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‘There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive’ is technically – and we’ll get onto that later – the seventh studio album from New York Stalwarts Bayside. It also represents the band taking an entirely new approach to the concept of what an ‘album’ is. The band

Thursday 10 August 2023

Spanish Love Songs: “Who doesn’t want to sing along to something terrible?”

Wednesday 31 May 2023

LIVE: Spanish Love Songs / SUDS @ The Lexington, London

Between the pandemic lockdowns and subsequent tours being nixed by multiple band members contracting Covid-19 itself, it’s been three years and an entire album cycle since Spanish Love Songs last played in the UK. Actually, it’s more like three years, three months, one week and four days.

Tuesday 09 May 2023

Hot Mulligan – ‘Why Would I Watch’

What’s the statute of limitations on genre “revivals”? Ten years? Twenty? What about the revival and/or reinvigoration of multiple genres simultaneously? Somehow, it’s been twelve years since the ‘Tr00 pop punk’ movement went fully mainstream with the release of both ‘Under Soil & Dirt’ by The Story So Far and

Wednesday 07 December 2016

LIVE: Muncie Girls / Happy Accidents – The Underworld, London

Happy Accidents look just delighted this evening. Frontman Rich Mandell has the ecstatic grin of someone who’s recently undergone a full sad-ectomy and his visible enthusiasm radiates from the Underworld’s stage, infecting the growing crowd. The London trio are apparently certified experts in having, and facilitating, fun. While we

Thursday 24 November 2016

LIVE: Jimmy Eat World @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Jimmy Eat World don’t really do bad gigs. Not anymore. Fifteen years of persistent touring since the release of global-breakout record Bleed American has transformed the Arizona quartet into an enviably polished live proposition. Really, your opinion of their shows in 2016 will be informed by two things: sound

Sunday 06 November 2016

LIVE: Alien Ant Farm / hed(p.e.) / Sumo Cyco @ Sub 89, Reading

It’s a freezing cold Thursday night, and we’re stood in a dingy club in Reading town centre watching a 52-year-old man sing a version of ‘Oops Upside Your Head’, its lyrics ‘hilariously’ altered to refer to fellatio. Although to describe the man in question, Jahred – the

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Stream the New Track From Ghost Cub

Ghost Cub, the Britrock-influenced project from producer Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Milk Teeth, Boston Manor), are streaming brand new track ‘Bloom & Rot’. We’ve been waiting for new Ghost Cub material since we premiered their first tracks last Summer; Neil promises that ‘Bloom & Rot’  is the first track from an

Monday 10 October 2016

Sum 41 – ’13 Voices’

We all saw the photo. Deryck Whibley, frontman of arena-bothering rock club inevitabilities, Sum 41, lies on a hospital bed. His tattoos augmented by the tubes and bandages wrapped around his frail-looking frame, the latter reflecting the realities of the rock star lifestyle aspired to by the

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Bayside: “I don’t care whether we get any bigger or not.”