EP REVIEW: ‘Obsession Transgression’ by Millie Manders

Having an eclectic mix of styles and influences as an artist is hardly a unique thing nowadays, but self-proclaimed ska-pop-soul-folk-punk artist Millie Manders can definitely be slapped with this label. Having already released two EPs as a solo artist, things seem set to rise more with third EP Obsession Transgression (funded by her growing fanbase). … More EP REVIEW: ‘Obsession Transgression’ by Millie Manders

LIVE REVIEW: Frank Turner @ O2 Academy, Sheffield – 19th November 2015

Since abandoning hardcore punk to become an acoustic troubadour ten years ago, Frank Turner has earned himself a huge crowd following. So much so that he sold out his headlining gig at Wembley Arena in 2012, and he hasn’t let up since. This show at Sheffield Academy, in support of latest album Positive Songs For … More LIVE REVIEW: Frank Turner @ O2 Academy, Sheffield – 19th November 2015

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Strange Love’ by We The Kings

Having broken out with Check Yes Juliet when jubilant pop-punk was at its absolute peak will always be a reminder of what could’ve been for We The Kings. Instead they proceeded to follow up that song and their debut full-length with a stream of forgettable (and, ultimately, forgotten) albums. Quite why they’ve chosen now to … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Strange Love’ by We The Kings

EP REVIEW: ‘A Lifetime Apart’ by Harker

You know those bands who are just so irrepressibly brilliant they make you swell with joy on every listen? Brighton’s Harker are one of those bands, with new EP A Lifetime Apart packing the emotion, passion and love of life into four tracks. Musically, Harker are definitely a punk band, but there are definite splashes … More EP REVIEW: ‘A Lifetime Apart’ by Harker

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Lower Than Atlantis – The Black Edition’ by Lower Than Atlantis

It’s probably safe to say that the last year has been pretty successful for Lower Than Atlantis. Their self-titled fourth album well and truly propelled them to the fore of the mainstream British rock scene, earning them the title of Rock Sound’s Album Of The Year along with other accolades. Having well and truly embraced … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Lower Than Atlantis – The Black Edition’ by Lower Than Atlantis

EP REVIEW: ‘Damage Appreciation’ by Max Raptor

In the early 2010s, it really felt like Max Raptor could’ve been the next big thing. It was as though everyone was with them on their mini-album Portraits, but they kind of fell away, releasing their debut full-length Mother’s Ruin on the sly without the critical spaffing its predecessor received. They clearly haven’t let their … More EP REVIEW: ‘Damage Appreciation’ by Max Raptor