Fall Out Boy, MANIA – ALBUM REVIEW

After seven albums, you’d think Fall Out Boy would have chosen a style and stuck with it, but MANIA proves that this is a band who don’t give a shit about what people expect from them. There’s no competition when it comes down to the best songs on the album, and those are Church and Wilson (Expensive Mistakes). The latter sounds most similar to Fall Out Boy’s older material, although the hackneyed lyric “I’ll stop wearing black when they make[…]

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Seaway – The Joiners, Southampton– LIVE REVIEW

There’s no way around it, January is shit. But if there’s one way to get through it it’s to get down to one of the UK’s most notable music venue’s to dance the night away with one of the most fun bands in the world. So we went to see Seaway at Southampton’s The Joiners. Chester’s Lizzy Farrall served as the classiest opening act possible. With a stripped back, acoustic version of her debut EP, All I Said Was Never[…]

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Tonight Alive, Underworld – ALBUM REVIEW

2018 marks ten years since Tonight Alive formed, and they’re kicking off the celebrations with the release of fourth album Underworld. Their first album since being signed to Hopeless Records and parting ways with lead guitarist Whakaio Taahi, it’s also their strongest release to date: the product of a band who are taking their sound in an entirely new direction. Towards the end of opening track Book of Love it becomes apparent that this album is far heavier than anything[…]

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The Horrors – ACCA, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Hot on the heels of their fifth studio album , V,  indie-garage-goth-rock-quintet The Horrors took their ambient live show on the road stopping off for a night at Brighton’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Formed through their shared love of obscure bands and DJs, The Horrors have spent over ten years making a name for themselves as one of the most creative bands in the UK. They also happen to be one of the most successful. All of The[…]

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Cradle of Filth – O2 Academy, Oxford – LIVE REVIEW

Formed in Suffolk in 1991, Cradle of Filth have explored and conquered the varied realms of metal. Last year, their 26th as a band, they hit home ground once again stopping off at Oxford’s O2 Academy in support of new album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.   From its album artwork to its lyrical themes, Cryptoriana heavily emanates the Victorian era’s obsession with gothic horror – an enchantment the band have long shared. That passion is incredibly evident in[…]

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New Found Glory – O2 Forum, Kentish Town – LIVE REVIEW

The age of the anniversary tour is well and truly upon us but whilst gleefully celebrating the tenth birthdays of albums and bands left, right and centre one stonker of a landmark date was creeping up on all of us. 20 years of New Found Glory. New Found Glory formed in 1997 (we did the maths…and read the giant banner on the stage) and with a whopping nine albums, an extensive touring back catalogue and an influence that runs deep[…]

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The Young Hearts – 05.10.2017 – LIVE REVIEW

It’s been quite a journey for Kent’s The Young Hearts but, having persevered through a tumultuous time they’ve come back better than ever with the mightily emotional new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, and swiftly took to the road where we crossed paths at Brighton’s Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar. The world’s best songwriters write about what they know and use genuine emotion to give their work meaning. The Young Hearts have relied heavily on this mantra, using their experience of[…]

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Mayday Parade – 27.09.2017 – LIVE REVIEW

On July 11th, 2007, Florida’s Mayday Parade released A Lesson in Romantics. The debut full-length album stayed in the charts for 70 consecutive weeks, sold over 200,000 copies and has remained a firm fan favourite for a decade. It was time for an anniversary party. Tonight’s main support act at Brighton’s Concorde 2 are to Pop-Punk what Mayday Parade are to Emo. Australia’s With Confidence are a down to earth staple of their scene whose insanely catchy tracks and overly[…]

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Frank Iero and The Patience – Brighton – 25.09.2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Following his UK festival-exclusive run at Slam Dunk, Frank Iero and The Patience returned to the UK last month, hitting up Brighton’s Concorde 2 just three days after unleashing the emblematically named new EP Keep the Coffins Coming. Take it from someone who knows, the UK has had a lot of love for Frank Iero for many years. But take a look at his album artwork and the amount of UK runs his done in the past three years and[…]

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Jaret Reddick, Heartache and Hilarity Tour – Concorde 2, Brighton – 15/09/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

In 1994 Jaret Reddick formed Bowling For Soup with his best friends and for over two decades the band have been a pillar of the pop-punk world dominating charts, sound-tracking cartoons and collecting a million memories. Those memories tell a fucking hilarious story decorated with a spattering of shit storms and this month Reddick flew into the UK to tell us the whole thing. Support came from The Lounge Kittens who brought their own brand of hilarity to the Brighton[…]

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