EP REVIEW: ‘Bicycle Thieves’ by Bicycle Thieves

The first thing that comes to mind when listening to Bicycle Thieves’ new EP is “wow, this lot sound like a lot of other bands”. And it’s true – this Cardiff quartet fall into the same bracket of blue-collar, salt of the earth punk as The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers and the rest of their … More EP REVIEW: ‘Bicycle Thieves’ by Bicycle Thieves

EP REVIEW: ‘It Kindly Stopped For Me’ by Sorority Noise

Heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics have always been the magnetising part to emo, and while the connotations of the genre may still involve the clichéd teenager with black dyed hair among the general public, things have definitely changed. The raw emotion in an emo song is presented more subtly and intelligently, and Sorority Noise have become a fine … More EP REVIEW: ‘It Kindly Stopped For Me’ by Sorority Noise

LIVE REVIEW: Moose Blood @ Sound Control, Manchester – 20th April 2016

Moose Blood have had a stratospheric rise in the last year or so. Following the huge success of debut album I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, they’ve been permanently on the road supporting the likes of Lower Than Atlantis and Man Overboard, as well as headlining venues across Europe and playing Warped … More LIVE REVIEW: Moose Blood @ Sound Control, Manchester – 20th April 2016

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Revenge Of The Fifth’ by Belvedere

With older bands making new albums, the outcome is usually one of two results. The first is to half-arse their way through an album, get it out as quick as possible regardless of quality and coast by on legacy alone. The second is to do what Belvedere have done on this album – throw pretension … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Revenge Of The Fifth’ by Belvedere

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘LoFi Life’ by Michael Mormecha

For some band members, venturing into the world of going solo can be difficult and will ultimately bring comparisons (usually negative) to the work produced with the band. On his solo debut, Mojo Fury frontman Michael Mormecha produces LoFi Life, an album full of experimentation and songs drenched in deep thought, to great avail. Opening track … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘LoFi Life’ by Michael Mormecha

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Statues’ by Black Peaks

Considering the scarce number of tracks they’ve released prior to their debut full-length, Black Peaks have had huge success including slots at Reading and Leeds and a Maida Vale session during Daniel P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Week. But until you’ve heard said full-length Statues, you really don’t know anything about just what Black Peaks … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Statues’ by Black Peaks

EP REVIEW: ‘Written Off, Moving On’ by Dreamer & Son

Rock band Dreamer & Son, an ambient rock band from Boston, cite their aim as to build a community based on love and acceptance. Isn’t that what everyone wants though? Sadly the cheesy lyrics and the all-heard-before melodies lack the ability to change the world on this debut. An EP is designed to capture the … More EP REVIEW: ‘Written Off, Moving On’ by Dreamer & Son