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 […]

The Wilde – ‘Young Libertine’

In the last few years, Britain’s come back biting with the amount of new talent that it’s been lucky to have given birth to. Bands like Bring Me the Horizon, You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, and Young Guns have had staggering success across the pond in the USA and Australia, as well as tours […]

The Sky We Scrape – Broken Ladders

The twenty-five seconds of intro feedback on the Sky We Scrape’s ‘Broken Ladders’ EP elicit deep memories of bro-heavy hardcore shows in legion halls—that familiar tension conjures images of muscular, young men in black jeans and t-shirts, armed with electric guitars and bent at both knees before half-stacks in a battle-ready power stance. The imposing […]

Wank For Peace – Fail Forward

I’ll admit, ‘Fail Forward’ was mistakenly put on shuffle on its first play. That it managed to hold together as an album even with a random order of tracks shows just how easy Wank For Peace’s latest LP is to get into. After thirteen tracks, ‘Fail Forward’ doesn’t feel wearing or dull, and there’s plenty […]

LIVE: Bury Tomorrow / Hands Like Houses / In Hearts Wake / Slaves (US) @ Koko, London [24/10/2014]

Bury Tomorrow are the present of the metal scene in the UK. Long touted as a future figurehead of their scene, the show in KOKO, London, confirmed that they’re the present of the scene. The future is now. First, was Jonny Craig’s latest band of merry men, Slaves (US). Opening with ‘The Fire Down Below’ […]

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 […]

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