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From Wednesday 15 May 2024

El Moono – ‘The Waking Sun’

If your music tastes trend towards the heavier end of the scale, chances are you’ve heard the name El Moono before. The Brighton-based quartet has been grinding away on the UK underground metal scene for years, but started attracting significant buzz in 2022 when they released the EP ‘Temple

​​Knocked Loose – ‘You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To’

​​For fans of hardcore music, these are strange but wonderful times. A genre that has enjoyed a rabid – but undoubtedly cult – following since the 1980s has started garnering real mainstream attention in recent years. Perhaps the best example of this is the fact that Knocked Loose played

Wednesday 18 October 2023

The Callous Daoboys – ‘God Smiles Upon the Callous Daoboys’

It probably goes without saying that The Callous Daoboys aren’t a band that demand to be taken completely seriously. Even if you’ve never heard a note of their music, their name alone – a spoonerised take on the NFL team the Dallas Cowboys – probably give you a bit

Wednesday 11 October 2023

The Menzingers – ‘Some Of It Was True’

There was a time when The Menzingers were the favourite band of people with their finger firmly on the pulse of the punk scene. While that’s still the case to an extent, their output in recent years has shown they have what it takes to cross over and reach

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Code Orange – ‘The Above’

Code Orange are one of the world’s most brutally exciting metal bands, and that’s largely due to their relentless capacity to shock their audience. This is a band that likes to keep their listeners on their toes and never takes the easiest creative choice. When you press play on

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Blood Command – ‘World Domination’

If you were to describe the latest Blood Command album in a word, ‘ambitious’ would be a top contender. This is probably a word the band themselves would be comfortable with too, it is named ‘World Domination’ after all. This is their second album in as many years following

Tuesday 05 September 2023

LIVE: ArcTanGent Festival 2023 – Saturday

Saturday starts with the muddy remnants of the previous day’s rain still lingering, but with the weather looking slightly brighter. Everyone is dirty, sleepy, and exhausted but taps into their final stores of energy for another stacked bill of the best bands heavy music has to offer. Words: Ash Bebbington

Monday 04 September 2023

LIVE: ArcTanGent Festival 2023 – Friday

ArcTanGent is the sort of festival where more you put in, the more you get out. Almost all of the bands on the bill are underground, so there’ll be a good chunk of bands you’ll have never heard of. However, the curators are incredible at what they do, so

Friday 01 September 2023

Jeff Rosenstock – ‘HELLMODE’

Punk cult hero Jeff Rosenstock’s latest record ‘HELLMODE’ is a glorious contradiction. A record that melds poppy melody with deep personal introspection, gleefully scrappy punk rock with issues that face humanity as a whole. Rosenstock is not an artist who shies away from a difficult topic or a catchy

Thursday 31 August 2023

LIVE: ArcTanGent Festival 2023 – Thursday

Thursday was perhaps the most stacked day on the entire bill, with hardcore legends Converge headlining the mainstage. The undercard is also stellar, with Svalbard, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, and Chat Pile particularly standing out. None of them are household names, but all of them have