The Reviews for Tuesday 01 December 2015

Max Raptor – ‘Damage Appreciation’

Max Raptor have been a force of political influence for the past five years in the British underground scene. It’s been a fair amount of time since 2013’s ‘Mother’s Ruin’ was released, and it never really got the attention it deserved. Luckily, ‘Damage Appreciation’ fills in all

Alicewell – ‘Young Hearts’

Who are Alicewell, you ask? Your new favourite band by the looks of it. From the Swedish town of Eskilstuna (good luck saying that to your friends), they’re joining the likes of Daylight in a European invasion of the pop-punk scene. Described already as arena ready, it might not

Sunday 29 November 2015

LIVE: Nothing But Thieves / Pretty Vicious / Witterquick @ Electric Ballroom, London

Not many bands are able to sell out a whole UK tour off the back of the release of their debut album, but Essex-based quintet Nothing But Thieves have achieved that award easily. Their nine-date October tour quickly sold out, leaving many disappointed. But those with tickets descended on

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