Album Review: Pretty Vicious – Beauty Of Youth

Pretty Vicious release one of the most exciting debut records of 2019.  Beauty Of Youth marks Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious debut full-length. Soaked in riffy anthems, the twelve track record is a gem of its time and proof that British rock music is alive and bloody well. Beauty Of Youth rips a sound through your ears like no…

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Album Review: SUM 41 – Order In Decline

The pop-punk icons have delivered one of their best records to date.  With Order To Decline, Sum 41 celebrate some of their most honest lyrics to date. Whibley poured everything he had into the album – producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio. The result is undoubtedly Sum 41’s heaviest and most aggressive album…

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EP Review: Rhys Lewis – In Between Minds

Singer-songwriter Rhys Lewis impresses on his second EP In Between Minds, out now via Decca.  The EP features recent singles End Like This, Hold on to Happiness and Better Than Today, as well as two new tracks. It showcases Rhys’ gift for telling poignant and vivid stories through his lyrics, and his willingness to bare all. Encapsulating…

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Album Review: Craig Finn – I Need a New War

Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has released the final of a triology showcasing his stellar songwriting. Finn has described I Need a New War as the third and final part of a trilogy including 2015’s Faith in the Future and 2017’s We All Want the Same Things. Plating up his view of America in a…

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Album Review: Dave Hause – Kick

Hause delivers an emotionally charged record with Kick.  Dave Hause’s new album Kick that will be released on 12 April through Rise Records and kicking was the very first thing he saw his recentlynewborn twins do, it’s also something he has been much throughout his life and career. With the latter spanning over two decades,…

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Album review: The Alchemy – Chemical Daydream

Huge, anthemic choruses are at the core of the band’s debut record.  The Alchemy, a new rock band from Canterbury, have released their debut LP Chemical Daydream last Friday. Full of anthemic choruses and slick production, the LP follows the band’s debut EP (released April 2016). Music built for stadiums and arenas, The Alchemy’s twist on modern…

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Album review: Free Throw – What’s Past Is Prologue

On their new LP, Free Throw hold nothing back.  Free Throw are back with their third full length release, What’s Past Is Prologue out now via Triple Crown Records. Past releases may have provided small glimpses into Free Throw’s history as a band and personal lives outside of music, but What’s Past is Prologue is the…

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EP Review: Bouncing Souls – Crucial Moments

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Crucial Moments is a must-have for all punk lovers. We have a confession to make: WE LOVE NEW JERSEY PUNK. All of it. It’s got energy, it’s got heart and it kicks ass. And the Bouncing Souls are no different, in fact this band is where our love for this scene started in…

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Album Review: Tal Wilkenfeld – Love Remains

Love Remains will make you fall head over heels with Tal Wilkenfeld’s songwriting.  Tal Wilkenfeld’s debut vocal album, Love Remains, is released this Friday via BMG. The 10-song collection explores love, loss, and life through a poetic blend of Tal’s lyrics, storytelling and masterful musicianship. The album was primarily recorded at Los Angeles EastWest Studios and…

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Album Review: Youth Fountain – Letters To Our Former Selves

The world needs more great emo records, and this is one of them.  Vacouver based emo duo Youth Fountain are releasing their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Letters To Our Former Selves, this Friday via Pure Noise Records. “Letters to Our Former Selves is a record that holds pieces of the person I have been…

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