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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.

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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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Album: Issues – Issues

February 13th, 2014

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Issues
Rise Records
10 February 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

The once strong battle lines between pop and metal aren’t what they used to be. People are far less militant with their tastes in music. Rock club nights are as likely to play Skrillex as Limp Bizkit. It’s the reason why so many sub-par metalcore bands have turned their hand to bad dubstep. It’s no surprise that in certain quarters metal-meets-pop/R’n’B upstarts, Issues, are considered one of the buzziest new bands in the world right now.

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Interview: Issues talk nu metal, Conor Maynard and twerking

September 18th, 2013

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Last week saw R&B/metal crossover merchants Issues play their first London show at the Islington Academy, as part of a co-headline jaunt around they UK with Crown The Empire. Gavin Lloyd caught up with the band’s two front men Tyler Carter (he’s the one that sings the nice bits) and Michael Bohn (he’s the shouty one) to discuss their unique sound, their taste in music, their fans and twerking, obviously.

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Album: Sharks – Selfhood

April 30th, 2013

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Sharks
Selfhood
Rise Records
29 April 2013

by Alex Andrews

Something that doesn’t add up about Sharks is how publications like this very website – usually concerned with the heavier end of the musical spectrum – have come to write about them. Support slots with Gallows, Fucked Up and erm, Lostprophets have seen the band cast by certain sections of the media as the fresh-faced saviours of punk’s true spirit, while they’ve gone on peddling something closer to the radio-ready mod revival spearheaded by bands like the Ordinary Boys (remember them?) at the turn of the millennium.

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Album: Sharks – No Gods

March 27th, 2012

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Sharks
No Gods
Rise Records
19 March 2012

by Tomas Doyle

Ah ha! Here it is then, “The Shape Of Punk To Come”. These four young lads from sunny Royal Leamington Spa known collectively as Sharks are being touted in some quarters as the bright young things of UK punk rock, but can their first full-length, No Gods, really ever hope live up to the weight of expectation that crowds their youthful shoulders?

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Album: Attack Attack! – This Means War

January 17th, 2012

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Attack Attack!
This Means War
Rise Records
16 January 2012

by Tomas Doyle

Lets face it, you’ve all probably made up your mind about Attack Attack! already – no, we’re not talking about the Welsh one, we’re talking about the crabcore one. Apparently the difference is the number of exclamation marks in their respective names(!). But there have been line-up changes at castle AA! since the much maligned ‘Stick Stickly’ video hit the world wide web so its at least feasible that the Ohio metalcore hate magnets could have turned it around, right?

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