Category Archives: Love Buzz

Listen to SLEEP KEEPER

Collectively, Sleep Keeper are a heavy shoegaze band from Terre Haite, Indiana, USA. Individually, Sleep Keeper are vocalist and guitarist Trevor Deoreo, guitarist and vocalist Max Pesavento, bassist Aaron Powell, and drummer Jayden Trueblood. But, whichever way you want to look at them, Sleep Keeper haven’t been Sleep Keeper for very long. Since forming in June last year though, the […]

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Listen to CALM COLLAPSE

New groups made up of rock band lifers are always great. I don’t mean any part-time superstar side projects, I mean people who have been kicking out jams for decades deciding to unite under a new name and playing new music just because it’s in their blood. I’m not going to run any numbers to prove it, I don’t need […]

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Listen to PILOT TO GUNNER

I should have taken my own advice here. Because despite falling completely in love with Pilot to Gunner’s debut album, the excellent ‘Games at High Speeds’, when it was released at the turn of the century, I somehow swerved pretty much every update about the New York quartet since.  Ok, so at some point I found out they released a […]

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Listen to ROCKY VOTOLATO

Rocky Votolato might not need an introduction. The singer-songwriter has been a part of Seattle’s alternative music scene since the late 90s, toured with the likes of Owen, Small Brown Bike, The Get Up Kids and many more, and released a handful of excellent solo records. But Votolato has been away a while. His new album, ‘Wild Roots’, is his […]

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Hear SOFTCULT cover NIRVANA

I love Nirvana. They are the band that changed my life. This here website is named after a fleeting moment in a Nirvana song, and if you wanted to hack my bank account (don’t bother, there’s nothing in there) you probably wouldn’t have to guess too many song titles before gaining access. I love Nirvana. However, all of this can […]

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Listen to THE DARLING FIRE

The Darling Fire are evolving. The band, made up of former members of Shai Hulud, The Rocking Horse Winner, Further Seems Forever and more, released their debut album in 2019- a neat, nuanced mix of alt-rock, shoegazing textures, and post-hardcore energy- but will return later this year with something “much more abrasive, gloomy, and brooding”. The Florida-based five-piece will release […]

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NO DEVOTION are back!

After a desperately long period of inactivity, No Devotion seem to be gearing up for a grand return. First, the band (who appear to have turned from a quintet into the trio of Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly alongside Lee Gaze and Stuart Richardson) announced that their debut album, ‘Permanence’, had been returned to your streaming service of choice after being […]

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Listen to 84 TIGERS

There’s very little to give the COVID-19 credit for. But without that world-altering event, 84 Tigers might not exist. This new band, featuring old members of Small Brown Bike and The Swellers, formed in early 2021 determined to fill their pandemic-enforced downtime with something more than existential dread. In the words of drummer Jono Diener, “The pandemic changed the way […]

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Listen to OMNI OF HALOS

Henrik Hjelt Röstberg hadn’t written any music for 20 years. The former Division of Laura Lee man had left rock and roll behind. But then came inspiration. And then came riffs. And while at first Röstberg worked alone, considering a solo project, then there was a band- Omni of Halos. In Röstberg’s own words, “After I finally started, it all […]

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Listen to GIANT WALKER

UK alt-metal outfit Giant Walker are a brilliant new band. Kind of. The four members actually formed almost a decade ago, as Xero, but fast forward to the COVID pandemic and, like a lot of people around the world, they found themselves going through a kind of transformation. In their own words, “It’s been a long time coming, but as […]

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