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CHEERBLEEDERZ- Faceplant

That’s a truly terrible band name. But the clunky moniker aside, Cheerbleederz haven’t really put a foot wrong here. It might be because the London trio haven’t attempted too much but from the bouncy buzz of ‘Staying Up Late’ to the infectious melodies of ‘Cabin Fever’, this is four tracks of simple but ever-so-effective indie pop. There is verve and […]

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Listen to REMOTE VIEWING

There are no prizes for guessing what a new band featuring former members of Palehorse and I Want You Dead who play songs about suicide and death called things like ‘Sonic Euthanasia’ might sound like. This is black and acrid doom and sludgy noise terror made for fans of Integrity, Unsane, and the end of days.

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Listen to BEARFOOT BEWARE

Bearfoot Beware have been together for a while now but their second album ‘Sea Magnolia’, released earlier this year, is the first time their spiky, energetic sound has made its way into these ears. Fans of Alpha Male Tea Party, Bear vs. Shark, and other excellent bands with odd names should welcome the Leeds trio into theirs.

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- August 2018

August’s ModerateRockRecommends Spotify playlist is a rollercoaster. Strap in and go from soaring rock to melancholy indie, searing hardcore to ambient soundscapes. I hope you find something to love. THRICE- ‘Only Us’ NOTHING- Blue Line Baby SUN ARCANA- ‘Wonderful’ THE LOVE LANGUAGE- ‘New Amsterdam’ KIDNAPPER BELL- ‘Mouthful of Pennies’ FOXING- ‘Grand Paradise’ STILL CORNERS- ‘The Photograph’ MITSKI- ‘Geyser’ MOSES SUMNEY- […]

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KEN MODE- Loved

‘Loved’, a scintillating smoke monster of a record, finds KEN Mode returning to do exactly what they do best. The Canadian trio’s noise rock tendencies might have angled out of control on their last album but this is the kind of acrid, bubbling melting pot of off-kilter hardcore, ugly metal, noise and fury that first forced them under a spotlight. […]

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Listen to ANTIER

Antier play post-rock. But the Barcelona boys don’t do it quite like anyone else. A defiantly Spanish, proudly poetic, thoroughly dynamic duo, they resist clichés and explore the sound with energy, invention and art. Capable of making a thunderous noise and heartbreaking whisper with equal intensity, their 2016 debut album ‘De la Quimera, el Dolor’, is essential listening.

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Listen to HOLY+GOLD

Holy+Gold is what happens when former members of Norma Jean and The Chariot realise just how much they have left in the tank. This is itchy, scratchy, squirming post-hardcore that wants to get in your head and under your skin and try to prove it’s the best thing the men behind it have ever done. Killer.

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