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Childish Gambino - Camp

Childish Gambino - Camp

26.11.2011 | LukeC | 7 Comments

Childish Gambino, is without question the most interesting and talented indie rapper around at the moment and ‘Camp’ is an effective way of showing the world what he is capable of.

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Clipped Wings - Demo

Clipped Wings - Demo

18.11.2011 | Nash | 0 Comments

Clipped Wings have emerged from the cesspool of the Sydney music scene with a sound that provides a pleasing take on the tried and tested clichés of the melodic hardcore-punk genre. Blending the sensibilities of Youth Crew-era 80s hardcore bands like Gorilla Biscuits with the progressive musicality and affecting poignancy of modern post-hardcore bands like Touché Amoré, the band display a raw, rough-edged intensity, firmly anchored by accomplished musicianship and commendable songwriting prowess.

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Counterparts - The Current Will Carry Us

Counterparts - The Current Will Carry Us

27.10.2011 | Nash | 0 Comments

On their sophomore release ‘The Current Will Carry Us’, Counterparts have exposed a confident and more ambitious side to their songwriting. Their style takes the breakneck energy and tuneful sensibilities of melodic hardcore and interweaves it with the abrasive, metallic discordance and shifting dynamics of metalcore, creating densely-layered soundscapes built upon unpredictable and constantly evolving rhythms that always prove to be musically interesting.

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Close Your Eyes - Empty Hand and Heavy Hearts

Close Your Eyes - Empty Hand and Heavy Hearts

26.10.2011 | Nash | 4 Comments

On their second studio album, Close Your Eyes have picked up the pace and unleashed a tougher, rawer side that embraces a heavy-handed influence from melodic hardcore veterans like Comeback Kid, whilst still maintaining a tuneful sensibility provided by soaring cleans laced with a rougher, punk-influenced edge. Despite lacking much of the catchiness and accessibility of their previous release, ‘Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts’ marks a point of growth and maturity for the band and displays a level of musical proficiency that propels them far ahead of their post-hardcore contemporaries.

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Confession - The Long Way Home

Confession - The Long Way Home

25.09.2011 | Kane_H | 8 Comments

The strengths outweigh the weaknesses on 'The Long Way Home'. Sure to polarise purely just for what the band offers itself as. However, casting aside any former judgements, this sophomore undertaking is considered, solid and purposeful enough. 'The Long Way Home' may just give venue owners a reason to hire more security guards to patrol the host of mosh-pit anthems set to destroy in a live setting.

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Crosses (†††) - EP †

Crosses (†††) - EP †

26.08.2011 | LukeC | 0 Comments

Crosses combines virtually every musical element that Chino Moreno is interested in to create a unique listening experience. Appearing virtually out of nowhere it is clear that a lot of time and thought has been put into the songs themselves, both in the structures and tones, and as a result there is never a dull moment. Five songs just isn’t enough so hopefully Crosses has more longevity than Moreno’s other projects and we see a full length soon.

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Circles - The Compass (EP)

Circles - The Compass (EP)

04.08.2011 | Kane_H | 0 Comments

Circles' debut EP is characterised as promising. And for debut, initial efforts that should be the only thing that matters. Look, you don't indulge in a first-up offering expecting a masterpiece but if a few thrills are presented then that should be enough. 'The Compass' is still a bit behind more established peers but Circles seem more than capable of making up the ground as they progress in their career.

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Coerce - Ethereal Surrogate Saviour

Coerce - Ethereal Surrogate Saviour

23.06.2011 | LukeC | 1 Comments

‘Ethereal Surrogate Saviour’ takes the brilliant sound and ideas found on ‘Silver Tongued Life Licker,’ refines them and quite simply betters them. For those who know the first record, this statement should be enough to make you want to hear the new one immediately, for those who don’t, you have some catching up to do.

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City and Colour - Little Hell

City and Colour - Little Hell

06.06.2011 | maxw | 2 Comments

“Little Hell” is a consistent and enjoyable record which will no doubt see City and Colour further penetrate the mainstream with its largely radio-friendly tunes. For old fans, Dallas’ retreat from teen-friendly acoustic songs might be off-putting, but the musical progression on this record is sure to attract many newcomers too. While at times a little drawn out and slow, “Little Hell” is City and Colour’s most rounded and well-written release yet.

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Cave In - White Silence

Cave In - White Silence

31.05.2011 | Kane_H | 0 Comments

'White Silence' has a few tricks up its sleeve. In many respects, this nine track offering shows the young kids the way things should be done. While that may be a simplistic and purist way of looking at things, it's undeniable upon a cursory listen that Cave In still have an arsenal of musical power that will see the band continue for many years to come.