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INPICTURES: Impericon Never Say Die rains hell on Birmingham

Hailing as a triumphant success with 10 years of absolute insanity in the bag, the Impericon Never Say Die tour was a sweltering night of amazement, truly highlight the underdogs and reigning champions of...

Polar Interview: New album, New beginnings and a reflection on humble beginnings

Clocking up to almost eight years of making music and collectively hitting the road to spread their infectious sound, Polar is still dominating the scene and redefining what it means to be a hardcore...

UNDER REVIEW: Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol 1

ARTIST: SMASHING PUMPKINS TITLE: SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN LABEL: NAPALM RATING: 8/10  WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Smashing Pumpkins shocked – and excited – their fanbase earlier this year by...

Cane Hill have dropped the title track from their upcoming record- listen here

Cane Hill have dropped the title track "Kill the Sun' for their upcoming record arriving January 18, 2019, via Rise Records. Watch the video for 'Kill the Sun' here: "We spent the summer working on new Cane Hill...

Watch Dashboard Confessional’s new video for “Just What To Say”

Dashboard Confessional have shared the official music video for “Just What To Say,” the closing track taken from the band's 2018 LP Crooked Shadows. “Just What To Say” closes their latest record and is quiet and reflective...

Listen to this chilling acoustic cover of Little Mix’s Black Magic

Chart-topping singer-songwriter, Ed Drewett, has released his second single and cover 'Black Magic' taken from his forthcoming album 'Ten' available for pre-order now via Universal Records Following the release of his single ‘The Unfortunate Gent’,...

Nothing, Nowhere. has dropped the emotional video for ‘Dread’

nothing,nowhere. has shared their official music video new track 'Dread', also the newest follow up from their recently released LP 'Ruiner' that arrived earlier this year. With the song voicing, nothing, nowhere.'s struggle on the road dealing...

Listen to Beezewax’s new single ‘Closer’

Indie-pop outfit Beezewax have shared a new single this week titled 'Closer' and announced a variety of UK dates. Following up from their 2014 record "Tomorrow', the latest single features guest vocal from Sophia Pettit of...

UNDER REVIEW: Muse – Simulation Theory

ARTIST: MUSE TITLE: SIMULATION THEORY LABEL: WARNER RATING: 8/10  WORDS: ZAK SLOMAN Having brought out seven albums over an almost 20-year period, Muse have become known as an outfit unafraid to take risks in regards to their sound, even...

UNDER REVIEW: Can’t Swim – This Too Won’t Pass

ARTIST: CAN'T SWIM TITLE: THIS TOO WON'T PASS LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Can’t Swim have come out of nowhere to become one of the most exciting, diverse and passionate alternative rock bands in the...

UNDER REVIEW: Memphis May Fire – Broken

ARTIST: MEMPHIS MAY FIRE TITLE: BROKEN LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 5/10  WORDS: CERYN SARA Memphis May Fire return for our listening pleasure this Friday with the release of their sixth studio album, 'Broken', via Rise Records. The Dallas four...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Slayer – Farewell To The Legends Of Metal

WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON The 3rd of November 2018, Wembley Arena. Fire, explosions, and one of the greatest metal bands of all time thundering through their back catalogue, obliterating London, perhaps for the very last time. For...

LIVE: Impericon Never Say Die Tour Birmingham Review

Chalking up a hefty ten years of off-the-wall insanity that’s cumulated a highly acclaimed rapport amongst fans worldwide, Impericon’s Never Say Die tour has made its annual rounds once again for another delightful evening...

IN DEPTH: Grove Street Families

WORDS: DEC SHERRY Following on from a tumultuous appearance at the first Upsurge Festival and UK tour with Puppy - Grove Street Families are in the midst of an evolutionary period. The band’s Vol 1...

IN DEPTH: SHVPES

WORDS: AMY ALBINSON Birmingham-based Shvpes are heavy, but besides that, they’re a very hard band to pigeon-hole. To frontman Griffin Dickinson, heavy music can come in all forms. ‘I didn’t want to stick to the...

Kicking Up The Roots: How Dr Martens changed the world of punk

WORDS: AMY ALBINSON ‘Music is the lifeblood of DM’s,’ explains Darren, brand manager of iconic shoe brand Dr Martens. Originally manufactured as a boot for the working class, made with quality and durability in mind,...

Architects have released the video for Death Is Not Defeat

Following the highly acclaimed success of their stunning new album 'Holy Hell', the Brighton boys are at it again with another music video for the first track off their new album, 'Death Is Not...

Puppy announce new album and drop music video for ‘World Still Stands’

PUPPY’s long-awaited album debut is almost here as the band has announced that 'The Goat'will be arriving worldwide on January 25th 2019 via Spinefarm Records. But before that the band have given us an early treat and released a...

Bowling For Soup Announce Not Ur Girlfrenz For Almost Christmas UK Tour

As their first UK christmas tour creeps around the corner, Bowling For Soup have added another treat along to the tour; Not Ur Girlfrenz. They'll be joining pop-punk brothers Patent Pending along for the ride, this being...

UNDER REVIEW: OHHMS – Exist

ARTIST: OHHMS TITLE: EXIST LABEL: HOLY ROAR RATING: 6/10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE OHHMS debut album was released only 20 months ago, in 2017. Normally, following a release up that soon isn’t really a good omen. But nevertheless, the Kent...

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