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Album: Kids In Glass Houses – Peace

September 5th, 2013

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Kids In Glass Houses
Peace
Transmission Recordings
30 September 2013

by Tomas Doyle

The career of Kids in Glass Houses has not been one of linear and constant success. While their debut full length, Smart Casual, brought them near to the forefront of a class led by You Me At Six, an ill-fated collaboration with Roadrunner Records produced two albums which failed to catapult them into the big leagues and saw them dressing like pillocks. Despite 2011’s Gold Blood being a more “grown up” affair (lyrical narrative about a dystopian future, if you please) there was a real sense that the Welsh lads are at their best when they’re knocking out fun-time, ear worm choruses. Fortunately, they seem to have decided the same and the evidence is all over Peace.

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Live: Paramore @ London Highbury Garage – 05 April 2013

April 8th, 2013

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If we had to describe Tom Doyle, we probably would come up with a better description of him than “the fastest phone user in the world”. But he was quick enough to snag a ticket for Paramore’s super-exclusive sold-out-in-seconds micro-show at the Highbury Garage, where the band (who let’s be honest, normally play to thousands) showcased their 2013 material – and some old classics – to a crowd of less than 600 people.

Six Things we learned when we saw Paramore play the Highbury Garage:

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Australian psychiatrists study heavy metal fans

August 5th, 2008

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Do you like heavy metal? You’re probably on the verge of trying a drug-induced suicide after drink-driving and having unprotected sex, you depressed delinquent!

That appears to be the message from Australasian Psychiatrists, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

An Australian study has “shown significant associations between heavy metal music and suicide ideation, depression, delinquency and drug-taking”.

An American study showed heavy metal fans “had a higher preoccupation with suicide and higher levels of depression than their peers”.

This has prompted a call for doctors to include musical tastes in their diagnoses.

However, the doctors didn’t single out metallers. French rap fans will be thieves but hip hop fans are ok. Pop music fans are sexually ambiguous and jazz fans are total social misfits. Ouch.

One man, Michael Bowden, head of medical programs at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry reckons that you just need to treat teenagers with some respect and listen to them.

What do you think?

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Album: Torche – Meanderthal

May 29th, 2008

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Torche
Meanderthal
Hydra Head Records
08 April 2008

by Ryan Williams

Torche have reached that level of critical acclaim now where they have been labeled to high heaven. The Floridian quartet have been labeled as everything from ‘stoner pop’ to ‘thunder rock’ to ‘doom pop’, according to Wikipedia. The truth of the matter is that they are all perfectly reasonable descriptors. [Read more →]

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