ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Dumb Blood’ by VANT 

The indie frontman has been an interesting case study recently, mostly because nearly all of them can be deposited into one of two camps – the wannabe edgy ‘icon’ (Matty Healy) and the arrogant, dickhead rockstar whose personality is outright ignored by legions of followers (pretty much everyone else). It’s strange that for a movement … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Dumb Blood’ by VANT 

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Long Road Home’ by Danny Worsnop 

As most people who’ve been following the Asking Alexandria / Danny Worsnop debacle will be able to attest, it would be a miracle if the whole thing wasn’t meticulously planned from the off. For anyone who’s unaware, here’s a potted history of the whole ordeal – Worsnop leaves the band in early 2015 to focus … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Long Road Home’ by Danny Worsnop 

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Human’ by Rag’n’Bone Man

As strange as it is to admit, the UK charts are actually fairly interesting right now. For the most part, the onslaught of one-off novelties and talent show chaff has been consigned to the history books, replaced by genuinely talented acts making headway naturally. And still riding high in the Top 10 at the time … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Human’ by Rag’n’Bone Man

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Dream Underground’ by Piano Wire

Chances are you haven’t thought about The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster in some time, and no one would really blame you. They were very much a band out of the musical loop in the early-to-mid-2000s peak, peddling an indie-psychobilly mashup while rock’s top players stuck to big, quintessentially British post-hardcore. It’s also unlikely that Piano … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Dream Underground’ by Piano Wire

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Galactic Empire’ by Galactic Empire

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past two or three years, you’ll undoubtedly know about the resurgence in popularity of Star Wars thanks to the new films to continue the story, and if the quality and (more importantly) box office success of both The Force Awakens and Rogue One are anything to … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Galactic Empire’ by Galactic Empire

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ by Ocean Grove

“If you’re consuming our art with any preconceived notions or expectations of how it should be presented then you will find yourself extremely disappointed”. That’s a line from Ocean Grove’s Rhapsody Manifesto, an online document essentially outlining the band’s reason for being in a series of clauses and agreements to anyone who wants in. That … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ by Ocean Grove

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Safe In Sound’ by Lower Than Atlantis 

It’s not for every band that you can say their career path has gone exactly as expected, but Lower Than Atlantis are definitely one of them. Starting off as the bullish offspring of Gallows and Every Time I Die on their 2010 debut Far Q, its follow-up World Record was a major refinement into an … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Safe In Sound’ by Lower Than Atlantis