option. Formed in 2009, the Scandinavian four-piece has one thing in their sights, success. You

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Gloo – ‘How Not To Be Happy’

Made up of brothers Thomas and Max Harfield alongside bassist Simon Keet, Gloo came blasting out of Brighton back in 2017. They quickly made a mark on the scene with their debut album, which they followed with 2019’s seven-track EP ‘Stop and Stare’; for new album ‘How Not To