Category Archives: Love Buzz

Listen to WE LOST THE SEA

We Lost the Sea have been banging out ace post-metal for a decade now but if you haven’t heard them before then there’s no better time to tune in. It’s just been announced that Holy Roar will be releasing the Australian outfit’s next album ‘Triumph & Disaster’ in the UK. The rest of the world will be covered by Translation […]

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Listen to THROES

Throes aren’t fucking around. The Idaho outfit are relentlessly intense, describe their music (or maybe themselves) only as “ugly”, and their debut album due out in July via Holy Roar, will be titled ‘In the Hands of an Angry God’. This is bleak, barreling sludge made to soundtrack the planet’s sick, slow death. So highly recommended of course!

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Listen to DIANACRAWLS

There’s no middle ground here. Bands with names like Dianacrawls that describe their music as funkviolence are guaranteed to either be terrible or totally balls-out terrific. It takes about a millisecond of the Montreal quartet’s debut to decide they are five-star blast of modern screamo for fans of Portrayal of Guilt, early Rolo Tomassi, and latter-day global panic. Tres bien.

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Listen to HOLDING PATTERNS

Crash of Rhinos were a great band with a bad name and maybe, just maybe (although probably definitely not) that’s why they split up back in 2014. Now, three of the Rhinos have emerged as Holding Patterns, playing rip-roaring, distinctly old-school emo for fans of Piebald, Braid, and Bear Vs Shark. Most importantly though, they’ve nailed it with that name. […]

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Listen to MAIRU

Some bands take time to develop, taking years to craft their best work, while others seem to arrive fully-formed and armed with everything they need to succeed. Leeds-based outfit Mairu formed a little over a year ago and fall firmly into the latter camp. Their debut, ‘Sacred Dissonance’, is dark and dynamic post-metal and doom for fans of Cult of […]

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Listen to OUTLANDER

Outlander have been teasing greatness for a while now. Although the Birmingham slow-rock four-piece have made that as difficult as possible to discover by naming their band the same as a bunch of bands before them, each successive release since their formation in 2013 has been better than the one before it. Out this month, their debut full-length ‘The Valium […]

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Listen to WILD MOTH

Lines forever blur. And Wild Moth are the latest outfit to give weight to the theory that the best music doesn’t sit comfortably in one box or another. The Bay Area quartet layer parts of punk, shoegaze, ambient noise and dreampop into a heady, hypnotic whole. While the band seem to have gone quiet of late, their last album ‘Inhibitor’ […]

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Listen to SÂVER

SÂVER are fan-fucking-tastic. The Oslo trio (whose name means “to be asleep”, a word which even native Norwegians apparently struggle to pronounce) play scorched-earth metal, roiling doom, and downtuned, downhearted synth-drone that’s designed to destroy eardrums and souls alike but only makes me smile from ear to ear. Their debut full-length, ‘They Came With Sunlight’ is out on Pelagic Records […]

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Listen to HAIR PULLER

A little indulgence is good for the soul. Patience and control have their place, sure, but sometimes it’s good to go hard and cut loose, right? Hair Puller live by this impulse. The Portland trio mix screwface hard rock riffs with raw adrenaline and a ton of fun sludge without ever stopping to think if they should. Their debut album, […]

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