Alternative Rock

Brain Ape and ‘clxxvi. veni vidi vici’

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Brain Ape – London, England, United Kingdom Brain Ape and ‘clxxvi. veni vidi vici’ appeared quite unexpectedly but a short time ago. The London band are no stranger to the struggle of the underground Rock scene. They have run under the name Brain Ape for some time and fostered their own label. They have played

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PARLA and The ‘Fervour / Further’ EP (19/02/21)

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PARLA – Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom PARLA and The Fervour / Further EP enter 2021 as somewhat of a rebirth. The Cardiff band cascaded their melodic hybrid of Post-Hardcore and Alternative Rock alongside their ethereal forays onto the fringes of Post-Rock across 2020 and then chose to hibernate. You can find a few words on the band’s

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Reuther and ‘Letting Go’

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Reuther – Detroit, Michigan, USA Ah yes, the indomitable and ubiquitous presence of Pop-Punk. This where we find Reuther and Letting Go amongst a genre that like many offshoots of Punk, has morphed, reverted and held on. The genre often gets considerable shade, flak and disregard for a multitude of reasons. This can range from

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Introducing: Joy In Blue

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Joy In Blue – Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom Post-Hardcore, a genre that perpetually does the rounds, absorbing more and more into its seemingly indomitable self. Introducing Joy In Blue is somewhere on this journey. The Portsmouth band chose the year of “what” to debut their rumbling, yet tuneful and soaring Post-Hardcore variant and it yielded

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Sadness & Complete Disappointment and ‘Fun’ (05/03/21)

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Sadness & Complete Disappointment – Midlands, England, United Kingdom Grunge is one of those genres that always raises eyebrows. Sadness & Complete Disappointment and Fun, a band and their respective debut release enter the fray amidst this raise. Grunge is known for its drudgey-laden tone, abandon borrowed from the lineage of Hardcore Punk and its

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Introducing: FEMUR

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FEMUR – Sheffield, England, United Kingdom Introducing FEMUR and how they sound before falling head-first into their moody, melancholic, maelstrom of Psych-Grunge is the easy bit. The Sheffield four-piece and their chosen genre-hybrid, isn’t really that much of a hybrid at all, at least in some ways. Think of Grunge and Psych-Rock as kindred spirits.

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Introducing: Crystal Axis

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Crystal Axis – Nairobi, Kenya Introducing Crystal Axis is something I am admittedly late at doing. That said, within the underground music-verse, it is never too late to both support and discover something new. Punk for the most part, is transcending race, culture, gender, religion and geography more so than ever. That’s not to say

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May Have Missed Volume 3

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The Expanse Of The Internet “May Have Missed Volume 3” is an attempt to counter the volume of requests I receive in the various Ear Nutrition inboxes as I type away. The venture of EN, when it boils down to the barebones of itself, is a spare-time hobby. I try to do what I can,

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SENECA and ‘Exhale, Sigher’

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SENECA – Devon, England, United Kingdom SENECA and ‘Exhale, Sigher’ fit into an interesting time within the underground music-verse. The ability to churn-out releases and even write and practice has been severely inhibited these past twelve-plus months and yet, the music scene has remained indomitable by a hairsbreadth. 2020 saw a tirade of ironic releases

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Good Friend and ‘The Erin Rose EP’

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Good Friend – England/Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Good Friend and The Erin Rose EP dropped surprisingly on the 11th December. Although Good Friend had been teasing the follow-up to 2016’s Ride The Storm, the exact release date was mired in uncertainty. Between the time in which the aforementioned created the excellent benchmark that it did, the

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