EP REVIEW: ‘Disposable’ by Super American

Pop-rock duo Super American release their latest EP Disposable through Take This To Heart Records. The Buffalo, NY act bring forth their pineapple-obsessed personas to the contemporary pop-punk scene, carrying with them plenty of ’80 / ’90s influences to set them away from the pack with their own twists.    Opening song Sloppy Jazz is … More EP REVIEW: ‘Disposable’ by Super American

EP REVIEW: ‘Our Future’s Not Dead’ by Brightlight City

Five piece rockers Brightlight City are set to release their newest EP on the 7th April 2017 following their standalone single Thieves and preceding EP Adventures, delivered in 2015. The latest record Our Future’s Not Dead, consists of four brand new tracks, including first single Past / Future. With only a short running time of … More EP REVIEW: ‘Our Future’s Not Dead’ by Brightlight City

EP REVIEW: ‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’ by High Tides

The new EP from Nottingham band High Tides is about the situations where “sometimes you would rather pass on something than get hurt through trying”, according to vocalist Christian Lichfield. The music found on I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over then, is suitably tinged with yearning and and a pervasive sense of sadness, … More EP REVIEW: ‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’ by High Tides

EP REVIEW: ‘The Length Of A Smile’ by Coast To Coast

It’s easy to look at Coast To Coast with an initial sense of disinterest. After all, being a regional-accented pop-punk band shaded of emo is hardly a standout feat, and with an association to Boston Manor already established, it would be easy to tar this Birmingham mob with the copycat brush and be done. Except … More EP REVIEW: ‘The Length Of A Smile’ by Coast To Coast

EP REVIEW: ‘Don’t Get It’ by Empty Lungs 

Empty Lungs’ work ethic speaks for itself. After all, this is a band who’ve not only trodden down the same route of poverty and lineup instability as many who’ve come before them, but also homelessness and the isolation from the rest of Europe’s DIY scene that comes from being an underground band from Ireland. Still, … More EP REVIEW: ‘Don’t Get It’ by Empty Lungs 

EP REVIEW: ‘In Sickness & Health’ by Acres

There’s a point to boiling things down to the absolute basics, especially in a genre like emotional hardcore. As a genre characterised by what’s being said and the intensity which which it’s being said, the inclusion of superfluous bells and whistles can often seem pointless if everything else isn’t up to scratch. On the other … More EP REVIEW: ‘In Sickness & Health’ by Acres

EP REVIEW: ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’ by Homebound

Pop-punk isn’t a zero-sum game; bands can get noticed even if what they’re doing isn’t earth-shatteringly original. Just look at Neck Deep, whose sound essentially boils down to one part New Found Glory, one part The Story So Far, and yet have become the most successful example of the genre the UK has ever produced. … More EP REVIEW: ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’ by Homebound

EP REVIEW: ‘Sound The Alarm’ by Less Than Jake

There are some bands that you just know with absolute certainty what you’re going to get from them every time. Even following any sort of change or reshuffle, if their signature sound has served them well in the past, you can bet your bottom dollar that they’ll carry on. In other words, to the one … More EP REVIEW: ‘Sound The Alarm’ by Less Than Jake