• Girl Band – In Plastic

    Girl Band – In Plastic

    It seems Girl Band have been a bit quiet of late. I know from their somewhat sporadic updates that there's been a few health problems in the Dublin camp, (cancelled shows) but it would seem things are getting back on track now, which is excellent news. In Plastic is the next single from the acclaimed, food-obsessed 2015 debut, Holding Hands With Jamie. Yes, it's once again directed by Bob Gallagher...

  • HEADS. DOING. A. UK. TOUR.

    Jun 13, 16 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    HEADS. DOING. A. UK. TOUR.

    Purveyors of uncomfortable, scraping noise-rock that could melt through walls; Germany-meets-Australia's HEADS. are to return to the UK later on this month for a few shows, which is nice. Catch them at these venues creeping you out with their crunchy, face-clawing riffs...

  • Night Owls – Informaldehyde

    Night Owls – Informaldehyde

    Night Owls are comprised of drummer and vocalist Will Pollard and guitarist Liam Waddell. There particular brand of poison? Well, I'm honestly not sure. If you were to ask them what they sounded like, they'd probably shrug and start chucking things at you until you eventually walked away, looking a bit lost and sheepish. ...

  • Head Wound City – A New Wave Of Violence

    Head Wound City – A New Wave Of Violence

    Head Wound City have returned to the party and they've brought the fun and heaps of destruction ready to kick-start the failing heart. There's such an intimate, intense urgency to A New Wave of Violence - everything is so tightly wound up, like a million coiled springs that are suddenly released, ricocheting off everything with a cacophonous riot of explosive energy and wild frivolity...

  • Ampwrecked: New Tracks For Your Ears #6

    Ampwrecked: New Tracks For Your Ears #6

    Welcome to Ampwrecked. In this issue, John and Big Business prove that duos make the loudest noises, Brand New continue to be cryptic, USA Nails are the funniest band on the planet, MSTRKRFT make harrowing chaos, METZ team up with the Swami and Zack Lopez brings the riffs in a huge truckload. ...

  • Wrong – Wrong

    Wrong – Wrong

    *Crushes beer can into head* Let's get Neanderthal! Wrong are from Miami and are interested in riffs, riffs and more riffs. Made up of ex-members of Kylesa and sludge-pop titans Torche, Wrong are channelling the sweaty, bleary eyed, disgruntled, yet still party-animal instinct of early Kvelertak, alongside the down-tuned hum of Unsane and that snarl of Helmet. ...

  • Graf Orlock – Crime Traveler

    Graf Orlock – Crime Traveler

    Stretched taunt over a 31 minute running time, Graf Orlock, brutalize and pulverise their instruments through an apocalyptic barrage of seething grind. They also reference tons and tons of other films as well (Arnie gets some terrific shout-outs) nothing is safe and neither are you from the Orlock attack...

  • Britney – Britn3y

    Britney – Britn3y

    Not ones for conforming to naming stereotype, Edinburgh's Britney are far removed from the pop princess. The arrangement of sounds (and that's what I'm calling them) on Britn3y, that stretch over the brief and brutal 22 minute running time are truly maddening, destructive and horrifically chaotic. ...

  • UXO – UXO

    UXO – UXO

    UXO is a project formed by Steve Austin of metal/noise/haters of everything, Today is the Day and Chris Spencer of Wreck-merchants, Unsane with the help of bassist Aarne Victorine and drummer Patrick Kennedy (who jammed with Austin in the band Taipan). UXO isn't a comfortable listen by any means - it twitches and snaps like a hair-trigger temper on an unpredictable mob Capo...

  • DTHPDL – The Future

    DTHPDL – The Future

    'Gin and Swearing' is listed as the genre for DTHPDL's new EP, The Future. We're off to a strong start and I haven't even pressed play yet. DTHPDL (pronounced 'Deathpodal') is four-piece band from Edinburgh, started by frontman Alistair J Chivers, with the help from D. MacDonald, Humdrum Jetset and Ross Taylor (on this recording)...