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UNDER REVIEW: Set It Off – Midnight

ARTIST: SET IT OFF TITLE: MIDNIGHT LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Working together for just slightly over a decade, Florida alternative act Set It Off are still dedicated to bringing the power of punk to the...

UNDER REVIEW: Press Club – Late Teens

ARTIST: PRESS CLUB TITLE: LATE TEENS LABEL: HASSLE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: KEVIN FLINN Press Club is infectious. The meld of classic punk with their modern flair highlights the band's sound. They’ve been hard at work, quickly growing out...

UNDER REVIEW: Beach Riot – Beach Riot

ARTIST: BEACH RIOT TITLE: BEACH RIOT LABEL: VALLANCE RECORDS RATING: 7/10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Beach Riot are the latest post-punk band to come out of the south of England in the last few years. Having released a couple of...

UNDER REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – amo

ARTIST: BRING ME THE HORIZON TITLE: AMO LABEL: RCA RECORDS RATING: 9.5/10  WORDS: RACHAEL DOWD We asked and they delivered. If it wasn’t clear enough already, old Bring Me The Horizon has been buried for a long time, ‘amo’...

UNDER REVIEW: Say Anything – Oliver Appropriate

ARTIST: SAY ANYTHING TITLE: OLIVER APPROPRIATE LABEL: DINE ALONE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT Throughout the band's 18 years, Say Anything have always tried to one-up themselves with every single release. 2004's '...Is A Real Boy' is considered...

UNDER REVIEW: Fever 333 – STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS

ARTIST: FEVER 333 TITLE: STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS/333 WRECKORDS CREW RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JOE SELLERS If the last EP - 'MADE AN AMERICA', and the recently released single 'BURN IT' were anything to make a prediction from,...

UNDER REVIEW: More Than A Moment – What Goes On Behind Closed Curtains

ARTIST: MORE THAN A MOMENT TITLE: WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED CURTAINS LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Over the course of six tracks, San Francisco trio More Than A Moment create a vast and varied soundscape crossing multiple...

UNDER REVIEW: Young Culture – (This Is) Heaven

ARTIST: YOUNG CULTURE TITLE: (THIS IS) HEAVEN LABEL: RUDE RECORDS/EQUAL VISION RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: JAMES HALL It would be naive to simply file this EP under generic pop punk. Young Culture of Albany, New York are not your...

UNDER REVIEW: River Becomes Ocean – A Motion Paralysed

ARTIST: RIVER BECOMES OCEAN TITLE: A MOTION PARALYSED LABEL: DEPARTMENT MUSIK RATING: 8/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Bringing together the alternative music scenes from the likes of England, Germany and France, River Becomes Ocean have worked hard as a collective...

UNDER REVIEW: Wars – As Within /// So Without

ARTIST: WARS TITLE: AS WITHIN /// SO WITHOUT LABEL: A WOLF AT YOUR DOOR RECORDS RATING: 7/10  WORDS: EMMA MURPHY WARS’ fans everywhere that have been heinously starved of music are about to stuff their ears silly as the...

UNDER REVIEW: PUPPY – THE GOAT

ARTIST: PUPPY TITLE: THE GOAT RECORD LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 7/10 The goat as an animal is often depicted as either cynical or humorous, and its deeply rooted origins in myth see’s the four-legged horned...

UNDER REVIEW: Commonwealth – Everyone Around Me

ARTIST: COMMONWEALTH TITLE: EVERYONE AROUND ME LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 9/10  WORDS: KEVIN FLINN The term “commonwealth” is used to describe an organization, political or social, founded for the common good. The band Commonwealth has one message, create music...

UNDER REVIEW: Taking Back Sunday – Twenty

ARTIST: TAKING BACK SUNDAY TITLE: TWENTY LABEL: CRAFT RECORDINGS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Staying strong in the ever-changing music industry is never the easiest of tasks; keeping fresh, exciting, and pleasing the fans in the meantime can be...

UNDER REVIEW: Early Black – III: Unconditional

ARTIST: EARLY BLACK TITLE: III: UNCONDITIONAL LABEL: MARK MY WORDS RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON London’s Early Black have been a band for a few years now but are finally starting to get some of the recognition and...

UNDER REVIEW: Cane Hill – Kill The Sun

ARTIST: CANE HILL TITLE: KILL THE SUN LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Everyone knows that Cane Hill are a metal band, right? Well, their newest release, ‘Kill The Sun’ may just force you widen your mental...

UNDER REVIEW: Breathe Atlantis – Soulmade

ARTIST: BREATHE ATLANTIS TITLE: SOULMADE LABEL: ARISING EMPIRE RATING: 7/10  WORDS: CERYN SARA Alt-rockers, Breathe Atlantis, are back and better than ever with their new album, 'Soulmade', out January 25th 2019. As their previous album, 'Futurestories', has already demonstrated,...

UNDER REVIEW: Honest Eyes – Bridges Burned, Lessons Learned

ARTIST: HONEST EYES TITLE: BRIDGES BURNED LESSONS LEARNED LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Coming up from their northern base in Manchester, pop-punk group Honest Eyes are still brand new yet making their mark in the industry. An...

UNDER REVIEW: Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?

ARTIST: PAPA ROACH TITLE: WHO DO YOU TRUST? LABEL: ELEVEN SEVEN RATING: 5/10  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY It’s fair to say that alternative rock and nu-metal outfit, Papa Roach are legends in the scene. With a back catalogue that sets...

UNDER REVIEW: Homelands – Hail

ARTIST: HOMELANDS TITLE: HAIL LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 6/10  WORDS: JOE ARNOLD ‘Hail’ is the second EP by Norfolk-based Metalcore band Homelands. Considering the fact that this release comes only six months after the band’s debut, it is surprising how...

UNDER REVIEW: Road Mutant – Back To The Green Zone

ARTIST: ROAD MUTANT TITLE: BACK TO THE GREEN ZONE LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 6/10  WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON Road Mutant are some of the freshest blood in the UK’s Hardcore scene, having played their first ever show in late august at...