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Album review: AFI – Bodies

Album review: AFI – Bodies

When AFI formed in 1991 without any careerist ambitions and the need to create, they may have anticipated an underground following, but never could they have foreseen appealing to the masses as icons... legends... visionaries. All deserved labels, considering their...

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The Devil Wears Prada on ZII

The Devil Wears Prada on ZII

FEATUREAn interview with The Devil Wears PradaFeatureThe Devil Wears Prada have been capturing the hearts of metalcore fans since their 2006 album Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord, becoming a stalwart in the scene and constantly pushing themselves to break new ground...

EP Review: Set Into Motion – Something Exciting

EP Review: Set Into Motion – Something Exciting

Set Into Motion have crashed onto the scene with their energetic, smile-inducing EP, Something Exciting. Their sound will most likely give you visions of bands practicing in their garages in early 00s teen movies - you know the ones - but in the best way possible....

Ep Review: Action/Adventure – Pulling Focus

Ep Review: Action/Adventure – Pulling Focus

It doesn’t take much to decrypt the message Action/Adventure are sending with their new EP. Like a manifesto, the first minute of Pulling Focus firmly establishes their view on discrimination within the pop punk scene and alternative music industry in general when...

EP Review: Out Of Love – Funny Feeling

EP Review: Out Of Love – Funny Feeling

Out Of Love’s Funny Feeling bristles with energy. Despite the short runtimes of the EP’s five songs, (‘Wishlist' and ‘Dog Daze’ run for less than four minutes combined), Funny Feeling is loud and raucous, with commanding lyrics and an infectious charm that will get...

Album Review: While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society

Album Review: While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society

It is well known that the music industry is built to go against the artist, something that has become increasingly clear in the recent pandemic and the devastating effects it has brought on the music industry. While She Sleeps are a band that have always been for the...

EP Review: Havelocke – Arsonist

EP Review: Havelocke – Arsonist

We often talk about what is recognised as somewhat of a golden era in post-hardcore and punk rock/emo, the mid 2000s. You saw bands like My Chemical Romance, Panic and Hawthorne Heights make serious waves across the pond whilst Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My...

Album Review: Hail The Sun – New Age Filth

Album Review: Hail The Sun – New Age Filth

Fans can rejoice this week knowing the newest addition to Hail The Sun’s discography, New Age Filth, is just as epic - if not more - as all that came before. With vocalist, drummer and songwriter Donovan Melero continuing along the theme of reflection, he navigates...

Black Peaks shine at The Brighton Centre

Black Peaks shine at The Brighton Centre

Every so often a band comes along that’s so absolutely mind-blowing that it’s hard to deny the unquestionable magnetism of their music and charm of their live performances. Black Peaks have always been one of the bands and it took but a minute of their stream from The...

Album Review: Chaser – Dreamers

Album Review: Chaser – Dreamers

Orange County-based melodic skate punk outfit Chaser make a welcome return with their latest effort, Dreamers. We begin with Charlie Chaplin’s iconic speech from The Great Dictator, delivering the album’s overall message in the first fifteen seconds of...

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