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Slam Dunk 2019 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park Live Review

Slam Dunk 2019 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park Live Review

Every year for over a decade now Slam Dunk festival has been a highlight in the UK mosher's year. Constantly growing, the festival has always managed to marry the best of the metal, punk rock...

Review posted on 28th May 2019

Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve Album Review

Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve Album Review

If you keep your ear close to the ground of underground hip-hop, then Injury Reserve is a name you've likely heard in the last few years. With their 2015 smooth and cool jazz-rap mixtape 'Live...

Review posted on 22nd May 2019

Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve have spent the last few years rising to the top of underground hip-hop and becoming one of the most exciting acts in the whole genre. Across their mixtapes, 'Live From The Dentist Office'...

Review posted on 20th May 2019

Four Tet - Alexandra Palace, London 08.05.2019 Live Review

Four Tet - Alexandra Palace, London 08.05.2019 Live Review

Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet, has spent the last two decades delivering some of the most blissful and smooth tunes in electronic music. Across records such as 'Rounds', 'There Is Love In You' and most...

Review posted on 15th May 2019

Slam Dunk 2019 Preview

Slam Dunk 2019 Preview

If you're the looking for best mosh party this summer, then look no further than Leeds' Slam Dunk festival. Celebrating it's 13th year in 2019, the rock festival has gone from strength to strength since...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th May 2019

Atari Teenage Riot - Islington O2 Academy, London 02.05.2019 Live Review

Atari Teenage Riot - Islington O2 Academy, London 02.05.2019 Live Review

Bands don't come much more crucial to a musical movement or moment in time as Atari Teenage Riot. Throughout the 90s, the Berlin-outfit spearheaded a new style of music known as 'digital hardcore' which essentially...

Review posted on 7th May 2019

Daughters - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 19.04.2019 Live Review

Daughters - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 19.04.2019 Live Review

Daughters come from the same zany time in hardcore that gave us the likes of The Blood Brothers and The Locust, gloriously bizarre bands that were just as loony as they were battering. However, whilst...

Review posted on 1st May 2019

Mogwai - Leeds Brudenell Social Club 07.09.17 Live Review

Mogwai - Leeds Brudenell Social Club 07.09.17 Live Review

Scottish post-rock pioneers Mogwai have been one of the genre's most key exports for over 20 years now. Across records such as 'Mogwai Young Team', 'Mr Beast' and 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will',...

Review posted on 29th September 2017

Iglooghost - White Gum Single Review

Iglooghost - White Gum Single Review

While we recently praised and are still worshipping Iglooghost's last single 'Bug Thief', we're now here to talk about latest song 'White Gum' from upcoming album 'Neo Wax Bloom'. Frankly, the hype is more than...

Review posted on 29th September 2017

Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time OST Album Review

Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time OST Album Review

Good Time is a crime-drama film directed by Joshua and Ben Safdie and starring Robert Pattinson as Connie. It is out now in the States and is yet to be released here in the UK....

Review posted on 24th August 2017

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

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