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The Month in M0sh with Gavin Lloyd – Jan/Feb 2015

February 23rd, 2015

LOL fucking Tom Delonge

Today we welcome Gavin Lloyd back for his column on pop-punk, nu-metal, metalcore, and anything other microgenre you were into as a teenager that you’re secretly not nearly as embarrassed about as you like to make out you are on social media.

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Album: Marmozets – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets

September 10th, 2014

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Marmozets
The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets
Roadrunner Records
29 September 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

There’s a fine art to writing great rock music. Let’s be honest, there are an awful lot of bands getting it wrong. Sometimes it can almost get too much and the urge to run off and go live in a cave, while taking up a radical new lifestyle, such as listening to Nicki Minaj on repeat, becomes ever more tempting. However every now and then something like this comes along to restore our faith.

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Heavy Metal Sandwich 007: Tyler Carter + Michael Bohn of Issues

August 29th, 2014

The sandwich is possibly the greatest food-based invention. We need to be able to eat and post on Facebook at the same time. Sandwiches allow us to do this. The best thing about sandwiches, however, is that anybody can eat them. Vegetarian? Put some more salad in. Belly doesn’t like wheat? Use some gluten-free bread then! And everybody has a favourite sandwich. Even bands…

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Issues just played Reading & Leeds Festivals to a lot of people but a long, long time ago, we asked them the ultimate question: What is your favourite sandwich? Clearly, Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn eat a lot of sandwiches because they were very indecisive.

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Album: The Hell – Groovehammer

July 14th, 2014

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The Hell
Groovehammer
Prosthetic Records
07 July 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

For those unaware The Hell first emerged at the tail end of last year. An album of snotty, down tuned, aggro punk loaded with swearing released for free. Tongues soon started wagging as to who these mystery men actually were, the addition of a few familiar faces on the album cover only bolstered interest, and they soon became the hype band of the month, with various industry folk tweeting hyperbole over them.

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Album: Feed The Rhino – The Sorrow and The Sound

June 10th, 2014

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Feed The Rhino
The Sorrow and The Sound
Siege of Amida Records
16 June 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

We all know that the days of “being in a band” going hand in hand with “being a rich and successful rock star” are long gone. Sure, some bands get bigger and reach arena-filling levels, but far more bands hit their glass ceiling at much smaller-sized venue levels. Despite earning themselves a stellar reputation as a ferocious live act and amassing a solid fan base off the back of it, when Feed The Rhino released their second album The Burning Red left many fans cold. It was up for debate whether the band had reached their peak, and it’s up to new album The Sorrow and The Sound to set the record straight.

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Top 6…Reasons why Crown The Empire are going to be massive

June 3rd, 2014

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Last month, Alternative Press – one of America’s biggest rock music magazines put Crown The Empire on their cover for the second time in little over a year. This is a band that there has been a lot of buzz around stateside for a while now, yet there has been barely any coverage of them in the UK rock media. We put Gavin Lloyd on the case to investigate whether or not this Texas six-piece are on track to becoming a global phenomenon.

Top 6…Reasons why Crown The Empire are going to be massive:

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Album: Trash Talk – No Peace

May 28th, 2014

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Trash Talk
No Peace
Odd Future Records
26 May 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your local venue without a hundred scene kids set on beating the living hell out of you, or a frontman lobbing a bin at you, Trash Talk are back. There are very few that would argue against Trash Talk being a live band first and foremost, so does this mean No Peace provides anything for us to get excited about, other than as an excuse for Trash Talk to go out on the road and play those shows?

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Live: Funeral For A Friend @ London Underworld – 30 April 2014

May 7th, 2014

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You know what, Funeral For A Friend? If you’d waited until next year, you could’ve billed this tour where you’re playing Hours – your magnificent second album – in full as a tenth anniversary celebration of said album. But you didn’t. Oh, okay, we forgive you. But only because we like you so much. Let’s see what that Gavin Lloyd thought about your show at the Camden Underworld last week.

Six things we learned watching Funeral For A Friend in London…

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Album: Miss May I – Rise of the Lion

April 29th, 2014

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Miss May I
Rise of the Lion
Rise Records
28 April

by Gavin Lloyd

Levi Benton says inspiration for the new Miss May I album came from letters fans wrote to him. After reading how their music had got their fans through tough times, he says he tried to put himself in their shoes and to write lyrics from their perspective. It’s all too easy to roll your eyes at teenagers’ Twitter bios over statements such as “OMG! (insert scene band) SAVED MY LIFE!!!1!”, but we all had a time when we were less jaded and music was that important to us.

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