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EP: Departures / Moose Blood – Split EP

October 25th, 2013

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Departures / Moose Blood
Split EP
Fist in the Air / No Sleep Records
11 November 2013

by Alex Andrews

You can’t blame for Departures for their sincerity; hardcore has always taken itself far too seriously and the Glaswegians’ particular brand has been inherited from a time when the genre was becoming increasingly self-aware and beginning to develop poetic pretensions. While this kind of music can feel desperate, primal and life-affirming, Departures fall into the trap of sounding meticulously-studied and a little too slick.

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Album: Ivy League TX – Transparency

August 13th, 2013

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Ivy League TX
Transparency
Fist in the Air Records/6131 Records
05 August 2013

by Tomas Doyle

Apparently everyone has been touting (and indeed condemning) Ivy League TX as “Title Fight 2.0”. That’s cool, everyone’s got to pigeonhole new bands, right? I mean, it’s important to do that so we can make sense of the musical landscape. Put everything in a neat little box and then dismiss it if something else was already in that box (or what you perceive to be that box). That’s exactly how it should be. Right? RIGHT?!
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