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

Shuck – Petrichor and Rainbows

From the destructive minds of Al Wilson and Jon Perry along with Andi Jackson for the ride, Shuck, could well be the band to sit nicely in the middle of that Venn-diagram of heavy, melody and aggression.

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.

Hawk Eyes – Advice

Advice by Hawk Eyes is a dark, brooding body of work. A concept piece offering guidance, corrupted narrators and bizarre tales of defiance, acceptance and grim determination.

Wizard Rifle – S/T

There’s a kind of unholy majesty about the songs on offer here – each of these five tracks feels expansive, monstrously heavy and crams so many ideas and twists within its layers.

The Austerity Program – Bible Songs 1

The Austerity Program continue their trend of uneasy listening with this caustic and bone-crushingly heavy barrage of uncomfortable and scorched noise rock.

Horseflies – Lucidity

Portsmouth’s Horseflies are made up from current and ex-members Deluxe Flamingos and Attack! Vipers! and have been kicking around since 2016, treating us to their noisy, discordant racket.