The Sun And The Sea – ‘American Empire’

‘American Empire’ is the debut full-length from Midwest America’s The Sun And The Sea, and it’s set to be self-released this summer. It’s ten tracks of ambient indie-rock with an electronic and chilled undercurrent throughout. From the outset The Sun and The Sea showcase a really light and airy vibe. ‘Follow The Light’ drifts through […]

The Homeless Gospel Choir – ‘I Used To Be So Young’

Derek Zanetti, the one-man force behind The Homeless Gospel Choir, has a lot to say. He has experienced things that have made him angry – some related to politics and society, and some immeasurably more personal. ‘I Used To Be So Young’ provides Zanetti with an outlet for his adult angst. Here he discusses his […]

LIVE : Made Violent @ The Old Blue Last

American trio Made Violent played their first ever UK show in the Old Blue Last in London on 15th of July. It was definitely more than what you would expect seeing on Tuesday night from a rising rock band. ‘Always starting off with Inside Out’ as a front man put it, has definitely made a […]

Henrietta – ‘The Trick Is Not Minding’

‘The Trick Is Not Minding’ is the long awaited debut album from Orlando’s Henrietta, released this August on Animal Style Records. After six years in the making the quartet deliver an album stacked full of inventive and melodic emo-rock mixed with powerful and moving vocals, and quite frankly it’s excellent. The subtle and atmospheric opening […]

New Town Kings – ‘Pull Up & Rewind’

With this boiling summer that the UK’s been having so far, there’s absolutely nothing better than chilling in a field at a music festival with an ice-cold cider / beer / some form of alcoholic beverage. And with that, you’ll always need some decent music to really get into the summer vibe. This is where […]

Little Big League / Ovlov – ‘Split’

Little Big League and Ovlov find themselves in good company as label buddies that have a similar sound, and that helps make this split a delightful listen. The two songs Little Big League bring out are bright with fantastic guitar riffs paired with the singer’s combined feminine and aggressive vocal approach. Michelle Zauner sings every […]

O Captain – ‘Ghetto Hikes’

Every now and again, an EP bursts fully-formed from your speakers and grabs your attention without hesitation or delay. There’s plenty of room in this world for ‘growers’ or works which you ‘need to live with for a bit’, and it’s this variety which prevents the world from stagnating into a congealed lake of aural […]

Andrew Cream / Don Blake – ‘Split’

When most punks think of acoustic music from the UK, it’s probably a given that Frank Turner is the first artist to come to mind. The genre has definitely gotten much more recognition in recent years, with musicians like Turner and Sam Russo in the UK and Dave Hause in the US, among many others. […]

Speaking in Shadows – ‘The Lies We Lead’

Speaking in Shadows rock in the field shared by Lower Than Atlantis, You Me At Six and We Are The Ocean – a mix of pop-punk with the harder energies of alternative rock and hardcore. However, listening to Speaking in Shadows, it’s clear there is little in common with pop-punk here compared to their contemporaries; […]

Rise Against – ‘The Black Market’

Many people’s knowledge of Rise Against doesn’t stretch further than the angry anthems that spawned out of 2006, including ‘Prayer for the Refugee’ and ‘Ready to Fall’. However, seven albums in, Rise Against are still going strong and delivering their punk, eco-political inspired sound across the World. Latest offering ‘The Black Market’ continues on from […]

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