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 […]

Hands Like Houses – ‘Reimagine’

Hands Like Houses are Australia’s hottest new band, having released their second album ‘Unimagine’ last year, gaining a whole legion of fans. Hitting the road, they’ve played every where they can and are back in the UK later this year supporting Bury Tomorrow on their UK Headline Tour, taking in venues like The Institute in […]

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 […]

Fights & Fires / Idle Class – Split

What happens when 2 of the most promising and hardest working punk bands around right now get together? Something brilliant right? That’s definitely the case when British punks, Fights & Fires teamed up with German outfit, Idle Class to release a 7″ split. Fights & Fires have a more robust, unrefined style to their music, […]

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 […]

LIVE: The Menzingers / The Smith Street Band / The Holy Mess @ Electric Ballroom, London

It’s barely past doors when Philadelphia based punk trio The Holy Mess take to the stage in the subterranean depths of the Electric Ballroom. Tonight, they find themselves opening up one of the most exciting alternative bills to pass through the capital in some time, preceding Australian folk-punks The Smith Street Band, and the increasingly […]

LIVE: Lower Than Atlantis – Album Launch Show @ The Monarch, Camden

It’s fair to say we’ve all been treated excessively with the amount of albums that have been released this year. We’ve seen the return of teenage icons, welcomed new bands onto the scene in a tremendous fashion and supported British rock music like no other. One band in particular who have stormed their way back […]

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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