ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Home Inside My Head’ by Real Friends

As much as they’ve become one of pop-punk’s brightest hopes over the past couple of years, Real Friends have become the butt of various jokes floating round the scene. They’ve been unanimously declared poster boys for the oft-derided ‘sad boys’ sect of the genre, as well as their recurring “sleepy eyes and bony knees” motif … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Home Inside My Head’ by Real Friends

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ by Architects 

There’s a reason that Architects are so well-loved in the metalcore world. Apart from the fact that their steely ‘proper’ metal influences make their sound one of hardest-hitting that the genre has to offer, they’ve been consistently excellent in their album releases, the only blip being 2011’s The Here And Now (an album which, in … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ by Architects 

EP REVIEW: ‘Reigning Days’ by Reigning Days

Reigning Days are currently on the rise, and there’s a completely logical reason for that. Anyone who’s heard them will have probably realised that the Devonshire trio sound like a certain Brighton duo (here’s a clue – they’re royal and bloody), but they’re certainly not mere copycats, and for a debut EP, there’s already plenty … More EP REVIEW: ‘Reigning Days’ by Reigning Days

EP REVIEW: ‘Impermanence’ by One Gone Thus

There is such a thing as being overly ambitious, where expectations are so lofty that the final product suffers as a result. It probably hits music the hardest, especially nowadays where acts can throw together completely disparate genres at will. On their debut EP Impernanence, One Gone Thus suffer from exactly that problem. The duo … More EP REVIEW: ‘Impermanence’ by One Gone Thus

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘In Our Bones’ by Against The Current

If Against The Current’s aim is to bridge the worlds of pop and rock, they’ve not been doing badly so far. Their initial success came after having the same sort of viral online following as the Biebers and Mendeses of the world, but have spent their time touring with such pop-rock heavyweights as All Time … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘In Our Bones’ by Against The Current

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Things Will Matter’ by Lonely The Brave

Honestly, what happened to Lonely The Brave? A couple of years ago in the lead-up to their debut The Day’s War (one of the best albums of 2014), they were the press’s darlings, raking in coverage left, right and centre. But since then, the fickleness of the mainstream media has really shone through, given how … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Things Will Matter’ by Lonely The Brave

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Goodness’ by The Hotelier

In a recent Pitchfork article centring on Modern Baseball, they talk about how emo has “grown up”. The days of ragging on girls rejecting advances are over and the connotations of lyrics has to be thought about and modified accordingly. Frontman of The Hotelier Christian Holden is namechecked and he gives his two cents in … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Goodness’ by The Hotelier

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Headspace’ by Issues

While Issues’ collision of metalcore, pop and R&B may have seemed like a baffling decision initially, it’s certainly worked in their favour. Their brilliant self-titled debut in 2013 took them from a mere Woe, Is Me offshoot to an act encroaching on the genre’s top table, no mean feat considering how tremendously glutted said genre … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Headspace’ by Issues