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Refused - Freedom Album Review

Refused - Freedom Album Review

Like most bands, Refused started out humble, just being punk kids in Umeå, Sweden with nothing better to do than start a band. However, unlike most bands, Refused went on to completely reinvent their genre...

Review posted on 3rd July 2015

Iceage - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - May 4th 2015 Live Review

Iceage - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - May 4th 2015 Live Review

Since releasing 2011's bleak and scuzzy 'New Brigade', Danish punks Iceage have been a force to be reckoned with in the scene, truly standing out from their peers. Their sound is largely depressing post-punk thanks...

Review posted on 11th May 2015

Retox - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - April 10th 2015 Live Review

Retox - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - April 10th 2015 Live Review

Retox have been one of the more exciting bands in punk/hardcore over the last few years with records like 'Ugly Animals' and 'YPLL' that may be joyless, but have plenty of fight in them with...

Review posted on 17th April 2015

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Review

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Review

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has brought some attention to herself in the last few years with her warm and full of life indie vocal, carefree guitar playing and personal lyrics. Barnett has displayed this sound...

Review posted on 7th April 2015

Super Luxury - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - March 21st 2015 Live Review

Super Luxury - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - March 21st 2015 Live Review

Super Luxury have been one of the best kept secrets in Leeds' music scene for a few years now, maybe even the UK underground as a whole. This has been thanks to their lively, catchy,...

Review posted on 30th March 2015

Gallows - Desolation Sounds Album Review

Gallows - Desolation Sounds Album Review

Since hitting the scene in 2006 with ground breaking debut 'Orchestra Of Wolves', Gallows have been arguably the UK's finest punk/hardcore band over the last decade. 2012's self-titled release remained a solid metallic hardcore record...

Review posted on 19th March 2015

Retox - Beneath California Album Review

Retox - Beneath California Album Review

Fronted by noise legend Justin Pearson (The Locust, Some Girls, Head Wound City, Swing Kids, All Leather), Retox were always bound to be aggression gold and they've proven to be just that on 2011 debut...

Review posted on 23rd February 2015

Sick Of It All - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds - 31st January 2015 Live Review

Sick Of It All - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds - 31st January 2015 Live Review

If you so much as have your toe in the realm of punk and hardcore, then you're likely to be aware of Sick Of It All. They were one of the scene's pioneering bands of...

Review posted on 6th February 2015

Milk Teeth - The Key Club, Leeds, 27th January 2015 Live review

Milk Teeth - The Key Club, Leeds, 27th January 2015 Live review

Milk Teeth are rapidly climbing the UK's underground at the moment, having been one of the most exciting of this throwback-to-the-90s obsessed scene. That means Milk Teeth's sound is one that is in love with...

Review posted on 4th February 2015

Super Luxury - Ten Years Of Solid Applause Album Review

Super Luxury - Ten Years Of Solid Applause Album Review

Super Luxury are one of the most unfairly overlooked bands in UK underground right now. They might have only had a three track EP to their name until now ('Mystery Thriller Teen Drama'), but it's...

Review posted on 3rd February 2015

GHXST - Nowhere EP Review

GHXST - Nowhere EP Review

New York trio GHXST started out a few years ago, delivering dim post-punk/no-wave of an excellent standard on their early singles and 2011's full length 'EVILWICKEDDESIRE'. This is thanks to Shelly X's eerie vocals combined...

Review posted on 27th January 2015

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep Album Review

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep Album Review

Over the better part of the last decade, Enter Shikari haven't only been one of the biggest UK bands, but one of the best and for many reasons. Across their three albums, they've been diversely...

Review posted on 16th January 2015

’68 – Live at The Key Club, Leeds - 14th December 2014

’68 – Live at The Key Club, Leeds - 14th December 2014

American rock duo '68, featuring Josh Scogin on vocals/guitar and Michael McClellan on drums, have had a great year, bringing out one of the best albums the year 'In Humor And Sadness'. Now we can...

Review posted on 23rd December 2014

Greys -  Brudenell Social Club, Leeds October 2014 Live review

Greys - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds October 2014 Live review

Greys are one of the most exciting new bands in punk/noise rock. Having released debut full length 'If Anything' in June this year, the Canadian quartet proved themselves pros at making hard-hitting but indie-tinged punk...

Review posted on 3rd November 2014

Marmozets - The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets Album Review

Marmozets - The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets Album Review

You've probably heard Marmozets' name crop up quite a bit in recent years, especially in rock circles. The Yorkshire five piece have had a very impressive rise in success especially for a band just releasing...

Review posted on 14th October 2014

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

If you're even remotely into electronic music, then you are more than likely to know who Aphex Twin is. After becoming a key pioneer in the genre during the 90s, Aphex Twin went quiet for...

Review posted on 19th September 2014

Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World Album Review

Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World Album Review

Ten years ago, Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979 hit the scene with debut full length 'You're A Woman, I'm A Machine'; an album that fused scuzzy noise rock with danceable indie tendencies, while...

Review posted on 16th September 2014

Pulled Apart By Horses - Blood Album Review

Pulled Apart By Horses - Blood Album Review

Pulled Apart By Horses burst onto the scene four years ago with their self-titled debut which saw them immediately rise to the top of the UK underground both in terms of the quality of their...

Review posted on 13th August 2014

'68 - In Humor And Sadness Album Review

'68 - In Humor And Sadness Album Review

After fronting American noiseniks The Chariot for a decade, Josh Scogin knows a thing or two about making a racket. Following the band’s demise, Scogin has formed '68; a two piece with him on vocals...

Review posted on 4th August 2014

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Mongol Horde - Live Review

Mongol Horde - Live Review

If you're a die-hard follower of singer-songwriter Frank Turner, then the name 'Mongol Horde' will sound familiar. They're his new hardcore band, and their recent self-titled debut showed them to be fierce, raw and, most...

Review posted on 14th July 2014

Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown Album Review

Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown Album Review

Age is something that doesn't seem to have affected Every Time I Die as the band have spent more than a decade unleashing records that combine hellish technical hardcore with catchy southern rock. On some...

Review posted on 8th July 2014

Menace Beach - Tennis Court Single Review

Menace Beach - Tennis Court Single Review

Having been seriously thrilling their respective fans with a series of EPs since they got together in 2012, Leeds rock supergroup Menace Beach are finally on their way with a debut album. With members including...

Review posted on 8th July 2014

D/R/UG/S ft. Leo Duncan - Overcome Single Review

D/R/UG/S ft. Leo Duncan - Overcome Single Review

There's been a resonant buzz around the talents of a new artist called Callum Wright - AKA D/R/U/G/S - on the UK electronic scene, with his debut single 'You Are Everywhere' featuring Rebecca Rivers attracting...

Review posted on 8th July 2014

The Madden Brothers - We Are Done Single Review

The Madden Brothers - We Are Done Single Review

Good Charlotte were among the most memorable pop punk bands of the early 2000s, and now twin co-members Benji and Joel Madden (frontman and guitarist) have broken off to form aptly named side project The...

Review posted on 1st July 2014

Cold Specks - Abisisto Single Review

Cold Specks - Abisisto Single Review

London-based Cold Specks is the brainchild of Canadian singer-songwriter Al Spx, who earned the group their 'doom soul' tag following their 2012 debut 'I Predict a Graceful Expulsion'. Now, they're back with their second...

Review posted on 30th June 2014

Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine Single Review

Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine Single Review

After bursting onto the scene in 2012 with the stunning Mercury Award winning 'An Awesome Wave', Alt-J faced the ever possible 'second album syndrome' with their next release. While their debut brought a both intimate...

Review posted on 27th June 2014

Wild Beasts - Mecca Single Review

Wild Beasts - Mecca Single Review

Having first garnered critical acclaim with their second album release, 'Two Dancers', British art-pop band Wild Beasts have steadily leaked into mainstream conciousness over the past five years. Their latest album, 'Present Tense', is their...

Review posted on 26th June 2014

Cerebral Ballzy - Jaded & Faded Album Review

Cerebral Ballzy - Jaded & Faded Album Review

Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy are back with their second full-length album 'Jaded & Faded', released via Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' Cult Records. 'Jaded & Faded' follows 2011's self-titled debut, which established Cerebral Ballzy as a...

Review posted on 26th June 2014

INVSN - INVSN Album Review

INVSN - INVSN Album Review

Ever since the late 1980s, Swedish punk icon Dennis Lyxzén has been making powerful protest music through various bands, most notably hardcore innovators Refused, rock n roll revivalists The (International) Noise Conspiracy and the thrashy...

Review posted on 20th June 2014

Download Festival 2014 Review

Download Festival 2014 Review

Download Festival 2014 was a tamer affair than in previous years, largely owing to the event's tightened alcohol and drugs searches, bands being instructed not to encourage the crowds to mosh, more mainstream main stage...

Review posted on 19th June 2014

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