Introducing… Shaded

It is fair to regard pop-punk as pretty selfsame from time to time when newbies arrive to incorporate bouncy hooks and catchy melodies. Shaded are, as expected, full to the brim with emotive pop-punk songs that you can’t help but enjoy. They bring together some of the best names from the popular genre, with WSTR style guitar hooks and drums and vocal patterns that resemble that from State Champs or Neck Deep. Continue reading

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Goldfinger – The Knife

Returning with a new album after nearly a decade, Goldfinger are not the same band they once were. Now reduced down to a outlet for frontman (& mega producer) John Feldman, you’d be forgiven for expecting this to be straight in the trash can. However with a host of famous faces in tow, this album is a pleasant (if rather unoriginal) surprise and comes just in time for summer. Continue reading

Sibling – Dream You Away

South East England three-piece Sibling are sharing their newest EP with the world at the end of June: a petite collection of four tracks entitled ‘Dream You Away’. Initially formed to become a fundamental studio group, ex-Hindsights vocalist Benio Baumgart along with Sam Correa and Lewis Pickering have since decided to take the songs they write to the stage. Continue reading

Real Friends @ Thekla, Bristol – 13/04/17

Forced to postpone their UK tour back in December to take time to address their personal lives, Real Friends make their return to Europe, this time with the assistance from Atlanta’s Microwave and New Jersey’s Can’t Swim. Taking place in Bristol’s iconic ship-shaped Thekla venue, it’s the twelfth night into the quintet’s European tour and it was a sell-out show to remember. With such a brilliant, intimate venue, even fans at the far back of the deck will still get the full experience.   Continue reading

Hot Mulligan – Opportunities

Hot Mulligan are a pop-punk quintet from Michigan. After recently signing with new label No Sleep Records, the group have re-released a special edition of their most recent EP ‘Opportunities’. The record, made digitally available at the end of March this year, features the original six tracks with addition new acoustic song ‘Deluxe Capacitor’.

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