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Album Review: Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Album Review: Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Cincinnati five-piece Settle Your Scores are going back to their roots on their latest record, Retrofit, by working with producer Nick Ingram - who also recorded their debut - to release a record brimming with classic pop-punk themes. A lot of this album actually...

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Rough Dreams’ track-by-track guide to Disappear. Reappear.

Rough Dreams’ track-by-track guide to Disappear. Reappear.

FeatureFEATURERough Dreams' track-by-track guide to Disappear. Reappear.facebooktwitterinstagramTagsWith their new album officially out there, we caught up with Rough Dreams to take us behind the lyrics of each song of the record. Welcome to the Disappear. Reappear....

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...

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...

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