My Favourite Albums of 2019

There’s a lot that I’ve been grateful for this year, and I am happy to report that 2019 has been a pretty solid year for yours-truly (if not the world at large). I took up running, which meant I took up heavy music again, and I got slightly better at speaking Chinese, even if I… Read More My Favourite Albums of 2019

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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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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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mewithoutYou – Pale Horses (Review)

Prior to finding myself enthralled by Pale Horses I’d never actually taken the time to listen to mewithoutYou, and the band’s latest release served as quite the introduction. Sure, I’d heard mentions, and read the odd news feature on absolutepunk here and there, but the Philadelphia five-piece had always remained a musical enigma I’d unconsciously… Read More mewithoutYou – Pale Horses (Review)

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Hindsights – Cold Walls / Cloudy Eyes (Review)

With 2013 EP The Thoughts That Weigh Me Down Berkshire-based four-piece Hindsights sounded like a band on the verge of big things indeed. Across the five tracks on show there was a Hell of a lot of promise, jammed in alongside thoughtful lyrics and ambitious hooks. On its follow-up, and the band’s debut full-length, Cold… Read More Hindsights – Cold Walls / Cloudy Eyes (Review)

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Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time (Review)

Moose Blood’s rise to the forefront of the UK emo / punk scene has been rapid, beginning early last year with the bands excellent debut EP Moving Home. From here the band released a split with the equally excellent Departures, toured with Funeral For A Friend, and signed to US label No Sleep Records, home… Read More Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time (Review)

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Lower Than Atlantis – Lower Than Atlantis (Self-Titled) [Review]

In the build-up to the release of their fourth album Lower Than Atlantis released a short, ten minute documentary (watch here) through their YouTube account, as some artists do, and I watched it, because I had a bad feeling about the record based on a few of its singles, and I wanted an explanation. I… Read More Lower Than Atlantis – Lower Than Atlantis (Self-Titled) [Review]

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Marmozets – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets (Review)

Very few bands have been able to build themselves a reputation as solid as Marmozets have preceding the release of their debut album. The West Yorkshire five-piece made one hell of a mark with chaotic second EP Vexed and from there have only gone from strength to strength, and should continue to do so with… Read More Marmozets – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets (Review)

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