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United Defiance – ‘Cool Kids Club’ (Single/Video)

United Defiance – Concord, California, USA With United Defiance releasing ‘Cool Kids Club’ as the new single and taster of their next major release and triumphant singing to Thousand Islands Records, I feel I should say a few words.  The five-piece are unambiguously the absolute archetype of the struggling underground band. Line-up changes, hiatus, deaths of friends,

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The Run Up – ‘Portraits’ + ‘In Motion’ Pre-Order

The Run Up – Bristol – England, United Kingdom Up until the release of the new single ‘Portraits’, to say that The Run Up have had an excellent time since their first audible and widely available inception would be an overtly gratuitous understatement. The Bristol five-piece and their anchored, gruff and sonically cumbersome, melodic Punk-Rock

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Light The Fire – ‘Compassion In Unlikely Places’

Light The Fire – Dallas, Texas, USA Cover photo: Nick Serian. As a collective unit, the Dallas-based Light The Fire have three records comprised of thickly-riffed, unashamedly heavy and overtly gratuitous Post-Hardcore, standing entrenched as an unmoveable foundation from which the band expand into Metalcore and sharp crushing Metallic Hardcore. The band’s first two records

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Melisandre’s Beaver – ‘Brother’ Single/Video + B-Side (28/09/19).

Melisandre’s Beaver – Dover, Kent, United Kingdom How to introduce the Dover sound-making known as unit Melisandre’s Beaver and then the ‘Brother’ single/video + B-Side? That is the question. The group are comprised of three individuals who make music in a cohesive and symbiotic manner. Said manner can be also labelled as a “band”. Said

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Time and Pressure – ‘The Gateway City Sound’

Time and Pressure – St. Louis, Missouri, USA Cover photo: Christian Sellards. In 2018 a band by the name of Time and Pressure released a Demo EP that got through five songs in a mere seven minutes and twenty-eight seconds of visceral, classic yet more than relevant Hardcore Punk-Rock. The St. Louis ‘core-piece made a

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FACELIFT – ‘SinceForeverTilWhenever’ (25/10/19) + Pre-Order

FACELIFT – Thousand Palms, California, USA If you were to describe in person the sheer level of noise that Thousand Palms natives FACELIFT emanate, you’d have to take into account that no matter where the band themselves would be, be it far removed from yourself or not, said sonic volume would almost entirely drown you

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The Waiting Game – ‘Underneath The Surface’

The Waiting Game – Belgium Admittedly I am a little late to the party with this one but with the age-old maxim that music never really dies I feel I am excused. The Waiting Game hail from Belgium and sit as veterans of their local Punk scenes plying their collective experience and amalgamating it into

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Riviera Kid – The ‘It’s Not a Matter of A or B’ EP

Riviera Kid – Kent, England, United Kingdom Relatively new to the game, relatively, Riviera Kid Hail from the Kent coast and have recently been re-invigorated by one Hell Hath No Fury Records. The fledgling and steadily growing label have re-released the band’s stellar four-track EP comprised of four songs blasted out in just a little

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Two For Flinching – ‘Brick Walls’ (Single)

Two For Flinching – Perth, Western Australia, Australia After a long time away and some considerable hair and beard growth on the part of vocalist/guitarist Matt Hatton, Perth four-piece Two For Flinching have returned to begin following up on the ground laid by their 2016 EP,  So We’ve Got That In Common, itself a four-track ride

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