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ALBUM REVIEW: Bowling For Soup – Pop Drunk Snot Bread

In a revival of the pop-punk scene, with the rise of Travis Barker's entourage of renaissance emos, it would be criminal for punk-rock royalty, Bowling For Soup, not to inject their comical twist on the affair. So, in keeping with true BFS fashion, the quartet lace their eleventh record, 'Pop Drunk Snot Bread', with ‘too old for this’ quips, ‘why so serious’ jibes and ‘we’re motherf*cking Bowling For Soup’ attitude. Now, screw ‘hot girl summer’ who’s ready for pop punk summer?!
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EP REVIEW: Crown Magnetar – Alone in Death

When it comes to good music sometimes it really does come down to quality over quantity, and that is exactly what we get with the new extended play from Crown Magnetar. 'Alone In Death' follows on perfectly from the band’s 2021 debut full-length 'The Codex of Flesh', with another six examples of crushingly heavy, impossibly technical death metal.
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EP REVIEW: Kublai Khan TX – Lowest Form of Animal

Kublai Khan TX have always expressed the rawest aspects of human emotion in their lyrics and used to talk of the harsher side of the human experience. On ‘Lowest Form of Animal’, this formula of empathy through collected anger reaches a new peak of emotional resonance.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Set It Off – Elsewhere

Set It Off are back with another record, 'Elsewhere', an album that promises to take listeners on a ride through an unseen side of the band. Will their new formula create the perfect pop potion or will it be pop poison?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Placebo – Never Let Me Go

After nine long years, one of the most unique bands this country has ever produced are back on the scene. Their emotive brand of rock music has captured the hearts of many, and nearly 30 years later, have Placebo still got it?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Machine Gun Kelly – Mainstream Sellout

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny the fact that Machine Gun Kelly has become an artist of considerable success and popularity, not in the least bit thanks to his 2020 landmark release, 'Tickets to My Downfall'. In the almost two years since that album came out, MGK’s become even more notorious than he already was, and he’s also gone and recorded a follow-up to the genre-bending record. Enter: 'mainstream sellout'.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Sea Girls – Hometown

'Homesick' sees Sea Girls returning with something just as special as their first full-length. The band's storytelling has gained a few years of maturity over their debut, without letting go of the light-hearted euphoria of life, and equally their sound incorporates some of the biggest and most memorable hooks in their back catalogue.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Fatherson – Normal Fears

Over three years since their last full-length release, indie-rock trio Fatherson have made a return and are set to steal the hearts of the Scottish music scene with their upcoming album 'Normal Fears'. Though curiosity grows high, as the new record faced some delays due to vinyl production issues, we can assure it is worth the wait.
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ALBUM REVIEW: a-tota-so – Lights Out

Enlisting the help of some of the brightest vocalists of the UK’s underground alternative scene, math-rock trio a-tota-so have traded their instrumental passages for a vibrant and ever-changing spectrum of different voices, perspectives and emotions on their second album 'Lights Out'.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Vein.fm – This World Is Going To Ruin You

Vein.fm return from lockdown more vigorous, bloodthirsty and abstract on ‘This World Is Going To Ruin You’. A product of anger, anxiety, despair and the confidence to take these feelings and channel them into pure energy, the band have unleashed lightning from the bottle to strike us all down. 
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