It takes either ability or uniqueness to break through in the congested UK hardcore scene, with new bands emerging and competing on a daily basis. TRC have had both of the above for a few years now but have never really surfaced, remaining as primarily an underground band. ‘Nation’ should see that change because it’s… Read More TRC – Nation (Review)
It’s been around 18 months since I bought Ryan Keen’s ‘Focus’ EP on iTunes and since then he’s released another successful EP, played the iTunes Festival (amongst many others), appeared on SBTV, played around 250 gigs and pretty much established himself as one of the most promising up and coming singer/songwriters in British music. Not… Read More Ryan Keen – Room For Light (Review)
Are music albums starting to contain fewer tracks? Is this better? Should I even write about this stuff? Yes, Maybe, No. I’ve had a lot of time to think lately, so it was only a matter of time until I stumbled upon something fairly irrelevant but still made me wonder. I got onto thinking about music,… Read More Thoughts: Are Music Albums Starting To Contain Fewer Tracks?
I’ve been looking forward to this record, probably more than any other this year. ‘Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me’ has rarely left my record player over the last few weeks in anticipation of ‘Is Survived By’, which is released officially next Monday. Once again Touché Amoré don’t disappoint and their new release will… Read More Touché Amoré – Is Survived By (Review)
It takes a lot these days for a pop album to really grab me, and over the years I’ve been distancing myself from the genre. However, when I heard ‘Gun’, taken from Chvrches upcoming album, it was the first (electro) pop song I’ve genuinely liked for a long time so my expectations were high for… Read More Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe (Review)
It’s always cool when music is used to help out a charity. In this case, the money raised from ‘September 4-Way Split’, released by Big Footprint Records is in aid of The Boys & Girls Club Of America, a charity I’m unfamiliar with being a Brit. But still, it’s a good split for a good… Read More Big Footprint Records – September 4-Way Split (Review)
Deaf Havana’s last album ‘Fools And Worthless Liars’ was always going to be a tough act to follow, with it being one of my favourite releases in recent memory. For me ‘Old Souls’ isn’t better than its predecessor but it’s still a brilliant record, that sees the Norfolk band truly find their comfort zone, being… Read More Deaf Havana – Old Souls (Review)