Nicola Craig
Head of Live with an unwavering love for pop music, the seaside and writing about other people rather than myself.
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EP REVIEW: Max Raptor – Damage Appreciation

At Bring The Noise we’ve made it no secret that we really do applaud Midlands’s quartet Max Raptor for keeping the punk spirit alive in the British music scene. Following on from their 2013 debut full length Mother’s Ruin, they’re back with four track EP Damage Appreciation. There’s been a big change in the MR camp since the previous release: they’re now signed to Hassle Records and it’s safe to say we were very excited to see what this latest EP would bring…
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ALBUM REVIEW: 5 Seconds Of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

Second albums are notoriously hard to perfect and usually see a band disappearing into the studio for months; but in the case of 5 Seconds of Summer who’ve been continuously touring the globe, their second album came just 16 months on from their first. Now we must admit we were pretty sceptical - especially with the drama over what genre to even fit the quartet into - se went in with an open mind and here’s what we discovered about Sounds Good Feels Good.
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LIVE REVIEW: As It Is, With Confidence, Jule vera, Underworld, London, 13/05/15

Since the release of their debut album Never Happy, Ever After in April 2015, As It Is have gone from strength to strength. From slots at Warped Tour and Reading and Leeds festivals to the re-release of their debut album with additional tracks, this is a band going places and fast. We headed down to the second of two dates at Camden’s Underworld to see their sold out show with support from Jule Vera and With Confidence we were hopeful for a sweaty night of musical fun.
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LIVE REVIEW: Fort Hope, Monarks, Away Days, Barfly, London, 05/05/2015

Every once in a while, the British scene gets graced with a truly great band, Fort Hope are one of these. Following on from the release of their Manne of Lawe EP they’ve embarked on a hefty 22 date tour, including a sold-out date at London’s Barfly. We couldn’t help but have a feeling feel that tonight was going to be something pretty great.
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