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Manchester Orchestra – Black Mile To The Surface

“With Black Mile To The Surface, Manchester Orchestra have created a dramatic and highly satisfying body of work…”

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Milk Teeth: If The Kids Are United

Milk Teeth tell Jake Richardson how they went from existential crisis to major label debut in 18 months.

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Rise Against – Stoking The Fire

Track 7 Editor, Ryan De Freitas speaks to Rise Against vocalist Tim McIlrath about what keeps him and his now-iconic band going.

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Introducing: Goodwill Hunting

Get to know the Fremont, CA pop punks alongside a premiere of their debut self-titled record.

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Kamikaze Girls: Rebellion, Recovery & Everything In Between

For our June cover story, Kristy Diaz speaks to KG’s Lucinda Livingstone about excellent new album, Seafoam, and their journey so far.

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Thrice: “We weren’t getting a fair shake of the dice”

Thrice’s hiatus cleared the slate, and primed the band for their most successful album in a decade.

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Vodun: “It’s cool to be weird”

By Rich Hobson Picture by Stephen Curry Coventry may not be the spiritual capital of the UK, but it does have its own ghostly connections (most famously as The Specials’ titular ‘Ghost Town’). Although less bleak than depicted in that late-70s portrait, Coventry is still an inauspicious place for an up-and-coming metal band to kick off a mini UK tour. […]

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My Own Worst Enemy: Chronic Illness & Music Fandom

By Kathryn Black After five years of blood tests and failed prescriptions, I finally received a diagnosis. In a blur of medical terminology – antibodies, toxicity, hyperthyroidism –  I found out that I have Graves’ Disease. Graves’ is an illness that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid (the gland that controls brain function, digestive system, bone maintenance and […]

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sleepmakeswaves – Made Of Breath Only

By Rich Hobson Subgenres can be ridiculous. From ‘goblin metal’ (which surprisingly wasn’t made up by the NME) to ‘sadcore’, rock bands are increasingly trying their hand at self-identification. But then, who can blame them? With over five decades of releases, innovations and experimentation, no genre is quite so complex or bloated with sub-genres as rock and metal. In its perpetual […]

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Backwards Dancer: …Is A Real Joy

By Rob Barbour Imagine a band with the dynamics and passion of Devil and God…-era Brand New, the heartfelt sincerity of Manchester Orchestra, and the melodic sensibility of Death Cab For Cutie. Now throw in a disregard for genre conventions that’s become Say Anything’s stock-in-trade. Is that something you might be interested in? Meet Backwards Dancer. The quartet hail from […]