Reviews

UNDER REVIEW: Dear Seattle – Dear Seattle EP

ARTIST: DEAR SEATTLE TITLE: DEAR SEATTLE RATING: 7/10 A solid first attempt from Aussie Alt-rockers, this self-titled debut is a cool blend of atmospheric guitars, serene vocals and lyrical depression. Opener 'The Things You Do' will make...

UNDER REVIEW: Maypine – In The Back of My Mind

ARTIST: MAYPINE TITLE: IN THE BACK OF MY MIND LABEL: DISCONNECT DISCONNECT RECORDS RATING: 3/10   I would love to describe this EP as a fresh, British take on pop-punk but in reality it is just another ten-a-penny quintet...

UNDER REVIEW: Neck Deep – The Peace and The Panic

ARTIST: NECK DEEP TITLE: THE PEACE AND THE PANIC LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 6/10 Wrexham pop-punkers misfire with extravagant third effort… Neck Deep have always been hailed as the forerunners of British pop-punk, a much sought after alternative to...

UNDER REVIEW – BRAND NEW: SCIENCE FICTION

ARTIST: BRAND NEW  TITLE: SCIENCE FICTION  LABEL: PROCRASTINATE MUSIC TRAITORS  RATING: 10/10  After eight years of waiting, many began to think that this was an album that was never going to happen, yet here it is, Brand New...

UNDER REVIEW – Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface

ARTIST: MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA  TITLE: A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE  LABEL: LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS  RATING: 10/10  Just as we finalised our top records so far of 2017, the beautifully enigmatic Manchester Orchestra decided to release one of the most promising...

UNDER REVIEW – Milk Teeth – Be Nice

ARTIST: MILK TEETH  ALBUM: BE NICE  LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS  RATING: 9/10  British based grunge party Milk Teeth are back with a new EP and a promise of a second one being released sometime later this year.  This EP...

UNDER REVIEW (LIVE): PVRIS – MANCHESTER ACADEMY – 06/04/2016

ARTIST: PVRIS | VENUE: MANCHESTER ACADEMY | 06/04/2016 SUPPORTS: ALVAREZ KINGS, K FLAY  PVRIS are just one of those bands that everyone seems to love, and how could you not embrace their synth laden, chorus catching,...

UNDER REVIEW: MUNCIE GIRLS – FROM CAPLAN TO BELSIZE

ARTIST: MUNCIE GIRLS  TITLE: FROM CAPLAN TO BELSIZE  RATING: 8/10  The latest instalment from Muncie Girls called From Caplan To Belsize immediately has a garage sounding production to it, made very evident by opening track Learn In...

UNDER REVIEW: HANDS LIKE HOUSES – DISSONANTS

ARTIST: HANDS LIKE HOUSES  TITLE: DISSONANTS  RATING: 6/10 Rise Records have many bands on their bill and Australian act Hands Like Houses are one of them. And their new record Dissonants proves that they’ve earned their place...

UNDER REVIEW: MOVEMENTS – OUTGROWN THINGS

ARTIST: MOVEMENTS  TITLE: OUTGROWN THINGS  RATING: 8/10 Movements’ debut EP, Outgrown Things jumps out at you straight away, the less than quality vocal performance from frontman Patrick Miranda are saved by the quality of the lyrical content. By...

UNDER REVIEW: CREATE TO INSPIRE – HOME IS WHERE THE HEART DIES

ARTIST: CREATE TO INSPIRE  TITLE: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART DIES  RATING: 4/10 Home Is Where My Heart Dies, the latest EP from UK Melodic Hardcore bunch, Create To Inspire kicks off with opening track History, which...

UNDER REVIEW: TONIGHT ALIVE – LIMITLESS

ARTIST: TONIGHT ALIVE  TITLE: LIMITLESS  RATING: 3/10  Change is either good or bad, so for Tonight Alive which one will it be?  Australia may be really hot, sunny and sticky right now but when it comes to the...

UNDER REVIEW: GIANTS – BREAK THE CYCLE

ARTIST: GIANTS  TITLE: BREAK THE CYCLE  RATING: 8/10 Essex isn't just full of fake tan, reality show bellends and vajazzles, standing out in the crowd from all that complete shit is Essex based hardcore punks Giant who...

UNDER REVIEW: DONNY WILLOW – INHALE, EXHALE

ARTIST: DONNY WILLOW  TITLE: INHALE, EXHALE  RATING: 5/10  Scottish trio Donny Willow are one of those bands that you just can’t put a label on the genre. Their 7 track mini album ‘Inhale. Exhale.’ is full of...

UNDER REVIEW: THE COLOUR LINE – THE LONG AWAITED SEAL OF DISAPPROVAL

ARTIST: THE COLOUR LINE  TITLE: THE LONG AWAITED SEAL OF DISAPPROVAL RATING: 6/10 Technical hardcore band The Colour Line revel in the darkness on their new EP 'The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval'. It's a record that...

UNDER REVIEW: HACKTIVIST – OUTSIDE THE BOX

ARTIST: HACKTIVIST  TITLE: OUTSIDE THE BOX  RATING: 4/10  Milton Keynes based band Hacktivist are a rare beast. Their sound takes different directions and is diverse enough to keep the musical buzz racing. The style that they abide...

UNDER REVIEW: MILK TEETH – VILE CHILD

ARTIST: MILK TEETH  TITLE: VILE CHILD  RATING: 6/10 It's unpredictable, and it's also pure brilliance. This is the band your parents have warned you about... Whoever said grunge is dead was clearly stupid or they didn't stick around...

UNDER REVIEW: THE USED – LIVE AND ACOUSTIC AT THE PALACE

ARTIST: THE USED  TITLE: LIVE AND ACOUSTIC AT THE PALACE  RATING: 7/10 The Used return again, not just with another live album, but one filled to the brim with nostalgia...  Not many bands reach the ripe age of...

UNDER REVIEW: CREEPER – THE STRANGER

ARTIST: CREEPER  TITLE: THE STRANGER  RATING: 8/10 Still flying the flag for goth punk rock, Southampton based band Creeper return with their cult following after the previous release ‘Callous Heart’, with their third release ‘The Stranger’. A...

UNDER REVIEW: THE BLACK QUEEN – FEVER DAYDREAM

ARTIST: THE BLACK QUEEN TITLE: FEVER DAYDREAM  RATING: 8/10  Fever Daydream is nothing short of brilliant. Imagine Prince playing in a back-alley bar in the futuristic world of Blade Runner. This is The Black Queen. You can...