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UNDER REVIEW: Stray From The Path – Internal Atomics

  ARTIST: STRAY FROM THE PATH TITLE: INTERNAL ATOMICS LABEL: UNFD RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE The career for Stray From The Path has been a bumpy one. From label changes to line-up changes, the band has never stayed the...

UNDER REVIEW: Wolves Like Us – Brittle Bones

  ARTIST: WOLVES LIKE US TITLE: BRITTLE BONES LABEL: PELAGIC RECORDS RATING: 6/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Throughout almost ten years, Wolves Like Us have had an unexpected journey in their music career. A handful of shows in and they were...

UNDER REVIEW: Counterparts – Nothing Left To Love

  ARTIST: COUNTERPARTS TITLE: NOTHING LEFT TO LOVE LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Counterparts have spent over a decade together - having formed in 2007 - and have been nothing short of consistent ever since. Now,...

UNDER REVIEW: Alter Bridge – Walk The Sky

  ARTIST: ALTER BRIDGE TITLE: WALK THE SKY LABEL: NAPALM RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JAMES HOLDER Every few months or so, the now familiar cry that rock is dead (Yes, Gene Simmons we’re looking at you) goes up, and with...

UNDER REVIEW: Astrosaur – Obscuroscope

  ARTIST: ASTROSAUR TITLE: OBSCUROSCOPE LABEL: PELAGIC RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE A good album tells a story for the fans. A great album tells a story for the fans to learn and interpret in their own way. With...

UNDER REVIEW: Deez Nuts – You Got Me Fucked Up

  ARTIST: DEEZ NUTS TITLE: YOU GOT ME FUCKED UP LABEL: CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: ROB KENT Australian hardcore punk band Deez Nuts have let loose their sixth record in their now twelve year career. This is the band's...

UNDER REVIEW: Fit For An Autopsy – The Sea Of Tragic Beasts

  ARTIST: FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY TITLE: THE SEA OF TRAGIC BEASTS LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS RATING: 10/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD 2019 is surely the year of Will Putney. Having produced some absolute corkers such as Knocked Loose’s A Different...

UNDER REVIEW: In The Cards – The Path

  ARTIST: IN THE CARDS TITLE: THE PATH LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 9/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Stoke-on-Trent based band In The Cards have released their new EP ‘The Path.’ The four-piece alternative rock group released their first collection ‘Eyes Beyond Reflection’...

UNDER REVIEW: CREATURE – HOUND

  ARTIST: CREATURE TITLE: HOUND LABEL: GREY GHOST RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Birmingham’s three-piece band CREATURE release their new four-track EP titled ‘HOUND.’ Earlier this year, they dropped debut anthology ‘HEX’ that saw the likes of Metal Hammer...

UNDER REVIEW: Jimmy Eat World – Surviving

  ARTIST: JIMMY EAT WORLD TITLE: SURVIVING LABEL: EXOTIC LOCATION RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: ROB KENT Emo legends Jimmy Eat World are now providing us with their tenth record 'Surviving'. With the band in their 26th year of playing music,...

UNDER REVIEW: Refused – War Music

  ARTIST: REFUSED TITLE: WAR MUSIC LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: ROB KENT Swedish musical pioneers Refused return with their fifth full length record. Although they will always be known for their ground-breaking 1998 release 'The Shape Of Punk...

UNDER REVIEW: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt 2

  ARTIST: FOALS TITLE: EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST PT 2 LABEL: WARNER RECORDS RATING: 10/10 WORDS: COLIN CAPP It’s an exciting time to be a Foals fan. 2019 has seen the release of not one, but two brilliant...

UNDER REVIEW: Can’t Swim – Foreign Language

  ARTIST: CAN'T SWIM TITLE: FOREIGN LANGUAGE LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 6.5/10 WORDS: ROB KENT New Jesery Rock outfit Can't Swim have returned with their input to 2019, following up last years full length with a six track EP....

UNDER REVIEW: Lagwagon – Railer

  ARTIST: LAGWAGON TITLE: RAILER LABEL: FAT WRECK RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE The 90s brought out the best in California. Many world famous punk acts such as Green Day and The Offspring found their fame in this decade;...

UNDER REVIEW: The Devil Wears Prada – The Act

  ARTIST: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA TITLE: THE ACT LABEL: SOLID STATE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JAMES HOLDER You’d be forgiven for thinking that after a near 15 years in the game The Devil Wears Prada would have plateaued and...

UNDER REVIEW: Waterparks – Fandom

  ARTIST: WATERPARKS TITLE: FANDOM LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 9.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It's official: God's favourite boyband are back at it and it's... different. American alternative band Waterparks have spent 2019 teasing their new era, from frontman Awsten Knight's...

UNDER REVIEW: SIGHTS & SOUNDS – NO VIRTUE

ARTIST: SIGHTS & SOUNDS  TITLE: NO VIRTUE  LABEL: INDEPENDENT (UK & USA) | NO SLEEP (CANADA / USA) RATING: 9/10  There’s a lot to be said about the term ‘side project’ .  It’s a term that is often...

UNDER REVIEW: Gideon – Out Of Control

  ARTIST: GIDEON TITLE: OUT OF CONTROL LABEL: RUDE RECORDS/EQUAL VISION RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Originally starting out as a Christian metalcore band, Gideon, who hail from the deep South (Tuscaloosa, Alabama to be precise), aren’t what you...

UNDER REVIEW: City And Colour – A Pill For Loneliness

  ARTIST: CITY AND COLOUR TITLE: A PILL FOR LONELINESS LABEL: STILL RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Showing off more of his own personal talent away from Alexisonfire, Dallas Green has been working for over a decade on his...

UNDER REVIEW: Halfnoise – Natural Disguise

  ARTIST: HALFNOISE TITLE: NATURAL DISGUISE LABEL: LAB RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE They say that by not not learning from history’s mistakes, one is doomed to repeat them. But if you learn enough from history, you can gather...