The Reviews for Friday 27 November 2015

War Waves – ‘War Waves’

From the mind of Marc Newby and inspired heavily by Frightened Rabbit and The Smiths, War Waves formed the same way most bands do, in response to a heavy break-up. Despite this, War Waves debut album that goes by the same name isn’t as typically miserable as

Thursday 26 November 2015

Our Theory – ‘Renaissance’

Making a sensation with their covers of Justin Bieber’s ‘Beauty and the Beat’, as well as their latest cover of Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, France’s own Our Theory are putting their covers aside for the release of their latest EP, ‘Renaissance’. Mixed by Nicolas Delestrade

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Counterfeit – ‘Come Get Some’

London band Counterfeit showcase the type of music that alerts the inner core of the heart to pump more blood. With their infectious punk rock sound blaring out and catching listeners off guard, they’ve created a new EP called ‘Come Get Some,’ and it’s a loud, chaotic, but brilliant

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Altered Sky @ The Venue, London

For the last five years or so, Altered Sky have been hard at work – they’ve constantly been on the road, sharing the stage with the likes of We Are the In Crowd, The Wonder Years, and Neck Deep, releasing various EPs, singles, and covers, and interacting fantastically with

SayWeCanFly – ‘Darling’

Canadian singer/songwriter Braden Barrie has been releasing solo material under the name SayWeCanFly since 2009 and having previously released four EPs, ‘Darling’ is his first with the backing of Epitaph Records. With ‘Darling’, Barrie has evolved his acoustic emo style, adding further layers

Placebo – ‘MTV Unplugged’

Back in the mid to late nineties, Placebo could have been considered the antithesis to the macho swagger of Britpop. Where Oasis and Blur were singing about alcohol-fueled all-nighters, Placebo were exploring the realms of drug use, sex, and bisexuality on their self-titled debut album. While they received criticism

Monday 23 November 2015

LIVE: FIDLAR / Bully / VANT @ Forum, London

“I’m a man of few words,” FIDLAR vocalist Zac Carper opens their set at London’s recently rebranded Kentish Town Forum, “this goes out to Paris.” Tonight’s performance arrives less than 24 hours since the attacks that shook music fans, and the world, to its core. Openers VANT have by

Altered Sky – ‘Without Wonderland’

Altered Sky have been treading the boards for a few years now and it isn’t obvious why they haven’t drawn in the crowds like some of their peers. From sunny Glasgow, their accessible style of pop rock is jovial and easy-going, so can they win over the crowds with

LIVE: Never Say Die Tour 2015 @ Manchester Academy 2

Having never been to see any of the previous incarnations of the Never Say Die tour, in the past having been headlined by such notable acts as Parkway Drive and Architects, this stacked bill had yet another interesting mix. The tour has always been known for helping

Friday 20 November 2015

Lower Than Atlantis – ‘Lower Than Atlantis: The Black Edition’

What happened to Lower Than Atlantis? They were a fairly shouty band teetering on the heavier end of the scene kid spectrum, but they came back from a short break as a pop rock powerhouse, churning out chart hits for the masses. The Black Edition is an extended version