EP Review: Break Out Day – Echoes of the Past

When I envision pop punk, themes of depression, heartbreak and self-discovery cloud my mind. This genre is known for incorporating gloomy lyrics with conflicting energetic instrumentals, radiating feel-good vibrations around the room. As a listener, you let your guard down, you allow yourself to feel vulnerable, you sympathise with the artist and you, too, feel … Continue reading EP Review: Break Out Day – Echoes of the Past

Review: Can’t Swim – Fail You Again

Following on from their 2016 EP Death Deserves a Name, Can’t Swim have announced news regarding their upcoming debut album Fail You Again which is set to be released on March 10th. However, Pure Noise Records kept fans afloat after distributing the heavily anticipated track list via YouTube a week in advance. Album details and … Continue reading Review: Can’t Swim – Fail You Again

Review: Dave Hause – With You

Philadelphian punk poet Dave Hause, who is widely known for his rugged exterior, hard-hitting vocals and strong presence within the hardcore scene, joined forces with Noisey and leaked “With You”, the first track from his upcoming full-length album Bury Me In Philly which is set to be released today via Rise Records. It was co-produced by Eric Bazilian, … Continue reading Review: Dave Hause – With You

Single Review: The Bottom Line – “When I Come Around”

I’ve been listening to pop punk since I was around the age of fourteen. Besides The Story So Far and generic well-known bands, I can’t get enough of WSTR, Neck Deep and the likes, so naturally, I was keen to hop on board and check the independent London-based four-piece out - the UK pop punk … Continue reading Single Review: The Bottom Line – “When I Come Around”

Review: Discouraged Records – The Northern Conspiracy, Volume 2

Growing up, I purchased rock, metal and alternative magazines religiously: Kerrang!, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer being the primary three - go figure! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still - to this day - grin over the free compilation CDs that they include in their monthly issues. So, naturally, I jumped at the … Continue reading Review: Discouraged Records – The Northern Conspiracy, Volume 2

Review: Psython – Outputs

Samuel L. Jackson might want to reconsider his hatred for snakes because Psython’s debut album Outputs is a thrash masterpiece. Municipal Waste, Lost Society, D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies... If you enjoy hazardous vocals, fast-paced drumming and riveting riffs then look no further because Thrashmas has come early. This Sheffield based five-piece are one to hammer down … Continue reading Review: Psython – Outputs