• Girl Band – Paul

    Girl Band – Paul

    Popular Irish beat combo* Girl Band have been busy it seems. You know the life of a band, bit of touring, bit of album recording, holding a giant Shania Twain poster - the usual. They've also made another video (directed and produced by Bob Gallagher, who made the video for their Blawan cover, check it out) and it's super weird...

  • We Never Learned To Live – Silently, I Threw Them Skyward

    Aug 8, 15 • Introducing, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    We Never Learned To Live –  Silently, I Threw Them Skyward

    Curling up into a ball and hoping it will all go away is the name of the game. Dour feeling-experimentalists We Never Learned To Live are that ever flickering, blue screen of death breakdown you were warned about but still you install the corruption without a thought, claiming "it won't bother me, not one bit." Yeah, good luck with that...

  • Refused – Freedom

    Jul 29, 15 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Refused – Freedom

    You've got to admire the guts of these Swedes. Returning/reforming back in 2012 for some shows, which from all accounts from everyone who was lucky enough to see them have been "the best band I've ever seen." Then the announcement of going into the studio to record some more songs. ...

  • Mutoid Man – Bleeder

    Jul 18, 15 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Mutoid Man – Bleeder

    Well, if this doesn't punch a wet, viscera-coated hole through your chest, I don't know what will. Mutoid Man are Stephen Brodsky, Ben Koller and Nick Cageao. You'll be familiar with Brodsky - him of Cave In fame, making huge crushing space rock jams (Big Riff!), Koller briefly drummed for Cave In before becoming the stickman for noise-hardcore thrash-merchants Converge...

  • Arms & The Man – K West vs. T Rex

    Jul 11, 15 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Arms & The Man – K West vs. T Rex

    Have you got the time mate, have you got the time mate? Time to watch the new Arms & The Man video, you chump. Pull up a groove get fabulous, take all your clothes off, shit son - just watch it and crack a beer open. Lads, lads, lads, etc. ...

  • Keep It Fast’s best songs of 2015…so far.

    Jul 10, 15 • Features, mp3's, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Keep It Fast’s best songs of 2015…so far.

    Greetings person or persons that stare at the screen. Welcome to Keep It Fast's best songs of 2015...so far. Here's 20 or so to kick you off, featuring: Torche! KEN Mode! Hawk Eyes! En Garde! METZ! No Spill Blood! We Never Learned To Live! Axis Of! Disasterpeace! And So I Watch You From Afar! Brawlers! Faith No More! Adventures! And more! ...

  • HEADS. – A Mural Is Worth A Thousand Words

    Jun 23, 15 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    HEADS. – A Mural Is Worth A Thousand Words

    I wrote a bit about HEADS. and their debauched bitterness and scathing mangled noise in this very review. So, why am I talking about them again? Well, they've gone and made a music video haven't they; for A Mural is Worth a Thousand Words, the first track from their debut self-titled record. ...

  • And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs

    Jun 21, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs

    And So I Watch You From Afar are all about the good times and channelling that zealous joy through their instruments and into your awaiting ears. Heirs is in every single way a record that will make your heart swell; from the blistering frenzy of opening track Run Home to the pummelling air-drumming you'll be doing to A Beacon, A Compass, An Anchor...

  • METZ – II

    May 31, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    METZ – II

    The kind of punishment drummer Hayden Menzies inflicts on his poor kit makes you wonder if he's got some boiling hatred burning inside for his particular piece of percussion. You see, on METZ's first album, cunningly titled METZ, he is the frontman of the band - or rather, his drum kit is - thumping out a barbaric and unrelenting cacophony from start to finish. ...

  • Cal Banda – Another Minute Made Fiasco

    May 24, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Cal Banda – Another Minute Made Fiasco

    The only way to keep Cal Banda still would be to nail them to the floor. This Birmingham four piece have a collective attention span that can be measured in nano-seconds. Erratically charged, their debut EP, Another Minute Made Fiasco is four tracks of spasmodic fits and starts, rampant battle cries and shredding, nerve-racking disorder...