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From Thursday 25 November 2010

Kids In Glass Houses – Sheffield O2 Academy

I’ve never been to the O2 Academy in Sheffield before, but it’s very easy to find and actually has a NCP car park below it, making it ideal to get in and out. You could actually hear the bands pretty clearly from my car, so if you’re

Sunday 14 November 2010

Underoath – Ƙ (Disambiguation)

I have such incredible respect for Underoath. They’re a band that’s overcome personal issues and tragedies and seemingly written albums consistently better than their last. It’s incredible to think that since Aaron quit the band there’s not a single original member of the band left, yet

Sunday 24 October 2010

Funeral For A Friend

Paul: Hey Ryan, how is everything in the Funeral for a Friend camp right now? RYAN: Hey there Paul. To be honest, everything in the camp is better than it’s been for a long, long time. With the new lineup and new tracks, it really does feel like

Friday 15 October 2010

Groezrock confirm first few bands

The first few bands for Groezrock have been confirmed, including NOFX, Millencolin (playing ‘pennybridge..’), Further Seems Forever, Dashboard Confessional, Piebald, Shai Hulud and many others. Full details HERE

Monday 11 October 2010

Don Broco

Hello, please introduce yourself and your role in the band. Hi, Iā€™m Rob and I sing. Who or what is a Don Broco and how did it inspire your choice of band name? Well we get asked this quite a lot as you can imagine. In the

Some Sort Of Threat – Tangles

SSOT, aka Rory Matthews, pint-sized artisteee from down Exeter way, has gone uber-DIY with this equally pint-sized 9 tracker. For the uninitiated, SSOT is classically trained, finger picking old-school folk with the lyrically stylings of a younger Frank Turner. Usually this is a lazy comparison,

Pinstripe Bucaneer – Dead Language

Pinstripe Buccaneer remind me of a few 90s alt-rock bands. If you’ve ever seen the film Empire Records from about 15 years ago then you could easily imagine this being played in the background as the soundtrack. It’s about as fashionable as a shellsuit but it’s actually pretty

Sunday 10 October 2010

Valencia – Dancing With A Ghost

Valencia started off life as a melodic pop punk band with the balance more on the punk than the pop. ‘Que Sera Sera’ and ‘The Space Between’ off that first record are two brilliant pop-punk anthems that I’ve played and played and played over the years. But,

Girl Afraid – Believe What Comes Next

Rule one of sending in your release for review – make sure all the songs play properly. For some reason the third track on this EP, ‘When All This Is Over…’ is just three minutes of static and shushing noises. Something has clearly gone wrong somewhere along

Saturday 09 October 2010

Outsmarted – The Amoral Ranger

Hello eardrums! ‘The Amoral Ranger’ opens up fast, impacting and fierce enough to blow away any Sunday morning cobwebs. Not a bad start really for Austrian quintet, Outsmarted. And as far as debut albums go, this isn’t a bad start either. Outsmarted essentially plays