Reviews from Friday 12 August 2022

LIVE: 200Trees 2022 – Saturday

After three long, long years away, we’re finally back at our favourite festival. An homage to British and international artists alike, fans and band members are all in agreement that 2000Trees is the best festival in the UK and we couldn’t be happier to see its return. Despite the

Thursday 11 August 2022

LIVE: 2000Trees 2022 – Friday

After three long, long years away, we’re finally back at our favourite festival. An homage to British and international artists alike, fans and band members are all in agreement that 2000Trees is the best festival in the UK and we couldn’t be happier to see its return. Despite the

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Soulfly – ‘TOTEM’

You’ve heard the story of Alexander the Great, how saw everything he had achieved and wept because there were no more worlds to conquer; that’s how Max Cavalera must feel. Having redefined thrash, reshaped nu-metal, formed side-projects, fronted supergroups and worked with practically everyone under the sun there

Hot Milk – ‘The King and Queen of Gasoline’

Last year Hot Milk released a hit single called ‘Split Personality’ – listening to their new EP it seems strangely prescient. You know, perception is a funny thing. Browse a band’s social media and you’re never sure exactly what you’re seeing. Manchester’s Hot Milk are mischief

Wednesday 03 August 2022

LIVE: 2000Trees 2022 – Thursday

After three long, long years away, we’re finally back at our favourite festival. An homage to British and international artists alike, fans and band members are all in agreement that 2000Trees is the best festival in the UK and we couldn’t be happier to see its return. Despite the

The Interrupters – ‘In The Wild’

Four albums into their discography and at the summit of their success thus far, you could forgive The Interrupters for veering off in a slightly different direction and forgetting their roots somewhat on fourth outing ‘In The Wild’. Well, how wrong you would be! Punk rock’s favourite family are

Monday 01 August 2022

Anberlin – ‘Silverline’

Great bands aren’t born. They form, grow in stature, evolve, release a series of classic records, burn brighter than a comet and, finally, at the height of their creative powers, bid a graceful farewell. Then get back together a few years later. Welcome back Anberlin, we missed

Thursday 28 July 2022

Ithaca – ‘THEY FEAR US’

“Nothing stays the same,” bellows Djamila Azzouz barely four minutes into Ithaca’s new record, acknowledging, right there, a universal truth – the world has changed since their 2018 debut ‘The Language Of Injury’. Aware they have a lot to live up to, the five Londoners are meeting

Cheerbleederz – ‘EVEN IN JEST’

Choosing a band name isn’t easy. Deciding what to listen to as a music fan is even harder. You find yourself wading through bands called Above This or Betray That and a million starting with ‘The’, so when you discover a band calling themselves Cheerbleederz you can’t

Thursday 14 July 2022

Senses Fail – ‘Hell Is In Your Head’

Since emerging out of New Jersey almost 20 years ago, Senses Fail have been through numerous line-up changes but the one constant is frontman Buddy Nielsen. At this point, you could suggest that Senses Fail and Buddy Nielsen are one and the same. Over the course of seven

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Viagra Boys – ‘Cave World’

Post-punk is in a good place, thriving you could say, and no band is as distinctive within the genre as Sweden’s Viagra Boys. Following on from 2021’s critically acclaimed ‘Welfare Jazz’, Sebastian Murphy and the Boys are back with another helping of visceral absurdity in the form of ‘Cave

Thursday 07 July 2022

LIVE: Highly Suspect @ Electric Ballroom, London

It’s 8pm on a Friday and Brooklyn made Highly Suspect are already kicking off the evening’s events, the track playing them onto the stage at Camden’s Electric Ballroom causing our hearts to thump even harder than the adrenaline and anticipation already has.  The sparse crowd suggests

Tuesday 05 July 2022

LIVE: twenty one pilots @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

It’s fair to say that before 2020, London had gotten a little complacent when it came to having twenty one pilots in town. Their one-off Complete Diversion show back in September 2018 gave us the world’s first glance into what the pair had in store as it

Sick Joy – ‘WE’RE ALL GONNA F**KING DIE’

If you’ve brushed shoulders with Brighton’s music scene, you’ll have heard of Sick Joy. In 2019 they dropped an EP titled ‘Them Days’, a release that harked back to a different time. Their grungy rock sound was familiar and one you’d probably heard a thousand times before,

Monday 04 July 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Sunday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

LIVE: Nine Inch Nails @ O2 Academy Brixton, London

Brixton Academy has seen legendary artists take to its stage for many years now, serving as a rite of passage in their careers. Bands on their way up strive to get there while bands who have made it love to come back, and tonight Nine Inch Nails are the

Thursday 30 June 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Saturday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

Wednesday 29 June 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Friday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Conjurer – ‘Páthos’

To many UK metal fans, Conjurer is a band that requires little introduction. Despite ‘Páthos’ being only their second record, they’ve achieved the kind of cult status that takes many bands years and many album cycles to cultivate. ‘Mire’, released in 2018, wasn’t just an exceptional debut but an

Monday 27 June 2022

Blood Command – ‘Praise Armageddonism’

It’s always interesting when a band changes its singer, even more so when that singer uproots their life and moves halfway across the world to take up their new vocal duties. Despite having already completed ‘Praise Armageddonism’ in early 2020, the Norwegian party rockers unexpectedly had to find a

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