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From Tuesday 05 June 2018

Coheed and Cambria are back with another epic sci-fi tale

Having spent the best part of twenty years immersed in a rich and complex sci-fi concept, a break was long overdue, and 2015’s ‘The Colour Before The Sun’ was a refreshing opportunity to hear Coheed and Cambria let loose on something different. That said, in the same way that Star

Night Verses emerge from the ashes as a superb instrumental act

When Night Verses announced they’d split with singer Douglas Robinson back in September 2017 and intended to carry on as an instrumental act, my interest level in the band suddenly piqued. The band have always been bursting with musical talent, but the vocals never really did it got me,

Thursday 31 May 2018

LIVE: The Great Escape 2018 @ Brighton

When the snow was still falling at the start of April, the British summer season seemed a very long way off, but we’re now in the middle of May and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get the festival season off with a bang, courtesy of

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Video premiere of MAYPINE’s ‘Give’

We’re giving you an exclusive first-look at ‘Give’, the latest video from MAYPINE. The track comes from the band’s upcoming four-track EP ‘Bend/Break’, due for release on June 22. Physical pre-orders are available here, and you can order a digital copy here. “The music video for ‘Give’ was

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Brightr and Bukowski release split EP

Brightr and Bukowski have teamed up to release a split EP through Penultimate Records. The digital version is available now through all digital platforms and a physical version is being planned for release soon. The EP contains the folowing four tracks: 1. Bukowski – Breakaway 2. Grow Up. Give Up. Let Go.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Vespera: “The whole platform for this band is to promote a positive message.”

Thursday 17 May 2018

I, The Mapmaker – ‘Searching’

Debut EPs almost always seem to represent an unfettered opportunity.  I, The Mapmaker, a melodic hardcore quintet, present with their debut ‘Searching’, an ambitious effort, rich with complexity and dynamism. Opener ‘Ghostwalker’ floods the listener with mesmerising harmonies, abound with fluid and

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Our top 10 tips for The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape is easily one of the highlights of the festival calendar thanks to its supreme organisation and massive range of genres. The festival itself boasts over 500 acts from all over the world, and with another 200 bands joining the mix through The Alternative Escape, there’s no

Thursday 10 May 2018

LIVE: Casey / Endless Heights / Rarity @ Rock City Basement, Nottingham

Even before the release of their debut album ‘Love Is Not Enough’ in 2016, Casey had amassed a passionate fan-base thanks to their painfully honest lyrics and beautifully ambient instrumentation. Now with two superb full-length records to their name, their loyal following has only grown stronger, affording the quintet

Monday 30 April 2018

Video premiere of ‘That Valentine Song’ by Screech Bats

Screech Bats released their new EP ‘Wish You Were Her’ on March 30 and we’re delighted to premiere a brand new video for ‘That Valentine Song’, from the record. Speaking about the song, the band say: “This song is about that total piece of shit ex you can’t ever believe