Review: Grieving – Demonstrations

Unassuming and gracious, unsigned Cambridge-based band Grieving have had more success than they had ever anticipated. With a simple, raw love for their music, rhythm guitarist James, lead guitarist Ned, bass player Jack and percussionist Matthew exude passion along with an essence of nostalgia in their music as they draw on post-hardcore golden age ‘90s…

Review: The Altered Hours – In Heat Not Sorry

From the Irish city of Cork, a five piece band with an utterly unique sound came together to create alternative music which captivated their audience. Now, they have released their first full length album, In Heat Not Sorry. With distortion, clashing chords, minor keys and intriguing vocals, the band have included all the common elements of their…

Review: Rocky Nti – Ride On EP

Rocky Nti is a man on a mission. After having honed his songwriting skills, played numerous festivals, and worked with notable producers, he is ready to break the mainstream. And after listening to his debut EP, Ride On, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t succeed. This EP is collection of happy, poppy, summer tracks, and…

Review: Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes

Dubliners Fight Like Apes are set to release their third, self-titled album later this month – a record filled with contemporary, synth-filled pop songs. Mary-Kate ‘MayKay’ Geraghty’s vocals play over the top of these modern sounds, with the record compromising of big, unabashed belters. Indeed, the band have been blessed in a frontwoman who can…

Review: Sick of Sarah – Anthem

Although ‘never trust a book by its cover’ is most often a mantra to live by, Sick for Sarah are a band whose image correlates so exactly with their music you’d be forgiven for casting off this saying with regard to this US band. Consisting of four angry female punk rockers, Sick of Sarah’s sound…

Review: Swing Hero- You’ve Never Been So Alone

Marshall Gallagher appears to be finding his stride as Swing Hero with his grunge inspired EP ‘You’ve Never Been So Alone’. The tracks on this EP are progressively more thoughtful; you can feel their development from an early dependence on layered grunge guitars, which are especially prominent in the first track ‘Interest’, through to a…

Review: Peace at Queen’s Social Club 30/01/15

After the success of debut album In Love two years ago, Peace take to the road to tour their second album Happy People, due for release later this month. Last Friday night saw the band take up a two night residency at Sheffield’s Queens Social Club, with both evenings performing to a sold out crowd….

Temples At Leadmill 4/12/14- Review

An undeniable presence in the current psych revival, Temples brought their take on sixties psychedelia to Sheffield’s Leadmill in December. The crowd largely consisted of what appeared to be descendants of the shoegazer generation; clad in black with overwhelming amounts of facial glitter. And while Temples were on form, they struggled to muster the crowd…