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UNDER REVIEW: Hellogoodbye – S’Only Natural

ARTIST: HELLOGOODBYE TITLE: S'ONLY NATURAL LABEL: ALCOPOP! RECORDS RATING: 6 /10  WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT It’s been a while since the world has heard anything from Hellogoodbye, the beloved emo pop band that came into our music scene simply out...

UNDER REVIEW – twenty øne piløts – Trench

ARTIST: twenty øne piløts TITLE: TRENCH LABEL: ATLANTIC/FBR RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE For a band like twenty øne piløts, it’s easy to look in from the outside of what are all about and misunderstand or dismiss them....

UNDER REVIEW: You Me At Six – VI

ARTIST: YOU ME AT SIX TITLE: VI LABEL: UNDERDOG RECORDS RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN With a new album and a huge run of dates to celebrate 10 years since the release of their incredible debut effort "Take...

UNDER REVIEW: God Complex – Created Sick

ARTIST: GOD COMPLEX TITLE: CREATED SICK LABEL: VENN RECORDS RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON You may not have heard of God Complex, and that’s understandable considering just how new the band is. Having formed only a year ago,...

UNDER REVIEW: mewithoutYOU – [untitled]

ARTIST: mewithoutYOU TITLE: LABEL: BIG SCARY MONSTERS RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY The thriving Philadelphia rock scene that boasts the likes of The Menzingers, The Wonder Years and Modern Baseball, however mewithoutYou’s fusion of emo and post-hardcore...

UNDER REVIEW: Black Peaks – All That Divides

ARTIST: BLACK PEAKS TITLE: ALL THAT DIVIDES LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 10 /10  WORDS: AMY ALBINSON After delivering one of the best debut albums of 2016 Black Peaks fell full-speed, kicking and screaming into a prog-rock scene that hasn’t...

UNDER REVIEW: Slow Crush – Aurora

ARTIST: SLOW CRUSH TITLE: AURORA LABEL: HOLY ROAR RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: CORAL DANIELS ‘Aurora’ is not an album you pick to listen to for easiness; it makes the listener work hard. The album compels you to listen to...

UNDER REVIEW – Anti-Flag – American Reckoning

ARTIST: ANTI-FLAG TITLE: AMERICAN RECKONING LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: KEVIN FLINN With the political climate growing ever more divisive not only in the U.S., but all around the world, music seems to be the only salvation....

UNDER REVIEW: Terror – Total Retaliation

ARTIST: TERROR TITLE: TOTAL RETALIATION LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON Anyone paying close attention to Hardcore in the last 2 decades or so is probably already pretty clued in on Terror. Having been going for...

UNDER REVIEW: Beartooth – Disease

ARTIST: BEARTOOTH TITLE: DISEASE LABEL: RED BULL RECORDS RATING: 8 /10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Beartooth have made a name for themselves as the underdogs of post-hardcore. In the five years since their first official release, they’ve sat in the...

UNDER REVIEW: The Black Queen – Infinite Games

ARTIST: THE BLACK QUEEN TITLE: INFINITE GAMES LABEL: FEDERAL PRISONER RATING: 8 /10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE A passion project formed out of wanting to move away from their own comfort zones in the music industry, synth-pop trio The Black...

UNDER REVIEW: The Uncharted – Perspectives

ARTIST: THE UNCHARTED TITLE: PERSPECTIVES LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: JAMES HALL The UK metalcore scene is on the crest of a wave, with the likes of Architects and Bury Tomorrow leading the way and Gloucester seven-piece, The...

UNDER REVIEW: Living With Lions – Island

ARTIST: LIVING WITH LIONS TITLE: ISLAND LABEL: REDFIELD RECORDS RATING: 6 /10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Five years is a long time for any band to not release music. But the Canadian four-piece Living With Lions, their difficulties stand...

UNDER REVIEW: JOYCE MANOR – A MILLION DOLLARS TO KILL ME

ARTIST: JOYCE MANOR  TITLE: A MILLION DOLLARS TO KILL ME  LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS RATING: 8/10  Joyce Manor have perfected the art of upbeat, emotionally introspective songs whilst coasting the line between being too sad for power-pop but...

UNDER REVIEW: THE STORY SO FAR – PROPER DOSE

ARTIST: THE STORY SO FAR TITLE: PROPER DOSE  LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS  RATING: 9/10  For fans of California outfit The Story So Far, this release has been a long time coming, with their self-titled third album, which...

STREAM NOW: LAST WILD LION’S EMOTIONAL DEBUT, THEY’RE NOT SECRETS ANYMORE

Raw emotion. Two words that perfectly describe one of the most exciting alternative rock bands to be coming out of Scotland at the moment. Last Wild Lion are a band that have defied the hardest...

UNDER REVIEW: THRICE – ‘PALMS’

Progressively Thrice is a band like no other.ARTIST: THRICE  TITLE: PALMS LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS  RATING: 8/10 Thrice - "Palms" 8/10 Whenever Thrice gets brought up into conversation, you can't help but smile. The band who a few years...

Alkaline Trio ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’

Posted by Yasmin Words by Bec Simpson Nine albums in and we’ve reached what could essentially be a make or break point for Alkaline Trio with the release of ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’. The band have...

TRACK BY TRACK: HOMEBOUND EXPLAIN THE UPS AND DOWNS TO ‘MORE THAN ME THAN...

When it comes to the British rock circuit at the moment, there seems to be a lot thriving in the pop punk / alternative rock underbelly. For Surrey's HOMEBOUND this has meant releaisng one of the...

UNDER REVIEW: AS IT IS – THE GREAT DEPRESSION

ARTIST: AS IT IS  TITLE: THE GREAT DEPRESSION LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS  RATING: 5/10  WORDS: MARK McCONVILLE Depression is a gruelling challenge to try and overcome, a strong beating heart is needed and a clean outlook is mandatory, but...