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Album Review: Touché Amoré – Lament

Album Review: Touché Amoré – Lament

There are few bands who are able to evoke such emotion that listening to an album leaves me with brimming eyes, goosebumps and a beaming smile; Touché Amoré have always been one of them. On Lament especially, they’re reaching in and lifting your entire being with...

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Anthology of Emo Vol. 2 – A chat with Tom Mullen

Anthology of Emo Vol. 2 – A chat with Tom Mullen

FeatureFEATUREAnthology of Emo Vol. 2 - A chat with Tom MullenfacebooktwitterinstagramWordsTagsEmo, even as a version of it struck commercial success in the 00’s, has always come with a smidge of contempt. But, just like The Alt Club, Tom Mullen is here to prove that...

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...

Album Review: Decay – Staring At The Sun

Album Review: Decay – Staring At The Sun

Okay, so the very definition of emo (or emocore as it first started as a joke) is to saturate music with emotion, usually by writing heartfelt lyrics. Decay prove to be more thoughtful however, not only using lyricism as a vehicle to drive it home, but also showcasing...

Album Review: PHOXJAW – Royal Swan

Album Review: PHOXJAW – Royal Swan

Like a weird Black Peaks and Placebo hybrid with the theatrical flair of Bowie, Phoxjaw have rightly piqued the attention of publications like Kerrang!, Total Guitar Magazine and Metal Hammer, with long time supporter Daniel P Carter backing the band on the BBC R1...

Album Review: Bury Tomorrow – Cannibal

Album Review: Bury Tomorrow – Cannibal

In a world where album charts are for the most part dominated by genres that aren’t metal, Bury Tomorrow have achieved quite the feat by cracking the UK Top 40 with three consecutive albums. Now the metal mastodons are following up on the success of 2018’s Black Flame...

EP Review: Casa Loma – This Is Coping

EP Review: Casa Loma – This Is Coping

You might know Nik Bruzzese from Man Overboard, you might not, but we beg of you, get to know his new solo project, Casa Loma, because it’s incredible.  This Is Coping is ambient throughout and although it exists entirely separate from Man Overboard, it shares in...

Album Review: Wallflower – Teach Yourself To Swim

Album Review: Wallflower – Teach Yourself To Swim

Despite the fact that they only have a couple EP's to their name, Wallflower have been in demand. Making the rounds with Boston Manor, Knuckle Puck and more, they’ve been championed by BBC Radio 1 and filled various festival slots. Now that their eagerly anticipated...

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