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The Armed – ‘ULTRAPOP’

If you have followed the career of The Armed, then you will know their existence has been clouded in mystery… until now. With album number four, ‘ULTRAPOP’, the Detroit-based collective have pulled off the veil by revealing themselves to be an eight-piece. Well, that’s at least publicly. Guitarist and

Monday 12 April 2021

Havelocke – ‘Arsonist’

Sheffield has a history of producing stellar rock and metal bands, and Havelocke are one of those bands looking to further the Steel City’s musical legacy with their second outing following 2019’s introductory EP, ‘This Is Havelocke’. Bordering on imitating early 2000’s post-hardcore and emo, its four tracks showed

Friday 12 March 2021

Dollar Signs – ‘Hearts of Gold’

Since starting out as a folk-punk duo just over five years ago, North Carolina’s Dollar Signs have broadened their sound; embracing brass instrumentation, crossing over into other genres, and becoming a quintet in the process. Nevertheless, their mentality remains the same. They’re 9-to-5 creative punks with a tendency to

Tuesday 09 March 2021

Justin Courtney Pierre – ‘An Anthropologist On Mars’

For most, if not all, of us, 2020 didn’t go as planned, and Justin Courtney Pierre is no exception. Alongside reunion shows with Motion City Soundtrack pencilled in on both sides of the Atlantic, a second solo full-length was Pierre’s primary aim for the best part of the year.

Monday 01 March 2021

The Hyena Kill – ‘A Disconnect’

The last time we heard from Manchester’s The Hyena Kill was on 2018’s ‘Spun’ EP. It saw vocalist/guitarist Steven Dobb and drummer Lorna Blundell make a statement of intent, cementing them as a band worth keeping an eye on. Now, after almost a decade since their formation, Sam

Monday 01 February 2021

Cheap Meat – ‘People Are The Worst’

On the surface, Cheap Meat don’t take themselves completely seriously. Their debut outing, 2016’s ‘The Parts That Show’ EP, contained plenty of hook-filled moments that were reminiscent of Weezer, with lyrical cliches throughout. Since then, the London trio have taken time away to focus on individual personal issues; vocalist/guitarist

Friday 11 December 2020

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’

Having kept the ska-punk flag flying for the best part of 30 years, Less Than Jake have carved out a career as being a live standout for festivals all over the place – and in a year that has been filled with doom and gloom, the Gainesville brass-filled collective

Thursday 26 November 2020

Seahaven – ‘Halo of Hurt’

Since going M.I.A. in 2016, it would be easy to write off Seahaven as finished – a band only to be remembered for a distinct time and place. Alongside names such as Citizen, Turnover, Title Fight, and swathes of others, Seahaven were part of the emo/pop-punk revival of the

Saturday 14 November 2020

Redwood – ‘Beside A Shallow Sun’

Amidst the turmoil that is 2020, Redwood are here to provide some audio comfort. Since 2016, the Hertfordshire quintet have created luscious soundscapes, treading the fine line between emo and post-rock. It’s no surprise, then, that a comparison to St. Louis group Foxing has often been made. 2018’s ‘Lay