ALBUM REVIEW: AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

Old kids on the emo block AFI are back with a brand new self-titled album. 4 years after last studio album Burials, AFI (The Blood Album), is finally here! Recently announced as support for legends, Deftones, and securing their spot at this summer’s Download Festival, it’s just in time.

ALBUM REVIEW: Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me

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.

ALBUM REVIEW: Hot Mass – Nervous Tensions

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.

ALBUM REVIEW: Masts – Adversaries

Following the Palindromes EP in 2013, post-hardcore outfit Masts return to release their debut album Adversaries. The Cardiff based four piece return with a slicker mix of their melodic pop-punk and hardcore instrumentation.


We caught up with Real Friends in the calm before the storm ahead of their Slam Dunk Festival appearance and European tour. With their recently released album 'The Home Inside My Head' paired with a launch gig at the Hippodrome, we talked midnight walks, shitting in your pants and what to expect from their new material…

EP REVIEW: Cheap Meat – The Parts That Show

Hassle Records signing Cheap Meat have their own unique take on pop-punk, with big bold lyrics and singalong choruses. We checked out their debut EP 'The Parts That Show' and it's safe to say that we were more than impressed!

EP REVIEW: Across All Oceans – Homegrown

Homegrown is the latest EP from Middleborough five-piece Across All Oceans; with just 12 minutes of content, is there enough for a casual listener to go on or is the lack of content going to cost the guys fans? We’ve had a listen and from what we’ve heard their future looks quite promising,


It could be said that Eastbourne is known mostly for being a home to a hive of retired oldies. It’s certainly not known for its music scene. Nevertheless, South Coast boys ROAM are here to disprove the stereotype and put Eastbourne on the musical map with their debut Backbone.
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