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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – PATRÓN

PATRÓN, the desert groove rock project fronted by Loading Data frontman Lo (aka PATRÓN), made their mark last month with the release of their self-titled debut album. In the run up to the release PATRÓN revealed a series of live sessions, the last ever to be recorded at Alain Johannes' legendary studio 11AD in Los Angeles where the band's album was produced. Featuring Nick Oliveri on bass, Joey Castillo on drums, Aurélien Barbolosi on guitar, Lo Patrón on vocals and electronics, and also Alain Johannes on guitar, we caught up with the frontman himself to find out more about the second single from the album, 'Who Do You Dance For?'.
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Decay

Liverpool post-hardcore quintet Decay are back with their emotion-fuelled debut album 'Staring At The Sun', the follow-up to their 2019 EP 'Modern Conversation'. The full-length explores everyday life, including feelings of love, loss and grief, brought together with imagery that fascinates vocalist Daniel Reposar: deep water and flowers. We caught up with the Decay frontman to find out more about the band, including their formation, influences, ambitions and plans for 2020.
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MUSIC FEATURE: Figures’ Top Festival Picks

The summer of 2020 is going to be very different for music fans across the globe, swapping fields and live music for lockdown and live streams. Festivals are a distant memory, but we're doing our best to remain positive by reminding ourselves of the unforgettable times we've had over the years. With that in mind, we caught up with Australian alt-metal five-piece Figures to find out their top festival picks...
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Black Orchid Empire

Rock trio Black Orchid Empire have really honed their craft on their upcoming full-length 'Semaphore'. Juxtaposing hard-hitting riffs with stunning melodies, the sci-fi concept album features thirteen songs each with a different narrative theme. One of the band's recent singles, 'Natural Selection', was released alongside a video, telling the story of an alien sent down to a failing earth in an attempt to solve their problems. Keen to find out more, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Paul Visser to discuss the song and video themes, the writing process and why 'Natural Selection' is a standout track on their new release. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Pabst

Forging elements of grunge, garage-rock, punk and power-pop, Berlin trio Pabst are back with their sophomore album 'DEUCE EX MACHINA'. We caught up with the band ahead of the release to find out more about their formation, influences and what they aim to achieve. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Deepshade

Deepshade are turning heads with their new album 'Soul Divider', a blend of grungy, alternative psych rock with influences ranging from Nirvana and Soundgarden to Porcupine Tree. The band's latest single, 'City Burns', is a "retaliation against the rise of terrorism, fascists, inequalities, climate change and the ongoing struggles the world faces," bassist Tommy Doherty explained when we caught up recently. Read on to find out more about the single and the band's accompanying lockdown video. 
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NEW NOISE: The Wise Man’s Fear

Hailing from Indiana, USA, fantasycore trailblazers The Wise Man's Fear have caught our attention with their unique exploration of immersive fantasy and genre-bending sounds. With their latest release, 'Valley of Kings', completing their album trilogy, this band have perfectly honed their craft - here's why we think they're ones to watch!
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Asian Death Crustacean

Experimental metal quartet Asian Death Crustacean release their crushing debut album 'Baikal' next month. Named after the world's oldest and deepest lake, which is located in Siberia, 'Baikal' takes a vast array of influences, from extreme progressive metal to electronic/ambient to jazz, and melds them to create a truly enthralling and unpredictable sound. We caught up with the band ahead of the release to discuss their formation, influences, first musical memories and more. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – CLT DRP

Drawing influence from a wide range of artists, from The Prodigy and Peaches through to Meshuggah, Brighton's CLT DRP are making waves with their anthemic feminist electro-punk. Their single 'Where The Boys Are' is a nod to some of vocalist Annie Dorrett's female inspirations, and an excellent taste of what to expect from the band's debut album Without The Eyes. We caught up with Annie to discuss 'Where The Boys Are', including behind the scenes stories, themes and more. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Wallflower

Wallflower release their debut album 'Teach Yourself To Swim' later this week, delving deeper than before to create a very personal record that remains true to who they are - something of great importance to the alt-rock quintet. We caught up with vocalist Vini Moreira-Yeoell ahead of the release to discuss the band's aims and influences, growing up in a musical family and more. 
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