THE UNSUNG HEROS: Underscore Part 3’s top 5 EP’s of the year.

The EP is often the starting place, the first place you hear more than a single from a new band and it’s the time you start to think “damn, I might have actually found my new favourite band”. Despite this, and despite the fact EP’s are often released by bands who don’t yet have enough Continue Reading

FINAL SCORE: Best Albums of the Year 2019. Countdown: 10 to 1.

10.  Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – End of Suffering Frank Carter’s punk-rock-renegade outfit hopefully isn’t new to any readers. The ex-Gallows front-man has been producing phenomenally well-crafted music for years, and the Rattlesnakes’ third studio album is no different. Full of punk-rock aggression, though tamed slightly, mellowed out by success and the birth of Continue Reading

FINAL SCORE: Best Albums of the Year 2019. Countdown: 20 to 11.

20.  Bellevue Days – It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever What is there to be said about Bellevue Days’ debut album other than ‘woah’. Each and every song on the album is dangerously good, and none more so than opener Gentle Flower. The three lead singers featured over the extent of the album give it Continue Reading

FINAL SCORE: Best Albums of the Year 2019. Countdown: 30 to 21

30.  Pet Deaths – to the top of the hill and roll… to the top of the hill and roll… is no brutal assault. Each track slowly unfurls, often from tentative beginnings, perhaps with softly picked acoustic guitar or a gentle piano motif. Gradually, the duo introduce unassuming drones and vocal harmonies which usher Liam Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Lady Bird blow apart Anvil, Bournemouth with support from Para Fiction and Bird Shoes

A couple of years ago Lady Bird were known as ‘Slaves mates’, but now they are well known as one of the greatest live bands on the scene and anyone who doesn’t realise this isn’t giving Lady Bird the credit they deserve. To compliment their visceral live performance Lady Bird have tune after tune of Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: South Coast’s post-punk grooving Bird Shoes sat down for a chat about 2020 plans and much more.

Bird Shoes have been kicking around the south coast scene for a couple of years now, but like many it can take time to take to the first bunch of songs to blossom- and in 2019 that’s just what they have done. Having released three singles under Killing Moon Records, playing alongside Wolf Alice at Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: We definitely aren’t going to ‘Trash Talk’ about Lazybones with their recent banging single.

With Lazybones latest single Trash Talk still ringing in our ears we had to find out more from the brains behind the beast. Lazybones were one of those great discoveries that lands in the submissions inbox and you never really know what to expect. With Lazybones think big sassy riffs and bold statements with all their Continue Reading