ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Kentucky’ by Black Stone Cherry

Does anyone really need this review? Anyone who’s even the tiniest bit invested in what Black Stone Cherry have to offer will pretty much have Kentucky sussed beat for beat – more helpings of groove-heavy, Southern-fried hard rock big on hooks and some killer riffs. The fact that these are immediate preconceptions just show how … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Kentucky’ by Black Stone Cherry

EP REVIEW: ‘There Will Be Time’ by Me Like Bees

‘Head bobbing’ and ‘imaginative’ are two words that are used to describe Me Like Bees and their unique sound certainly lives up to the high expectations these words convey. Coming to the mainstream following the chance to work with esteemed producer John Feldmann, Me Like Bees deliver an infectious new EP. The glossy production of … More EP REVIEW: ‘There Will Be Time’ by Me Like Bees

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Black’ by Asking Alexandria

Unpopular opinion time – From Death To Destiny was the best Asking Alexandria album. It saw them ditch their formerly generic electronicore sound for something much more in line with driving US radio metal, all tied together thanks to Danny Worsnop’s inimitable vocals. But now that Danny has left to fully embrace his love of … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Black’ by Asking Alexandria

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like’ by Gwen Stefani

This Is What The Truth Feels Like is Gwen Stefani’s first full-length solo release in ten years, after taking a short break from music and reuniting with the band with which she began her musical rise to fame, No Doubt. Following the successful return of No Doubt, Stefani’s return to solo work is hoped to … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like’ by Gwen Stefani

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Breathing Cold’ by Night Idea

Prog rockers Night Idea have always sought to make people think and descend gently into their world with their music yet, on their difficult second album Breathing Cold, they fail to do such things. The description of the band’s ability to make you ‘descend into madness’ promises so much yet only the progressive nature of … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Breathing Cold’ by Night Idea

EP REVIEW: ‘Home Is Where My Heart Dies’ by Create To Inspire

It’s not often that a title sums up the vibe of a release as well as Home Is Where My Heart Dies. Essex’s Create To Inspire have been the name to drop in melodic hardcore circles over the past two years thanks to their skin-clawing intensity and emotion. It’s a feature that reaches its apex … More EP REVIEW: ‘Home Is Where My Heart Dies’ by Create To Inspire

INTERVIEW: Will Varley

Last month we caught up with singer-songwriter and co-founder of Smugglers Records Will Varley. After rushing into the Buyers Club in Liverpool just over an hour before his biggest headline show in the city to date (taxi issues, don’t ask), apologising profusely and doing a quick soundcheck, we chatted about his career so far including … More INTERVIEW: Will Varley