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Alternative Reviews

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Bad Sign – Live & Learn (, , , )
7th August 2017 -

I haven’t felt like writing the last few weeks since the death of Chester Bennington, or listening to any new music. I’ve virtually done nothing in terms of listening but blasted Linkin Park’s discography on endless repeat for over a fortnight. Slowly, my desire to listen to other things has been returning, and that is partly done to the excellent… Read More »

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Sumo Cyco – Opus Mar (, )
23rd March 2017 -

Having toured extensively over the last eighteen months, including here in the UK with Fozzy and Alien Ant Farm, Toronto natives Sumo Cyco are attempting to make the step up with “the difficult second album”. Sometimes, when reviewing an album, it is difficult to know where to begin, and Sumo Cyco’s Opus Mar is one of those albums. Opening track… Read More »

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The Menzingers – After The Party (, )
23rd February 2017 -

After The Party is a very nostalgic album. From the opening moments of 20’s (Tellin’ Lies) it’s very clear The Menzingers are very keen on looking back on their past very fondly. This album is practically a love letter to the bands 20’s as they constantly reminisce about good times. Everything The Menzingers sing about on this album feels almost… Read More »

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Hunter Kill Hunter – II (, )
7th February 2017 -

With the aptly titled II, Hunter Kill Hunter expand on what was put forward by their debut EP. The London based 5 piece call themselves Alternative Rock, but there is far too much going on here for them to simply fall under such a broad umbrella. II is 7 tracks of differing musical ideas, ranging from piano based chord progressions… Read More »

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Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights (, )
24th January 2017 -

It’s no secret that being in a medium-sized rock band isn’t particularly lucrative. It’s also easy to forget just how long lots of the “new wave” of English alternative rock groups have been kicking it for: Lower Than Atlantis and the recently retired We Are The Ocean celebrate their tenth birthdays this year, whilst Don Broco and Young Guns are… Read More »