Rest Easy, Rick Froberg.

“There ain’t nothing for it
What else can you do
Nothing to work with
Nothing to lose
It is what it is
It ain’t gonna improve
Nothing to work with
Nothing to lose
Take it or leave it
Do both if you choose”

The St. Pierre Snake Invasion – Galore

Bristol’s The St. Pierre Snake Invasion sound as if they are wrenching themselves apart and hastily shovelling the guts back in, whilst sipping a cuppa and wryly observing the carnage. Yeah, it’s an odd one.

Demons – Privation

Demons play the kind of frantic, scrappy-sounding punk rock, backed with this sludgy, noise-rock tone of indignation that fans of The Bronx and Whores will love.

Entropy – Liminal

Liminal by Entropy could well be the sleeper hit of the year. It’s a gold mine of huge, expansive, emotive post-hardcore with killer metallic riffs and soaring vocals.

Kestrels – Dream Or Don’t Dream

Kestrels are the heart and soul of frontman Chad Peck and Dream Or Don’t Dream is an album that brims with want, longing, emotion and fuzzing riffs

Sugar Horse – Drugs

Bristol’s Sugar Horse keep cementing themselves as a best-kept secret with every new piece of music they create. Here’s why Drugs is one of the best EPs of 2020.

Casual Nun – Resort For Dead Desires

On Resort For Dead Desires, Casual Nun plays with the notion of genre, crafting something that fits the spectrum of chaotic, thoughtful, reflective and incandescently abrasive all at once.

TRAPS – The Fighter EP

TRAPS are made up of current members of Holy Roar roster-botherers, OHHMS (all hail the riffs) and feel like the indignant and bratty little brother to these Kent-based doom merchants.