Reviews

UNDER REVIEW: Sonnet 13 – We’re Here!

ARTIST: SONNET 13 TITLE: WE'RE HERE! LABEL: LICKERISH RECORDS RATING: 6/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Sonnet 13, an upcoming hardcore band from Manchester, have recently released their new album titled ‘We’re Here!’ This is an eleven-track record, filled with...

UNDER REVIEW: Lake Acacia – Broken Circuits

ARTIST: LAKE ACACIA TITLE: BROKEN CIRCUITS LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE The scene is abuzz with the chatter of a new and developing alt-rock outfit, known for their unique live performances and personalised renditions of rock...

UNDER REVIEW: Motionless In White – Disguise

ARTIST: MOTIONLESS IN WHITE TITLE: DISGUISE LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Motionless in White have always been that band that are the epitomy of gothic culture. Since they first enchanted listeners back in 2005, they...

UNDER REVIEW: Dinosaur Pile-Up – Celebrity Mansions

ARTIST: DINOSAUR PILE-UP TITLE: CELEBRITY MANSIONS LABEL: PARLOPHONE RECORDS RATING: 10/10 WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR Dinosaur Pile Up’s fourth studio album 'Celebrity Mansions' is set to be a gamechanger for the band. Taking a plethora of influences, melding Hip-Hop...

UNDER REVIEW: Heavy Rapids – Cash In Hand

ARTIST: HEAVY RAPIDS TITLE: CASH IN HAND LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 8/10 Glasgow based Heavy Rapids are a fresh, exciting an interesting up and coming rock n roll band worth paying attention to. Slotting vaguely into the...

UNDER REVIEW: Shooting Gale – Open My Eyes

ARTIST: SHOOTING GALE TITLE: OPEN MY EYES LABEL: GALE 4CE RATING: 8/10 ‘Open My Eyes’ is the new five track EP from Essex based pop-punk trio Shooting Gale. The band are unashamed in taking their influences from...

UNDER REVIEW: Perry Farrell – Kind Heaven

ARTIST: PERRY FARRELL TITLE: KIND HEAVEN LABEL: BMG RATING: 6.5/10 Perry Farrell is certainly a bit of a character and personality within the music scene. Known mostly as the frontman of Jane's Addiction, Farrell is also the...

UNDER REVIEW: allusinlove – It’s Okay To Talk

ARTIST: ALLUSINLOVE TITLE: IT'S OKAY TO TALK LABEL: GOOD SOLDIERS RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JACK MOBLEY allusinlove are a unique proposition, even under their former alias, allusondrugs, the sound has been eclectic and above all, creatively weird. Under...

UNDER REVIEW: Pleiades – All At Your Mercy

ARTIST: PLEIADES TITLE: ALL AT YOUR MERCY LABEL: AWAL RATING: 8/10 WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN What makes art so universal is that that success, beauty and concepts each piece is measured by is completely subjective to the assessor. The...

UNDER REVIEW: Handsome Young Ladies – We Got It Covered

ARTIST: HANDSOME YOUNG LADIES TITLE: WE GOT IT COVERED LABEL: ALARM CLOCK REVOLUTION RATING: 7/10 WORDS: CARA MULLEN Hailing from Western New York, Handsome Young Ladies aren’t your average cover band. Their debut album, aptly titled ‘We Got...

UNDER REVIEW: Kitty Kat Fan Club – Dreamy Little You

ARTIST: KITTY KAT FAN CLUB TITLE: DREAMY LITTLE YOU LABEL: ASIAN MAN RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KEVIN FLINN Kitty Kat Fan Club. A playful name for a band with an overall likewise sound. Formed by Mike Clark and...

UNDER REVIEW: Of Virtue – What Defines You

ARTIST: OF VIRTUE TITLE: WHAT DEFINES YOU LABEL: SHARPTONE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE No band is ever one genre, one style, walking down one lane along the road. The blending and blurring is always interesting -...

UNDER REVIEW: Frank Iero & The Future Violents – Barriers

ARTIST: FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS TITLE: BARRIERS LABEL: UNFD RATING: 9/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Frank Iero is back and shining brighter and bigger than ever with third album ‘Barriers’. His first release with UNFD and first...

UNDER REVIEW: Go For Gold – Daydreamer

ARTIST: GO FOR GOLD TITLE: DAYDREAMER LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 6/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Go For Gold released their debut album ‘Daydreamer’ today, and the Arkansas pop-punkers have certainly created a solid, if slightly uninspired pop-punk record. However...

UNDER REVIEW: Hot Water Music – Shake Up The Shadows

ARTIST: HOT WATER MUSIC TITLE: SHAKE UP THE SHADOWS LABEL: EPITAPH RATING: 7/10  WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR Celebrating their 25th Anniversary as a band, Hot Water Music are renowned for consistently reinventing their sound, whilst still retaining the somewhat...

UNDER REVIEW: Petrol Girls – Cut & Stitch

ARTIST: PETROL GIRLS TITLE: CUT & STITCH LABEL: HASSLE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: MATTHEW WILSON Arriving in a timely manner in the dying days of 2016, a year that overflowed with excellent music against a backdrop of societal...

UNDER REVIEW: Telltale – Timeless Youth

ARTIST: TELLTALE TITLE: TIMELESS YOUTH LABEL: SHARPTONE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT In the world of pop-punk, most people flock to the popular artists. Classic bands like Blink-182, New Found Glory, and Fall Out Boy overshadow the...

UNDER REVIEW: Summoner’s Circle – Become None

ARTIST: SUMMONER'S CIRCLE TITLE: BECOME NONE LABEL: PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT RATING: 6/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Summoner’s Circle debut full-length release has been on the books since they released their EP ‘First Summoning’ in 2015 and strives for greatness but...

UNDER REVIEW: Harbinger – Compelled To Suffer

ARTIST: HARBINGER TITLE: COMPELLED TO SUFFER LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: STEVEN LOFTIN London metal upstarts Harbinger have delivered a debut that fully capitalises on all they've built so far, finally making that move they've been threatening to...

UNDER REVIEW: Warmrain – Here Comes The Rain Again

ARTIST: WARMRAIN TITLE: HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN LABEL: RAIN RECORDINGS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE If there are two words that will trigger automatic interest in a rock band, it is “quintessentially British”. That’s the wording used...