Ten years down the line from the band’s inception, Dutch psych giants Birth of Joy are back with the release of their 4th studio album Get Well. The early 60s, late 70s psychedelic influences fused with rock and roll has resulted in a 10 track LP that is a breath of fresh air in 2016.
Not too long ago we reviewed Cheap Meat’s debut EP The Parts That Show, we pretty instantly fell in love with their rocked up pop-punk sound. To celebrate their EP release they held a free release show at Camden’s The Black Heart, so we headed down for a Thursday night full of fun.
Croydon four piece Best of Enemies released their second EP Sorry State on May 5th. The four track EP runs for approximately 15 minutes and wears the influences of the quartet on its sleeve proudly.
Sad Blood are back at it again with the puns in their latest EP Legion of Gloom. Following on from their last three-song release Ultimate Worriers in August (both are nods to Professional Wrestling), this latest effort is a great continuation of the wrestling madness and misery that this band seems to love.
Max Raptor have been working super hard in the past months, releasing their Damage Appreciation EP in November it was swiftly followed by their self-titled full length. The punk quartet has gathered a solid fan base thanks to their brutally honest lyrics and fiery live shows, this release definitely didn’t let those fans down.
After hitting out a mere first EP, Glaswegian tech metallers From Sorrow to Serenity have emerged ready and on the prowl with their debut full length album, Remnant of Humanity.
American rockers From Ashes to New have recently released their first full record, Day One. At only 36 minutes, is there enough content to give listeners an idea of what the guys can offer or will we have to wait for more content further down the line?
Is there anything the Simpson brothers can't do? Free from record labels and any significant levels of expectation, Once Upon a Dead Man have produced an EP that shows they don't just work with guitars, and adds another string to their bows. As if they needed any more.
Black Peaks are one of the most interesting bands in post-hardcore and metal music today, and Statues is a whirlwind of different styles within and without heavy music. It will subvert any opinions one may have that heavy music has become stale, and reassure audiences that an interesting, intense, incredible band can still attain a degree of mainstream recognition in the digital age.
April 2015 saw As It Is release their debut album Never Happy, Ever After. The album made its way into the UK Top 40 and the band managed to creep their way into the US Top 200 at 159. Met with much acclaim, the album was praised for its lyrics, emotions and fresh punk feel. A year down the line the band have re-released Never Happy, Ever After with some extra treats for fans.