• American Standards – Hungry Hands

    Sep 29, 14 • Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    American Standards – Hungry Hands

    What sets Arizona's American Standards apart from their hardcore contemporaries is their inventiveness and balls to mix things up rather than sticking to a familiar path. At only three tracks long, Hungry Hands is a brief but chaotic slab of blunt, passionate hardcore...

  • USA Nails – Sonic Moist

    Sep 28, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    USA Nails – Sonic Moist

    There's an anti-hero hostility to USA Nails - they marry contempt with discordant punk rock in a way I've not heard before and it's both creepy and refreshingly original. The ten tracks that make up Sonic Moist are laced with defiant and antagonistic bitterness, with a trace of deep arrogant humour punching through the other side...

  • Oyasumi, Adebisi Shank – 2006-2014

    Sep 26, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Oyasumi, Adebisi Shank – 2006-2014

    It's with a heavy heart I write this, but Adebisi Shank are to split. It's only been a month since they released This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, the strongest and most experimental album of their career and now they've decided to call it a day. This sucks, but their music will remain - with 3 albums and an EP as their lasting legacy...

  • Funerals – Human Ruin

    Sep 13, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Funerals – Human Ruin

    The name alone gives you an idea of their musical inkling. Somewhere around the great swirling whirlpool and the crashing waves where detuned, caustic hardcore meets and doom metal, Funerals have dredged up a sound that mixes both these styles together, in a volatile, frothing beaker of rage and meaty riffage...

  • Arms & The Man – …Are Nothing But Animals

    Sep 1, 14 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Arms & The Man – …Are Nothing But Animals

    Arms & The Man deliver three tracks explicitly stating why they're "doing it like the bands they grew up on", with ardent, dynamic power. Their new EP, ...Are Nothing But Animals, returns to funny town with a truckload of riffs, self-deprecation, arrogant swagger and er...wolf punching...

  • This is a Review of the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

    Aug 25, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    This is a Review of the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

    The evolution of Adebisi Shank's sound is a remarkable one. Starting off as a cross between OXES and Don Caballero, they've burst through the template of instrumental rock, morphing, re-shaping and transforming Their unique, eclectic style is not of this earth - space rock dementia; a star collapsing, 1,000 spaceships powering up at the same time...

  • Various Artists – Xtra Mile High Club Volume 5: Smokin’ (Signed Vs Unsigned)

    Aug 16, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Various Artists – Xtra Mile High Club Volume 5: Smokin’ (Signed Vs Unsigned)

    What a generous lot Xtra Mile Recordings are. Here is a label that thrust the sorely missed Million Dead into our hearts and minds, as well as nurtured the talents of the mouth-kicking scallywags, Reuben. Well, they did to me. Smokin' is a compilation album, crammed with a hefty 42 bands - half signed to the label and half unsigned that have been hand-picked by the bands on Xtra Mile's roster. ...

  • Bare Bones – Cut Throat Living

    Aug 6, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    Bare Bones – Cut Throat Living

    I'd put money on Bare Bones enjoying the occasional drink or 17. Hailing from Sydney, this is a five-piece ultimate party train, hammering at your door, brandishing several kegs of beer, wondering why the fuck has someone not put Motley Crue on the stereo yet. What hits you about Cut Throat Living is how abrasive and breathless these six songs are...

  • Girl Band – De Bom Bom 7″

    Aug 5, 14 • Features, ReviewsNo Comments
    Girl Band – De Bom Bom 7″

    The opening guitar-scrape on De Bom Bom is a crackling, guttural distort and feels more in common with the industrial pound and stuttering electronica of Black Dice or the bonkers psychosis of The Assdroids. ...

  • ’68 – In Humor and Sadness

    ’68 – In Humor and Sadness

    There's a moment on In Humor and Sadness, the d├ębut album by '68; where you can hear an amp finally giving up the ghost and power down. It just snuffs right out near the end of 04. R, cutting out in a pop-of scrawling, mangled feedback, whilst vocalist and guitarist Josh Scogin manages to strangle one last cry from it during its death rattle. ...