August is Falling – the simple plan EP (Review)

If there was a pop-punk-related list to be ticked off, August is Falling check all of the boxes on their long-awaited debut EP. Few bands in recent memory have been able to generate the buzz that August is Falling have without having ever released studio material. Hell, questions were starting to get asked as to… Read More August is Falling – the simple plan EP (Review)

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[Bullet Music] The Wonder Years – Sister Cities (Album Review)

You’re probably reading this on a mobile phone; this probably means that the majority of your close family and friends are only a few seconds and several dial tones away. The entire world is resting in the palm of your hand, easily accessible regardless of the distance between yourself and those confined within. But, there… Read More [Bullet Music] The Wonder Years – Sister Cities (Album Review)

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A Lonely Ghost Burning – Oneiric Escapisms

Started in early-2015, the Oneiric Escapism branch of all-things A Lonely Ghost Burning offered something different, the intentions of the compilations varying from those of the counterparts. Here, the emphasis was on finding something sonically absorbing, and the artists considered seemed intent on spellbinding a listener instead of simply soundtracking a mood or moment. It was an… Read More A Lonely Ghost Burning – Oneiric Escapisms

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A Lonely Ghost Burning – A Bounty Of Beautiful Songwriting

Although not as directly relevant to the content on this site as the Alternative Melodies strand of A Lonely Ghost Burning, the Beautiful Songwriting compilations are well worth a look as well. They’re worth a look more so if you’re a fan of slow, haunting, mostly-acoustic tracks that rely mainly on a great voice above all else.… Read More A Lonely Ghost Burning – A Bounty Of Beautiful Songwriting

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A Lonely Ghost Burning – Alternative Melodies Aplenty

A Lonely Ghost Burning‘s Alternative Melodies series of compilations seeks to promote the work of artists primarily from the genres of rock and indie, with the many sub-genres covered also. Each release boasts a selection of songs rife with heart and energy, dynamic and anthemic, from the finding-its-feet feel of the initial Alt / Punk moniker to the streamlined… Read More A Lonely Ghost Burning – Alternative Melodies Aplenty

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Live Review: The Wonder Years w/ letlive., Tiny Moving Parts and Microwave (Birmingham 28/3/2016)

Talk about a loaded tour. A few days ago I hopped onto the Greyhound and traveled over to Birmingham, Alabama to catch a show that initially sounded too good to be true. It was a three hour bus ride with typical southern heat and a broken air-con, so by the time I reached the venue… Read More Live Review: The Wonder Years w/ letlive., Tiny Moving Parts and Microwave (Birmingham 28/3/2016)

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The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven (Review)

Since first hearing The Upsides some five years ago, in an old friends bedroom, The Wonder Years have always been a constant in my musical life, each of their records an anchor to a particular period of time, realigning with each new release. The bands second record was for the angst-riddled teenager I was back then, hating… Read More The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven (Review)

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Donovan Wolfington – How To Treat The Ones You Love (Review)

Fuzzy and infectious second from the best named band in whatever genre Donovan Wolfington are right now. I can’t think of many bands hailing from New Orleans, and even if I could, Donovan Wolfington would probably be better than them. The Louisiana natives caused ripples within their respective field with the release of DIY debut Stop… Read More Donovan Wolfington – How To Treat The Ones You Love (Review)

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom (Review)

Emphatic and emotionally savage return to the scene from ex-Gallows vocalist. It’s very good to hear Frank Carter playing heavy music again, very good indeed. When Carter left Gallows in 2011 to pursue a different route it appeared that he’d perhaps turned away from the unbridled aggression that had helped to carry Gallows so far… Read More Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom (Review)

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Being As An Ocean – Being As An Ocean (Self-Titled) [Review]

It doesn’t feel like very long since I sat down to review post-hardcore quintet Being As An Ocean’s second record How We Both Wondrously Perish, and I realise that it hasn’t actually been too long since I did so. Fourteen months have passed to be precise, and not knowing a whole lot about what’s involved… Read More Being As An Ocean – Being As An Ocean (Self-Titled) [Review]

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