• Disasterpeace – It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Mar 24, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Disasterpeace – It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    This album should come with a disclaimer. "Warning, do not, repeat, DO NOT listen to this if you are trying to drift off to sleep - may cause utter terror/crazy dreams." Not that I've experienced such a thing, oh no. Well, maybe a bit. ...

  • HEADS. – S/T

    Mar 22, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    HEADS. – S/T

    It's no surprise to learn that HEADS. will be going on tour with METZ in June and any other bands who like writing their name in capitals only. HEADS. are 1 Australian and 2 Germans making stripped-to-the-bare-bones noise rock that in places, gives a nod to that 90s grunge sound, alongside a gnawing, low-end scrape of disgruntled darkness...

  • Alright The Captain – Contact Fix

    Mar 19, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Alright The Captain – Contact Fix

    There are sudden pattern shifts, time changes and deviations from the norm that make Contact Fix by Derby's Alright The Captain an exciting and fascinating listening experience. Opening track, Toaster Mouse, is built around a steady, squelching synth-bass line that rises and falls with giddy abandon, whilst the tappy-math rock guitar weaves trickery and pitch-shifting bite throughout...

  • Rock Sound 100% Volume: 197

    Rock Sound 100% Volume: 197

    This month, the hardcore punk of Statues and Sick Feeling get a thumbs up, as does the pop-rock beauty of Fort Hope and Daveit Ferris, Alright The Captain and their oddball instrumental shift, Himself and their bonkers ramble and Kings and Sirens In The Delta for their stoner-rock 'n roll fury. ...

  • Torche – Restarter

    Mar 4, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Torche – Restarter

    Bring on the boom. Torche are back. Repeat. Torche. Are. Back. What of Restarter? Well, it's heavy - monstrously heavy, which is never a bad thing. It's as if Torche have decided they want to crush the listener; compacting their body beneath a press constructed entirely out of hammering riffage. ...

  • Axis Of – The Mid Brae Inn

    Mar 1, 15 • Blogroll, Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Axis Of – The Mid Brae Inn

    When Axis Of first burst on to the scene, they threw so many curve balls it was difficult to know exactly what or where their sound was going. Their debut album; the pulverising bruise that is Finding St. Kilda sounds like Florida dirt-merchants Torche exchanging the boom string for three chords and more amp-jumping...

  • Hawk Eyes – Everything Is Fine

    Feb 13, 15 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    Hawk Eyes – Everything Is Fine

    Everything Is Fine. It's not though, is it? Hawk Eyes are far from smiles, rainbows and fuffy kittens on this, their third album. That's not to say this is all misery and sadness - there's no time to be miserable, not when all your feelings can be tightly compacted into seething malevolence, stretched over the 46 minute running time that this Leeds four-piece uncomfortably take you on. ...

  • Ash Is A Robot / Arms & The Man / Seasons Calling @ Club 85, Hitchin

    Ash Is A Robot / Arms & The Man / Seasons Calling @ Club 85, Hitchin

    Braving the Arctic conditions, I thought it would be a good idea to remove myself from the comfort and warmth of my abode and venture to Hitchin to see some rock action happen. Arriving late I miss nearly all of The Grass Is Hairy's set (sorry lads) - by accident. I do catch the last 10 seconds of their gruff, obstinate punk-core shouting as I make my way to the bar...

  • Black Years – Black Years II

    Black Years – Black Years II

    There's something incredibly engaging about Black Years, stretched over the three tracks on offer on this 7" EP - they're not afraid to mix up their sound, catering for all on this brief, yet memorable slab of punk rock wax...

  • USA Nails – Sonic Moist / What’s Wrong With Your Boy?

    Jan 19, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    USA Nails – Sonic Moist / What’s Wrong With Your Boy?

    Only when you properly start to listen to the lyrics to Sonic Moist, the title track from USA Nails' debut album does the fear start to set in. Vocalist Steven Hodson sounds like he could climb out of the speakers any moment, invading your space with his perverse lyrical outpouring...