Review: Lanterns – This Is Not My Home

What I love about the British punk scene is its depth in variety. When I scour the internet (more often than not: Bandcamp) for hidden gems I almost always find myself pleasantly surprised. Not because of the amount of thriving bands and artists touring up and down the country or the amount of EPs and […]

EP Review: Places To Hide – Wild N Soft

Places To Hide are an indie punk band that formed around 2010 from Atlanta, USA that consists of Kyle Swick (vocals, guitar), Deborah Hudson (vocals, guitar), Steve Valero (Bass) and Gavin Caffrey (Drums). They are releasing their new E.P Wild N Soft through record label Tiny Engines, who they recently signed to this summer. Showing […]

EP Review: Black Foxxes – Pines

If you like Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, the Exeter three-piece Black Foxxes are sure to grab your attention. With post-punk melodies woven with a Nirvana-esque lyrical style, the upcoming Pines makes me think of Brand New’s The Devil and God are raging Inside Me (2006) – especially songs such as “You Won’t Know”. Opening […]

Album Review: Auxes – Boys in My Head

Auxes are an indie punk band from Hamburg, Germany who are about to release their latest album Boys in My Head through Gunners Records (German home to The Gaslight Anthem). Members of the band have been making waves in the underground scene since the mid-90’s, they include Dave Laney (Milemarker, Challenger), Florian Brande (Kommando Sonne-nmilch, Airpeople) […]

Album Review: The Jazz June – After the Earthquake

Twelve years is a long time, especially in something that is constantly evolving such as the music industry. But emo veterans The Jazz June have taking to the fresh waters of the new school with their new album After the Earthquake like they haven’t been out of the game at all. 2014 has been a […]

Single Review: Great Cynics – Lost and Found/Wet Feet

Great Cynics are a DIY punk trio from London and Devon, England consisting of Giles Bidder (vocals, guitar), Bob Barrett (drums) and Iona Caims (bass, vocals). The band are currently heading out on an exciting UK and European tour with Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls and to celebrate, they have released the double A-side Lost […]

Album Review: Class of 86 – Future on Fire

Imagine if Metallica hadn’t gone shit. Imagine if the blazing energy and brain of say, Master of Puppets or …And Justice For All hadn’t been forever buried under twenty years of bear hunting and cosying up to the dark forces of reaction and mega wealth. Imagine if they kept all the shitnails speed thrash sensibility […]

Album Review: Whirr/Nothing Split

Whirr and Nothing have perhaps released one of the best split records of the year. Formed in 2010 by Nick Bassett (guitarist for Deafheaven and also part of Nothing), Whirr focus on the shoegaze fuzz set by giants like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive with a heavy heart. Their darker, more distorted vision of shoegaze sits […]

Album Review: Owls By Nature – The Forgotten And The Brave

Owls By Nature are a folk rock band from Edmonton, Canada consisting of Ian McIntosh (vocals, guitar), Cory D (banjo, keys, vocals), Doc De Groot (lead guitar, mandolin, vocals), Fred Brenton (drums) and Mike Nash (bass, vocals). Releasing their second album The Forgotten And The Brave through German label, Gunner Records (home to The Gaslight […]

Album Review: Triathalon – Lo-Tide

The newest addition to the Broken Circles Records family, Triathalon, have officially released their debut full-length Lo-Tide this week. Boasting a sound composed of experimental surf and mo-town rock, Lo-Tide is 29 minutes of lofty tunes that flow flawlessly from one song onto the next, creating a noise of “sketchiness.” “High Tide” fades delicately into the […]