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Daylight - The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams

Daylight - The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams

16.01.2012 | Nash | 2 Comments

On their third EP release in as many years, Daylight have refined the sound pioneered on ‘Sinking’ and ‘Dispirit’, purveying a style of melodic hardcore-punk cut deep with influences from the emo bands of the early 90s. Their Run For Cover Records debuts polishes down much of the rough-handed grit that characterised the production of their earlier material, resulting in an easily accessible release that drips with gripping, bitter poignancy.

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Jack's Mannequin - People And Things

Jack's Mannequin - People And Things

14.01.2012 | LukeC | 0 Comments

'People And Things' is a logical step for Jack's Mannequin as it combines the bright, pop tones of the band's debut 'Everything In Transit,' with the darker more serious side of 'The Glass Passenger' to create the group's most mature works to date.

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Bottomfeeder - Bottomfeeder EP

Bottomfeeder - Bottomfeeder EP

07.01.2012 | LukeC | 0 Comments

It is clear from hearing these four tracks that Bottomfeeder are one of those rare little hardcore punk bands that have been created to deliver a powerful message but above all keep things simple and fun. If they manage to stick to this structure, we can look forward to some more great releases in the future.

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Anthony Green - Beautiful Things

Anthony Green - Beautiful Things

06.01.2012 | LukeC | 1 Comments

‘Beautiful Things’ is a much better record than ‘Avalon,’ mainly due to the deviation in sound and style between the tracks. Green seems to be finding, and experimenting with his comfort zones, as a solo artist, leaving his genre options open and hinting that the best is yet to come.

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Young Statues - Young Statues

Young Statues - Young Statues

01.01.2012 | ohaiialaska | 0 Comments

With their self-titled debut release, Young Statues have immediately set the standard exceptionally high. They have created a well-put together album made up of intricate layers that manage to clash and weave throughout every track. In a genre that is so tried, tested and repetitive, Young Statues have managed to create an album that brings something new and fresh to the table while still seeming comfortably familiar.  Young Statues is an album that ensures people are going to take notice. There aren’t many bands that set the bar so high on their first release.

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Kid Is Qual - Damn Son EP

Kid Is Qual - Damn Son EP

31.12.2011 | LukeC | 0 Comments

Jack's Mannequin's fans will probably see Sullivan's name and check out Kid Is Qual out of curiosity, and it will be surprising if they stick around past the first two tracks of this EP. The idea of the band is interesting but there is no where near enough variance in this music to make it worthwhile.

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The Scene Aesthetic - The Days Ahead EP

The Scene Aesthetic - The Days Ahead EP

29.12.2011 | ohaiialaska | 0 Comments

The Days Ahead is a well rounded but short-lived EP. It thrives on its ability to be simple and stripped back while still sounding full and complete. Dual vocalists Bowley and de Torres prove that their vocals have the ability to stand at the forefront of their music, utilizing the simplest of instruments to carry them along. While there are moments of versatility, by the end of the EP the tracks seem to feel all too familiar. This is definitely an EP that will keep fans of the duo happy while also providing a small look into what The Scene Aesthetic can do, perfect for getting this duo the recognition they deserve and paving a path for another record.

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Young English - I Hate My Friends EP

Young English - I Hate My Friends EP

28.12.2011 | LukeC | 0 Comments

Young English are a talented band who would be even more impressive if they could refine and explore the more original sounding points of their music. ‘I Hate My Friends’ is a tight EP that will do its job by catching people’s ears, but it is what the band do with their follow up full length that will be the make or break.

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Angels And Airwaves - Love: Part Two

Angels And Airwaves - Love: Part Two

24.12.2011 | LukeC | 0 Comments

The 'Love' project has been executed slowly but efficiently and is the type of thing that many artists wish they could pull off as well as AvA have. The records, which make more sense in conjunction with the images of the film, actually stand alone quite well, which is a challenge that all movie inspired records face. AvA seem to have settled into a place which puts ego aside and as a result the solid rock music this band are capable of is able to shine through.

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Diamond - Don't Lose Your Cool

Diamond - Don't Lose Your Cool

23.12.2011 | LukeC | 0 Comments

Diamond are on a winner, combining brilliant song writing with extremely tight performances, all wrapped up in a sound that will catch the ear of pretty much everybody who enjoys any kind of rock music. It will be a huge surprise if we do not see and hear bigger things from this band in the near future.