ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Self Inflicted’ by Chelsea Grin

Heavier bands tend to have a very high opinion of themselves. Barely an album release date gets announced without the record in question being branded with some sort superlative or hyperbolic statement that, most of the time, it can never live up to. Still, in the run-up to their fourth album Self Inflicted, Chelsea Grin’s … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Self Inflicted’ by Chelsea Grin

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Invisible Monsters’ by Evarose

It’s been said before and it’ll be said again thousands of times – there aren’t enough women in rock music. Sure, there are increasing numbers of frontwomen like Hayley Williams, Jenna McDougall and Lynn Gunn, but most of you reading this can probably count female instrumentalists in today’s scene on one hand. That’s why the … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Invisible Monsters’ by Evarose

EP REVIEW: ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’ by We Are Carnivores

They’re a weird bunch, We Are Carnivores. As if the seemingly unexplainable title of their new EP wasn’t enough of a giveaway, there are also tracks with titles like I’m Not An Alcoholic, I Just Collect Bottles and at one point, a mid-song skit about being on hold with an energy provider. But where a … More EP REVIEW: ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’ by We Are Carnivores

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Last Call’ by The Hostiles

Unless they’re called Less Than Jake or have an album called Hello Rockview, there’s very little chance that any ska-punk bands will make it in 2016. But even while it’s not exactly cool anymore, there’s still a place for the genre – Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger have certainly found theirs with heritage slots at … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Last Call’ by The Hostiles

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through’ by Trash Boat

The days of pizza, hometowns and friends are over. There’s a new set of clichés plaguing pop punk, and they’re mostly musical ones, with the same dreary songwriting formula often being used over and over again. It’s not from the stalwarts either, with the likes of The Wonder Years and The Story So Far consistently … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through’ by Trash Boat

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘In Separation’ by Avion Roe

The reason that Avion Roe are probably going get more attention than others in their field is because they have a backstory. There are so many of these super-shiny, Warped-friendly alt-rock bands that the only way to stand out is with an extraneous factor like a slightly out-of-the-ordinary history. Basically, Avion Roe found themselves under … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘In Separation’ by Avion Roe

LIVE REVIEW: The Stone Roses @ Etihad Stadium, Manchester – 19th June 2016

The broken hearts of every ’90s music fan all over the world were taped back together when The Stone Roses announced they were reforming in 2011. In the five years that have brought us to present day activity has been sparse with only a few live appearances, but 2016 seems to be their true revival … More LIVE REVIEW: The Stone Roses @ Etihad Stadium, Manchester – 19th June 2016

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Getaway’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers 

For some inexplicable reason, there’s been a huge spike in demand for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2016. It’s probably the repercussion of their silence for near enough half a decade, but even so, there’s not been this much interest shown in the Californians for a long while, partly because their last handful of … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Getaway’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers