Into Another – ‘Omens’

When some bands reunite after an extended period of hiatus, it is often driven by several factors. Sometimes it is pure nostalgia and a chance to revisit their old material, and unfortunately sometimes it is purely for monetary gain. However neither of those elements apply to legendary post-hardcore band Into Another, who after nearly 20 […]

Grayscale – ‘Change’

Philadelphia pop-punkers Grayscale, who recently signed to LA label Anchor Eighty Four, recently released their latest EP, ‘Change,’ as a taster towards what’s to come from their debut full-length ‘What We’re Missing’ due to be released this summer. ‘Change’ is an outstanding, emotional and raw EP showcasing the pure talent of all 5 members of […]

Awaken I Am – ‘Shields and Crowns’

We seem to be hearing a lot of good music coming from Australia these days. Rising from the ashes of ‘Sleepers’, Awaken I Am have grown a following having supported a number of Australia’s biggest touring bands including The Amity Affliction, Closure in Moscow and Parkway Drive. Now, nearly four years after ‘Resonance’, their debut […]

Kilkovec – ‘Sick of This’

Hampshire’s Kilkovec have a branding problem. First they lure us into a false sense of moody security with ‘I Know I Don’t’, the opener of second EP ‘Sick of This’, coming on like Alkaline Trio having an existential crisis-induced gothic strop; the song’s upbeat, gruff-punk verses distinctly at odds with the half-speed hook that closes it. Then […]

Carson Wells – ‘Tread a Northern Path’

To start this off, cast your eyes upwards to the album art. Firstly; corrr, that’d look lovely stretched across the packaging for a 12″ LP, wouldn’t it? Secondly, some album covers so perfectly encapsulate an album, a cohesive marriage between aural and visual representation; this second full-length from Scottish trio Carson Wells possesses the same […]

LIVE: As It Is / Hindsights @ Camden Barfly, London

As It Is confirm themselves as the next big thing… Pop Punk is a vibrant genre. Popularized by bands like Green Day and Blink-182 in the 90s, championed by New Found Glory and driven into the mainstream by Fall Out Boy and Paramore in the 00’s, its one of those genres which most kids first […]

LIVE: Lower Than Atlantis/ We Are The Ocean/ PVRIS @ Y Plas, Cardiff

Tonight is the first night of tour for Lower Than Atlantis, We Are The Ocean and PVRIS, and the atmosphere is suitably rowdy for such a great line up. There’s been a lot of hype around this tour, and tonight that hype is completely and utterly justified. First up are PVRIS: this is their first […]

Vanilla Pod – ‘Seeing Out The Sunrise’

2015 sees Vanilla Pod enter their twentieth year as a band and with a decent sized back catalogue behind them it would have been easy for them to decide to celebrate this milestone with a nostalgic re-release of their past material and nothing more. To their credit there’s no suggestion of that ever having been […]

LIVE: Samoans / Enquiry / Mayors of Toronto / Pocket Apocalypse @ The Flapper, Birmingham

Four band shows are usually hit or miss affairs, often due to the vast differences in musical styles. Rarely do you get four bands on one bill that have the laser sighted focus that promoters Little Cavalier managed to muster up for a night of Math Rock wonders at the Flapper in Birmingham, and boy […]

All Get Out – ‘Movement’

It’s been a long wait since All Get Out’s seminal ‘The Season’ back in 2011. Although not propelling the South Carolinians into the mainstream, their debut full-length rewarded them with cult status. The emotionally charged rock, bordering on emo but offering far more than those connotations would allow, drew welcome comparisons to the likes of […]

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