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Annabel – Having It All

From the off this is exactly the kind of record I love. It’s emo with one of those singers that can sing, but chooses not to at the heavy bits. Having It All starts off with ‘Another Day, Another Vitamin’, … Continue reading

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Timeshares – Already Dead

The concept of an album being ‘a grower’ is an odd one. You could argue that if a record doesn’t grab you on first listen, then it’s not worth sticking with. But then some of my favourite albums have been … Continue reading

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Brawlers – Romantic Errors of Our Youth

When I was sent Brawlers’ debut album to review, I didn’t think I’d ever listened to their music. That’s until I heard ‘Windowmisser’, and I realised I’ve heard them played on BBC Radio 1 multiple times. They made a good … Continue reading

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Imperial Leisure – Lifestyle Brand

Before I get started on this review, I have to make the disclaimer that I’ve never really listened to ska before. Imperial Leisure are a little out of my comfort zone, and before today if I saw their music on … Continue reading

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Don Blake – Pocket Universe

Opening with the upbeat brain hater “Can’t turn it off”, Don Blake’s debut album Pocket Universe lets us know immediately what’s up. The theme of this record is recovery and self-betterment in the face of depression and the troubles that … Continue reading

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Blis. – Starting Fires In My Parents House

Citing American Football as an influence is pretty token for anyone starting an emo band, and I’m usually a bit suspicious. However, Georgia’s Blis. don’t sound very much like American Football. There’s a lot more to them, and I’d say … Continue reading

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Darwin & The Dinosaur – A Thousand Ships

Last year I reviewed Darwin & The Dinosaur’s EP “Remus” and, whilst finding it promising, I was a bit underwhelmed. I stated then that I hoped their full-length album A Thousand Ships would change my mind. And they’ve only gone … Continue reading

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Mimas – Strong Ties

It’s been a long time coming, but Danish/Icelandic “death-indie” group Mimas have finally released their third album Strong Ties. It’s the closest thing to heavy that the band have released, and is pretty great. Mimas albums have usually contained two … Continue reading

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Somos / Sorority Noise – Split

This review may be a bit biased, as I currently love Somos. I’m fairly certain their debut album “Temple of Plenty” was my favourite album of 2014, so I was excited to see them release a couple more songs – … Continue reading

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Pears – Go to Prison

The bio I have for Pears ends with “It’s going to be rad as fuck” – so obviously I was excited to give them a listen. The New Orleans-based four-piece have only existed in their current iteration for nine months, … Continue reading

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