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UNDISCOVERED: DEFINING LINES – BENDING BOUNDARIES

FROM: BRADFORD / LEEDS | FOR FANS OF: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA How would you feel if you had the opportunity to open for your favorite band? This is every musician’s dream. Well, Defining...

IN-DEPTH: Counterparts – Workhorses Of Hardcore

  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Counterparts have been the workhorses of hardcore for over ten years. Their relentless work in the studio and on the road is something to behold but it has paid off for the...

IN THE STUDIO: SIGHTS & SOUNDS – BREAKING BOUNDARIES

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON The side project is often deemed as the side piece. It’s the project that artists turn to when the candle has been burnt from their main body of work, but that’s far...

IN-DEPTH: Gouge Away – On Punk, Zines, and Using Their Platform For The Greater...

  WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN Punk, a genre conceived in, and now synonymous with anarchism, rebellion and uprooting the ignorant homeostasis of society. The last decade has seen incredible reform in what a voice for the downtrodden...

IN DEPTH: The Menzingers – United In Exile And Speaking Out

  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Following on from such a hugely successful record like ‘After The Party’ was always going to be tough, but being six full lengths into their career, it’s safe to say The...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Descendents – Nerdy Coffee Guys Who Inspired A Generation

  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Formed in 1977 in South California, the iconic Descendents thrived as part of a scene that was a hotbed for DIY punk, inspiring a generation of young punks and beyond to...

IN DEPTH: ISSUES – REDEFINING GENRE BOUNDARIES

  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON  Although the roots of Issues were in pop punk and metalcore, the Georgia four-piece have come a long way since their original formation way back in 2012, developing, changing and twisting their...

IN DEPTH: JIMMY EAT WORLD – 25 YEARS OF POP CULTURE

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON Today we find ourselves on the streets of West Kensington, one of the upper-class metropolitan areas of London. Standing around exchanging small dialogues about this morning’s weather is Jimmy Eat World, all...

IN DEPTH: Kublai Khan – Absolute hardcore, absolute style

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Kublai Khan have just released their fourth studio album Absolute, an absolutely brutal hardcore record that builds upon the foundations laid by its predecessor Nomad. They say that the name Absolute reflects...

IN DEPTH: REFUSED – A MANIFESTO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ACTIVIST

15th October 2019. The British government passes a ban on all protests for the current Extinction Rebellion movement. Over 1,641 arrests are made, human rights groups such as Amnesty International and International Liberty have...

FORMAT: Jack Rogers – Getarealjobkid

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Jack Rogers is not a classically inspired artist, taking his cues not from the classics of Van Gough or Picasso, but instead charting his inspiration to the album cover of ‘Green...

FORMAT: Rosey Jones – The Artistic Inspiration Inspired By The World

WORDS: JO COSGROVE With a vibrant style full of life, and a vibrant personality to match, artist Rosey Jones fell in love with art from a young age. When asked about her earliest memories...

ON RECORD – BRYAN GARRIS (KNOCKED LOOSE)

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON   After their sophomore record, A Different Shade Of Blue having dropped last month it seems that Knocked Loose aren’t just one of the biggest bands to exist on the current wave of...

IN-DEPTH: Renounced – THE NEW AGE

  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Renounced are showing the world that metal-core can once again be a crown jewel in the world of heavy music. Their meld of crushingly heavy riffs, vocals and breakdowns laced with emotional...

IN-DEPTH: Bad Breeding – Anti-Capitalist Working Class DIY Punk At Its Best

  WORDS: EMMA MURPHY When a band submerges a hydrophone into the Thames in order to demonstrate the working class, industrial geographic of their roots, you know we’re talking about punk. Bad Breeding have been on the...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Senses Fail – From The Depths Of Dreams

WORDS: ROB KENT The year is 2002; eighteen-year-old Buddy Neilson posts an advertisement on the internet with the sole intention of forming a band. Four likeminded individuals resounded and with a common vision, Senses Fail...

IN-DEPTH: Higher Power – More Than Hardcore

  WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD UK hardcore’s rising stars Higher Power have just wrapped up a huge festival season, including an electric performance at 2000 Trees and a massive Reading & Leeds debut on the Pit stage....

IN-DEPTH: Monolord – The Antithesis Of Intolerance

  WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD The Swedish doom metal trio Monolord are on the verge of releasing their fourth full length studio album, ‘No Comfort,’ which they chose because of the view that “it’s 2019 and a...

IN-DEPTH: Press Club – On The Devastating Closure Of Venues In Australia

  WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN In an attempt to curb antisocial and violent behaviour within the area, the boffins drawing up legislation in Australia’s New South Wales saw fit to address the issue with a broad and...

IN-DEPTH: Grandson – The Voice Of Modern Counter-Culture

  WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR Protest music has always been a significant catalyst in bringing awareness to crises and atrocities on global stage. The Temptations on the Vietnam War. Sex Pistols on the class divide. Rage Against...