In this Review Round-Up, Our Mirage stand as the weak link with disappointingly pedestrian metalcore, compared to how refreshed Liotta Seoul and borts are in grunge and alt-punk respectively.
In this Review Round-Up, Borders’ rap-metalcore and Doodseskader’s intimidating noise impress on the heavier front, broken up by a brief (but no less strong) post-punk intermission from Deadletter.
The shimmering sounds of grunge and shoegaze are brought out in full force on Soul Blind’s newest album, and the results are as blissful and bracing as you’d expect.
In this Review Round-Up, Bush return with a significant jump in quality, while plenty of diverse, explorative sounds come from Charlotte Wessels and My Kid Brother.
The second wind of Pixies continues, as they add older, dustier Americana to their alt-rock, and remain intriguing even without some of their old weirdness.
In this Review Round-Up, Pit Pony stand out most with a solid debut, followed by a promising first full-length from Sick Joy, and some disappointing work from Crozet.
It’s a step down from their tremendous debut, but Puppy continue to channel a classic approach to riff-making with an irascible pop streak to deftly avoid a sophomore slump.
Ocean Grove’s musical evolution continues, now reaching blaring grunge that ekes out a few good melodies from its impervious wall of sound.
In this Review Round-Up, Short Stack come out on top with their newest helping of pop-rock, alongside Out Of Love’s career retrospective, Midwich Cuckoos’ extensive new album, and Cosmic Ninja’s flawed new EP.
Weatherstate continue to stick with a tried-and-true approach of blending grittier pop-punk and Britrock on their second full-length, an approach that has a lot to like but still hasn’t hit those superstar heights.