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Photos: The Answer @ Brighton Conchorde 2 – 25 March 2015

March 26th, 2015

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The Answer are one of those bands we’re just glad exists. Sure, sure, they aren’t exactly breaking any molds with their respectfully-retro brand of heavy rock, but they most definitely do it was a damn sight more panache than 99% of the naff revivalist bands we’ve sat through over the last seven years. They’re currently out on the road to tour their latest album, Raise A Little Hell, and they’ve brought The Picturebooks and Bad Touch along with them.

Naturally, our man in Brighton, Mike Burnell was down for the whole shebang to get lots of photos of the whole lot of them when they turned up to play a show in his town earlier this week. Check the whole damn gallery out after the jump.

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Album: The Menzingers – Rented World

April 24th, 2014

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The Menzingers
Rented World
Epitaph Records
22 April 2014

by Alex Andrews

It might seem unfair, but a new album is always going to be judged by the one that preceded it. So, let’s get this out of the way as quickly as possible; Rented World is not as good as On The Impossible Past. In fact, it doesn’t really come close. If you’re looking for another record charged with the kind of electricity that hums between the sweat-covered walls and low ceilings of beery basement venues or more songs that chronicle the mundanity and nostalgia of small town adolescence, you need to accept the fact that The Menzingers have moved on.

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Album: Bigelf – Into the Maelstrom

April 4th, 2014

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Into the Maelstrom
InsideOut Music
03 March 2014

by Karma Bertelsen

Get ready for an astronomic intergalactic rock saga set in outer space fused with elements of 80s blues and prog-rock: after a long wait of almost six years, Into the Maelstrom is the belated fourth studio album by the ever-changing Bigelf project of eccentric frontman Damon Fox.

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Album: The Vintage Caravan – Voyage

January 17th, 2014

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Voyage
Nuclear Blast
13 January 2014

by Karma Bertelsen

What do Bjork, Sólstafir and a cloud of ash all have in common? They’ve all been churned out by Iceland, a country known as much for its arduous to pronounce names and its air-traffic stopping volcanos as its music. A new name to add to that list are psychoactive hard rock trio The Vintage Caravan who have just crawled out of their teens and are paradoxically procreating 70s retro blues-rock. [Read more →]

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2013

December 12th, 2013

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Like any artform, music is not a competition. There is only good and bad music and that categorisation in itself is all down to subjective taste. However, in a bid for scientific rigour; some quantitative analysis to fortify the qualitative spiels, we’ve asked all the Thrash Hits contributors to list their favourite albums of 2013. Yeah, it’s here to boost our egos by claiming what we say is best and it’ll surely get some good clicks and you may (rightly) point out that it’s just another list but, at the very least, you might see an album that you’ve never heard of and think about buying it. That would be cool.

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Album: The Swellers – The Light Under Closed Doors

November 20th, 2013

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The Light Under Closed Doors
No Sleep Records
29 October 2013

by Gavin Lloyd

I’ve recently been reading The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. It’s a great book about how psychologists test people to see if they’re, well, psychopaths. While it’s a great tool for finding psychopaths in your day-to-day life (I found three in my local Pret the other day), it also inspired me to want to create my own test to engage with peoples’ personalities and gauge their taste in punk music.

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Sunday Slaylist: The COROT-3b Prize (last chance to vote!)

October 27th, 2013

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HEY YOU: the Mercury Prize is announcing it’s 2013 winner on Wednesday 30 October 2013. That mean we’re announcing the winner of our COROT-3b Prize too. Don’t know what the COROT-3b Prize is? Well, go click on that link. Everyone up to speed? Good. You’ve got mere hours left to cast your vote, so we figured we’d use this week’s Sunday Slaylist to not only remind you of who’s up for the prize, and to prompt any Johnny-come-lately types to CAST THEIR VOTES NOW.

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Interview: Jamie Lenman on Reuben’s split and his return to music

October 25th, 2013

We have a healthy cluster of Reuben super-fans in our ranks at Thrash Hits so when the opportunity arose to interview Jamie Lenman on the advent of his solo return to performing live there was an almighty clamour. Gavin Lloyd grabbed the chance, however, and had a frank and lengthy discussion with one of the finest British songwriters of this generation.

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Let me start off by saying Reuben are my favourite band of all time. I love everything they’ve ever done, including all the songs on their b-sides and rarities compilation We Should Have Gone To University.

A few weeks back I was having a crappy Monday morning when out of nowhere I received an email saying front man, Jamie Lenman was set to release his debut solo album. My mood completely flipped and I struggled to contain my excitement as the man who played a big part in shaping my musical taste was releasing new material.

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Sunday Slaylist: The COROT-3b Prize (vote now!)

September 15th, 2013

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Yes, yes, yes, the Mercury Prize doesn’t have any metal in it. Yes, yes, yes, it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Yes, yes, yes, that hasn’t stopped us resurrecting the COROT-3b Prize to celebrate a dozen great British metal albums from the last 12 months. Go click that link if you need an explanation why we called that. Everyone else: go click the “Read More” link and go listen to our Sunday Spotify Slaylist of this year’s COROT-3b nominees.

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Album: Kids In Glass Houses – Peace

September 5th, 2013

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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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