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Supersonic Festival 2015: Birmingham, Friday Night – live review

They have no projections and just three white lights shining towards the crowd from the back of the stage, simple and plain, it is all they need. It’s slow to draw you in, but the demonic dancing and faceless twitching figure grabs hold of you and you are lost. It’s like unwelcome memories of childhood nightmares that rise up in the middle of the night. Strangely compelling but not entirely welcome.

So Stressed: The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art – album review

Filled with angst and intensity, So Stressed deliver a meticulous slice of violent hardcore, as their insistence on quality shines through.

Download Festival: Donington Park – live review

  Download Festival Donington Park 12 - 15 June 2015  The 13th Download Festival took place at Donington Park from 12 - 15 June 2015. Described...

Temples Festival: Motion Skatepark, Bristol – day two review

Day two of Temples Festival less led by Sunn O))) causing structural damage to people, buildings and instruments. Massive.

Temples Festival: Motion Skatepark, Bristol – day one review

We report back from the second iteration of Temples Festival - one of the world's foremost heavy music celebrations.

Agnostic Front: The American Dream Died – album review

New York hardcore staple veterans Agnostic Front make a triumphant return in 2015 with their eleventh studio album “The American Dream Died”.

Poison Idea: Audio, Glasgow – live review

Long running punk band Poison Idea came to Glasgow earlier this week in support of their new album. Equally long running fan and friend of the band Harry Mulligan was there too.

Poison Idea: Confuse and Conquer – album review

The latest album by Poison Idea begs the question "have they become boring, sad old men or not" thinks Joshua Hart.

Oblivionized: Live is A Struggle, Give Up – album review

UK grind trio OBLVIONIZED drop their debut album, a blistering, godforsaken bastard of a release.

Super Luxury: Ten Solid Years Of Applause – album review

Super Luxury's new album has some of the heaviest, bassiest, and most intense post punk you'll ever hear says an enthusiastic Lee Hammond.

Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire – album review

The new album from noise rock icons Lightning Bolt sees them team up with ace label Thrill Jockey.

xRepentancex: The Sickness of Eden – album review

UKHC band XREPENTANCEX slammed down their much anticipated debut long player a couple of weeks ago, an early contender for album of the year.





Jonny Banger: Diary of a Bootlegger – book review

Diary of a Bootlegger (Rough Trade Books) Out Now Diary of a Bootlegger tells a story...

Nile Marr : interview about his new EP and a musicians life

The most important thing is that you come away with art. I’m getting to the age where there’s no point complaining about a lack of something happening, no excuse for it if you’re not going to do it yourself. I’ve always had that DIY approach to my own music.”

The 1975: Notes On A Conditional Form – album review

The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit) LP | CD | DL Out...

2 Lost Souls: Rules – Single review – It’s one rule for them and another rule for us

Single Review 2 Lost Souls: Rules (German Shepherd Records) DL only out now It's one rule for them...