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Album: Wet Nuns – Wet Nuns

October 11th, 2013

Wet Nuns combo live at Liverpool Sound City c/o Matt Thomas Thrash Hits

Wet Nuns
Wet Nuns
Throng Of Nobs
07 October 2013

by David Keevill

So, Wet Nuns have announced that they’re splitting up. As they gleefully posted on their Facebook page, “our four year long joke isn’t very funny anymore. We’re sick of the sight of each other and the band is imminently to cease to exist.” Fair enough. For a band who’ve spent nearly half of a decade arsing around, this hardly seems like an incongruous end. Rest in peace, Wet Nuns. Remain in obscuria.

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Album: Cathedral – The Last Spire

May 6th, 2013

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Cathedral
The Last Spire
Rise Above Records
29 April 2013

by Rob McAuslan

Lee Dorrian’s Cathedral are a British metal institution, or at least they were; The Last Spire sees the end of one of our all-time great bands. This is it folks, there are no gigs to support this record whatsoever. There was a lot of talk at the band’s final live shows about what this album would sound like, and even whether the band would release it at all. Those of you hoping for a return to the sequinned flares and mirrorballs of the ‘Midnight Mountain’-era, and there were definitely some of you, will feel a little let-down by this.

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Sunday Slaylist: Gone but not forgotten (2012 edition)

December 9th, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten 2012 Thrash Hits

With the year beginning to draw to a close, and with only a bare handful os Sundays left for 2012 Slaylists, this week we’re turning out attention to those we’ve lost in 2012. We’re talking about the bands that have either broken up or gone on hiatus, as well as the more serious subject of musicians who sadly died at some point over the last 12 months.

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Live & Photos: Hundred Reasons, Hell Is For Heroes + Cable @ Manchester Academy – 23 November 2012

December 5th, 2012

That promo photo above is the only shot of Hundred Reasons in this review of their celebratory tour with Hell Is For Heroes and Cable as they wouldn’t let us publish any of them playing live. Nevertheless, Ruth Booth pulled on her old Criminal Damage flares and reviewed 2012’s biggest British alt-rock anniversary get-together.

Six things we learned when Hundred Reasons, Hell Is For Heroes and Cable came to Manchester:

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Album: Basement – Colourmeinkindness

October 16th, 2012

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Basement
Colourmeinkindness
Run For Cover Records
23 October 2012

by Alex Andrews

It sounds like a cliché, but bands like Basement don’t come around too often. In their short life span, the five kids from Ipswich toured three continents, recorded two albums and managed to sell out  their last ever show – happening at the Camden Underworld next month – in less than 10 minutes. Beyond the hype, though, was a band capable of charming even the most jaded with their heavy-hearted take on melodic hardcore that channelled all the bookish innocence of a distant emo scene.

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Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Kerouac….

July 1st, 2012

Kerouac 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

Next Saturday, one of our favourite British bands of the last few years, Kerouac, will be playing their final live show. When they announced their decision to split back in April, we went and drew a big red circle around 07 July on our calendars, as there’s no way in Hell that we’re going to not be there, screaming till our lungs hurt, and giving the band the send off they so richly deserve. But until then, we figured the best use of this week’s Sunday Slaylist was to showcase just why we rate this band so highly.

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So Kerouac have announced they’re splitting up. Which sucks.

April 7th, 2012

Kerouac 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

On Thursday, just when we were gearing up for a four day weekend of sitting in the park and drinking cider, Kerouac decided to announce that they were splitting up. While this news is terrible, we’re kinda glad we didn’t hear it 48 hours ago, as the feelings of sadness and disappointment this news has brought about in us would surely have soured the whole of our Easter holiday, rather than just half of it.

Thankfully, however, the band have given us a sole ray of sunshine to get us out of this black mood, by confirming one final London show before they finally call it quits.

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