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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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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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Interview: The Answer – “We want to cross over a little bit… without selling out!”

March 7th, 2009

We caught up with The Answer guitarist, Paul Mahon to talk about the Northern Irish quartet’s cracking second album, Everyday Demons, touring with the mighty AC/DC and trying to avoid Japanese meat.

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What was it like touring with AC/DC in America?

“My brother played me ‘A Whole Lot Of Rosie’ and I totally got it and then I wanted to play guitar. I’d never seen them live until the first night in Pennsylvania so it was a dream come true.”

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Album: The Answer – Everyday Demons

March 2nd, 2009

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The Answer
Everyday Demons
Albert Records
02 March 2009

by Vincent Danger

It’s easy to spit vitriol at bands like The Answer. These highly polished tribute bands that cash in on the aped sounds of classic artists from a long gone era are a scourge on the musical landscape.

All we want is new, innovative music that provokes thoughts we never knew were possible. Right? Perhaps, but what we want even more than that is music that is performed so eloquently and powerfully that all we want to do is rock the hell out. This is where The Answer fit in.

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