Hail The Sun’s progressive post-hardcore continues to be utterly reliable on their new album, with a creative, melodic strength that remains up their with the sound’s best.
Yellowcard’s return brings with it a sense of revitalisation, with an EP that casts back to their pop-punk heyday, as well as bringing a bright collage of ideas for pressing forward.
In this Review Round-Up, standout returns come from Grave Pleasures and Black Orchid Empire, alongside some steps towards reinvention from Picturesque, and a total dud from Through Fire.
Gideon come forward with another album of their usual brutal, searing metalcore anthems, only this time it just might be their best yet.
In this Review Round-Up, Clean Cut Kid and Young Culture prove decent (but little more) in indie-folk and pop-rock respectively, while Pryti’s new album struggles to catch much fire.
In this Review Round-Up, underwhelming fare from The Blue Stones isn’t indicative of what’s elsewhere, as releases from Asylums, Cherie Amour and Sugar Horse all prove strong, with regular brushes with greatness.
In this Review Round-Up, strong new albums from Stick To Your Guns and Banks Arcade find themselves against releases from Anberlin and blacktoothed, themselves split between underwhelming and outright bad.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wide selection of metal from Greyhaven, Atoll and Sicksense (all of which fall short to varying degrees), filled out by some interesting hip-hop from Triple One.
A sharp swerve into glittering, hopeful electronica brings out the best of William Ryan Key’s post-Yellowcard material, sampling a variety of ideas but feeling creatively and emotionally succinct throughout.
In this Review Round-Up, big new albums from Poppy and Sleep Token are outshined by Badflower and Dying Wish, while more new music comes from Wage War, Tremonti, They Fell From The Sky, Frauds, Cherym, Goodbye Honolulu and Cherie Amour.