LIVE: NOFX / Alkaline Trio / Lagwagon / Gnarwolves @ Brixton Academy,

Having seen NOFX once before, albeit in a muddy field at Reading, I am both excited and weary of their polarising gig performances. Whilst I was growing up I was a huge fan of their attitude, style and music yet when I saw them once before, they were both exciting and incredible as well as […]

LIVE: The Gospel Youth / Rob Lynch / The Autumn Ravine / Spineless Yes Men @ The Black Heart, Camden

Brighton’s The Gospel Youth exploded onto the pop-rock scene last winter with the release of their single ‘Kids’. Headed by Samuel Little, they’ve been taking the music scene by storm, and are now pushing the boat out with the release of their latest EP, ‘Empires’. And with this release, comes a (day late) EP release […]

LIVE: Eva Plays Dead / Dirt / Derange / Past Ten Days @ Surya, London

Eva Plays Dead, a vibrant rock quartet from Derbyshire, have been raising £2000 via Pledge for the release of their gritty, biting EP ‘Sounds Of the Written Word’. And by the time they take to the stage at Surya, they’ve absolutely smashed their target. But first, Past Ten Days start the night off with their […]

Man Overboard – ‘Heavy Love’

Since bursting onto the scene with ‘Real Talk’ back in 2010, Man Overboard have worked tirelessly, complimenting their full length releases with a wealth of singles, EPs and splits, and here they are just five years later, with ‘Heavy Love’, their fourth album. It’s a record that finds the band reflecting on what has been […]

Westkust – ‘Last Forever’

Make no mistake about it, when bands come out of Sweden they are always great. There’s just something about the scene there that inspires musicians to maximise their creativity and produce the best music. With Refused making their come back this year, Terrible Feelings playing some of the best rock n’ roll in recent memory, […]

Forrest – ‘Soluna’

Forrest’s debut album ‘Soluna’ is a statement of intent. This young band from South Wales formed in 2010 and have already released an EP, ‘Before You Go’ and a split with Ireland’s The Winter Passing (this is great, too. Check it out). ‘Soluna’, though, takes them one giant step forward. Sounding at times like Balance and Composure […]

Set It Off – ‘ Duality: Stories Unplugged’

Set It Off are one of the rising stars of pop-punk, and ‘Duality: Stories Unplugged’ is only likely to further enhance their growing reputation. A re-imagining of five songs from 2014’s ‘Duality’, ‘Stories Unplugged’ is sure to be devoured by their loyal fans. Referring to the songs as stories is all part of Set It […]

LIVE: Jera On Air Festival 2015

This year was Jera On Air’s twenty-third instalment and despite the very soggy start, things still went off with one hell of a bang. Jera On Air is based in the village of Ysselsteyn, in the south of the Netherlands. The festival is pretty intimate, opening its gates to around six thousand festival-goers over two […]

LIVE: Hindsights / Prawn / Brightr / Kid Brother @ Bowery District, Reading

If you’re familiar with the emo/melodic-hardcore scene, you will know much of a ruckus Hindsights have been causing since the recent release of their full-length in ‘Cold Walls/Cloudy Eyes’.  And if you’re familiar with Hindsights, then you will know they are Berkshire-based, therefore this special hometown show was shaping up to be, well, special. The […]

LIVE: The Movielife / Gnarwolves / Apologies, I Have None @ The Electric Ballroom, London

Reunions are never shocking anymore. Every week another band from “back in the day” announces their return, and while some are more surprising than others, it always felt like The Movielife never really closed the door completely after their original run, and that this was bound to happen eventually. When vocalist Vinnie Caruana informs the […]

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