A Belated Review of…If There Is Light, It Will Find You by Senses Fail

An emo staple, Senses Fail lay themselves bare on a depressing new record.

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ALBUM REVIEW: You’re Not As ___ As You Think by Sorority Noise

Sorority Noise pack passionate lyrics about dark themes with juggernaut catchy melodies.

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WEE QUICKIE: American Football – American Football (2)

By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) To say that American Football are the epitome of emo rock would be putting it lightly. Despite only releasing one album and a subsequent EP, the influence the Illinois outfit have had on the genre is all too clear to see, paving the way for bands like Moose Blood, Basement and The…

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The Front Bottoms – Needy When I’m Needy EP REVIEW

By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) Managing to further refine their already solid pop punk and emo-fueled sound on last year’s Back On Top, one of the best records to be released in 2015, The Front Bottoms have treated fans prior to their UK tour with a two song EP. Titled Needy When I’m Needy, the release features b-sides that…

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WEE QUICKIE: Joyce Manor – Cody

Continuing the band’s tradition of short but sweet records, Joyce Manor return with their fourth record Cody, displaying an act who are maturing as fast as one of their songs can finish. By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) When Joyce Manor hit out with Never Hungover Again, a rip roaring pop-punk fuelled record full to the brim with…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Real Friends – The Home Inside My Head

“If you think the band is some revolutionary thing, that’s very flattering, but we don’t try to go out and say we are the new Fall Out Boy or we’re the next Wonder Years” said Real Friends vocalist Dan Lambton in an interview with Rock Sound prior to the release of their debut studio album,…

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Album Review: Teen Suicide – It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Lets Stir The Honeypot

Teen Suicide’s Its the Big Joyous Celebration, Lets Stir The Honeypot (their 5th and apparently final album) is a 26 track long, cacophonous bow. It encapsulates some of their key elements, and never loses the intimacy of lo fi that makes the genre, but is subtly different to their other albums; it feels more evolved…

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TRACK REVIEW: Sunrise Skater Kids – Rylo Ken

If you couldn’t tell from the release date of Sunrise Skater Kids debut album being April 1st then it’s worth mentioning the band are as much of a legitimate emo band as The Lonely Island are a hip hop act. After last year’s success with his satirical album Beating A Dead Horse, Jarrod Alonge is…

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TRACK REVIEW: Modern Baseball – Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind

Pennsylvanian emo, punk rock act  Modern Baseball showcase new material from their forthcoming album Back in the 90’s, pop punk was fairly content in delivering jokes about fucking mums, getting drunk and farts, perfectly accompanying any and every party you could ever attend due to its catchiness and simplicity that made it accessible to pretty…

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