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EP Review: Stuck Out – Lie Through Your Teeth

EP Review: Stuck Out – Lie Through Your Teeth

We’ve talked extensively about the sheer amount of quality Australia is churning out right now; everyone from Yours Truly to Waxflower seem to be following in the footsteps of Tonight Alive, With Confidence and Trophy Eyes. Stuck Out are among those leading a second...

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Our most anticipated albums of 2021

Our most anticipated albums of 2021

FeatureFEATUREOur most anticipated albums of 2021 so farNew year, new music and my gosh, it's already shaping up nicely. Still early days and we're sure there will be plenty more to get excited about, but here are our most anticipated albums of 2021 so far (we've even...

Album Review: Yours Truly – Self Care

Album Review: Yours Truly – Self Care

2020 hasn't been great; a statement we could probably all agree on. With everything going on, the need to buckle down and finally practice the ever-elusive self care we've been talking about for years, has never seemed more important. It's been equally as important to...

Album Review: Movements – No Good Left To Give

Album Review: Movements – No Good Left To Give

Every now and again a band comes along with such superior songwriting abilities that they’re able to use everything from melody, tempo and structure to convey emotion even before the lyrics are able to. Movements have always been one of those bands, proven so by their...

Album Review: Honey Joy – II

Album Review: Honey Joy – II

As with so many other intimate listening experiences, Honey Joy’s second album, II, was born from personal battles as singer, Meg Tinsley embarked on a mission of self love after a bad bout of mental health. The result by her estimation, is “an exploration of the...

EP Review: Maggie Cassidy – Life Is Beautiful

EP Review: Maggie Cassidy – Life Is Beautiful

When Maggie Cassidy announced news of their debut EP, with single 'S.A.D' being the only clue as to what it might sound like, we expected something along the lines of Panic! At The Disco’s ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ mixed in with Lower Than Atlantis.  Although...

EP Review: Calva Louise – POPURRÍ

EP Review: Calva Louise – POPURRÍ

Calva Louise have been a force since their inception in 2016, blending punk, pop, indie and electronic elements to create brooding, swirling melodies as the perfect backdrop for Jess Allanic's smooth voice as she ducks between English and Spanish.  They write...

EP Review: Until We Get Caught – Surface

EP Review: Until We Get Caught – Surface

For a band who started out in pop punk, Until We Get Caught have made the shift to metalcore so comfortably that you wouldn’t think they existed in any other state before. And yet, it might be that very foundation that’s made their new EP, Surface, feel so...

Album Review: Safehold – Boyish

Album Review: Safehold – Boyish

The Soundcloud trend isn’t all that different from the goldrush of MySpace bands. Well, of course the sound has shifted from (metal/post/emo)core to sad rap, but at the heart of it, it’s emotional and vulnerable. They traded guitars for computer-made trap melodies,...

Album Review: Neck Deep – All Distortions Are Intentional

Album Review: Neck Deep – All Distortions Are Intentional

Neck Deep’s departure from pop punk has been a while coming; their 2017 album, The Peace and The Panic already letting off the gas a little, Ben Barlow slowing down on the rapidfire vocals and Dani Washington easing up on the breakneck drums to produce a record that...

EP Review: Strike Anywhere – Nightmares of the West

EP Review: Strike Anywhere – Nightmares of the West

It’s been over a decade since Strike Anywhere’s released new music, but with Nightmares of the West they prove good things really are worth waiting for.  Their ideas and voice might have evolved over the years, but they’ve certainly retained that knack for creating a...

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