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MTXS - Ache Album Artwork
6.5
MTXS – Ache (, )
30th May 2019 -

To paraphrase Doctor Steven Strange – a great philosopher of our age – “We’re in the hardcore age now”, and this call to arms has most recently been answered by Essex quintet, MTXS, and their new album Ache. In a world post-Code Orange’s Forever, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of bands returning to hardcore/metal crossover with a… Read More »

Lake Acacia - Broken Circuits Album Cover Art
6.5
Lake Acacia – Broken Circuits ()
29th May 2019 -

Lake Acacia are a fiercely ambitious alt-rock band from Oxford. The trio formed in 2016 and through diligent hard work have seen themselves amass a dedicated following across the UK. Having been featured in Kerrang! and on BBC Introducing several times, it’s fair to say they’re making some serious impressions. Now they gear up to release their sophomore EP, Broken… Read More »

Remo Drive - Natural, Everyday Degradation Album Cover Artwork
6.5
Remo Drive – Natural, Everyday Degradation (, )
27th May 2019 -

Self styled and described as dance punk, Remo Drive’s latest album, Natural, Everyday Degradation sets out it stall as it means to go on: Two Bux is a bittersweet song that is as heavy on the danceable elements as it is on the melancholy. It has a hook you can sing a long to by second refrain and a no… Read More »

Petrol Girls - Cut and Stitch Album Cover
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Petrol Girls – Cut & Stitch ()
24th May 2019 -

Cut & Stitch is the second album from UK punks Petrol Girls. Like their previous work this is another furious blast of feminist punk. The thought behind Cut & Stitch is this ongoing patchwork of sounds and ideas. Both the bands musical influences and political ideas, that change is a constant process and this is something that flows through the entire album…. Read More »

Black Mountain - Destroyer Album Cover Artwork
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Black Mountain – Destroyer (, , )
23rd May 2019 -

Few bands in recent memory have so successfully harnessed the best and most beloved tropes of 70’s rock as Vancouver outfit Black Mountain. Over the past 14 years they have produced four fantastic albums, peaking with 2016’s IV. Bookended by the incredible Mothers of The Sun and Space to Bakersfield tracks, the bands fantastic melange of pulsing psych, krautrock and… Read More »