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, stadium sized fire? Tonight, only a matter of days since the likes of rock icons Weezer took to the…

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LIVE: PARKWAY DRIVE – O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER – 13/02/2016

ARTIST: PARKWAY DRIVE  | VENUE: O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER | 13/02/2016 SUPPORT: THY ART IS MURDER, BURY TOMORROW RATING: 8/10  Gracing the Manchester Apollo with their presence, it’s been a while since the UK rock scene experienced such a show. As PARKWAY DRIVE headline tonight, their entourage of support acts brings an onslaught of heavy anthems behind them. Opening…

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LIVE: COHEED AND CAMBRIA – THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – 01/02/2016W

ARTIST: COHEED AND CAMBRIA | VENUE: THE RITZ, MANCHESTER | 01/02/2016 SUPPORT: GLASSJAW  RATING: 6/10  I’ll start this review quite differently than any other, so as strange as this gets; bare with me. I’ll start by picturing the scene in the Gents toilets at the O2 Ritz, where I overheard to gentlemen discussing what and…

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LIVE: THE USED – LEEDS O2 ACADEMY – 21/02/2016

ARTIST: THE USED | VENUE: O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS SUPPORT: THE NEW REGIME  RATING: 9/10 When it comes to wanting to make our inner teenage selves go absolutely mental, only one band is really going to make that possible. As we clad ourselves in black and head to leads on the nostalgic pilgramige that is tonight’s show, The…

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LIVE: SLIPKNOT – CARDIFF MOTOR POINT ARENA – 08/02/2016

ARTIST: SLIPKNOT | VENUE: MOTOR POINT ARENA  SUPPORT: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SIKTH RATING: 6/10 The calling of the maggots is one that can not be compared to any other fan base. It’s one that pulses straight through the very heart of metal, calling to us from under the soil of everyday life, and bringing us straight…

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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 School which feels very welcoming and easy on the ears with well written and executed vocal lines by…

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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 among the crop. The opus is atmospheric and highly charged, bubbling with intensity and lyrical swagger, pushing emotiveness…

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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 far the strongest track on the EP ‘Worst Wishes’ has a great vocal hook along with very a…

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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 doesn’t fully come crashing out of the blocks. With very little change up in the tempo of the…

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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 Aussie rockers in Tonight Alive they have really cooled things down with their new album ‘Limitless’. An…

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