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  • House Of Lightning – House of Lightning

    House Of Lightning – House of Lightning

    At 6 tracks long and 37 minutes running time, House of Lightning absolutely blitz through these songs with unhinged and frenzied delight. It's a evolving mixture of colliding genres and styles all scrambling for position; from moments of boom-led stoner-rock, to over-driven thrash-punk, squealing alt-rock and sludge, House of Lightning keep the listener on their toes...

  • Holy Gold – Feral Children

    Holy Gold – Feral Children

    The alumni that make up Atlanta's Holy+Gold burst forth from the metalcore bubble, with members of Norma Jean, The Glass Ocean and professional crowd-surfers, The Chariot in tow. It's a surprise then, to hear that Holy+Gold carry very little over musically from these projects, save for teasing moments of snarling hardcore fury and some fractured distortion...

  • Truckfighters – V

    Truckfighters – V

    Crushing everything in their path with waves upon waves of punishing fuzz, Sweden's Truckfighters burst back onto the scene with their fifth album, cunningly titled V. Now onto their 8th drummer, El Danno, (proper Spinal Tap shit going on here) - they've suffered some drastic line-up changes since their inception; hopefully now, they can remain stable for a bit! ...

  • Tölva – Wide Shot

    Tölva – Wide Shot

    France's Tölva can provide that much needed detachment with their debut EP, Wide Shot. For the most part, Tölva's post rock seems fairly ordinary, non-threatening and fragile, much like the jellyfish that graces the cover of this EP. ...

  • Ampwrecked: New Tracks For Your Ears 9

    Ampwrecked: New Tracks For Your Ears 9

    On Ampwrecked this month: KEN Mode discuss marriage, Sleigh Bells write a delightful pop ditty, USA Nails do stuff to their oven, Okilly Dokilly enjoy a nice drink, Mr Velocity Hopkins go to a party, Japandroids punch hearts, Stan Bush draws his sword and Whores leap around wearing black t-shirts. Yep. Enjoy. ...

  • Cotillion – Korean Fan Death

    Cotillion – Korean Fan Death

    Cotillion are a two-or-three-piece band from New York via the Ukraine and really don't take themselves too seriously - from the myth-taunting EP title, to the bizarre track names such as Saturday Morning Elevator Trouble and splintermezzo. Yeah, you're in good hands. ...

  • PABST – Skinwalker

    PABST – Skinwalker

    From the label that brought you noise-grunge bastards HEADS. and the savage guitar/drum party jams of Closet Disco Queen, emerges more riotous, jet-fuelled sounds to get your ears around. PABST are three lads from Germany making the kind of teeth-shaking racket you would expect...

  • Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

    Oct 14, 16 • Features, mp3's, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

    For James Alex, Beach Slang is another chance to have go at things. The frontman has already been around the circuit, as guitarist for stalwart pop-punkers Weston (remember them?) for a number of years and this angst-laden ball of sweat and three chords, a project he started in 2013, is already making some impressive waves (excuse the pun)...

  • Downard – Agony City

    Downard – Agony City

    Despite this minimal set up, Downard make use with what they've got, stretching their caustic and frothing sound far and wide through the liberal use of effects pedals, weird-times changes and the kind of scrappy, barbaric percussion that was last heard blasting out of the first METZ album...

  • V/A: Cultural Vandalism: A Young Person’s Guide To Riot Season

    V/A: Cultural Vandalism: A Young Person’s Guide To Riot Season

    Riot Season - an undiscovered gem in the underground world of noise, punk, hardcore and general destruction to eardrums. For those uninitiated with this label, there's good news for you - they've put up a compilation of the majority of their bands (past and present) up on their bandcamp page, hurrah!...