The Reviews for Friday 12 February 2016

LIVE: Neck Deep / State Champs / Creeper / Light Years @ The Forum, London

What happens when you mix three pop-punk bands, some goths and over 2,000 people in a room? One hell of a night at The Forum, London is what. Kicking off the night, and bringing some Weezer-esque vibes to The Forum were Light Years. Perhaps playing

Pinegrove – ‘Cardinal’

These days, finding honesty in music can be few and far between. Its easy for bands to dress up their music with metaphor, layers of sound, and the right look, masking the fact that they are making something purely for the sake of it. Thankfully, that’s not something you

Day Old Hate – ‘First Light’

Leeds quintet Day Old Hate have done very well for themselves within a short space of time. Their debut EP ‘Distances’, recorded and produced by Dan Lancaster, was met with critical acclaim and allowed them to set the stage for their release ‘Tides’, which saw them work alongside Dan

Wednesday 10 February 2016

More Than Most – ‘Impossible Is Temporary’

Let’s get straight to the point, it’s no surprise at all that More Than Most sold out O2 Islington last year. The band, made up of four guys from around the world take their cultures and experiences and throw them all together to make a killer alternative rock EP. Only

Tuesday 09 February 2016

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

Patent Pending – ‘Riot Hearts Rebellion’

‘Riot Hearts Rebellion’ is both the fourth album from alleged pop-punk band Patent Pending, and a microcosm of everything wrong with alternative music in 2016. The record is a cynical mish-mash of the barest of punk rock morés and the kind of mainstream pop influences that have sent Fall

Monday 08 February 2016

LIVE: Minus The Bear / Aero Flynn @ The Electric Ballroom, London

It’s hard to believe, but 10 years actually is a long time. With more anniversaries and reunions happening, a decade ago feels like it was just yesterday. Some albums from that time are just distant memories, and some feel dated. For Minus The Bear, and their 2005 album ‘Menos

LIVE: Coheed & Cambria / glassjaw / Crooks @ Kentish Town Forum, London

“When Claudio told us Glassjaw were being talked about, we just said ‘fuck yes. Do that’.” Coheed & Cambria drummer Josh Eppard mirrors the reaction of fans of both as the short UK tour was announced, sitting backstage at the Kentish Town Forum, ending a conversation soundtracked by

Catch Fire – ‘The Distance I Am From You’

Pop-punk has long been considered a predominantly American genre since its rise to prominence with bands like Blink-182, Simple Plan, and New Found Glory in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. However, the past couple of years has seen a rise in popular British acts like Neck Deep and

Sunday 07 February 2016

SWMRS – ‘Drive North’

Californian four-piece SWMRS have come a long way since their Emily’s Army days, a venture that saw them don matching outfits for a somewhat kitsch appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival a few years back. ‘Drive North’, their debut full-length in their latest incarnation, is a new beast. The