Tiny Moving Parts – The Dome, London – LIVE REVIEW

Emo is an ever evolving thing and often taken to all kinds of places by all kinds of bands. Today’s leading emo-innovators are more subtle in their sullenness, leaning away from punk and further towards indie, and they’re all being led by the likes of Tiny Moving Parts, who took to the stage at London’s The Dome this month.   Each date of this UK tour has featured a different opening act and tonight the task was bestowed upon Middle[…]

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Blessthefall, Escape The Fate & Thirty Seconds To Mars – RAPID RECORD REVIEW

blessthefall – Hard Feelings: For fans of: Bring Me The Horizon, Waterparks Listen to: Sleepless in Phoenix, Welcome Home Hard Feelings is already a strong contender for Album of the Year. blessthefall’s sixth full-length shows the band trying new things, shamelessly weaving dubstep and dance rhythms amongst their famous breakdowns. And boy howdy, does it work well. Directly addressing their doubters on I’m Over Being Under(rated) with the vitriolic chant of “You’re not forgiven/And I’m not for giving up”, the[…]

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Kid Kapichi – The Carlisle, Hastings – LIVE REVIEW

Most UK cities have their musical icons. Sheffield has Arctic Monkeys. Manchester has Oasis. Leicester has Kasabian. The towns are no different – Hastings has Kid Kapichi. The recently released EP, Lucozade Dreams, is the latest in a long string of successes from indie-rockers Kid Kapichi. To celebrate they took the new tracks across the UK, landing in their hometown for the ultimate tour end. Hasting’s The Carlisle was already moist with sweat by the time Kid Kapichi kicked off[…]

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Fall Out Boy – O2 Arena, London – LIVE REVIEW

Since being announced as Reading and Leeds Festival headliners it became apparent that Fall Out Boy have something to prove. With their new album, Mania, now the best selling album of 2018 so far they set their sights on the live title with a UK arena tour, culminating at London’s O2 Arena. New York’s Against The Current were the night’s main support, adding Fall Out Boy to their impressive list of support slots in the UK (already featuring the likes[…]

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All Time Low – Genting Arena, Birmingham – LIVE REVIEW

It was one hell of a ride to get there but when All Time Low announced that they would be playing their debut album, So Wrong It’s Right, in full at Birmingham’s Genting Arena…attendance just seemed mandatory. The UKs dark stars, Creeper, kicked off the night. They’re style is infinitely different from that of All Time Low but their fans share an infectious enthusiasm. The horror punks from Southampton worked their already iconic image, to the frenzied delight of their[…]

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Turbowolf – Scala, London – LIVE REVIEW

Turbowolf are undefinable and uncontrollable. Tonight they threw a party in London on the penultimate date of their UK tour.   Brighton’s Big Spring were the night’s opening band. The first of three acts who are all noted for having created their own interesting sounds, Big Spring’s performance was a focused one. On point vocals and an undeniable connection were only slightly weakened by a rigid stage presence that will certainly by warmed up once their fan base has grown.[…]

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Turbowolf – The Free Life – ALBUM REVIEW

You’d be hard-pressed to find a band that sound like Turbowolf, because they have an individual sound and style that they’ve perfected. Sadly, that’s a problem with this album. Turbowolf may have perfected their sound, but there’s hardly any variety within it. The first half of The Free Life sounds like listening to the same song over and over again. Until Up & Atom every song is repetitive and interchangeable, frontman Chris Georgiadis nasally sliding from one note to the[…]

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Loathe & Holding Absence – Boston Music Room, London – LIVE REVIEW

After turning more than a few heads with their split EP, This Is As One, last month, Holding Absence and Loathe have taken to the road with an explosive co-headline tour, stopping off at London’s Boston Music Room. Tonight’s support came from Sleep Token who nobody knows too much about. They claim that they are ‘united by their worship of an ancient deity crudely dubbed “Sleep”, since no modern tongue can properly express it’s name.’ Sleep Token are a masked,[…]

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Milestones – Red Lights – ALBUM REVIEW

Milestones sound like your favourite band. Exactly like them. Listening to Red Lights teleports you back to 2007. Mayday Parade are gearing up to release A Lesson in Romantics. Boys Like Girls are making waves with their self-titled debut album. Forever the Sickest Kids have just signed to a label. This album is being released ten years too late. If it was 2007, this would be a chart-topping release catapulting Milestones to arenas overnight, but Red Lights in 2018 fills[…]

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The Front Bottoms – The Roundhouse, London – LIVE REVIEW

The Front Bottoms had a sensational 2017 in the UK playing 2000 Trees Festival, touring the country’s arenas with Blink-182, as you do, and just missing out on a top 40 slot with latest album Going Grey. Now the New Jersey emo/indie/folk rockers can add an incredible UK headline tour to their list of achievements and a packed out night at London’s Roundhouse. When the opening band are currently unsigned, known for a DIY production and are playing in the[…]

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