In this Review Round-Up, there’s a greater focus on the poppier side of things, with One Armed Joey’s pop-punk hitting above pop-rock from Hey Thanks!, and indie-pop from Jukebox The Ghost.
In balancing the melancholy with an infectious indie-pop palette, Peaness’ debut is incredibly easy to like and worth exploring, simply for how sharp it can be.
Take a look at what we’ve been listening to throughout April, ft. Motion City Soundtrack, Coldplay, The Used, P!nk, Fickle Friends and—for some reason—Cute Is What We Aim For.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s an all-around solid crop of releases as Kublai Khan TX deliver a punishing EP, Walt Disco and Gen And The Degenerates show a lot of promise, and Reminders hit a high mark on their debut album.
Superlove’s debut full-length continues to delve into their eclectic pool of influences, in an alt-rock / hyperpop blend that might be their most succinct example to date, while still needing some work to really finalise what this band wants to be.
The jump to more polished indie-pop puts Fatherson in basically the same position as all who’ve tried it before them, namely with music that’s fairly likable but devoid of the flavour and resonance they once had.
In this Review Round-Up, Bad Omens newest metalcore venture proves less than favourable, alongside exemplary emo from Broken Field Runner, and promising output in pop-punk from downcast and pop from Alfie Neale.
In this Review Round-Up, Bloodywood wow with their hugely-anticipated debut, and Early Eyes deliver some interesting alt-pop. Meanwhile, Schemata Theory try to aim high with their post-hardcore, and Daytime TV court the most accessible alt-rock imaginable.
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, Author & Punisher and Johnossi tap into darkness through varying styles (and levels of success), while Cold Night For Alligators strive to expand tech-metal, and Home Counties plant their flag in post-punk.