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Album: Anacondas – Sub Contra Blues

October 16th, 2013

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Anacondas
Sub Contra Blues
Prosthetic Records
14 October 2013

by Raziq Rauf

It’s been a while coming, but this is the end product of the heavy riffing that Johnny Truant guitarist, Stuart Hunter was chugging out during the death throes of the Brighton metallers’ demise. It’s a three-pronged attack that post-hardcore, sludge metal and shoegaze. Anacondas is a wonderfully chaotic beast.

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Album: Doyle Airence – Monolith

September 18th, 2013

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Doyle Airence
Monolith
Lifeforce Records
14 October 2013

by Tomas Doyle

Editor’s Note: our man Tomas Doyle went and wrote this review back when Doyle Airence were known just as plain old Doyle. About a day after he handed it in, Doyle, the former Misfits guitarist, threatened to sue them unless they changed their name. Hence: Doyle Airence. Cue: a perfectly good joke ruined. Still, we made the poor bugger write it, so the least you can do is read it (and imagine that the band are still called “Doyle”.

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Album: Touché Amoré – Is Survived By

September 12th, 2013

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Touché Amoré
Is Survived By
Deathwish Inc
23 September 2013

by Alex Andrews

It’s been over two years since Touché Amoré released Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me; two years is a long time for a band that spends most of their life in the back of a van, sustaining themselves with part-time jobs and sporadically-released seven-inches. In that time, we’ve seen some of Touché Amoré’s brother and sister bands explore headier, more melodic directions (Title Fight), continue in much of the same fashion (Defeater), or gone on hiatus (Tigers Jaw).

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Album: Balance And Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing

September 11th, 2013

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Balance And Composure
The Things We Think We’re Missing
Hassle Records
09 September 2013

by Ollie Connors

When the term “stadium rock” is applied to something, it’s predominately in a pejorative sense. It’s a euphemism for blandness, palatability, fit for mass consumption. But stadium rock isn’t always M.O.R. triviality; Brand New headlined Wembley Arena in 2010, and sounded right at home in such a setting. The instant intimacy of the headliners filled the vast venue that night, and proved emotive post-hardcore could still bare its soul in such a characterless environment. With Brand New currently AWOL, a successor is required to take back “stadium rock” from synonymity with banality, and Balance And Composure may just be that band.

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Live: Envy @ London XOYO – 26 October 2011

November 2nd, 2011

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The first line of their Wikipedia entry calmly states: “Envy is a rock band from Japan.” Yes, they are. It’s absolutely correct but they’re so much more than that. Getting on for two decades as a band, the Tokyo quintet brought their expansive post-hardcore to Shoreditch for a rare appearance. As if we’d miss it.

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Interview: Rival Schools drummer, Sammy Siegler talks about Pedals in 2011 (but also United By Fate)

January 31st, 2011

With New York post-hardcore legends Rival Schools‘ long-awaited second album, Pedals, due for release in March, we thought we’d ask drummer Sammy Siegler about the decade between this album and United By Fate.

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There are a lot of people who see United By Fate as one of the seminal albums of the last decade. How do you feel about the album in 2011?
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Album: Rinoa – An Age Among Them

March 22nd, 2010

Rinoa
An Age Among Them
EyesOfSound
15 March 2010

by Andy Parker

Three years ago, I witnessed a young band starting out on the road playing the difficult act of first-on supporting Shels and Latitudes. Formed of ex-Crydebris and Symmetry members, Rinoa breezed into existence with their Envy, Russian Circles take on post-hardcore.

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