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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MARCH EXPOSURE – Yur Mum

Take it from people who know – when you put the name ‘Yur Mum’ on a gig poster, people take notice. It’s pretty hilarious, and definitely serves a purpose of attracting attention but the name matches these guys perfectly. Formed in London in 2016, Yur Mum are a three-piece grunge band who happen to be the epitome of good rock music. Their name is as in-your face as they are and definitely just as eccentric. Whilst people might come for[…]

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afterLIVE LIVE IV – The Exchange, Bristol – GALLERY

The afterLIVE party stormed into Bristol in February for a night of incredible rock music from across the country.  Manchester’s MINNO, Bristol’s own KAMINO and London’s Yur Mum came together for an absolute stonker of a line up. It’s safe to say they absolutely blew the lid off of the intimate venue. Huge thank yous are owed to all three bands, The Exchange, and all of you for coming down. It’s incredible to see how these shows are growing and[…]

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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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The Front Bottoms – The Roundhouse, London – GALLERY

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. See our full review here!

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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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