Tag Archives: emo

Prawn – Kingfisher

I first got into Prawn in the same way many of us start listening to certain bands – to impress a girl. However, as soon as I gave their first EP False Institutions a listen, I knew I’d like them. … Continue reading

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Living Room – Moonchaser

Brooklyn-based band Living Room are back with their second album Moonchaser. In the promo material for the album, one thing stood out to me the most: the comparison to an impressionist painting. I thought this was a very bold claim, … Continue reading

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Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again

To say I was excited for Joyce Manor’s latest offering would probably be an understatement. I’ve been a big fan of them for the past couple of years, since ‘Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired’ was released on … Continue reading

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Annabel / Dowsing – Split EP

It’s too easy to call bands emo again these days, and I’m just enough of a grumpy old to point this out. We couldn’t agree on emo then, the genre twisted around on itself at least three times before all … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Monsoon – December [video]

Birmingham-based emo/punk four-piece Guerrilla Monsoon have uploaded a new video for a song which features on their upcoming split with New York’s Gameday Regulars. The record is being released on August 4th by Paper + Plastick in the US and … Continue reading

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Two Houses – Disappointer

Do you remember a little while back, I reviewed an EP by a Chicago punk band called Tens? You don’t? Well first of all, you need to read that review and then listen to that EP, just so you’re up … Continue reading

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American Football – Never Meant [video]

Seminal 90s emo band American Football have released a video for the song ‘Never Meant’, 15 years after the song appeared on the band’s only album. The group are playing some reunion gigs in September and October this year. Check … Continue reading

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Dikembe/The Jazz June – Split EP

Dikembe’s ‘Healer of the Pride’ starts this split, and immediately I know I’ll like this. It’s the first I’ve heard of them, and it won’t be the last time I listen. They effortlessly combine punk and emo, gang vocals and … Continue reading

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Runaway Brother – Summer/Autumn

As a prelude to their debut full-length album, Runaway Brother has released the very short EP Summer/Autumn. First up in the title track ‘Summer/Autumn’. Almost immediately the song is reminiscent of Tubelord, but unfortunately a weaker version. It’s catchy however, … Continue reading

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Harker – Hours

Brighton four-piece Harker have come out with a really strong, well-produced and thought out four-track EP in ‘Hours’. The dynamics build and break powerful storytelling, with shouts to 90s post punk/emo such as Texas Is The Reason. Big sing-along choruses … Continue reading

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