On their second album, 2018s ‘It’s Hard To Have Hope’, there’s no room for interpretation: Svalbard is fighting for the voiceless, and pushing the boundaries of metal in the process.
Alma R. writes about their relationship to The Sunset Tree: a record that understood the experience of childhood trauma, violence and abuse – and provided a roadmap for survival.
In the first of a new essay series, editor Jade Curson discusses how Nanami Ozone’s sophomore album gave her emotional grounding when she needed it most.
Rich Hobson speaks to Press Club about breaking the UK, and their latest record. Then, two months later, he speaks to them again about another UK tour and, can you believe, another new record???
“To style-hop yet still feel focused as the band does here is a testament to [Ewald’s] songwriting”
Craig Howieson goes in deep on Oso Oso’s sophomore record
Nich Sullivan does a deep dive into an unsung classic: Team Sleep’s 2005 self-titled debut
Mia Hughes goes astronomical with Laura Stevenson, as they discuss her new record, The Big Freeze.
Editor Kristy Diaz speaks to Ren Aldridge of Petrol Girls about their latest record, and the toll of fighting the good fight
Pat Graham talks to Rob Mair about Spraynard’s legacy, starting anew, and the conflict of balancing ‘success’ with a DIY ethic.
Mia Hughes talks to frontman Justice Tripp about experimentation and the state of modern hardcore
Paris Fawcett has some big feelings about the latest record from Pkew Pkew Pkew
Rob Mair chats to Holding Patterns about their new record, rising from the ashes of Crash Of Rhinos, and….Norwich City Football Club?
Mia Hughes gets to grips with the latest record from Toronto punks PUP
Yes, *another* Holy Roar act.
Rob Mair talks to Weakened Friends about unexpected struggles, transparency and becoming comfortable with your own voice.