UNDER REVIEW – THE XCERTS : HOLD ONTO YOUR HEART

ARTIST: THE XCERTS TITLE: HOLD ON YOUR HEART RATING: 8/10 LABEL: RAYGUN Within the first few seconds of spinning this record we can already...

UNDER REVIEW – FALL OUT BOY : MANIA

ARTIST: FALL OUT BOY TITLE: MANIA RATING: 4/10 LABEL: ISLAND RECORDS Over a decade ago a youthful Patrick Stump sang the cult club filler line, ‘sugar...

UNDER REVIEW: Movements – Feel Something

ARTIST: MOVEMENTS TITLE: FEEL SOMETHING LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS RATING: 9/10 There have been some really emotional releases this year. From Sorority Noise to The Smith Street Band, Manchester...

UNDER REVIEW: The Used – The Canyon

ARTIST: THE USED TITLE: THE CANYON LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 8/10 It should first be addressed that anyone looking for another slice of angsty emo brilliance from The...

UNDER REVIEW: ROAM – Great Heights & Nosedives

ARTIST: ROAM TITLE: GREAT HEIGHTS & NOSEDIVES LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 8/10 British pop-punk outfit ROAM deliver with sophomore album. What a couple of years it’s been for ROAM,...

UNDER REVIEW: Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights (Reworked)

ARTIST: DEAF HAVANA TITLE: ALL THESE COUNTLESS NIGHTS (REWORKED) LABEL: SO RECORDINGS RATING: 7/10 When Deaf Havana say ‘reworked’, they really do mean reworked, and so the tracks...

UNDER REVIEW: Converge – The Dusk In Us

ARTIST: CONVERGE TITLE: THE DUSK IN US LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS RATING: 8/10 Converge are one of the finest treasures in aggressive music. For nearly thirty years, this band...

UNDER REVIEW: Hollywood Undead – Five

ARTIST: HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD TITLE: FIVE LABEL: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT RATING: 4/10 Hollywood Undead have always been tough to pin down. In the nine years since the release of...

UNDER REVIEW: Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down

ARTIST: MARILYN MANSON TITLE: HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN LABEL: LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS RATING: 8/10 Boy has it been a good year for the industrial music scene. Not only did...

UNDER REVIEW: Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie

ARTIST: SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG TITLE: BIRDIE LABEL: LAME-O RECORDS RATING: 8/10 With Modern Baseball on an indefinite hiatus Jake Ewald has had a lot of time to focus...

UNDER REVIEW: Citizen – As You Please

ARTIST: CITIZEN TITLE: AS YOU PLEASE LABEL: RUN FOR COVER RECORDS RATING: 8/10 We’ve always found Citizen to be an interesting band.  They’ve never been one to sit...

UNDER REVIEW: PVRIS – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

ARTIST: PVRIS TITLE: ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 Few bands have seen such high expectations around their second...

UNDER REVIEW: Comeback Kid – Outsider

ARTIST: COMEBACK KID TITLE: OUTSIDER LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 8/10 Whether you’re brand new to Comeback Kid or have been a fan since day one, no matter what...

UNDER REVIEW: SMIDLEY – SMIDLEY

ARTIST: SMIDLEY TITLE: SMIDLEY LABEL: TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 Foxing vocalist, Conor Murphy has gone solo! In an attempt to push his boundaries as an artist,...

UNDER REVIEW: Sombulance – Lifer

ARTIST: SOMBULANCE TITLE: LIFER LABEL: LOCKJAW RECORDS RATING: 7/10 Portsmouth and Southsea skatepunkers Sombulance have recently released their first EP in seven years, Lifer. It’s a six-track, fast...

UNDER REVIEW: Dear Seattle – Dear Seattle EP

ARTIST: DEAR SEATTLE TITLE: DEAR SEATTLE RATING: 7/10 A solid first attempt from Aussie Alt-rockers, this self-titled debut is a cool blend of atmospheric guitars, serene vocals...

UNDER REVIEW: Maypine – In The Back of My Mind

ARTIST: MAYPINE TITLE: IN THE BACK OF MY MIND LABEL: DISCONNECT DISCONNECT RECORDS RATING: 3/10   I would love to describe this EP as a fresh, British take on...

UNDER REVIEW: Neck Deep – The Peace and The Panic

ARTIST: NECK DEEP TITLE: THE PEACE AND THE PANIC LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 6/10 Wrexham pop-punkers misfire with extravagant third effort… Neck Deep have always been hailed as the...

UNDER REVIEW – BRAND NEW: SCIENCE FICTION

ARTIST: BRAND NEW  TITLE: SCIENCE FICTION  LABEL: PROCRASTINATE MUSIC TRAITORS  RATING: 10/10  After eight years of waiting, many began to think that this was an album that was...

UNDER REVIEW – Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface

ARTIST: MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA  TITLE: A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE  LABEL: LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS  RATING: 10/10  Just as we finalised our top records so far of 2017, the...

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