Rock Reviews

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Earthtone9 – IV (, , )
20th April 2013 -

IV is earthtone9’s first album since their 2010 reunion – making it the bands first full-length in 13 years. However, there’s a big difference between performing old crowd favourites live and reuniting after so long to write music. Will earthtone9’s reunion peter out in a flurry of nostalgia and half-baked ideas? Happily, the answer to this question at least is… Read More »

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People On Vacation – The Summer & The Fall ()
10th April 2013 -

Artist: People On Vacation Album: The Summer & The Fall Record Label: Brando Records Release Date: April 21st 2013 For Fans Of: Smile Smile, Bowling For Soup, Jimmy Eat World, Bob Seger People On Vacation are something of an unlikely combination. Smile Smile’s Ryan Hamilton and Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick, on first glance, would not appear to make a… Read More »

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Hold the Fight – ‘With a Breath and a Hope’ (, , )
18th March 2013 -

Hold the Fight’s debut mini album – ‘With a Breath and a Hope’ offers the listener a unique take on bands such as Funeral for a Friend. Where Funerals guitar are loaded up with distortion however, ‘Hold the Fight’ have adopted a more ‘twangy’ (for want of a better word) indie-centric guitar tone. That’s not to say Hold the Fight… Read More »

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Modestep: Evolution Theory (, , , )
13th March 2013 -

Artist: Modestep Album: Evolution Theory Record Label: A&M Records Release Date: 11th February 2013 For Fans Of: Pendulum, Linkin Park, Enter Shikari, Knife Party, Dubstep, Electronic Rock In the last twelve months, Modestep have taken the steps from being something of an underground phenomenon to being heralded across the UK music world. The British four piece have amassed millions and… Read More »

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Bullet For My Valentine – Temper Temper (, , )
21st February 2013 -

Bullet For My Valentine are always a band that are going to divide, and have done since debut album ‘The Poison’ propelled them to mainstream success. Last album, Fever delivered punchy and hard hitting metal songs that held a distinct appeal for the mainstream. However, it often feels as though Bullet have taken the formula too far on Temper Temper… Read More »