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From Monday 21 September 2015

Check out the brand new EP from Lights Over Bridgeport

Our stream this week comes from the excellent Lights Over Bridgeport. Their EP ‘Trenches’ is out on September 26th and you can stream it, and read a great feature with John Hamlin the frontman of the band, below. When you have those low points

Monday 02 March 2015

Have Mercy / Somos – ‘Split’

Back in July 2014, when reviewing the Annabel and Dowsing split, we questioned whether we’d hit a tipping point with the so-called ‘emo revival’. It felt as if bands and labels were rushing to put out another vinyl regardless of the content or the strength of the

Friday 13 February 2015

Derek Grant – ‘Breakdown’

Derek Grant, perhaps best known as the drummer from Alkaline Trio, released his solo album ‘Breakdown’ on Red Scare Industries last month. He’s somewhat of a punk-rock legend, having previously appeared for bands such as the Gaslight Anthem, Face to Face, and the Vandals, and it’s therefore not

Monday 02 February 2015

Interview: Lights Over Bridgeport [February 2015]

Groezrock, the excellent punk-rock festival based in Belgium, returns this May and event sponsors Macbeth are running a fan vote competition to see who joins bands such as Social Distortion, Refused, and Millencolin on the line up. We caught up with the only band from the USA who

Monday 19 January 2015

Funeral For A Friend ‘Chapter And Verse’

The line “Yet I’m nothing more than a line in your book” from Funeral For A Friend’s seminal track ‘Juno’ (later re-released as ‘Juneau’) spoke to my teenage heart more than most. It was my MSN screen name, it was the line I screamed out during their live

Monday 29 December 2015

Saint November offer four releases for free download

UK independent label Saint November are offering four releases for free download at You can pick up copies of Canada Water’s ‘One Shot Farewell’ EP, Clive Robert Coats ‘The Restless’ EP, and two compilation releases featuring the likes of Stagecoach, Nathan Detroit, and The People The

Friday 19 December 2014

No Devotion to support Gerard Way in January

No Devotion, featuring Thursday’s Geoff Rickley on vocals, have been announced as support for Gerard Way this January. In addition to their support slots they will also play two headline dates in Bristol and Reading. The full dates are: 19th January – The Fleece, Bristol 20th January – O2 Academy,

Twin Atlantic announce UK dates for May 2015

Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic have announced their largest headline shows to date. The band, who released their second album ‘The Great Divide’ this year, will play the following: May 5th – MANCHESTER, Albert Hall May 7th – LONDON, o2 Brixton Academy May 8th – BIRMINGHAM, o2 Academy May 9th – GLASGOW, SSE Hydro Tickets

Monday 15 December 2014

Toronto’s Days Like Today release ‘We’re Only Humans’ EP

Canadian’s Days Like Today have released their new EP ‘We’re Only Humans’ for pay what you want download on their Bandcamp page. The seven track release has been produced by Moneen’s Kenny Bridges and can be streamed below. Read what we made of the record in our full review.

Days Like Today – ‘We’re Only Human’

Toronto’s Days Like Today produced one of the best unsigned releases of 2013 in our opinion. Their ‘Vacate’ debut EP was five tracks of hard hitting alt-rock with some huge guitar riffs and even bigger vocal melodies. That release, and the band themselves, should have got far more attention