IN-DEPTH

ALT: THE THIRD EYE OF BILLY HOWARD PRICE (PUPPY)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH  When it comes to the band Puppy, sure you may see three fun loving dudes from London, but under all of their artwork, and every concept the band portrays, whether it be...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit

WORDS: KEVIN FLINN Alkaline Trio has been around for over 20 years. In that time, the trio (ah that’s where it comes from!) has toured around the glove, put out 9 albums, with the most...

IN DEPTH: Basement – Becoming Household Names

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN Since one of the UK’s hottest exports returned from hiatus in 2016 they wasted no time in firmly establishing their place releasing the phenomenal 'Promise Everything' and soon after taking their place...

IN DEPTH: POLARIS – Australia’s latest metalcore export

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN The struggle for emerging talent is the same the world over; another creative bond and shared fight that unites all artists, regardless of scene or genre. It’s no secret that the structure...

IN DEPTH: FUCKED UP – A CELEBRATION OF ABNORMALITY

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON | PHOTOS: NATALIE WOOD /  JOHN LONDON 2009, Coachella. Blood spills so profusely onto the microphone in Damien Abraham’s hand that, post on stage shambles, he’s subsequently billed for the ruined piece...

UNDISCOVERED: COMMONWEALTH – CALIFORNIAN EMO’S UNSUNG HEROES

FROM: CALIFORNIA FOR FANS OF: MOVEMENTS, CITIZEN WORDS: JO COSGROVE Coming up from the California scene, alternative group Commonwealth did not let time nor distance stop them from getting together and doing what they are passionate about....

IN DEPTH: CANE HILL – A CONVERSATION ABOUT HATE

“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.” Reads the inscription on the wall of a cellar in Cologne, Germany, a cellar harbouring those fleeing the German Nazi regime. Six hundred...

KULTURE: HOW ARCHITECTS RECENT STADIUM TOUR TURNS TIDES FOR BRITISH METAL

WORDS: YASMINE SUMMAN | PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON / KAM HAQ Arena tours have been hailed as the pinnacle of success for all kinds of music, but as heavy music, in particular, begins to seep out from...

IN DEPTH: JAWBREAKER – 25 YEARS ON WITH THE ICONS OF PUNK – UK...

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON | PHOTOS: JOHN DUNNE / CHRISSY PIPER September 17th 2017, and a packed out Douglas Park, Chicago is brimming with electric energy and nervous anticipation in the build up to Jawbreaker’s much...

ISSUE #56 OUT NOW – COUNTERPARTS

We're kicking off the new year by celebrating some of the biggest underdogs in post hardcore, COUNTERPARTS by giving them their FIRST EVER cover. ORDER THE MAGAZINE STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR HERE Issue #56 is out NOW featuring Culture Abuse...

IN DEPTH: FROM THE BAY TO LA – CULTURE ABUSE MAKE ANARCHY FUN

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN | PHOTOS: ANTON SMEETON  Less than two seconds into 2018’s Bay Dreams, Culture Abuse’s sophomore album, and you get your first clue that this is going to be something truly special....

IN DEPTH: THE STORY SO FAR – OPENING UP

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN | ISSUE #53 COVER FEATURE  “It definitely takes a toll for sure,” says Parker, talking about how life on tour with one of pop punk’s biggest acts has affected his relationships back...

IN DEPTH: LAURA JANE GRACE – RIP UP AND START AGAIN

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Earlier this month, Laura Jane Grace graced the world with ‘Bought To Rot’, a beautiful, incredible collection of songs from her new side project Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers. An...

UNDISCOVERED: ENDLESS HEIGHTS – REACHING NEW DEPTHS

FROM: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | FOR FANS OF: TURNOVER, HUNDREDTH We owe a lot to Australia when it comes to giving the world fresh, new hardcore talent to enjoy. But while Endless Heights and their take...

Polar Interview: New album, New beginnings and a reflection on the past

Clocking up to almost eight years of making music and collectively hitting the road to spread their infectious sound, Polar is still dominating the scene and redefining what it means to be a hardcore...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Slayer – Farewell To The Legends Of Metal

WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON The 3rd of November 2018, Wembley Arena. Fire, explosions, and one of the greatest metal bands of all time thundering through their back catalogue, obliterating London, perhaps for the very last time. For...

IN DEPTH: Grove Street Families

WORDS: DEC SHERRY | PHOTOS: ABBIE SHIPPERLEY  Following on from a tumultuous appearance at the first Upsurge Festival and UK tour with Puppy - Grove Street Families are in the midst of an evolutionary period....

IN DEPTH: SHVPES

WORDS: AMY ALBINSON Birmingham-based Shvpes are heavy, but besides that, they’re a very hard band to pigeon-hole. To frontman Griffin Dickinson, heavy music can come in all forms. ‘I didn’t want to stick to the...

UNDISCOVERED: PAGAN – AN OPEN LETTER TO MELBOURNE’S WILD MUSIC SCENE

“Sometimes I'm so sick in love with you and never want to leave your arms. Sometimes I want to run away from you and never ever look back. You've given me so much and...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE – ARCHITECTS: HOLLOW CROWN

One outstanding element of each Architects outing is that each record has its own unique following , and these followers will defend them forever. Upon the dawn of Architects’ eighth (yes, eighth) full length release...