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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

Thursday 09 September 2021

I Feel Fine – ‘The Cold In Every Shelter’

Some people believe that the UK emo music scene has long lived in the shadow of its transatlantic counterparts. We, however, beg to differ. There have been bands who either were or are on par with familiar and influential American acts such as American Football, Sunny Day Real Estate,

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Turnstile – ‘GLOW ON’

With 2018’s ‘Time & Space’, Turnstile put themselves at the forefront of modern hardcore. Over its 25 minutes, the Baltimore-based collective showed their ability to be forward-thinking, exploring areas beyond their hardcore roots – and it’s for this reason that follow-up ‘GLOW ON’ is so highly anticipated. For their third

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Settle Your Scores – ‘Retrofit’

2021 has seen an apparent revival for the pop-punk genre. Whether it’s the chart-topping Olivia Rodrigo hit ‘good 4 u’, or Travis Barker collaborating with names such as Machine Gun Kelly, KennyHoopla, WILLOW, and JXDN, pop-punk has become a hot topic again. Despite it being “current”, you have to question

Monday 02 August 2021

LAKES – ‘Start Again’

Almost two years to the day from delivering their debut LP, ‘Constance’, Hertfordshire six-piece Lakes are returning with ‘Start Again’. Having firmly established a mix of mid-western emo, math rock, and alternative indie on their first outing, this second full-length sees them expand on their foundations. Having started

Thursday 08 July 2021

Justin Courtney Pierre – ‘The Price Of Salt’

It’s been a heartbeat since Motion City Soundtrack front man Justin Courtney Pierre treated us to the consistent and digestible EP that was ‘An Anthropologist On Mars’. Now, just four months later, he’s back with ‘The Price Of Salt’. The EPs announcement was complemented by an essay

Friday 25 June 2021

Free Throw – ‘Piecing It Together’

Having the usual album release-tour cycle put on hold, Free Throw have used their time to write for themselves rather than worrying about their position in the never-ending music rat race. ‘Piecing It Together’ is certainly an apt title for the Nashville quintet’s fourth album. In the past, Cory Castro

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Dream Racer – ‘Gloomy Eyes’

Over the past 12 months or so, many of us have found comfort through listening to music that reminds us of happier, easier times. Like it or not, nostalgia works. As Stephen King once said, “sooner or later, everything old is new again”, and he’s not wrong. From

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Hot Mulligan – ‘I Won’t Reach Out to You’

If you’re part of the pop-punk and emo circle, then you’ll be well aware of Hot Mulligan. The Lansing, Michigan group have gradually gained a strong following thanks to two stellar full-lengths in ‘Pilot’ (2018) and ‘You’ll Be Fine’ (2020). Both records were delivered with a sense of

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Fiddlehead – ‘Between The Richness’

With their roots in emo and hardcore, it’s no surprise Fiddlehead’s sound has always embraced elements of post-hardcore, post-punk, and indie rock. When compared to the projects they are better known for, which include Have Heart and Basement, 2018’s debut full-length, ‘Springtime and Blind’, showcased a more melodic side. At its