Author: Max Cussons

Iglooghost - Bug Thief Single Review

Iglooghost - Bug Thief Single Review

UK electronic artist Iglooghost has been one of the most game changing producers of recent times, maybe even thee most game changing. His EP's 'Chinese Nü Yr' and 'Little Grids' have established his sound as...

Review posted on 14th August 2017

Mattu - Lightwaves Album Review

Mattu - Lightwaves Album Review

Mattu is an upcoming UK producer who's sound can largely be described as wonky and seems to come from the same school of approach as that of Rustie or Hudson Mohawke, with his tracks usually...

Review posted on 9th August 2017

Visions Festival 2017 Review

Visions Festival 2017 Review

Various Venues, Hackney, London-5th of August 2017.Visions Festival is a yearly day-festival in Hackney, London that has a nice mix of different kinds of alternative music, be it dark electronica or twee indie. With the...

Review posted on 8th August 2017

Kai Whiston - Fissure Price EP Review

Kai Whiston - Fissure Price EP Review

Kai Whiston is a rising UK producer whose signature style is defined by erratic, freaking-out beats that are akin to chemicals having haywire reactions in a lab. Across records such as later year's 'Houndstooth' EP,...

Review posted on 21st July 2017

Sunn O))) - Leeds Stylus 19.07.2017 Live Review

Sunn O))) - Leeds Stylus 19.07.2017 Live Review

Drone-metal kings Sunn O))) have spent the last few decades building their legacy with records such as 'Black One', 'Monoliths And Dimensions' and most recently 2015's 'Kannon.' Across these records Sunn O)))'s sound has been...

Review posted on 21st July 2017

Green Day Sheffield Arena, 03.07.17 Live Review

Green Day Sheffield Arena, 03.07.17 Live Review

Green Day need little to no introduction, but just in case, here's a quick recap. Being arguably the most key band to pop-punk with their 90's records 'Dookie', 'Insomniac' and 'Nimrod' they became instant legends...

Review posted on 5th July 2017

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

Vince Staples is a Californian rapper who's displayed quite a lot potential in recent years. After a handful of mixtapes and EP's, he released his debut album, a double album, 'Summertime '06' in 2015. So...

Review posted on 27th June 2017

'68 - Two Parts Viper Album Review

'68 - Two Parts Viper Album Review

'68 is the latest project of Josh Scogin, former frontman of The Chariot and Norma Jean. However, with this duo's 2014 debut 'In Humor And Sadness', it was arguably the scene legend's finest work put...

Review posted on 20th June 2017

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Melt-Banana - Brudenell Social Club 14.06.2017 Live Review

Melt-Banana - Brudenell Social Club 14.06.2017 Live Review

Melt-Banana are one of the finest bands Japan has to offer as well as one of the finest bands in noise-rock and experimental music as a whole. For over 20 years now the outfit have...

Review posted on 15th June 2017

Field Day 2017 - Festival Review

Field Day 2017 - Festival Review

Field Day is a yearly London festival, which is on its 10th year now. The festival specialises in electronic music, hip-hop, pop, indie and some other things here and there. This year the festival has...

Review posted on 5th June 2017

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Slam Dunk Festival has been a highlight of the year for moshers across the UK for over a decade now. Having started in 2005, just taking place at Leeds’ Millenium Square, the festival is now...

Review posted on 31st May 2017

Ho99o9 - United States Of Horror Album Review

Ho99o9 - United States Of Horror Album Review

Ho99o9 (pronounced 'horror') are a New Jersey experimental hip-hip outfit, who have been one of the ones to look out for in recent years. Across various EP's as well as 2015's 'Dead Bodies in the...

Review posted on 31st May 2017

Swans - Leeds Stylus 20th of May 2017 Live Review

Swans - Leeds Stylus 20th of May 2017 Live Review

Swans are arguably the kings of experimental music. Whether it be them rising to the top of the grim no wave scene in the early 80's, the as-weird-as-it-gets headf*ck of 'Soundtracks For The Blind' or...

Review posted on 23rd May 2017

Deafheaven - The Stylus, Leeds 22.04.2017 Live Review

Deafheaven - The Stylus, Leeds 22.04.2017 Live Review

Deafheaven have been one the most interesting metal bands of this decade. Their sound sees them marrying the ominous brutality of black metal with the heavenly textures you tend to get in shoegaze and post-rock....

Review posted on 24th April 2017

Chelsea Wolfe - Manchester, Gorilla, 17.04.17 Live Review

Chelsea Wolfe - Manchester, Gorilla, 17.04.17 Live Review

The difficult to define or pigeonhole Chelsea Wolfe is one of the most intriguing artists of recent years. Her sound threads together the most esoteric, harrowing and cathartic aspects of drone metal, folk, goth and...

Review posted on 18th April 2017

Parkway Drive - Leeds O2 Academy 10.04.2017 Live Review

Parkway Drive - Leeds O2 Academy 10.04.2017 Live Review

Australian metalcore giants, Parkway Drive, have been quite the phenomenon the last decade or so. Since their inception in 2003 Parkway Drive have gone from strength to strength delivering milestones such as 2007's 'Horizons', 2010's...

Review posted on 11th April 2017

Slugabed - Inherit The Earth Album Review

Slugabed - Inherit The Earth Album Review

Slugabed is an emerging UK electronic music producer, whose sound is defined by minimal beats, wonky atmospheres and an overall wide-eyed, innocent playful approach. His newest album 'Inherit The Earth' has been a much-anticipated release...

Review posted on 10th April 2017

Pulled Apart By Horses - The Haze Album Review

Pulled Apart By Horses - The Haze Album Review

There was a time when Pulled Apart By Horses were leading the charge of weirdo rock music in the UK. Their 2010 self-titled debut was an in-your-face, angular riff storm reinforced by oddball lyrics. Gradually,...

Review posted on 8th April 2017

Wear Your Wounds - WYW (Self-titled) Album Review

Wear Your Wounds - WYW (Self-titled) Album Review

Wear Your Wounds is the solo project of Converge frontman Jacob Bannon. Converge have arguably been the best hardcore band of the last two decades with the highest level of emotional intensity, the most visceral...

Review posted on 7th April 2017

Run The Jewels - Albert Hall, Manchester-31.03.2017 Live Review

Run The Jewels - Albert Hall, Manchester-31.03.2017 Live Review

Run The Jewels have been one of the most essential and thrilling hip-hop groups of the last few years. Consisting of Killer Mike and EL-P, two highly respected rappers for their solo efforts, the duo...

Review posted on 3rd April 2017

Code Orange - Interview

Code Orange - Interview

Pittsburgh's Code Orange are arguably the most vital band in heavy music right now. After a few years of being at the top of the hardcore scene armed with the records like 2012's 'Love Is...

Interview posted on 20th March 2017

Gojira - Leeds O2 Academy 16.03.2017 Live Review

Gojira - Leeds O2 Academy 16.03.2017 Live Review

Throughout the 21st Century France's Gojira have become one of metal's biggest and most respected acts. This is down to them crafting a sound across several albums that's as crushing as you'd expect from a...

Review posted on 20th March 2017

Kai Whiston - Interview

Kai Whiston - Interview

Kai Whiston is an emerging UK producer whose sound is defined by ominous, unsettling mechanical textures utilised by a spirited attitude, with how breezy or animated the pace can be. This makes for a sound...

Interview posted on 10th March 2017

Aristophanes - Headrow House Leeds 02.03.2017 Live Review

Aristophanes - Headrow House Leeds 02.03.2017 Live Review

Aristophanes is an upcoming Taiwanese rapper, probably most known for featuring on the last Grimes album, however her own material is makes her stand out on her own. Her sound consists of spectral, but firm...

Review posted on 10th March 2017

Together Fest 2017 - Electric Ballroom, London 25.02.2017 Live Review

Together Fest 2017 - Electric Ballroom, London 25.02.2017 Live Review

Together Fest is a yearly touring punk/hardcore festival curated by scene legend Walter Schreifels who plays in classic, influential bands like Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand and tonight's headliners Youth Of Today. This year's bill features some...

Review posted on 1st March 2017

Worriedaboutsatan - Wharf Chambers, Leeds 17.02.17 Live Review

Worriedaboutsatan - Wharf Chambers, Leeds 17.02.17 Live Review

Worriedaboutsatan are an electronic duo from Manchester, consisting of Gavin Miller and Thomas Ragsdale. They largely go down the ambient avenue of the electronic realm delving in ethereal waves of foggy drones and pulsing, surfacing...

Review posted on 23rd February 2017

Touché Amoré Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 21.02.17 Live Review

Touché Amoré Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 21.02.17 Live Review

In a few decades' time when people like back on who were the best bands of this decade, Touché Amoré are going to be firmly up there with the best of them. Arguably the finest...

Review posted on 22nd February 2017

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Manchester Academy 2 January 20th 2017 Live Review

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Manchester Academy 2 January 20th 2017 Live Review

After becoming the defining band of the mathcore genre with 1999 debut 'Calculating Infinity', Dillinger have taken their template, made by face-melting technique, bone-crushing aggression as well as mad-scientist insanity, and woven many different styles...

Review posted on 23rd January 2017

Stray Weather - Tragedy EP Review

Stray Weather - Tragedy EP Review

Stray Weather are an emerging Leeds hip-hop/spoken word outfit, who blend poetic lyrics often delivered like they would be at a poetry reading, by vocalist Mikey Brown, with electronic music. Sometimes the music will be...

Review posted on 19th January 2017

Iglooghost - Interview

Iglooghost - Interview

2017 is going to be Iglooghost's year. With just a handful of EP's such as 2015's 'Chinese Nü Yr'' and last year's 'Little Grids', the UK producer has already managed to craft a sound unlike...

Interview posted on 17th January 2017

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