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Album Review: Walk Beyond the Dark // Abigail Williams

Abigail Williams are a black metal band who have always seen themselves as outsiders. On their comeback album Walk Beyond the Dark, they infuse a captivating atmosphere with a melodic edge. Listening to it feels both exciting and dangerous because the riffs and production are colossal. ‘I Will Depart’ starts things off nicely, with rip […]Read More

Album Review: Ÿ // Öxxö XööX

Öxxö XööX is a French experimental black metal project, which is the brainchild of Laurent Lunoir, of Igorrr. Igorrr’s music is original, with influences ranging from Venetian Snares and breakcore to Atari Teenage Riot and black metal. It twists and turns in unexpected directions, without pausing for breath. But over the years, since forming XööX, […]Read More

Album Review: Songs of the Highway // Josh Gray

Songs of the Highway is an album by Nashville country singer Josh Gray. The album is about an increasingly self-absorbed society and features some insightful social commentary. The album was initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign which raised $9000. During 2015, Josh travelled 30,000 miles playing pubs and bars along the East Coast, coming up […]Read More

Album Review: Deceiver // DIIV

Three years have passed since the release of critically acclaimed Is the Is Are (2016) and DIIV have used the time well. In an attempt to move past the “homemade” sentiments of the last album, Deceiver offers a respite between chaos and order, a chance to fine-tune a few ideas, to mark a new era […]Read More

Album Review: Drop Out Zone // The Strays

The Strays, a rockabilly band from West London, took the bold decision to quit their jobs and concentrate on making music. It’s a move that would bring on uncomfortable anxieties for many. If that’s the case, they don’t show it though, with debut album Drop Out Zone. The record is all about their transition to […]Read More

Album Review: Infest the Rats Nest // King Gizzard and

With a name as inaccessible and uproarious as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the odds were stacked against the scrappy progressive-rock band from the start. With an almost unrivalled level of output and a discography that flits erratically between a spectrum of genres, they have evolved into a tricky band to pin down, but […]Read More

Taylor Swift’s New Album Is A Love Letter To Herself

New album Lover sees Taylor Swift shake off the bitterness of 2017’s reputation with album opener ‘I Forgot That You Existed’ proclaiming indifference to the public feuding between her and Kanye West: “It isn’t love, it isn’t hate it’s just indifference”.  Yet the fact that the next track ‘Cruel Summer’ shares a name with a […]Read More

Album Review: Ache // MTXS

MTXS are a band whose name has cropped up many times since they were formed 18 months ago. They have played shows with their friends Loathe and Lotus Eater, resulting in Loathe’s guitarist Erik Bickerstaffe producing their second album, Ache. The album influences include the new wave of hardcore, a nu-metal bounce, and groove metal. […]Read More

Album Review: The Chaos and the Harmony // Brightlight City

Brightlight City are full of energy. Influenced by Reuben, and Hundred Reasons, they add their own brand of math rock to bring a refreshing, invigorating listen. The positive chemistry is evident on their debut album The Harmony and the Chaos.  The album shows that Brightlight City are talented songwriters. Lyrically ‘Feast on Fear’ tackles the […]Read More

Album Review: Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres (Self-Titled)

The world of ‘art’ can feel worlds away from the lives of folk. Talk of ‘Albion’ and ‘The Arcadian Dream’ maybe don’t resonate so much with the everyman’s experience of this small, grey rock. Certainly, my time on the Holloway Road hasn’t been painted with the same Dickensian charm that filters through Peter Doherty’s assessment […]Read More

Album Review: Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Can you believe it’s been six whole years since Holy Fire? Six years since that hot, hot summer, covering up an otherwise shitty year full of war and natural disaster. 2013 was my first proper festival experience: a simpler time, an exciting time to be alive and part of something bigger. I remember more hype […]Read More

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