Alternative Reviews

Taking Back Sunday - Twenty Album Cover
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Taking Back Sunday – Twenty (, )
15th January 2019 -

Greatest hits albums can often be pretty divisive. Whilst plenty of fans do enjoy these collections of a bands best material they are often criticised as lazy cash grabs and their existence is hard to justify. Still every now and then a greatest hits collection comes along that is just such a strong collection of songs that requires no justification. Twenty serves… Read More »

Novacrow Criminal Mastermind EP Cover Artwork
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Novacrow – Criminal Mastermind EP (, )
18th December 2018 -

Starting a release is difficult. You can go in full force with an explosion of sonic ecstasy like Faith No More, build in lumbering intensity from quiet restraint like Russian Circles, or you can open with storytelling. The problem with the latter is that it conjures up the idea that your about to experience an amateurish Princess Bride style concept… Read More »

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Bitch Hawk – Joy (, , , )
3rd December 2018 -

It’s very rare that I will hear a band and instantly become dumbfounded by what I have heard. As someone who listens to a lot of different music across all genres it takes a lot to make me go ‘What the Fuck?’ nowadays. With that said when it does happen it still hits like a ton of bricks. Enter Bitch… Read More »

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Chasing Dragons – Faction (, , , )
15th November 2018 -

When Chasing Dragons dropped their debut EP Checkmate in 2014 it felt like band had the world at their feet, and the sky was the limit. But then things just went a bit quiet. A combination of real life getting in the way and a lack of funding (Sound familiar unsigned bands?) seemed to put things on hold for a… Read More »

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Gary Numan – The Fallen E.P (, , )
9th November 2018 -

Last years Savage (Songs From A Broken Mind) was a huge triumph and arguably one of the most successful high points in a career full of them. But if you know anything then you will know that Gary Numan is an artist that is not content to rest on his laurels. Here we are then just over a year after… Read More »