Tag Archives: Holding Patterns


From time to time I wrestle with giving ModerateRock sharper focus. Should we pivot to post-hardcore or go all-in on modern ambient? But then I hear something new, something I fall so quick and hard in love with, that wouldn’t fall within whatever lines might have to be drawn, and I say focus be damned. If you long for ever […]

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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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