The Xcerts – ‘There Is Only You’

‘There Is Only You’, the third full-length by Aberdeen via Exeter based melodic rockers The Xcerts, sees the band firmly find their feet. Although it may not be immediately evident that these feet were lost on first listens to both their ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ debut and 2010’s ‘Scatterbrain’, their latest effort serves […]

Xerxes – ‘Collision Blonde’

A common thing that most bands who form with the intention of creating aggressive music is to come out all guns blazing in their infancy. Everyone wants to play the loudest, the fastest, and the hardest by way of channelling their demons within. Xerxes debut album ‘Our Home Is A Deathbed’ was no exception, and […]

The Bots – ‘Pink Palms’

There’s a fair amount of buzz currently surrounding sibling duo The Bots, with a growing number of websites, magazines, and radio stations all lining up to declare them ‘the next big thing’. Their post-punk inspired take on garage rock and cross genre appeal has seen them support bands as diverse as Refused, Dropkick Murphys, Yeah […]

Mallory Knox – Asymmetry

Mallory Knox have been threatening to blow up since their inception. Since the ‘Pilot’ EP and their debut album ‘Signals’ they’ve always been a buzz band. Now comes the difficult second album and, to be honest, they’ve completely smashed it. Starting with lead single ‘Ghost In The Mirror’, the band set about bridging the debut […]

Hang The Bastard – Sex In The Seventh Circle

West London’s Hang The Bastard have been a band since 2007, though they’ve not been the most prolific songwriters, having only released one full length album so far in their career, they’re back with their long-awaited followup, ‘Sex In The Seventh Circle’. Having had two previous vocalists, HTB have finally settled on one, and he […]

Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Keep You’

The Pianos Become The Teeth that brought us 2010’s ‘Old Pride’, or the following year’s ‘The Lack Long After’ is all but dead. ‘Keep You’ never sees Kyle Durfey’s vocal ferocity move above a cracked and shattered croon – far removed from the visceral screams that led the atmosphere on their earlier material. The ten […]

No Bragging Rights – The Concrete Flower

Californian melodic hardcore outfit, No Bragging Rights have released their 5th album, ‘Concrete Flower’. It makes for a record filled to the brim with energy and excellently tactile musicianship. The album goes beyond just being one endless barrage of heaviness, but captures other qualities that make it so appealing One of the most immediately recognisable […]

Climates – Body Clocks

Lincoln five-piece Climates have well and truly been making their mark on the UK rock scene of late. Last month’s support slot with Beartooth got them some deserved recognition, and this month they’re doing their own headline tour. But aside from making their mark on the live circuit, they also released their debut album ‘Body Clocks’ earlier […]

The Public – Shibuya Crossing

People listen to music for a variety of reasons: maybe your older sister was jamming out to it, maybe your friends are in the band, maybe you thought that Garden State was a good film and you listened to some stranger’s headphones in a waiting room. By and large, though, I think the music we […]

From Indian Lakes – ‘Absent Sounds’

Those seeking music to lose themselves into won’t have to look much further than the third full-length by Californian atmospheric indie-rockers From Indian Lakes. With Joey Vannucchi – an intriguing individual born and raised in the Yosemite National Park Area – clearly at the creative helm, the expansive soundscapes act as a soundtrack to a […]

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