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Havelocke – Arsonist

With courage and hope nipping at their heels, punks Havelocke desire to go the distance. The act, heavily portray through their music stories which matter, fables that do not wish to be misconstrued. And their tightly woven, heart stomping tracks not only fire up the punk order but bring lyrical substance to the fore. ...

Ade – Midnight Pizza

Ade's brand of sassy, nostalgic pop needlessly draws connections to projects like Phangs and 90's Kids. That's definitely not a bad thing. Midnight Pizza is an album full of personality. Pair pop-punk type vocals with the no-cares-to-give attitude of Tor Miller and Ade cements himself as a familiar and likeable champion of ...

Greta Van Fleet stokes fire with The Battle at Garden’s Gate

Look at the title of this review. Now, you might be thinking "here we go, another review of paragraphs of platitudes from the wholesome Tuned Up folks. I like those people. But goodness, being positive all the time is so dull!" Well, I'll admit snarky humor isn't my finest talent. But I've been urged to be honest about ...

Porter Robinson delves deeper into bedroom video game music

By zak kolesar It would be fitting to say with a follow up so polished that it represents a period of maturity for DJ Porter Robinson. However, those same intimate vibes that were prevalent on Porter Robinson’s explosive 2014 debut album Worlds take on a childlike whimsy with Nurture. While taking interest in art like ...

A. Sinclair – Sunshine Ghost

Sunshine Ghost might seem like an oxymoron. Ghosts are traditionally nocturnal manifestations after all, or at the very least they keep to dark and abandoned places. But A. Sinclair's latest album seems to perfectly capture the dichotomy of loss and pain with bright, summery instrumentation. Sinclair's vocals carry a bit of ...

Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake Of My Life

By channeling their emotions, by extracting power from their own souls, Holding Absence propels on their sophomore record, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life. The band tries to silence the vultures and demons that choose to inhabit their minds, that prod and pull and pulverise every sinew of optimism. The act’s debut album ...

Kurt Cobain And Nirvana – A Misunderstood Genius And A Band That Conquered.

When describing Nirvana, the term meteoric comes to mind, a term that is not attached to many bands, especially bands that create bleak, unorthodox music. Back in the 90s this Aberdeen, Washington band elevated to prominence, pummelling the status quo as they went, gnashing their teeth at the establishment and glorifying ...