Album Review: Boston Manor – GLUE

Boston Manor push the boundaries with their new release GLUE.  Out this Friday, 1 May 2020, via Pure Noise Records, GLUE sees Blackpool rockers Boston Manor once again share a record that fuzzes out the lines between what some people believe rock should or shouldn’t be. GLUE is intriguing, it’s messy in the best sense and it is…

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Album Review: The Used – Heartwork

For their new record, The Used enlisted some high-profile friends and delivered a record we won’t stop playing.  This Friday, Utah emo icons The Used are dropping their new album Heartwork via Big Noise/Hassle Records. In the 16-track piece Bert McCracken and band examine their own mortality, as well as life itself and the full spectrum of…

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Album Review: All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Baltimore quartet All Time Low have delivered the record we all needed. On their new album Wake Up, Sunshine, the band have taken everything that was great about their previous records and combined it into one strong release. Being lifelong friends and bandmates, Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian brought together everything they learned over the years,…

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Album Review: Vukovi – Fall Better

Vukovi have dropped their sophomore album and Fall Better is everything that’s great about Scottish rock music.  Glasgow’s high-energy rock duo are back with the release of their second record Fall Better, released Friday via VKVI Records. Produced by Bruce Rintoul – in whose spare bedroom Janine recorded some of her vocals – Fall Better is pop-infused rock that promises to get…

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Album Review: Beach Slang – The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City

Philly punk rock outfit Beach Slang are kicking 2020 off with a bang thanks to The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City.  Released this Friday, 10 January 2020, rock and roll is back and we are here for it. This year is looking to be one of the strongest for rock music in a long time and…

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Album Review: Miranda Lambert – Wildcard

Miranda Lambert once again delivers a record every girl can fall in love with. Country music’s kick-ass superstar Miranda Lambert is releasing her new record Wildcard on 1 November via Sony. It marks her first collaboration with producer Jay Joyce and sees her revealing a gentler, more folk side of her music, never losing her signature wit…

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EP Review: Like Giants – Sovereign

Pop-punk four-piece Like Giants have self-released their debut EP Sovereign and here’s why you need to listen to it. Speaking on the new EP frontman Daniel Kai said “We recorded the EP with Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco). We wanted to create something that infused elements of bands that we…

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Album Review: The Menzingers – Hello Exile

Hello Exile is everything we love about The Menzingers and so much more.  Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers are set to release their brand new record Hello Exile via Epitaph tomorrow and we’re here to tell you it’ll be one of the best records you listen to this year. Hello Exile is the band’s most diverse and lyrically heavy album…

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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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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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