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From Friday 13 April 2018

Tiny Kingdoms – ‘Realms’

Since the release of their first single, Tiny Kingdoms have been spoiling fans of emotional and intelligent alternative music with a series of consistently brilliant EPs, one-off songs, and compilation appearances. Yet despite building a sizeable fan-base and gigging all around North America, they have held back

Monday 12 March 2018

Dashboard Confessional – ‘Crooked Shadows’

Incredibly, it’s been almost a decade since Dashboard Confessional last released an album of new songs, and seventeen years since ‘The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most’ secured its rightful place in emo lore. Over the years, Dashboard Confessional has evolved from an acoustic side

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Waterparks – ‘Entertainment’

Less than two years after the release of their debut album, Waterparks are back with ‘Entertainment’. Whether fair or not, second albums are often seen as those that will truly make or break a band. Certainly the release of ‘Double Dare’ in 2016 catapulted Waterparks onto more

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Xcerts – ‘Hold On To Your Heart’

Ever since their formative days in Aberdeen and Brighton, The Xcerts have been known for their ability to write upbeat anthemic rock songs with apparent ease. Their back catalogue has got more than its fair share of instantly appealing songs, and a live set from them is

Thursday 23 November 2017

Chris J Connolly – ‘Moving Maps’

Of all the scenes and sub-genres that fill up the wider alternative music movement, the field of solo artist is particularly crowded. Not only do you have established solo acts, you also have to compete with a multitude of musicians who release music away from their main

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Rival Town – ‘Make It Work’

Rival Town – ‘Make It Work’ In a time where pretty much anyone with an internet connection can upload their music to the web, it would have been easy for Ontario 6-piece Rival Town to fade into the background. The band

Friday 06 October 2017

Plan Three – ‘Wish I Was Stormborne’

Plan Three initially formed back in 2000 but gaps of several years between releases, including a three year hiatus from 2011 to 2014, means that ‘Wish I Was Stormborne’ is only their second full album. Such a fragmented past means that Plan Three have not yet managed to build

Thursday 28 September 2017

The Wonder Years – ‘Burst And Decay’

To put it simply, The Wonder Years are one of the most highly regarded alternative bands around. And rightly so – their sound has evolved organically with each album, building on their previous work, but has also been shaped by personal changes, as well as fierce creativity

Monday 11 September 2017

Rosedale – ‘Again’

Although initially formed as a band, since the 2012 release of debut album ‘Real’ Rosedale has very much become a personal and individual outlet for the creativity of self-confessed workaholic Mike Liorti. It also helps that Mike’s vocals are made for pop punk. There’s a warmth and

Thursday 17 August 2017

Hinder – ‘The Reign’

In the sixteen years since they formed, Hinder have carved out a sizeable fan base for themselves and have regularly placed towards the top of the Billboard charts in America. Outside of the USA their impact is much less noticeable or impressive, and unless you have an