Tag Archives: Holy Roar

MODERN RITUALS- ‘This Is the History’

If the debut album from Modern Rituals saw them stand out in a crowd, the London-via-Bristol quartet’s follow-up finds them stand virtually on their own. They still play what is essentially four-dudes-in-a-room rock music but there’s a palpable sense throughout ‘This Is the History’ of the band’s natural urge to zig when most others would zag. Here there is acoustic […]

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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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SLOW CRUSH- ‘Aurora’

Some records don’t scream “look at me” but still catch your ear. Some records don’t shake the ground before them but politely make their mark by doing all the right things in the right order. These are records like ‘Aurora’. Because while this debut by fantastically-named Belgian quartet Slow Crush isn’t going to make anyone’s jaw drop or drag nu-shoegaze […]

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SECRET CUTTER- ‘Quantum Eraser’

Holy Roar are on a hell of a roll in 2018. And not content with releasing new scene-stealing material by Svalbard, Møl, and Modern Rituals, alongside a potential album of the year by Rolo Tomassi, they’ve now ushered another Secret Cutter record into the world. Whether the world will accept it is another matter entirely- this is relentless, abrasive rage […]

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Listen to MODERN RITUALS

Modern Rituals have got it going on. Their debut EP was a fine hello but new single ‘Hermit Kuppling’ is a double A-side of impossible-to-ignore noise. It’s still indie rock to my ears, but loaded with weight and layers- there’s hardcore spit and vinegar, buried melodies, and ten million pounds of sludge from New York and New Jersey all rolling […]

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ROLO TOMASSI- ‘Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It’

Rolo Tomassi have been on quite the adventure. Since 2005 the Sheffield outfit have been making a brilliant racket- defying stereotypes, expectations, and genre tick boxes. If their early work was adrenalized, amplified youthful exuberance then their most recent album, ‘Grievances’, was a decidedly grown-up affair, laden with weight and rage and regret. In between they have leapt forward and […]

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