Tag Archives: Post-Hardcore

The Hyena Kill [Live Review – The Stillery, Camden, 31/3/2015]

hyena kill stilleryLast damp and windy night, few sounds in Camden were as inviting as the loud, raucous rock’n’roll blasting from the Stillery. To be fair, there wasn’t much competition bar a handful of idiots driveby-harassing women, and a couple having a bust-up in the street – but Wicked Snakes would still have come out on top had the competition been much stiffer. Wicked Snakes deal in no-bullshit rock music in the same Zep-meets-Queens-of-the-Stone-Age vein as Them Crooked Vultures – and they do it damn well.

The Hyena Kill’s latest release, Blisters/Still Sick (reviewed on TMMP here) comes very, very Continue reading

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The Hyena Kill [Interview]

hyena kill stilleryWith a hotly tipped Hyena Kill showcase happening in London at the Stillery tomorrow evening, vocalist/guitarist Steven Dobb and TMMP got talking about said show, chaos, and swimming with sharks…

You have a showcase in London coming up tomorrow. How’re you feeling about it?

Really excited; every time we come and play in London it’s always an awesome show. Wicked Snakes are an incredible band as well – can’t wait to see them live.

How do you feel about the reception your new release Blisters / Still Sick [reviewed on TMMP here] has received so far?

It’s been really good. Both tracks are a bit more heavier and chaotic than our previous stuff so it’s good to see people getting into it and getting on board with Continue reading

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Palm Reader – ‘Sing Out, Survivor’ [Review]

palm reader album promo 2Fluffy bunnies. Cute kittens. Puppies. Peaceful, lazy days spent lounging in the sun.

None of the above will come to mind while listening to Sing Out, Survivor. However, if you’re into dark and brutal hardcore, this might Continue reading

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The Hyena Kill – ‘Blisters / Still Sick’ [Review]

Screen shot 2015-03-05 at 20.07.01Late one night during a week-long road trip, a former female friend and I stopped at a petrol station and bought a copy of a men’s magazine, from which she recited the following “Real Life Confessions” tale in the style of a BBC newsreader:

“Last year, I discovered that my now-ex husband was cheating on me. The day I found out, he Continue reading

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Dunderbeist – ‘Hyklere’ [Review]

dunderbeist hyklereXenophobia is experiencing a real renaissance in the UK right now. Anti-EU attitudes seem to be a real talking point around these parts – and frankly, I think they’re fucking stupid. European people are badass – and if you need proof of that fact in musical form, this album should do the trick.

Although Continue reading

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Black Peaks [Interview]

black peaks glass built castlesAs one of the UK rock scene’s most hotly-hyped bands of right now, Black Peaks are a band you’ve probably at least heard of, and definitely need to hear. Talked up with huge enthusiasm by Jamie Lenman during a recent TMMP interview, behind the praise and acclaim Black Peaks are more than a mere “hype band”. On record and onstage, Black Peaks have Continue reading

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Max Raptor / Yearbook / Swim Good / Let’s Talk Daggers / Sutek [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 24/2/2015]

max raptor boileroomTuesday was a good day until I got to this show and realised it had started earlier than predicted, and I’d missed not only openers Sutek, but also one of my favourite new bands of math-metal maniacs, Let’s Talk Daggers. Sad face indeed. Still, Swim Good soothed my cravings for complex tunes with a loose but still awesome set. These guys can do no wrong, even when beset by technical issues. They really are that goddamn good. Happy face: restored for the rest of the night.

Yearbook (think a pop-punk Reuben augmented by the occasional bit of fancy guitar work) never fail to Continue reading

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Axis Of – ‘The Mid Brae Inn’ [Review]

Axis Of PackshotAlthough Biffy Clyro are a common reference point for the UK’s current surging wave of rock bands, Axis Of completely avoid succumbing to the siren call of the pastiche. Instead, while The Mid Brae Inn does borrow from Biffy’s taste in anthemic, pounding post-hardcore, it really feels more like Continue reading

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North Seasons – ‘Never Forget This’ [Review]

north seasonsProg-hardcore mixed with Korn-esque riffage? Sounds pretty damn epic to me! North Seasons are really pulling away from the post-hardcore herd with this track, chucking in Continue reading

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