LIVE: Against Me! / Billy The Kid @ Electric Ballroom, London

When a show arrives with as much hype as Against Me! generated in the build up to their eagerly awaited return to the nation’s capital, inevitably it’s going to go one of two ways. Either the performance will ultimately find itself crippled by the magnitude of the anticipation placed upon it, or this anticipation will […]

Glamour Of The Kill: After Hours EP – Review

Throughout this 5 song EP, Yorkshire’s Glamour of the Kill really show some balls. There’s fantastic choruses, glorious riffs and fantastic songwriting coursing embedded in here. Just shy of fifteen minutes long, they set their stall out and boy are they ambitious. The opening riff of ‘Lights Down’ sets the table for a cocktail of […]

Wicked Snakes – ‘Sleep Dance’

Wicked Snakes, a four-piece rock band hailing from Staffordshire, crashed onto the scene last year: the abandonment of previous projects led to this young bunch getting together to create their own slick brand of psychedelic doom rock music. And it seems to have paid off – last year, they signed to A Wolf At Your […]

Fest 13: Day 2: Farewells, Redemption, and Beer Showers

Fest 13: Day 2: Farewells, Redemption, and Beer Showers After mashing the snooze on my alarm about a thousand times, I woke up to an all caps text message from a friend timestamped at around 3 AM telling me that Greg from the Menzingers was playing some songs in the hotel lobby. It was a […]

LIVE: Twin Atlantic / The Xcerts / Nothing But Thieves @ Roundhouse, London

From the moment we wander up to Camden’s Roundhouse, some two hours before doors open, it’s clear that tonight is already causing excitement. The queue is dominated by enthusiastic teens, although later the significantly older generation of onlookers outside of the venue’s notorious inner circle becomes notable. All provide evidence of Twin Atlantic’s evolution. No […]

Have Mercy – ‘A Place Of Our Own’

Now part of the impressive roster at Hopeless Records, ‘A Place Of Our Own’ sees Have Mercy take another step forward as they refine the sound that they impressed with on their début ‘The Earth Pushed Back’. The lyrical honesty is still at the forefront, emphasised immediately by album opener ‘To Convey’ but the instrumentation […]

LIVE: Fest 13 Day One: Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges (But You Do Need A Wristband…They’re Very Strict About That)

Fest 13 Day 1: The Prologue: I have been going to Fest every year since Fest 9. It’s always my most favorite time of year and some of the best, most memorable moments of my life transpire at Fest, this year being no different. My goal for next year is to give Pre-Fest in Ybor […]

Bad Ideas – ‘The Better Parts Of You’ EP

It’s almost hard to keep up with the amount of solid music that the UK is producing lately, and the high quality new releases keep coming thick and fast. The latest to join that current list is Leeds based band Bad Ideas, who have been steadily making a name for themselves over the last few […]

Jesus Fucking Christ – Homophobia Is Like Totally Gay

Jesus Fucking Christ (Remi Semshaug Langseth) has dropped his debut release ‘Homophobia Is Like Totally Gay’, and for a one man project, it truly is something monstrous. It’s like an insane middle ground between electronic, punk and rap. There’s this cohesion of different genres that produces a monumental noise, picture a middle finger to any […]

LIVE: Basement / Cloakroom / Newmoon @ The Electric Ballroom, London

Around two years ago Basement announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus, and played their last show for the foreseeable future at the Underworld in Camden. It was an emotional night for everyone in attendance from band and fans alike, and saw them bowing out when they could have been on the cusp […]

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