SUMMERLIN – ALBUM REVIEW

This Yorkshire quartet have been treading the boards and delivering explosive live shows since their formation in 2008, so Summerlin’s debut album ‘You Can’t Burn Out If You’re Not On Fire’ has definitely been a long time coming for eager fans of the band.. If you like your pop-punk more latter than the former, it is worth giving this a look…

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THE USED – ALBUM REVIEW

There’s unashamed use of obvious audio effects, distorting singer Bert McCracken’s voice into a twisted sort of thing that sits, and has done for many years now, comfortably amongst a mixture of drums, guitars and a few more computer generated sounds. read more

SAY ANYTHING – ALBUM REVIEW

Has it really only been two and a half years since Say Anything’s last self-titled offering? I guess anticipation can make even a small wait feel like forever, so the last two and a half years have been an eternity for fans of Mister Max Bemis and co.

Anarchy, My Dear is finally here and begging to be played on repeat but to get a more in depth look, we reviewed it for you.

THE SUMMER SET – ALBUM REVIEW

Arizona-based The Summer Set released their new album, ‘Everything’s Fine’ in Australia and New Zealand on February 10, via UNFD.

With the album having been released earlier last year in the US through Razor & Tie – Australian fans will be pleased to get a special edition of the album in its entirety with two extra tracks Crash and Last First Kiss before the band’s first Australian tour.

We had a listen and decided that everything is a little better than just ‘fine’

YOUNG GUNS ALBUM REVIEW

I’m not much of an expert on studio production, so maybe somebody could fill me in on this one. Is there a button on the mix desk marked “bombast”? Maybe “anthemic”, or more simply “epic”? It’s just about the only thing I can think of that explains the sheer enormity of ‘Bones’. Read more…

FOUR YEAR STRONG ALBUM REVIEW


I’ll let you in on a secret. You might not have realised this, though for some of you it might not come as a surprise. Okay. Here it is: I love pop punk music. Seriously, I love it more than any other genre and a lot of other material objects. Even those pop-pop-pop-punk bands with those haircuts…I love them. Read more…

REVIEW: PEOPLE AND THINGS – JACK’S MANNEQUIN

Over all it’s a great progression from ‘The Glass Passenger’ – its usual Jack’s Mannequin but stronger, growing…the band has ventured into third-album territory and come out the other side with an impressive set of songs. It’s satisfying mix of fast and slow, various instruments and feelings and leaves an all-round positive feeling behind in its wake…read more

PATRICK STUMP: SOUL PUNK

When Patrick Stump announced after Fall Out Boy’s split in 2009 that he would be focusing on a solo career, it was met with both excitement and apprehension. Would the singer/guitarist follow the pop-punk route of his band’s music, or – like his band mates Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman (now members of heavy-rock act The Damned Things) – head in a completely different musical direction? Some two years later and the answer to this question was provided in the form of Stump’s début album ‘Soul Punk’ read more