Bad Sign’s Joe Appleford on the Croydon trio’s world-beating ambitions.
“People try to put words in artists’ mouths. But I know who I am.”
Jared Hudkins talks pop culture escapism and “having a good-ass time”.
Five albums in, Atlanta’s finest talk creativity, comfort zones and Kanye.
Rich Hobson chats to frontman Jimmy Wizard about the state of hardcore and how his band works within it.
Milk Teeth tell Jake Richardson how they went from existential crisis to major label debut in 18 months.
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. […]
If Download festival is to survive the retirement of its core headliners, rock and metal fans urgently need to broaden their horizons.
Thrice’s hiatus cleared the slate, and primed the band for their most successful album in a decade.
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 […]
Passing out of the 18-30 demographic doesn’t have to mean losing touch.
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 […]
On the eve of its release, Mastodon tell us why Emperor of Sand necessitated their return to the concept album.
As Creeper prepare to release their début album, Will Gould talks to us about rebuilding the artist-audience barrier.
Rob Barbour casts his eye over a legacy band renaissance
“The Menzingers are exactly what we need.”