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From Tuesday 14 November 2017

Lee Jackson selects another ten tracks for the week

Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Charisma’ The Baltimore quintet have shared the first single from their upcoming new album ‘Wait For Love’, out in February through Epitaph Records. Was this going to be anything but epic? Jaya The Cat – ‘Amsterdam’ Jaya The Cat have solidified themselves as one of the best

Sunday 17 September 2017

Holy Roar Records announce ’12 Bands of Christmas’

Holy Roar Records have announced their Christmas themed extravaganza, ’12 Bands of Christmas’. Across four shows, from the 30th November until the 21st December, the label will be bringing twelve bands to The Old Blue Last in London. Each show will be free entry and will feature a distro from

Thursday 14 September 2017

Giants announce final show and release two track mini-EP

Hardcore skate-punks Giants have announced via their Facebook page that their upcoming show at the Old Blue Last as part of Holy Roar’s ’12 Bands of Christmas’ series will be their last. At least for now. “This year, it’s become apparent that some of us can no longer commit

Thursday 08 December 2016

Polar announce UK headline tour

Polar have announced three UK headline shows as part of their upcoming European tour. The Surrey-based hardcore band will play in Birmingham, Bournemouth, and London in March, with support from Giants, To The Wind, and My Only. A list of dates and venues can be seen below. March 03 BIRMINGHAM Flapper 04 BOURNEMOUTH The

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Watch Giants perform in session for Live At The Lab

Celebrating the release of their ‘Break The Cycle’ full-length, Holy Roar Records signees Giants headed down to Soundlab Studios to perform three tracks for their Live At The Lab series. “Our debut album ‘Break The Cycle’ has been out for a little over a month now and we couldn’t be

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Giants – ‘Break The Cycle’

It takes guts to endure what Giants have gone though. The DIY Punk scene is a beautiful community and can be very fulfilling, but it can still be a slog. The Essex melodic hardcore band have toured the toilet circuit relentlessly for over five years (this is

Monday 11 April 2016

LIVE: Defeater, Break Even, Kids Insane, Giants @ Scala, London

Tonight, Defeater return to our shores following the release of their fourth studio album ‘Abandoned’, that saw the light of day back in August last year. Holy Roar newbies Giants get the evening underway offering up a steady selection of material lifted off their debut album. Due to some fairly

Monday 28 March 2016

First play of the new Giants album ‘Break The Cycle’

Giants, for the uninitiated, have been doing the rounds on the DIY hardcore scene for a few years now. A model of measured perfection, their sound is the kind of melodic hardcore that has all but disappeared since the end of the last decade – the kind of clinical

Tuesday 09 February 2016

LIVE: Giants / Create To Inspire / Kid Brother / Darko @ 02 Islington Academy, London

It’s Tuesday night in Islington, London and set right in the middle of a small shopping centre is the venue that will be playing host to the second date of a co-headline tour between two Essex based outfits, Giants and Create To Inspire. Both bands have recently signed with

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Giants go ‘Against The Grain’ with their new video

Essex punks Giants have unveiled the video for new track, ‘Against The Grain’, taken from their forthcoming Holy Roar Records release ‘Break The Cycle’. “‘Against The Grain’ is about the way we feel towards certain attitudes in society today, mainly the monotonous ‘follow the leader’ types that tend to shun