Pop Rock Reviews

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As Sirens Fall – Where Lost Things Go EP (, )
8th May 2018 -

The Yorkshire Dales lend their unpredictable nature to Keighley outfit As Sirens Fall, the offspring of a gothic affair with emo and captivating pop. Second EP ‘Where Lost Things Go’ fine-tunes their established genre-hopping aesthetic with an expertly produced edge. Prime gothic glamour bursts through opening stormer ‘Lily’, its morbid seduction both addictive and complex in equal measure. Frontman Mikey… Read More »

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Funeral Shakes – Funeral Shakes (Self Titled) (, , , )
1st May 2018 -

It’s rare a band name properly encapsulates their sound. Metallica, check. Megadeth, check. Against Me!,  check. Funeral Shakes are another in this lineage. The name Funeral Shakes conjures up the perfect image of a band that are aggressive and in your face – but having fun with it. Formed by Gallows drummer Lee Barratt, along with members of Nervus (Em… Read More »

Fall Out Boy Mania Album Cover Artwork
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Fall Out Boy – Mania ()
22nd January 2018 -

In the early 00’s Fall Out Boy were the kings of a scene. Delivering a string of now-classic pop-punk and emo albums that showed off their clever wordplay and penchant for a gorgeous melody, for a moment in time they were untouchable. Since returning after a hiatus in 2013 there has been a lot made of the band’s output with… Read More »

Linkin Park - One More Light Album Cover Artwork
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Linkin Park – One More Light ()
19th May 2017 -

It’s hard to know where to start with Linkin Park’s One More Light. Given the direction taken by the singles already released from the album such as Heavy, Good Goodbye and Battle Symphony, it was obvious the band had made a complete departure from virtually everything they’d done previously. On listening to One More Light in it’s entirety, you find… Read More »

Paramore After Laughter Album Cover Artwork
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Paramore – After Laughter ()
12th May 2017 -

Paramore’s After Laughter is an album that, as has been well documented, very nearly didn’t see the light (or get made full stop for that matter). But after various tribulations, Paramore, now consisting of Hayley Williams, Taylor York and the returning Zac Farro, have produced After Laughter. Has it been worth the considerable wait? The album comes out swinging hard… Read More »