On Ampwrecked: The Dillinger Escape Plan continue their unpredictability, Beach Slang and The Menzingers fly the flag for passionate punk rock, Red Fang are gloomy as hell, Every Time I Die are insane and Naked Giants just want to surf.
When Axis Of first burst on to the scene, they threw so many curve balls it was difficult to know exactly what or where their sound was going. Their debut album; the pulverising bruise that is Finding St. Kilda sounds like Florida dirt-merchants Torche exchanging the boom string for three chords and more amp-jumping.
Tilts (big pinball fans) have been kicking around for a few years, having funded their first album (Self-Titled) through a Kickstarter campaign; decided to repeat this success with their second effort, Cuatro Hombres (Four Men) achieving well over what they needed – by $2,500 – top work guys! Cuatro Hombres is 10 tracks of bursting, vibrant, raucous, beer-can-smashing rock ‘n roll.