Album Review: Mantra – Dreamland

West London’s Mantra are releasing their debut album Dreamland on 15 February.  Since their formation in 2016, West London’s Mantra have mesmerized listeners with spellbinding melodies propelled by powerhouse riffs and thundering drums. Dreamland was recorded with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Ghost, The Pixies) and showcases their explosive sonic prowess. The seeds of Mantra were first planted…

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Album Review: Ryan Bingham – American Love Song

The award-winning singer-songwriter is releasing his highly-anticipated new record tomorrow.  Out 15 February via Axster Bingham Records, American Love Song is Ryan Bingham’s sixth studio album. Co-produced with renowned guitarist/artist Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), the LP was recorded at Arlyn Studios and Public Hi-Fi in Austin, TX with additional recording at Matter Music in Los Angeles. Bingham…

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Album Review: Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water

The sk8r girl is back with her new album and first new music in six years. “This is me and my fight,” Avril says about her new record. “This album tells my story.” And that it does. Head Above Water is an powerful, emotional statement that cements the singers status as one of our generations’ best songwriters.…

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EP Review: The Sunday Sadness – The Sunday Sadness

Dark pop listening pleasure courtesy of The Sunday Sadness coming your way this Friday.  Bordeaux, France-based Dark Pop/Electro band The Sunday Sadness will be releasing their self-titled EP on 15 February. The boys in TSS are mainly influenced by artists like the 1975, HOME, Chase Atlantic, BTS and My Chemical Romance. They started writing with…

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Album Review: River Becomes Ocean – A Motion Paralysed

If you need a new band to obsess over in 2019 – we highly recommend River Becomes Ocean.  River Becomes Ocean are releasing their debut album A Motion Paralysed on 18 January via Department Musik. Hailing from Brighton, the post-hardcore four-piece already have a couple of EP releases under their belt, as well as tours supporting the…

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Album Review: Deer Tick – Mayonnaise

Deer Tick provide the perfect setlist – in the shape of their new record.  On 1 February Deer Tick will release a new compilation album entitled Mayonnaise – a 13-song companion piece to last year’s full-length albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2. About a year and a half since the band broke their four-year…

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Album Review: Taking Back Sunday – Twenty

Celebrating two decades, Taking Back Sunday have released the ultimate highlight reel. Taking Back Sunday’s 21-song anniversary collection was released this Friday via Craft Recordings and spans all seven of their full-length albums; 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, 2004’s Where You Want To Be, 2006’s Louder Now, 2009’s New Again, 2011’s Taking Back Sunday, 2014’s…

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EP Review: Not Ur Girlfrenz – New Kids In America

Our favourite discovery of 2018 has delivered a big-sounding debut EP.  Barely in their teens, Not Ur Girlfrenz is an all-girl, Texan rock outfit that are here to prove they mean business – busting out show-stealing performances with their high-energy songs, which cleverly combine instant pop-punk hooks with timeless old-school songwriting. And that is exactly what you’ll…

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Album Review: Memphis May Fire – Broken

Broken is not only ambitious but it is also a bold declaration of resilience.  Memphis May Fire have released a stellar sixth record which fashions music into a sharp sword, dedicated to cutting free the bonds of self-doubt. Broken is both a perfect distillation of everything the band has achieved creatively, with the group’s signature passion…

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Album Review: Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Bought To Rot

On Born To Rot, Laura Jane Grace bares her soul to the listener and delivers a record you’ll still want to listen to in thirty years.  Released via Bloodshot Records this Friday, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers’ Born To Rot  is one of those albums you’ll find yourself listenting to over and over again, finding new…

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