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 […]

Live: Mallory Knox / Verses @ The Shadow Lounge, London

Today, the 27th of October, is the day Mallory Knox finally unleash their sophomore album ‘Asymmetry’. They celebrated by playing The Shadow Lounge in Soho, London. Usually a night club, the venue has lights all over the ceilings and walls and is the perfect place for the die-hard Mallory Knox fans to check out the […]

Restorations – LP3

Restorations truly has mastered the art of being a band that at first listen seems incredibly simple, but upon further examination, the depths of complexity within their music is seemingly endless. They are a band that is so incredibly difficult to pigeonhole in an infinite rolodex of punk genres and sub-genres. When recommending Restorations to […]

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 […]

LIVE: Climates / Acres / Create to Inspire @ O2 Islington Academy 2

It’s a soggy Wednesday evening and those that have gathered inside the O2 Islington Academy 2 appear tired and uninterested. Clearly the only way to fix that is to witness three of the best upcoming UK hardcore bands completely blow the ears off everyone in attendance. First up are Create To Inspire, a band that […]

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 […]

LIVE: Balance and Composure / Seahaven / Milkteeth @ Dingwalls, London

There’s an equally soul-destroying and exhilarating line of people waiting to enter Dingwalls – the sweaty underbelly of Camden, London – tonight. Seemingly never-ending, the winding queue is teeming with excited smiles and chatter of headliners Balance and Composure’s return to the capital. Perhaps clear that this would be enough for the majority of tonight’s […]

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 […]

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