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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Senses Fail – If There Is Light, It Will Find You – ALBUM REVIEW

Senses Fail’s seventh album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You is their most commercially successful release since 2010’s The Fire. The reason why is obvious: the majority of the tracks are generic pop-punk, impossible to distinguish from the latest releases from The Story So Far, Trash Boat or Handguns. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Vocalist Buddy Nielsen and guitarist Gavin Caswell are the only members who appeared on 2015’s Pull the Thorns From Your Heart (although Caswell[…]

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Wild Cat Strike – Hope & Ruin, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Brighton’s Wild Cat Strike have come a long way since the days of 8-minute-long instrumental tracks. Now armed with more succinct records the beautifully-noisy quartet took to the stage in their home town to tug on some heart strings. The very best bands in the world have endured an extensive development process, and Wild Cat Strike have done their fair share of growth. Formed in 2012, they have six years of gigging under their belts with slots at 2000 Trees[…]

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Holding Absence & Loathe – This is as One – ALBUM REVIEW

SharpTone Records labelmates Loathe and Holding Absence are both rising rapidly through the ranks of UK rock, so it makes sense that they’ve teamed up to release split EP This Is As One. Featuring six songs, This Is As One is comprised of three tracks from each band. Two of these are brand new, with the third being a live version of a previously released tune. First up, Loathe open the EP with White Hot. The song begins with frontman[…]

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The Sherlocks – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth– LIVE REVIEW

Their short history reads like a definitive list of music industry successes but at the beginning of the month, The Sherlocks ticked another box on the bucket list – a sold out show at the Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth. The Sherlocks released their first single in 2014, played Reading and Leeds Festival in 2015, played SXSW Festival In 2016 and released their debut album, Live for the Moment, in 2017. It’s an undoubtedly impressive timeline of achievements. The South Yorkshire quartet[…]

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