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From Sunday 04 December 2016

FALLS – ‘Cream’

By the end of 2016 Falls will have released two EPs, completed multiple tours and spread the righteous word of their funky rhythms right cross the UK. But the question is, could their second EP of the year stack up to the whimsical rowdiness of ‘One Hundred Percent Strong’? Out

Thursday 27 October 2016

Heriot – World Collapse

‘World Collapse’ is a change of direction for Heriot, departing from their heavy-hardcore roots to produce an easily accessible, engaging and abundantly experimental release. For the most part their hardcore influences are put to one side to focus wholeheartedly on metal and it certainly changes things up. An epic opener in every

Thursday 20 October 2016

This Be The Verse – ‘Self Titled’

Combining a complex brand of math core inspired riffing with an interstellar style of electronics makes this album feel totally unique. Sure other bands have tried, some with great success – Rolo Tomassi and The Dillinger Escape Plan, for example – but neither really do what This Be The

Tuesday 27 September 2016

LIVE: Feed The Rhino / Counting Days @ The Joiners

Before this short run of dates the last Feed The Rhino show we saw was on the colossal main stage at Reading Festival, could they be a tad rusty after such a long break? Could they fuck! Almightily heavy, Counting Days brandish an attack so hard hitting it’s a wonder

Tuesday 20 September 2016

God Damn – Everything Ever

Since the release of their first album, God Damn have put out a split 10” with Nottingham mates Heck, appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals and supported the mighty Foo Fighters. Thom and Ash haven’t done too bad for a couple of lads from the Black Country. Coming in the

Friday 16 September 2016

Knocked Loose – ‘Laugh Tracks’

Kentucky’s own Knocked Loose are perhaps the most hyped new band in hardcore, it’s easy to see why after the quality of their first EP and subsequent split release with Damaged Goods. Finally, the debut album ‘Laugh Tracks’ is here and its sole purpose is to take your head

Friday 02 September 2016

LIVE: Create To Inspire / Napoleon @ The Joiners, Southampton

The Joiners is the beating heart of live music in the South and tonight is no exception. The sweatbox venue hosts two of the UK’s hottest young hardcore bands for what feels like a homecoming coronation. Every track from Napoleon’s ‘Newborn Mind’ showcases the bands immense proficiency for technical hardcore, in an

Tuesday 09 August 2016

Puppy – ‘Vol. II’

Whereas previous output could at times feel slightly disjointed in its approach, ‘Vol.ll’: a more cohesive group of songs, melds the traditionally head-butting styles of heavy metal and low-fi indie to a level far greater than ever seen before. The bands obvious love of a fat-off riff (or two) is

Friday 05 August 2016

Happy Diving – ‘Electric Soul Unity’

Proving itself to be almost totally discordant from the accompanying eleven tracks, ‘Holy Ground’ is fantastic. Hearing that single and being pumped for the full LP only to be hugely disappointed was a cruel reality, vibrant and engaging it sadly does not reflect the record. Unlike their contemporaries in

Thursday 21 July 2016

JPNSGRLS – ‘Divorce’

Hailing from Japans futuristic capital city of Tokyo, these ladies are rewriting the laws on all things J-pop. Okay, that was a slight fabrication of the truth, JPNSGRLS are in actual fact: four dudes from Vancouver that play kick ass rock music. Tours with the likes of Turbowolf and