Come on, do we really need to do go over that “the post-hardcore genre is overly saturated and all the bands tend to sound the same” rant again? It’s a theory that infests the minds of the majority of critics, but Boston fivesome Ice Nice Kills are ready to shoot down the skeptics with their EP, The Predator.
While no one can deny that when the news of a Rise Records newbie emerges, you can’t help but be a bit skeptical of how original they’re going to sound, the signing of Rescuer is definitely a move that’s slightly out of the label’s comfort zone.
If you didn’t think the line up for this year’s Download Festival couldn’t get any better, then today’s massive announcement proves that you’re certainly mistaken!
With a killer reputation as arguably the godfathers of their genre behind them, it’s understandable for us to have high expectations for We Came As Romans’ new single, Let These Words Last Forever.
It’s certainly safe to say that Twin Atlantic’s pubs-and-clubs days are miles behind them. Armed with two knockout albums chock-full of sing-a-longs, Scotland’s finest take on the monster crowd gathered at the Shepherds Bush Empire for the final leg of their biggest UK headline tour to date.
Ah, it’s finally that time of year again – summer hearlds the return of the Vans Warped Tour, which has become as much of an American symbol as Major League Baseball, apple pie and toddler beauty pageants (except sweatier and with more mosh pits).
After a sell-out European headline tour and the (heart-breaking) departure of bassist and clean vocalist, Shayley Bourget, there’s no denying it’s been a very hectic couple of months for Of Mice & Men. With a re-release of their 2011 album, “The Flood”, plus a main stage slot on Warped Tour on the horizon, the Californian quartet are showing no signs of slowing down just yet.
There’s nothing we love more than mud up to our knees, live music and the return of our favourite floral wellies. So with festival season rapidly approaching we Brits are spoiled for choice. But one festival in particular that’s definitely made a name for itself in recent years is Greenman.
Whether you’re a die-hard Sleeping With Sirens stalker or not, you’ve probably heard their acoustic covers on Youtube, so it was only a matter of time before the Florida five gave in to the constant nagging from fans and threw us the acoustic EP we’d been craving.
2012 brings the heartbreakingly underrated Rise Records debut from Long Island’s finest newcomers, Daytrader. Now with Mike Sapone (the brains behind the likes of Brand New and Taking Back Sunday) firmly on their side, things are looking good for Daytrader.