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  • Lizard Hips’ Top 10 Albums of 2014

    Dec 12, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Lizard Hips’ Top 10 Albums of 2014

    Let's face it, there's not going to be any more good albums released this year now. Well, that's the impression that I get. I'll stop with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones puns now and crack on. Below are my top 10 albums of 2014, plus a selection of "nearly made the cut, but are still really good albums that you should listen to." Enjoy...

  • USA Nails – Live At Smalltown America

    Dec 7, 14 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    USA Nails – Live At Smalltown America

    "This is Twin Peaks" - God bless USA Nails. Did you know they have a live album available to stream from the Smalltown America website? You didn't? Well, you best get on it pronto and listen to it right now if you know what's good for you. Sometimes, I'd rather be a bird and sometimes I'd rather see it all. ...

  • Ultra Panda – Satan, Salsa

    Nov 25, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Ultra Panda – Satan, Salsa

    Ultra Panda are a French three piece consisting of drums, bass, keys and vocals and straddle that weird, swinging bridge between frantic dance-punk, noise-rock and electronic savagery and manage to create some incredibly tight and infectious sounds with such a swirling mixing pot...

  • Acid Deathtrip/Hangman’s Chair – Split 12″

    Acid Deathtrip/Hangman’s Chair – Split 12″

    Man, now that is a killer band name; that just makes you want to listen to them. Netherlands lot, Acid Deathtrip are giving me that weird, foaming-at-the-mouth grin and repeating a subliminal chant of "we know you're going to like this even before the first sludge-damaged riff swamps your brain." ...

  • Stolen Nations – Smoke Signals

    Oct 28, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Stolen Nations – Smoke Signals

    Stolen Nations are going to tick a lot of boxes for people. A two piece, comprised of Jon Terrey (ex-The Chariot) on guitars, vocals and Kris Rochelle (of Listener) on drums, they're sound is an ever-shifting amalgamation of grunge, punk, stoner and even post rock thrown into the mix. ...

  • Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

    Oct 23, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

    The elephant-trunked duo of bassist/keyboardist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger have returned with the follow up to their furious 2004 debut, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine and it's fantastic that they've patched up their differences and more importantly, back to making a pachyderm-sized racket. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...