In the final Review Round-Up of 2023, throwback-rock still isn’t any more interesting coming from Bad Touch, though ERASE THEORY and Felicette deliver some solid EPs as a counterbalance.
HEALTH strike hard and fast after their previous album, while undergoing some vast augmentation and streamlining for their most crushing industrial assault yet.
In this edition of The Soundboard Stereo, we look over recent film and TV juggernauts in Ahsoka, Killers Of The Flower Moon and Only Murders In The Building (plus M3GAN), as well as Gerard Way’s run on Doom Patrol, and The Chemical Brothers’ recent showstopping tour.
The Goa Express’ debut shows off all the excitability you’d expect from a group of fast-rising indie upstarts, as well as the lack of distinct identity and memorability they’re also often saddled with.
Stepping out of Frank Turner’s shadow, The Sleeping Souls feel like much more than a backing band on a debut with an impressive breadth of indie-rock and alt-punk goodness.
In this Review Round-Up, great heavy music from Racetraitor stands next to some that could use a bit of work from Future Static, as well as a pair of EPs with a lot of promise from Birdmask and Colourburn.
Through an industrial-trap lens and a place of deep-seated purpose, n0trixx’s new EP comes out as one of the most fascinating and complete recent listens in its field.
Ghost’s playbook is the holy text for the nuns of Dogma, who deliver a brand of classically-infused metal that’s just as fun and flagrantly grand.
Ten years since ‘The Greatest Generation’, The Wonder Years stop in Manchester—along with Origami Angel and Kississippi—to suitably celebrate one of the crowing jewels of pop-punk in the modern age.
In this Review Round-Up, Tarja gets into the festive spirit on her Christmas album, as Post Profit and Call Me Amour both put effort into their gifts, and Wind Walkers deliver an absolute turkey.