In 2014, Against Me! released the most important record of their career, as well as arguably one of the most important punk rock records of all time: Transgender Dysphoria Blues. 2016 sees the release of 'Shape Shift With Me; a worthy follow-up to a masterpiece, and a great addition to the band's catalogue for its solid songwriting and eclectic mix of styles.
Originally released in the US in 2014, Monster Treasure's debut album is now available on our shores. A mix of fuzzy slacker rock, shoegaze and dream pop, it offers a fun, if derivative listen.
Heavy, industrial-tinged rock doesn't sound like a particularly compelling musical direction in 2016, but it's the easiest way to describe Everything Is OK, the sophomore album from Yorkshire's Servers.
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man's debut album, Colossal Velocity, could quite possibly be over by the time you read the band's name out loud. Clocking in at a little over 21 minutes, this is a no-frills, bare bones punk outing.
On first listen, one may assume that Wild Throne are a typical hard rock band, with the relentless loudness of the guitars and drums on display throughout their debut EP, Blood Maker. However, listen just a little closer and under the layers of heaviness there are the complex song structures and unconventional time signatures of progressive rock.
Some may not even consider Hot Mass a pop punk group because of the connotations of the term now; however, they certainly embody many of the best traits of pop music and punk rock with clear passion and energy. Hot Mass also prove a band like them can be punk, pop, and still smart.
The 'David Bowie Is' exhibition is currently touring in Groningen, Netherlands and confirmed to be moving to Japan next year. In light of Bowie's death earlier this year, the film documenting the exhibition is set to be re-released in Vue cinemas across the UK for one night only.
Right from the off, it's easy to identify New York noise rock outfit Big Ups' musical evolution on Before A Million Universes. A fine example of musical evolution it develops the band's sound without abandoning its core and is an excellent album in its own right.
After a three-year hiatus and a seven year gap between albums, The Fall of Troy have returned with their new album, OK, released for free - and independently - on the band's website. We spoke to lead vocalist and guitarist Thomas Erak and drummer Andrew Forsman about the release of OK and the events surrounding its recording.
What's most surprising Irish metallic hardcore sorts BAILER is that they've only been a band for the better part of the year. This is surprising because of how talented, polished and accomplished Shaped by the Landscape, the band's debut EP, sounds.