Reviews

UNDER REVIEW: Chapter And Verse – Glow

ARTIST: CHAPTER AND VERSE TITLE: GLOW LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10  WORDS: SOPHIA WATSON Recently announced as the support act for Emarosa’s tour, Chapter and Verse have released their long awaited EP Glow – nearly three years after 2016’s EP...

UNDER REVIEW: Crystal Lake – Helix

ARTIST: CRYSTAL LAKE TITLE: HELIX LABEL: SHARPTONE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: RACHAEL DOWD Hailing from Tokyo, Crystal Lake have managed to continuously bring something fresh and new to the metalcore scene since the release of their debut EP ‘Cubes’...

UNDER REVIEW – SWMRS: BERKLEY’S ON FIRE

ARTIST: SWMRS TITLE: BERKLEY’S ON FIRE LABEL: FUELED BY RAMEN RATING: 10/10 They say that growing up is optional, but not many hone in on this option when it comes to their creativity. Whilst we...

IN THE STUDIO: RENOUNCED

WORD: VINCENT LI Metalcore band, Renounced have finished the recording of their new music. We spoke with vocalist Daniel Gray about the new upcoming record. Over the month of January, Renounced began working with Lewis Johns...

UNDER REVIEW: Small Talks – A Conversation Between Us

ARTIST: SMALL TALKS TITLE: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN US LABEL: COMMON GROUND RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: GAVIN BROWN The music of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's Small Talks evokes wistful feelings and memories of hazy days from the outset and as...

UNDER REVIEW: Set It Off – Midnight

ARTIST: SET IT OFF TITLE: MIDNIGHT LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Working together for just slightly over a decade, Florida alternative act Set It Off are still dedicated to bringing the power of punk to the...

UNDER REVIEW: Press Club – Late Teens

ARTIST: PRESS CLUB TITLE: LATE TEENS LABEL: HASSLE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: KEVIN FLINN Press Club is infectious. The meld of classic punk with their modern flair highlights the band's sound. They’ve been hard at work, quickly growing out...

UNDER REVIEW: Beach Riot – Beach Riot

ARTIST: BEACH RIOT TITLE: BEACH RIOT LABEL: VALLANCE RECORDS RATING: 7/10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Beach Riot are the latest post-punk band to come out of the south of England in the last few years. Having released a couple of...

UNDER REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – amo

ARTIST: BRING ME THE HORIZON TITLE: AMO LABEL: RCA RECORDS RATING: 9.5/10  WORDS: RACHAEL DOWD We asked and they delivered. If it wasn’t clear enough already, old Bring Me The Horizon has been buried for a long time, ‘amo’...

UNDER REVIEW: Say Anything – Oliver Appropriate

ARTIST: SAY ANYTHING TITLE: OLIVER APPROPRIATE LABEL: DINE ALONE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT Throughout the band's 18 years, Say Anything have always tried to one-up themselves with every single release. 2004's '...Is A Real Boy' is considered...

UNDER REVIEW: Fever 333 – STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS

ARTIST: FEVER 333 TITLE: STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS/333 WRECKORDS CREW RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JOE SELLERS If the last EP - 'MADE AN AMERICA', and the recently released single 'BURN IT' were anything to make a prediction from,...

UNDER REVIEW: More Than A Moment – What Goes On Behind Closed Curtains

ARTIST: MORE THAN A MOMENT TITLE: WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED CURTAINS LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Over the course of six tracks, San Francisco outfit More Than A Moment create a vast and varied soundscape crossing multiple...

UNDER REVIEW: Young Culture – (This Is) Heaven

ARTIST: YOUNG CULTURE TITLE: (THIS IS) HEAVEN LABEL: RUDE RECORDS/EQUAL VISION RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: JAMES HALL It would be naive to simply file this EP under generic pop punk. Young Culture of Albany, New York are not your...

UNDER REVIEW: River Becomes Ocean – A Motion Paralysed

ARTIST: RIVER BECOMES OCEAN TITLE: A MOTION PARALYSED LABEL: DEPARTMENT MUSIK RATING: 8/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Bringing together the alternative music scenes from the likes of England, Germany and France, River Becomes Ocean have worked hard as a collective...

UNDER REVIEW: Wars – As Within /// So Without

ARTIST: WARS TITLE: AS WITHIN /// SO WITHOUT LABEL: A WOLF AT YOUR DOOR RECORDS RATING: 7/10  WORDS: EMMA MURPHY WARS’ fans everywhere that have been heinously starved of music are about to stuff their ears silly as the...

UNDER REVIEW: PUPPY – THE GOAT

ARTIST: PUPPY TITLE: THE GOAT RECORD LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 7/10 The goat as an animal is often depicted as either cynical or humorous, and its deeply rooted origins in myth see’s the four-legged horned...

UNDER REVIEW: Commonwealth – Everyone Around Me

ARTIST: COMMONWEALTH TITLE: EVERYONE AROUND ME LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 9/10  WORDS: KEVIN FLINN The term “commonwealth” is used to describe an organization, political or social, founded for the common good. The band Commonwealth has one message, create music...

UNDER REVIEW: Taking Back Sunday – Twenty

ARTIST: TAKING BACK SUNDAY TITLE: TWENTY LABEL: CRAFT RECORDINGS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE Staying strong in the ever-changing music industry is never the easiest of tasks; keeping fresh, exciting, and pleasing the fans in the meantime can be...

UNDER REVIEW: Early Black – III: Unconditional

ARTIST: EARLY BLACK TITLE: III: UNCONDITIONAL LABEL: MARK MY WORDS RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON London’s Early Black have been a band for a few years now but are finally starting to get some of the recognition and...

UNDER REVIEW: Cane Hill – Kill The Sun

ARTIST: CANE HILL TITLE: KILL THE SUN LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Everyone knows that Cane Hill are a metal band, right? Well, their newest release, ‘Kill The Sun’ may just force you widen your mental...