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From Thursday 14 July 2022

Senses Fail – ‘Hell Is In Your Head’

Since emerging out of New Jersey almost 20 years ago, Senses Fail have been through numerous line-up changes but the one constant is frontman Buddy Nielsen. At this point, you could suggest that Senses Fail and Buddy Nielsen are one and the same. Over the course of seven

Wednesday 08 June 2022

Moodring – ‘Stargazer’

Often music trends come and go in cycles – “what old, is new again”. With an ethereal mix of grunge, rock, metal, and shoegaze in their sound, emerging Floridian quartet Moodring is stylistically reminiscent of years gone by. However, their debut full-length, ‘Stargazer’, is far from a nostalgic blast

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Cold Years – ‘Goodbye To Misery’

Let’s admit it, the past two years or so have been a little weird for all of us. The pandemic affected everyone in different ways; some used it to learn new skills while others used the time to reconnect with former loves, whether that be people, books, films. In

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Prince Daddy & The Hyena – ‘Prince Daddy & The Hyena’

It’s been proven over the course of history that death is inevitable, so it’s no surprise we all naturally fear the end of our lives. It’s a notion that Kory Gregory of Prince Daddy & The Hyena feels deeply. While writing what would become the band’s third album, he

Monday 21 February 2022

A Will Away – ‘Stew’

For 10 years, Connecticut rockers A Will Away have become reliable for making thoughtful songs, yet they have somehow never had that breakthrough moment. Over the course of a few albums and EPs, the quartet have carved out a well-rounded brand of Americana rock, embracing elements of rock,

Tuesday 08 February 2022

Knuckle Puck – ‘Disposable Life’

Throughout their 10+ years together, Knuckle Puck have consistently carved an emotional brand of pop-punk. While 2020’s suitably titled ’20/20’ record somewhat stepped away from that, allowing the quintet to be at their most upbeat, overall, it centred on an uplifting and looser songwriting approach. Now, as

Saturday 29 January 2022

As It Is – ‘I Went to Hell and Back’

Having embraced a darker tone on 2018’s ‘The Great Depression’, the return of As It Is is very much on par as being the “light at the end of the tunnel”. With the departures of guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss and drummer Patrick Foley, the band’s fourth album, ‘I Went

Friday 15 October 2021

Brightr & Tim Holehouse – ‘Brightr Vs. Tim Holehouse’

Split EPs have long since been embedded in independent music. For the bands and artists involved, it allows them to work together while simultaneously pushing each other to their respective fanbase. In short, you’re getting two for the price of one. Despite fans’ listening habits gradually moving towards

Friday 08 October 2021

blanket – ‘Modern Escapism’

On their 2018 debut full-length, ‘How To Let Go’, North West outfit blanket provided their own take on cinematic post-rock that ebbed and flowed with grace. Through crafting a majestic set of songs, the Blackpool based group lived up to the potential of their debut EP – 2017’s

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Real Friends – ‘Torn In Two’

With their 2018 record, ‘Composure’, Real Friends came into their own with a set of emotionally charged and vibrant pop-rock songs. It would, however, would be the band’s last with vocalist Dan Lambton. After 10 years with the Illinois group, he parted ways in early 2020 leaving fans guessing