Waterparks, Entertainment – ALBUM REVIEW

Debut album Double Dare catapulted Waterparks into the public consciousness, landing the Houston trio lucrative slots supporting bands including Sleeping With Sirens and All Time Low. Choosing to release their second full-length, Entertainment, less than eighteen months later is a brave move, but it’s one that pays off. Vocalist Awsten Knight’s autobiographical lyrics betray how much he’s had to deal with in the last year. Directly commenting on the band’s rise to fame in lead single Blonde, he admits, “I[…]

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Fall Out Boy – Brixton Electric, Brixton – LIVE REVIEW

Over the course of more than 15 years Fall Out Boy have established themselves as the arena-sized, festival headliner, musical royalty that they deserve to be. So when they announced a show at the 1,800 capacity Brixton Electric – carnage ensued. Many tears were shed once the ‘Sold Out’ sign was propped up in the browser window, and with good reason. It’s been a long time since London saw Fall Out Boy in this sort of setting and by the[…]

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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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