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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

Clipping - Corsica Studios, London 20.12.2016 Live Review

Clipping - Corsica Studios, London 20.12.2016 Live Review

Clipping have been one of the most intriguing and forward thinking bands of recent years. Their sound consists of noise influenced experimentation from William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, exhilarating rapping from Daveed Diggs who's got...

Review posted on 3rd January 2017

Max Cussons’ Top Ten Albums of 2016

Max Cussons’ Top Ten Albums of 2016

A number of historic moments happened with Brexit, the US election and the absurd amount of tragic deaths of some of the most significant figures in the arts. However, what 2016 will also one day...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th December 2016

Biffy Clyro - Leeds First Direct Arena, 4th December 2016 - Live Review

Biffy Clyro - Leeds First Direct Arena, 4th December 2016 - Live Review

Biffy Clyro are basically a UK national treasure at this point and a worthy one too. They spent their first several years as post-hardcore/math-rock weirdos across albums like 'Vertigo Bliss' and 'Infinity Land', whereas records...

Review posted on 5th December 2016

Frank Carter - 2016 Interview

Frank Carter - 2016 Interview

Frank Carter is with some ease the most iconic figure of the current UK punk scene. It’s really hard to think of anyone else who’s come close. Initially making a name for himself as the...

Interview posted on 10th November 2016

Frank Carter The Rattlesnakes - The Key Club, Leeds, 07/11/2016 Live Review

Frank Carter The Rattlesnakes - The Key Club, Leeds, 07/11/2016 Live Review

You know things are going to get crazy tonight when Frank Carter's got his name to it. First being introduced to the world through UK punk/hardcore heavyweights Gallows, who were considered one of the most...

Review posted on 10th November 2016

Newmoon - Space Album Review

Newmoon - Space Album Review

NewMoon have been one of the most promising bands in shoegaze for a few years now. Whilst only having 2014's 'Invitation To Hold' 7" to their name, it's only taken the three songs on that...

Review posted on 25th October 2016

Perturbator - The Key Club, Leeds - 19.10.16 Live Review

Perturbator - The Key Club, Leeds - 19.10.16 Live Review

French synthwave artist James Kent, A.K.A Perturbator, has spent the last few years injecting new life into synth music. Across albums such as 2012's 'I Am The Night', 2014's 'Dangerous Days' and this year's 'The...

Review posted on 21st October 2016

Death Grips - Manchester Academy - 16th of October 2016 Live Review

Death Grips - Manchester Academy - 16th of October 2016 Live Review

On record noise-hop outfit Death Grips have been one of, if not thee, most frequently exciting band(s) of this decade thus far, managing to get at least one album out a year since 2011's 'Exmilitary'...

Review posted on 21st October 2016

Iglooghost - Trip Kitchen Bar-London, 12.10.2016 Live Review

Iglooghost - Trip Kitchen Bar-London, 12.10.2016 Live Review

Iglooghost is nothing short of a prodigy. Despite not even being 20 years old yet, he's help carve a glimpse into what could well be the future of electronic music and with just a handful...

Review posted on 19th October 2016

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation Album Review

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation Album Review

The Dillinger Escape Plan have arguably been the finest heavy band or experimental band on the planet for nearly two decades now and certainly one of the most interesting in music in general. 1999 debut...

Review posted on 18th October 2016

Every Time I Die - Low Teens Album Review

Every Time I Die - Low Teens Album Review

Hardcore n roll kings Every Time I Die have been one of the most constantly thrilling and fun bands in heavy music since the start of the century. Across milestones such as 2003's 'Hot Damn!',...

Review posted on 11th October 2016

The Black Queen - The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 28th September 2016 Live Review

The Black Queen - The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 28th September 2016 Live Review

Right at the start of the year The Black Queen released one of the finest electronic music releases of the year with 'Fever Daydream', an album we said was 'fun, slick, sensual and has this...

Review posted on 30th September 2016

Touché Amoré - Stage Four Album Review

Touché Amoré - Stage Four Album Review

Touché Amoré have been one of the most key punk bands on the planet over the last decade. Their fusion of post-hardcore, emo and indie has made for a basis for them to deliver some...

Review posted on 28th September 2016

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David Bowie fans across the globe have something very special to celebrate today as it has just been announced that the worlds's first David Bowie...

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