Ghouls' Run crosses boundaries, and offers everything the five piece have.The album starts with a gritty jam that spills the truth of everyday life; exploring topics of mental health and its consequences in Seasonal Affective. Perhaps the catchiest hook in pop-punk so far, "Maybe you'll get better, improve with the weather..." captures the often naive… Continue reading Ghouls – Run.
Another level of my soul has been opened, and I will not let this masterpiece go under the radar. Opening like a blockbuster superhero movie, Flatbush ZOMBiES - Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott - are introduced to the world. Their mission? To deliver real rap music. The first song off of their highly underrated, and… Continue reading Flatbush ZOMBiES – 3001: A Laced Odyssey.
The Deaf Institute is essentially a matchbox decorated in your grandma's wallpaper with industrial fixtures running throughout - and the odd red curtain hanging here or there. The venue attempts to earn street-cred by dangling a giant disco ball from its shaky infrastructure; mounting a bunch of speakers to a wall, as well as optimising… Continue reading Knuckle Puck & Wallflower @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester – 11/06/2017.
In a Big Brother fashion, Katy Perry live-streamed 96 hours of her life from the 9th of June to the 12th to promote her new album. Perry states that this was done in order to showcase to the world that she is human, just like us. In a touching segment of the stream, Perry takes… Continue reading Album Review: Katy Perry – Witness.
It's been 10 days since Slam Dunk Festival hit the north and the buzz is just wearing off. So, now's a perfect time to reminisce on what went down. Neck Deep took on the challenge of closing the Monster Energy Stage, and started off with a nostalgic throwback that had the crowd singing in unity… Continue reading Slam Dunk Festival 2017 – Neck Deep.
Frank Iero is keeping the spirit of My Chemical Romance alive. Alongside this, he offers something new that translates perfectly to a live atmosphere. Songs of sorrow tinged with a moody optimism produce a place for connections to blossom. And the whirlpool of crowdsurfing fans, arm-flingers, and lyric bellowing supporters reflect this. There's nothing flashy… Continue reading Slam Dunk Festival 2017 – Frank Iero and The Patience.
Ben Marwood takes to the floor wearing an AJJ shirt , "It is an honour and a pleasure to close this stage." Marwood is selfless, humble, and polite. And he’s out to make sure that everybody is having a good time. Sticking to his roots has earned Marwood a close and loving community of fans,… Continue reading Ben Marwood @ OneFest & Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings – 15/05/17.
Stemming from the work of Oxygen Thief, Non Canon is a side-project with a different outlook to its origin. Barry Dolan – the man behind both OT and NC - presents honesty and unbeatable originality. Non Canon showcases lyrics spoken over simple acoustic tunes which creates beautiful, heart-wrenching, and thought-provoking music. throughout the self-titled album. The… Continue reading Non Canon @ OneFest and Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings – 15/05/17.
Beans on Toast is going to save the world... Maybe. "Fucking aye" exclaims Beans on Toast (AKA Jay McAllister) as he reminisces about the Sensible Sundays that were once held in his own pub, Nambucca ...before it burnt down. However, Beans on Toast still carries on its legacy as partway through his set, he performs… Continue reading Beans on Toast @ OneFest and Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings – 14/05/17.
Sleep is for the Week was the first album released after the demise of Frank Turner's band, Million Dead. It was recorded in the home of Tarrant Anderson whom is now the bass player in Turner's band, The Sleeping Souls. To Frank, it’s “an experiment.” In an interview with Team Rock, Turner reveals the album was… Continue reading Sleep is for the Week: What it Means to Frank Turner, the Fans, and Lost Evenings.