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Mayday Parade perform ‘Anywhere But Here’ Live in its entirety

Mayday Parade perform ‘Anywhere But Here’ Live in its entirety

Having celebrated the ten year anniversary of Anywhere But Here last year, Mayday Parade decided to revisit their second album again this year for a very special livestream, and special it was. Whether intentional or not, throwing on a pop punk playlist for viewers to...

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The alt bands sleighing Christmas songs this year

The alt bands sleighing Christmas songs this year

FeatureFEATUREThe alt bands sleighing Christmas songs this yearIt's that time of the year again; you've decorated the tree, fished out your flashiest Christmas jumper and compiled a list of shopping to leave till the last minute. That means there's only one important...

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...

EP Review: Same Side – Same Side

EP Review: Same Side – Same Side

Creativity truly is a never ending well, as proven by Kevin Geyer. Most notable for his role in The Story So Far, he’s also responsible for Elder Brother and now, Same Side - the latter taking him in a different, but no less proficient, direction.  By tapping...

Album Review: COPE – The Shock Doctrine

Album Review: COPE – The Shock Doctrine

It’s been a long time coming, given the steady degradation of the world around us, but 2020 seems to be the year where bands use their platform - megaphone in hand - to shout about injustice.  This isn’t new, of course, Anti-Flag have been on the frontlines since...

EP Review: Crossfaith – SPECIES

EP Review: Crossfaith – SPECIES

Over the past decade, Crossfaith have amassed a huge following, not surprising when you look back on their proficient discography and that trademark ability to blend metal with hardcore and electronic elements.  With their brand new EP, SPECIES, the band hints at...

EP Review: Can’t Swim – When The Dust Settles

EP Review: Can’t Swim – When The Dust Settles

After releasing Foreign Language last year, it was clear that Can’t Swim were leaning heavily into their hardcore punk roots and by doing so, showcased a different side of the band that was exciting, unapologetic and forceful.  But, like a pendulum, they’ve swung...

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