Reviewed – Casa Loma – This is Coping

Rating - 4/5 It’s fairly common for band members to have side-projects, giving them an alternative creative outlet and a chance to showcase their versatility and talents that may otherwise not be appreciated. While Man Overboard bassist and vocalist Nik Bruzzese doesn’t appear to be doing anything out of the ordinary with his indie/emo project,... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Red Negative – Sweet Summer Girl

Rating - 3.5/5 Midlands five-piece, Red Negative release their single ‘Sweet Summer Girl’; an upbeat pop-rock effort that is at best extremely catchy and at worst derivative; but hey what pop-rock isn’t somewhat derivative at this point? The single arrives in advance of a longer, an unreleased project titled 'Two Metres Apart’; presumably a commentary... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Released: 3rd April 2020 Rating: 3/5 Wake Up, Sunshine is album number eight from Baltimore feel-good pop-punkers All Time Low. Their second release on Fueled By Ramen, it sees a return to familiar territory after previous effort, Last Young Renegade. While their Fueled By Ramen debut received praise from mainstream music critics, it polarised fans... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Palps – Letters to You (That I’ll Never Send)

Rating - 4/5 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/palps_uk/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/palpsuk YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLzMKG4NFos&list=OLAK5uy_lWThDW7tHquGevZgpi_HNXVutcRvmIfAg Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/7248Z2Sr9sUdjATivW4qPS Essex four-piece, Palps, drop their debut EP Letters to You (That I’ll Never Send); a post-hardcore influenced affair with some pop-punk elements thrown in to garner wider interest from the scene at large. The result is a familiar exploration of... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Alakline Trio – EP

Rating - 4/5 Their tour may be canceled in the wake of Coronavirus, but Alkaline Trio keeps the candle burning with a surprise three-track EP, creatively titled… “E.P” bringing a whole new meaning to the tradition of self-titled, well, EP's. 'Minds like Minefields' is a straight punk jam with high energy playing and a dreamy,... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Raging Clue – Wildchild

Rating - 4/5 Release Date - 13/3/20 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ragingclueuk/ Download or stream the track - https://fanlink.to/ragercrew?fbclid=IwAR2sfivHNHYE1wAIlg2EUXjwtPVS3i4mhc1Y_C5pgtR6tN9--tsG8xbqIHU In these dark, testing times, a dose of nostalgic pop punk is just what is needed. Nottingham trio Raging Clue are here to make self-isolation that little bit more enjoyable. Their debut single, Wildchild, is a glorious three-minute... Continue Reading →

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