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IN-DEPTH: KALEO – Iceland and beyond

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON With a population of just over a quarter of a million, Iceland is a pretty tiny place. But although JJ Julius Son – the brainchild, chief songwriter and lead singer/guitarist of KALEO...

IN DEPTH: CODE ORANGE – THE MACHINE THAT NEVER DIES

WORDS: JOSH MARKARIAN The machine that never dies. Code Orange has seen many manifestations. Now on their third “rebirth” or album cycle, they are back more aggressive and unstoppable than ever. If I AM King...

IN DEPTH: THE USED – OPEN SURGERY

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON | PHOTOS:  BRIAN COX “When people need music, that is the time to put it out and I think people have never needed music more than they do now,” reflected a high-spirited...

IN-DEPTH: The Homeless Gospel Choir – Learning What It Means To Be Together

WORDS: JO COSGROVE | PHOTO: MARTYNA WISNIEWSKA Times are tough and everyone is struggling to make ends meet. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many at a standstill - including the music industry. Everyone’s struggling right...

IN-DEPTH: Violent Soho – Patient Virtues

WORDS: CORAL DANIELS | PHOTOS: SEAN PYKE & IAIN LAIDLAW A band who aren't averse to irony, Violent Soho have run into a couple of coincidences recently, especially after their latest release “Everything is A-OK”...

IN DEPTH: MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE – BAD ACCENT ANTHEMS

  WORDS: ROBERT ROZENDAAL | PHOTOS: MANOS TSOPANOGLOU, MDB Originating from the harsh streets of Moscow, hardcore/hiphop act Moscow Death Brigade are on well on their way to becoming a household name in the European underground scene....

IN-DEPTH: Man Overboard – Don’t Call It A Comeback

WORDS: ROB KENT Way back in early 2016, Man Overboard collectively decided to go on a hiatus. Bass player and co-vocalist Nik Bruzzese reflects back to the end of the band's then-final chapter, which also...

IN DEPTH: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – STILL THE UNDERDOGS OF THE UNDERGROUND

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD The Black Dahlia Murder have just put out their epic ninth album Verminous, which draws upon plenty of rat, rodent and post-apocalyptic imagery, in a sense of universal irony during a time...

IN DEPTH: OCEAN GROVE – A THOUSAND SENSES

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON | PHOTOS: SAM WONG They may have been a band for an entire decade now but Australia’s Ocean Grove still have that “collective urge and fire in the belly” which has ultimately...

IN DEPTH: LIZZY FARRALL – IT’S OK NOW

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON | PHOTOS: ARTHUR WALWIN  “This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know up front that this is not a love story.”  In the summer of 2009, the indie...

ON RECORD: COUNTERPARTS HIT UP LONDON’S ALL AGES RECORDS

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD | PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON Counterparts are a band who know the value of vinyl records like no other. Having recently released a covers’ split with friends Stray From The Path that is...

KULTURE: SXSW – THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’S BUTTERFLY EFFECT

WORDS: AMY ALBINSON It’s been a catastrophic month for the music industry as tour cancellations cascade across our newsfeeds. As the worldwide pandemic continues and future plans hover in an uncertain limbo, it’s an...

IN DEPTH: Cleopatrick – Canadian New Wave

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR | PHOTOS: TANNER  Fresh off the back of their most recent tour supporting Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, alongside playing a few headline shows of their own, Canadian duo, Cleopatrick are proving...

IN-DEPTH: KVELERTAK – THE GREAT SHIFT OF NORWEIGAN METAL

WORDS: TIM BIRKBECK | PHOTOS:   Rock and roll has always been about going against the grain and breaking away from the norm. Even within the realms of the rock and roll there are those who...

UNDISCOVERED: ELISION – FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE

FROM: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | FOR FANS OF: IN HEARTS WAKE, LOTUS EATER  Australia has always been a stomping ground for heavy music. Whether it was the forefathers of Parkway Drive laying down metallic riffs by...

UNDISCOVERED: NEGATIVE MEASURES, POSITIVE MINDS

FROM: BRIGHTON, UK | FOR FANS OF: INCENDIARY, SICKONES | WORDS: LUCA CESCON Punk music is alive and well despite the state of the world right now. Moving from its original sound to different areas of...

TRANS DAY OF VISIBILITY: 6 Transgender Acts To Check Out Now

WORDS: JO COSGROVE Today is Trans Day of Visibility, which honours all transgender individuals around the world and their identities. Where male, female or outside of the binary, everyone deserves love and respect. In honour of...

IN DEPTH: HAGGARD CAT – TAKING A HOLIDAY FROM COMMON SENSE

Matt Reynolds and Tom Midsch have been making noise for a long time. First there was the evolution of Baby Godzilla into Heck, and now there is the evolution of Haggard Cat from side-project...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOUR DEMISE – THE KIDS WE USED TO BE

WORDS: LUCA CESCSON Come on, let’s be serious: have you ever listened to a better intro in hardcore music than Your Demise’s “MMX”? This year, their game-changer record “The Kids We Used To Be” will...

IN-DEPTH: PENGSHUI – DEFYING GENRES WITH NO BOUNDARIES

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD UK grime-metallers Pengshui have been a constant on the festival circuit for the past few years, and now they are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album. While the name is...