1. REVIEW: The Wytches @ The Joiners

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    Audio Addict

    The Wytches undoubtedly performed one of the hairiest, most denim gig since Motorhead at Download festival.

    A wave of sweaty, scraggy hair took over what was a considerably calm crowd as soon as bassist Daniel Rumsey shattered the impatient atmosphere with his first chord. The mixture of indie teens and middle aged head-bangers quickly separated, leaving the front of the room with space for the…

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  2. REVIEW: Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio

    Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio

    Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio

    Somehow Mark Lanegan slips under the radar of many. He’s had lengthy solo career and involvement in several important rock bands including Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees, but also his rough-as-sandpaper baritone vocals are unlike anything. The formula needs a slight shake up to nudge him into wider recognition.

    Phantom Radio does this by taking on the heavy experimentation of…

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  3. REVIEW: Minister - The Basement (EP)

    Minister - The Basement EP

    Minister - The Basement EP

    Unsigned, small bands are growing amongst the UK as more and more are forming, releasing small EP tracks which seem to be of higher standards than major albums. These days the UK music scene seems to be thriving, as bands from every city are producing such graded sounding EP’s, proving that the UK still has it.

    Originally starting out in 2012, under the name of Ivy League Murder Scene, the…

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  4. REVIEW: Climates - Body Clocks

    Climates - Body Clocks

    Climates - Body Clocks

    Hitting the nail on the donkey for the first time is always a challenge, for most bands their first album is something they’d like to hide at the bottom of their record collection. But not for Lincoln’s finest metalcore band; Climates. They have only be around for a couple of years, but they’re already known for their progressive metal sound. The five youngers have accomplished touring with…

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  5. REVIEW: Kindness - Otherness

    Kindness - Otherness

    Kindness - Otherness

    The yearning gaze that Adam Bainbridge – better known as Kindness – wears on the cover of his second record Otherness and its scrawled titles suggest pure 80s-over-the-top-cheese-pop-balladry. While he does indeed take a clear heavy influence taken from the decade, to call Kindness merely a shameless 80s pastiche just wouldn’t be cricket.

    Otherness doesn’t particularly break any new ground for…

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  6. Hey, Listen! (17th October 2014)

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    foo_fighters Foo Fighters – ‘Something From Nothing’

    With the previous Foo Fighters‘ album Wasting Light, Dave Grohl & co.’s fervent desire to restore the supposedly lost primal nature of rock music seeped from every orifice of its composition – from its abundance of adrenaline-charged anthems to its well documented analog recording process. Their plight seems set to continue with new album Sonic Highways,…

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  7. 'Meow The Jewels' Reaches Its Kickstarter Goal

    'Meow The Jewels' Reaches It's Kickstarter Goal

    Meow The Jewels

    Last Night Meow The Jewels,reached it’s kickstarter goal of $45,100.

    The campaign started when Run The JewelsKiller Mike and El-P posted a number of fairly silly deluxe packages for RTJ2, including the Meow The Jewels package  which would see El-P “re-record RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds for music. ” One person decided to turn this into a kickstarter campaign to raise the money to create M…

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  8. REVIEW: Alien Isolation (PS4)

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    It’s pretty ridiculous that the majority of Alien games have chosen to emulate James Cameron’s gun-heavy action flick Aliens. Especially considering most iterations of the franchise to make it onto consoles are pretty poor, with Colonial Marines as an example that is still fresh in our minds. Ridley Scott’s original, the influential Sci-Fi/Horror Alien, has always been waiting to be picked for…

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  9. REVIEW: Blitz Kids @ Talking Heads

    Blitz Kids

    Blitz Kids

    Embarking on their new tour, charismatic pop rockers Blitz Kids took over Southampton’s Talking Heads to deliver a high octane punchy performance fit for a venue ten times the size.

    Breaking the chants and cheers of the anticipating crowd with the rumbling rhythm of ‘Sometimes’, the fiery four piece got set to unleash one hell of a pop rock party. Oozing with confidence and passion, there was…

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  10. Death Grips Scared Me into Being a Better Person

    Death Grips

    Death Grips

    Back in 2011 when skinny jeans, floppy hair and being nice to your parents was en vogue, I’d had enough of being part of mainstream culture. I was a wanky little teenager with a dislike for pretty much everything; everyone around me was lame, the music they listened to was lame and I wanted to set myself apart from them in every way possible.

    One Saturday (the day I dedicated to being cooler and…

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