Spielbergs -This Is Not The End

Norway’s Spielbergs are an interesting prospect. Their debut album, This Is Not The End, is an odd beast – with its The Hotelier meets American Football album cover

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

I’m not sure what the best part of Colossus is – I think it’s every single second that it rants, shouts and spits at you, even the moment where all you hear is ragged breathing.

PABST – Chlorine

You’ll be unfamiliar with Berlin-based power trio PABST – but never fear, you’ll want to cram the nuggets of spicy gold of their debut album, Chlorine, into your ears.

Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens

Why Jericho Sirens is a bludgeoning, dangerous and deadly beast of a record and the 14 years have been well worth the wait.

Turnstile – Time & Space

Making a name for yourself in modern hardcore is a difficult prospect, so that’s probably why Maryland’s Turnstile sound like an oldball mix of 311/Madball/Suicide Machines and bizarrely, Status Quo (more on that later) in order to carve their name into this overflowing musical landscape.

The Chats – Get This In Ya!!

At the risk of letting this pass without acknowledging it, I feel the internet and everyone involved needs to know more about the sheer brilliance of Australia’s, The Chats.

American Nightmare – S/T

American Nightmare have created a document that is 9 tales of brutally honest, impassioned, chaotic, diverse and heart-wrenching rock, sealed with a heart to the world of hardcore. Open it and absorb its twisted poetry and noise.

Tiny Moving Parts – Swell

Tiny Moving Parts couldn’t have picked a better title for this collection of songs really. These 10 tracks on Swell are fit to burst with impassioned beauty, melancholy, tales of loss and re-connection; from their erratic time changes to the heady blasts of breakneck punk rock and contemplative, brooding lyrical couplets.

Booji Boys – Weekend Rocker

So, what do you need to know about Weekend Rocker then by these Halifax lads, the Booji Boys then? It’s brief, I mean – at 12 tracks and 27 minutes (one of those tracks being over 7 minutes long) you barely have time to gulp a mouthful of air as another song launches itself at you from a huge stack of speakers.

Terrible Love – Doubt Mines EP

With this second EP, Terrible Love continue the tension and gloom-laden, stripped back attack their debut EP, Change Nothing had. However, the mixture of stark, pummeling aggression, married with the more atmospheric moments add depth to their strained and ravenous soundscapes.