As It Is deliver genre-crossing concept album with ‘The Great Depression’

Tackling issues such as mental health and toxic masculinity, the Brighton pop-punk outfit are not holding back on this one.  If you think you’ll get your standard pop-punk record with The Great Depression, you are greatly mistaken. This third studio album from Brighton quartet As It Is takes their signature sound and delves into the realms of indie, pop and even metalcore. As you listen to the … Continue reading As It Is deliver genre-crossing concept album with ‘The Great Depression’

Polish Club’s ‘Alright Already’ is rock ‘n’ roll goodness

This Friday, the Aussie duo is releasing their debut record in the UK this Friday and it’s a rock ‘n’ roll party.  It’s a well-known fact that the Australians know how to party – Polish Club have taken that love for having a good time and turned it into a record. Their debut record to be exact. Alright Already is out this Friday in the UK and … Continue reading Polish Club’s ‘Alright Already’ is rock ‘n’ roll goodness

Lucero’s Among The Ghosts is a dark, emotional gem

After two decades, the Memphis-based band is at its most mature yet.  Co-produced and engineered by Grammy Award winner Matt Ross­Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive­by Truckers), Among The Ghosts was recorded in the band’s hometown of Memphis, TN at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Service. Kicking off the record with its title track is a bold and powerful statement – and one that tells … Continue reading Lucero’s Among The Ghosts is a dark, emotional gem

Fine Creatures’ debut EP is everything you love about rock’n’roll

It’s dirty, it’s loud and it’s one of the best records of the year – prepare to be obsessed with Fine Creatures.  In his famous BRIT Awards speech, Arctic Monkeys frontman and songwriting legend Alex Turner once said “That rock ‘n’roll, eh? That rock’n’roll, it just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time, and sink back into the swamp… Yeah, that rock’n’roll, … Continue reading Fine Creatures’ debut EP is everything you love about rock’n’roll

Real Friends release infectious new record with ‘Composure’

If you like pop-punk taken to a new level, you’ll love this album.  Illinois pop-punk outfit Real Friends have released their new studio album Composure via Fearless Records last week. The follow up to previous albums Maybe This Place Is The Same and We’re Just Changing (2014), and The Home Inside My Head (2016), the band play at their strength for this one as well – tugging at your heartstrings, … Continue reading Real Friends release infectious new record with ‘Composure’

Fangclub impress with ‘True Love’ EP

The Dublin trio will blow you away with their new release, you have been warned.  Irish rock band Fangclub are releasing their highly personal new EP this Friday 29 June via Vertigo Records. The EP is a fiery collection of Fangclub’s unique brand of alternative rock. Speaking honestly about the music and its lyrical content, enigmatic frontman Steven King said this of the EP. “True Love is a … Continue reading Fangclub impress with ‘True Love’ EP

Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves & more cover Elton John

On Restoration, the songs of British music icon Elton John get a Nashville make-over.  Restoration, out now via Universal Music Nashville, is a celebration of the extraordinary songwriting partnership of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It brings together big names in the country music scene including Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Dolly Parton as well as pop-star Miley Cyrus. The record shows Elton John’s genre and … Continue reading Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves & more cover Elton John

State Champs’ Living Proof is a pop-punk masterpiece

New York five-piece State Champs are releasing their brand new studio album this week.  Formed in 2010 by vocalist Derek DiScanio and guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, the pair began laying the foundation of State Champs in garages and basements throughout their hometown. The band’s lineup would shift a bit, but DiScanio and Szalkowski were always at the helm, crafting the band’s 2013 debut, The Finer Things, … Continue reading State Champs’ Living Proof is a pop-punk masterpiece

Mayday Parade’s Sunnyland is packed with tracks you’ll love

The Florida five-piece are back with their sixth studio album, out this Friday via Rise Records.  Sunnyland was recorded with longtime producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, and for the first time, also teamed with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and Howard Benson (Of Mice & Men, My Chemical Romance). The result is an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, … Continue reading Mayday Parade’s Sunnyland is packed with tracks you’ll love

Woes’ new EP packs a punch

Scottish pop-punk quartet Woes are set to release their Self Help EP this Friday. Expect to be blown away.  Woes have been making a stir the past few months, touring with the likes of Neck Deep, Seaway and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. The band are now starting a new chapter, with the release of forthcoming EP Self Help on 4 May via UNFD. The EP kicks … Continue reading Woes’ new EP packs a punch