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UNDER REVIEW: MOBS – Cinema Paradiso

  ARTIST: MOBS TITLE: CINEMA PARADISO LABEL: RUDE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It's very common for different mediums of art to cross paths and link together; to inspire one another in some way, shape or form. Melbourne outfit...

UNDER REVIEW: Derek Sanders – My Rock And Roll Heart

  ARTIST: DEREK SANDERS TITLE: MY ROCK AND ROLL HEART LABEL: BANQUET RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT Derek Sanders is no stranger to cover songs. As the frontman for the beloved Floridian pop-punk act Mayday Parade, he, along with...

UNDER REVIEW: Introvert – Mending Breaking

  ARTIST: INTROVERT TITLE: MENDING BREAKING LABEL: UNFD RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Hailing from Australia, four-piece alternative rock band Introvert have released their six-track EP ‘Mending Breaking’. Forming in 2015, they’ve been nothing but consistent and that has shown...

UNDER REVIEW: World War – Daydreamer

  ARTIST: WORLD WAR TITLE: DAYDREAMER LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Los Angeles outfit World War are promising the biggest tunes and have spent the last few years working on their debut release. This release became the living,...

UNDER REVIEW: Parkway Drive – Viva The Underdogs

  ARTIST: PARKWAY DRIVE TITLE: VIVA THE UNDERDOGS LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Byron Bay’s very own five-piece hardcore band Parkway Drive are in the process of releasing their fourteen-track anthology ‘Viva The Underdogs’. It’s the soundtrack...

UNDER REVIEW: Dive South – Nerve Damage

  ARTIST: DIVE SOUTH TITLE: NERVE DAMAGE LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE When starting off their adventure into the music world, Manchester's Dive South weren't looking to adventure into heavier metal sounds. When they got together in 2017,...

UNDER REVIEW: Novastatus – Infrared

  ARTIST: NOVASTATUS TITLE: INFRARED LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Cambridgeshire’s Novastatus are a band still working on lifting off into the skies, but they are working hard by making it known what they’re goals and beliefs are...

UNDER REVIEW: The Guru Guru – Point Fingers

  ARTIST: THE GURU GURU TITLE: POINT FINGERS LABEL: LUIK RECORDS / GRABUGE RECORDS RATING: 8.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Priding themselves on bringing the industry “multi-coloured straitjacket vocals and feverish guitars”, Belgian rockers The Guru Guru can easily be classed as...

UNDER REVIEW: The Amity Affliction – Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them

  ARTIST: THE AMITY AFFLICTION TITLE: EVERYONE LOVES YOU...ONCE YOU LEAVE THEM LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL In 2018 The Amity Affliction released their twelve-track album ‘Misery’, leaving fans wanting to hear more of the heavier...

UNDER REVIEW: Loma Prieta – Continuum/Fate

  ARTIST: LOMA PRIETA TITLE: CONTINUUM B/W FATE LABEL: DEATHWISH INC RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Working within the hardcore scene for almost fifteen years now, San Francisco's Loma Prieta have been taking some time to get the new era...

UNDER REVIEW: Royce 5’9 – The Allegory

  ARTIST:  ROYCE 5'9 TITLE: THE ALLEGORY LABEL: EONE/HEAVEN STUDIOS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Detroit heavyweight Royce 5’9 might just be one of the most underrated rappers in hip hop. A true MC’s MC, anyone who appreciates great lyricism...

UNDER REVIEW: Echosmith – Lonely Generation

  ARTIST: ECHOSMITH TITLE: LONELY GENERATION LABEL: ECHOSMITH MUSIC RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Indie outfit Echosmith have been through a lot throughout the 2010s. Forming in 2009, they'd spent the following details reaching for their dreams and achieving many...

UNDER REVIEW: Cloverdale – All I’ll Ever Be

  ARTIST: CLOVERDALE TITLE: ALL I'LL EVER BE LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It's 2020 and it's time to accept that alternative music needs to be mainstream again. The 2000s was a decade where the alternative rock...

UNDER REVIEW: Anti-Flag – 20/20 Vision

  ARTIST: ANTI-FLAG TITLE: 20/20 VISION LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Within the music industry, especially among punk and rock acts, there are almost no topics left untouched. With a band like Anti-Flag, they have a specific...

UNDER REVIEW: Dune Rats – Hurry Up And Wait

  ARTIST: DUNE RATS TITLE: HURRY UP AND WAIT LABEL: BMG/RISE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT 2017 was a magnificent year for the Australian surf rock trio Dune Rats. With the surprising success of their sophomore record The Kids...

UNDER REVIEW: Cauldron – Last Words: Screamed From Behind God’s Muzzle

  ARTIST: CAULDRON TITLE: LAST WORDS: SCREAMED FROM BEHIND GOD'S MUZZLE LABEL: CAULDRON RATING: 9/10 WORDS: ROB KENT After releasing a two-track that created such an interest, excitement and anticipation for its follow up, it was beginning to be a...

UNDER REVIEW – HIGHER POWER: 27 MILES UNDERWATER

ARTIST: HIGHER POWER  TITLE: 27 MILES UNDERWATER  LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS  RATING: 8/10  JOURNALIST: TIM BIRKBECK | PHOTOS: NAT WOOD When a band has to follow a critically acclaimed debut record, which is not only adored by fans but also...

UNDER REVIEW: PENGSHUi – PENGSHUi

  ARTIST: PENGSHUi TITLE: PENGSHUi LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE In 2020, genres seem to be more flexible than ever. Punk and metal and alternative change with every band coming up, with every new song being put...

UNDER REVIEW: Miscreant – Dancing With Fear

  ARTIST: MISCREANT TITLE: DANCING WITH FEAR LABEL: STAY SICK RECORDINGS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE 2019 was a year or working and recording for Nottingham’s Miscreant. Whether they were on the stage, or in the studio, they took their...

UNDER REVIEW: Handguns – When The Light Burns Out

  ARTIST: HANDGUNS TITLE: WHEN THE LIGHT BURNS OUT LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: ROB KENT When Pop Punk began its revival back in 2009 there were a selection of bands that were playing a big part in forming...