Action/Adventure’s debut full-length places them right near the front of pop-punk’s newest wave, with a classic sound held up by candid writing and monster hooks.
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.
Even if their range of pop-punk isn’t the most in-depth, Magnolia Park’s supercharged hooks and sense of drive make their debut a fun listen regardless.
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, a couple of highly-anticipated returns from Brutus and All Ears Avow produce expectedly great work, plus some very promising new emo from Jetski.
In this Review Round-Up, exemplary black-metal from GAEREA tops, followed closely by strong punk from Celebration Summer, and tailed by an underwhelming new EP from The Skinner Brothers.
As they continue to mature and journey towards emo and alt-rock, The Wonder Years continue to dish out charged, vital and unflinching work with incomparable ease.
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.
Going back to a tighter and more energised form, State Champs still aren’t at their absolute best, but have the pop-punk punch to fly high regardless.
It might be just another Simple Plan album, but their newest remains as bright and punchy as the pop-punk veterans have always been, even if they still aren’t showing much in the way of progress or growth.