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IN-DEPTH: EMPLOYED TO SERVE – A Big New World

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN In an age with unrivalled connectivity, where intimate moments can be broadcast almost limitlessly, fundamental traits of empathy, respect and compassion seem to have exposed their scarcity. With their latest release, 'Eternal...

IN DEPTH: TRADE WIND – Encounters Of The Third Kind

WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Jesse Barnet’s side project, Trade Wind is the sombre and introspective outlet for the Stick To Your Guns lead singer. Barnett is able to delve deep into his emotions for better or...

IN DEPTH: DINOSAUR PILE UP – BEST FOOT FORWARD

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR  Fresh from signing a deal with the legendary Parlophone Records, Dinosaur Pile Up have just released their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Celebrity Mansions. Following the release of 2015’s critically acclaimed 11:11,...

IN DEPTH: MAT KEREKES – DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR  For most twenty-five year olds, a decade of relentless touring in an internationally renowned band would be enough to warrant a bit of time off. Not for Mat Kerekes. Despite the overwhelming...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Bring Me The Horizon – Suicide Season

WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Released in 2008, 'Suicide Season' was the signature metalcore album that really kicked off Bring Me The Horizon's career. Guaranteed to get you moshing your heart out, and filled with aggressive screaming,...

IN-DEPTH: Whitechapel – writing music that speaks to them

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN “You know I wanna be remembered”, candidly utters Whitechapel guitarist Zack Householder in an all too human moment that many of us have similarly found ourselves in; pausing to assess our...

IN DEPTH: DEFEATER – BETWEEN THE HERE AND NOW (Cover Story)

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN  Only a five minute walk from our office , crudely scrawled onto the wall of an old library building is the statement, “People are only happy on TV.” With escapism so readily...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: All Time Low – Nothing Personal

WORDS: JO COSGROVE As summer approaches and festival season is brought on, every member of the pop-punk community takes their cue to start playing their loudest, proudest, bounciest hits from the 2000s scene. This was...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: FALL OUT BOY – FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE

WORDS: JO COSGROVE 2005 was such an important year for the pop-punk genre. The year of smudged eyeliner, striped gloves, and more colours in an emo kid’s hair than in a rainbow. It also brought...

MORE THAN A SIDE PIECE: THE SIDE PROJECTS YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT NOW

Throughout popular culture the side piece has always been mused at as two things. It’s either that sassy secret that keeps blowing up your phone when you’re with your main piece, or it’s the...

AN OPEN LETTER TO: THIS IS HELL – SUNDOWNING

This May will be 13 years since ‘Sundowning’ was released. 13 fucking years! At this age we could tell “Sundowning” to go to it’s room, but it would probably mouth off to us, put a Hope...

IN DEPTH: KNOCKED LOOSE – BENEATH THE SURFACE

WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Since the release of ‘Laugh Tracks’ in 2016, Knocked Loose have been one of the hottest commodities in the hardcore/metal scene and rightly so! Melding together a combination of brutal breakdowns,...

In Depth: Emmure – In to Quái Vật

WORDS / PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON Emmure. A name that has always been followed by controversy, but made more than just progression in it’s wake. But whether you hate them or love them, their music and...

THE UNDISCOVERED GUIDE TO GROEZROCK 2019

Ah festival season. Whilst it's a time to see a million of your favourite bands rolled into one line up (or field), it's also one of the best times for new music discoveries. We...

IN THE STUDIO: LIZZY FARRALL – NO PLACE LIKE HOME

WORDS: YASMINE SUMMANN “There’s no place like home” that statement has always echoed into fragments of my life. After watching Judy Garland brace into the unknown with nothing but sparkly shoes and her dog from...

FORMAT: GOUGE AWAY – ZINE BETWEEN THE LINES

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN PHOTOS: TOMMY CANTWELL | CHRISTINA MICHELLE  “I feel like the more that we put out there, the more people will get our personalities and who we actually are”, insists Christina, vocalist of...

IN DEPTH: THE BRAVE – CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF HEAVY MUSIC

WORDS: SOPHIA WATSON With a mantra like “tour, tour, tour” it’s no surprise that Brisbane's up and coming metalcore monarchs The Brave have rallied a reliable fan base across their homeland with their honest lyrics...

IN DEPTH: Puppy – Doing Things Their Way

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN In a cutthroat business where success can be instantaneously measured by how well you line the pockets of the industries’ upper echelons, artists find themselves scrambling for not only influence and to...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Nirvana – Live At The Paramount

This Friday 12th April, Nirvana are set to release their legendary concert 'Live At The Paramount' on vinyl for the first time. To celebrate, we revisited the album and the performance and discussed Nirvana's...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Thrice – The Artist In The Ambulance

To celebrate Thrice's recent re-release of three previous albums on vinyl - Vheissu, The Red Sky EP and The Artist in the Ambulance - we took a trip back in time to check out...