LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard @ The Ritz, Manchester – 14th December 2016

When Yellowcard call it a day at the start of next year, it’ll be their 20th anniversary as a band. It makes the realisation of their breakup all the more bittersweet; after all this time, and after such a constant stream of releases, one of the paragons of early 2000s pop-punk will be no more. … More LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard @ The Ritz, Manchester – 14th December 2016

LIVE REVIEW: Beartooth @ The Ritz, Manchester – 12th December 2016

Beartooth’s latest album Aggressive may have suffered from a case of Difficult Second Album Syndrome, but as ever, it remains difficult to fault its creators’ work ethic. Not only has the Ohio mob’s elevation to the rank of metalcore elite breathed some much-needed fresh air into the genre, but their effort is actually paying dividends. … More LIVE REVIEW: Beartooth @ The Ritz, Manchester – 12th December 2016

EP REVIEW: ‘Indigo Bones’ by Indigo Bones

Why? Why, with the virtually limitless musical and creative boundaries that mean almost anything is possible, do bands still feel it’s necessary to strip-mine the past without ever straying from those oh-so-restrictive boundaries? It’s something to ponder when listening to Indigo Bones, the Hull trio whose self-titled debut EP is yet another release that’s trapped … More EP REVIEW: ‘Indigo Bones’ by Indigo Bones

EP REVIEW: ‘Storm Harbour’ by Storm Harbour

Remember back in, like, 2014 when there would be new pop-punk bands springing up all over the place, just hoping for even a fraction of the success that Neck Deep had, only to find themselves ploughing through their local scenes and nothing more? It’s a phenomenon that’s calmed down since, but even at the very … More EP REVIEW: ‘Storm Harbour’ by Storm Harbour

EP REVIEW: ‘II’ by Hunter Kill Hunter

Hunter Kill Hunter bear all the classically instilled characteristics of a new, unsigned band – big ideas, a stellar work ethic and a cherry-picked list of influences to yield the best results. It’s a time-honoured game plan that’s seen many rise through the ranks to the level of genuine superstardom. However, Hunter Kill Hunter don’t … More EP REVIEW: ‘II’ by Hunter Kill Hunter

EP REVIEW: ‘The Highs Are Getting Lower’ by Bright Green

Man Overboard may be on hiatus right now, but frontman Zac Eisenstein still needs to get all those emotions out somehow. His new side project Bright Green consists of him and an acoustic guitar, and it seems like something he could easily flit to in breaks from his main outlet. EP The Highs Are Getting … More EP REVIEW: ‘The Highs Are Getting Lower’ by Bright Green

EP REVIEW: ‘Armure.’ by Fort Hope

Fort Hope deserve everything they’ve gotten up to this point. Since rising from the ashes of My Passion (another band who deserved much more attention than they got), the band have since weathered lineup changes and the waning popularity of Britrock by continuing their admirably prolific string of singles and EPs. And to commemorate their … More EP REVIEW: ‘Armure.’ by Fort Hope