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Larkhill – S/T

I pressed play on Larkhill‘s self-titled EP at 7am on a winter’s morning – still collecting myself and my thoughts as the whirling sound of guitars kicked in, taking me straight back to emo/punk bands from the past. The scene … Continue reading

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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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Temple – Kill/Let Die

Sometimes you hear an album that lifts you up in your musical horizons to a place you’d never before considered. Sometimes you hear a band that makes the whole thing we do on our weekends and holidays, where we travel … 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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Oui Legionnaires – It’s Not What You Need, It’s What You’ve Got (so shut it.)

When a link to this latest EP arrived in my inbox I was really excited to see it was from Oui Legionnaires, a punky, emo-y “yelp-core” three-piece from the South West of England, a.k.a. my neck of the woods. It’s … 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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Focus on: Germany, with No Weather Talks

Germany has a thriving DIY music scene, with squats, youth centre spaces and bars/clubs across the country putting on excellent gigs featuring bands from all over the world and, of course, with a strong backbone of local talent. One of … Continue reading

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