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 […]

LIVE: This Wild Life / Rob Lynch @ Underworld, London

See our full gallery here. This Wild Life are not your typical band. Having shrunk from a full band to an acoustic duo following their early reception, Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso have since found themselves embraced by the alternative scene – not least, judging by tonight’s onlookers, the young. Although predominantly filled by […]

Lagwagon – ‘Hang’

Throughout the late 90’s and early 00’s there was a punk rock scene that didn’t need to rely on any kind of commercial appeal to gain a solid fan base, and had enough depth to their music without needing to ever ‘sell out’. Bands like Pennywise, No Use For A Name, Good Riddance and many […]

Solemn Sun – ‘Solemn Sun’

Earlier this year, much-loved folk-punks Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun decided that they weren’t prepared to simply tread water in the scene that had been so far been their home, and they would “reinvent the band we are and restart our journey again on our own terms”. Now known simply as Solemn Sun, retaining […]

LIVE: Marmozets / Beats @ The Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Album release shows are a chance to see bands in environments that you wouldn’t normally see them in and Banquet Records are quite adept at getting big name artists to play smaller venues for such an occasion. In the past they’ve had bands like Twin Atlantic and Royal Blood play special shows, but this time, […]

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