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NEWS: GREY BRITAIN – HOW A NO DEAL BREXIT WILL IMPACT THE EUROPEAN TOURING...

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR | PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES According to the Bristish Government, crashing out of the European Union on the 31st October without a deal will not affect our presence on the global stage. The...

IN DEPTH: CEREMONY – RIDING THE NEW WAVE

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON Canary yellow, a fiery red, pastel green, and a flamboyant orange tone all meet in the centre of the record sleeve. From the shelves of any record store, In The Spirit World...

IN DEPTH & IN SOLIDARITY: SHAWNA POTTER – WAR ON WOMEN

PHOTO: SUZY HARRISON | WORDS: AMY ALBINSON ‘There is a ton of power in having a microphone!’ exclaims Shawna Potter, frontwoman of feminist hardcore punk group War on Women. ‘Tell people what you believe in...

IN-DEPTH: Guilt Trip – hardcore’s great new hope keeps it real

FROM: MANCHESTER | FOR FANS OF: KNOCKED LOOSE, CODE ORANGE WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN “Its 20/30 minutes of just forgetting everything going on in life and just enjoying the moment, that's what makes hardcore different to...

IN DEPTH: LA DISPUTE – A PLACE BETWEEN THE LINES

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN | PHOTOS: JOHN STARS Moments are often sought to be captured by any means necessary. Recounts are, by their nature, diluted through interpretation, memories fade with the passage of time, perspective blurs...

IN DEPTH: DESOLATED – THE REBIRTH

 Words: Jack Mobley   Desolated are back and with a fresh outlook on the band and the wider aspects of what it means to be in one of the best hardcore bands to grace the British...

IN DEPTH: Allusinlove on their eclectic new beginnings

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR Seven years spent grinding under the tongue-in-cheek moniker Allusondrugs, the newly reinvented Allusinlove have surpassed all expectations and dropped one of the most exciting and enticing albums of the year. Following their...

IN DEPTH: Frank Iero – Finding Light In The Dark

After releasing third solo album ‘Barriers’ last month under the new band moniker of Frank Iero & The Future Violents, it’s all go at the moment for the guitarist and songwriter, who recently announced...

IN-DEPTH: Taking Back Sunday – Where They Want To Be

It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty entire years since the original formation of Taking Back Sunday way back in 1999, but with the release of their greatest hits compilation ‘Twenty’ this year followed...

IN-DEPTH: Motionless In White – Passion and Pride

WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Five Albums and over a decade into their career, Motionless In White are well on their way to legendary status. But according to Frontman Chris Motionless, they’re nowhere near done yet... Complacency is...

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...