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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Blowouts

With their debut album, ‘Veteran of Sorts’, Plymouth quartet Blowouts integrate elements of rock, indie and punk to create an intriguing record that nicely plays into the post-punk genre. Over the course of 13 songs, the four-piece showcase their raw, energetic style that has been gaining plenty of praise in>>

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Influences: Saint[the]Sinner’s Halloween Anthems

With their new release, ‘Masquerades’, Saint[the]Sinner combine fiery hardcore with theatrical rock elements to create a distinct and interesting sound. Whilst with song title such as ‘First Blood’, ‘Left For Dead’ and ‘She’s A Vampire’, it’s clear the South Coast group have a taste for all things dark and devilish.>>

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Track Guide: The Parallel – Embark EP

Earlier this month Canadian tech hardcore/prog metallers The Parallel released their impressive debut EP – ‘Embark’. Over the course of 15 minutes, the quintet produce a superb concoction of math-metal, hardcore and prog that is delivered with intent. After we awarding the EP with a four out of five review,>>

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Influences: Daylight

Having become mainstays of the European punk rock scene, Barcelona pop punks Daylight are set to visit to the UK later this month for the first time. Their debut visit ties in with the UK release of their latest album, ‘One More Fight’. The album is a collection of crisp>>

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Track Guide: Isaac Birchall Band – Where We Are

Last month the Isaac Birchall Band released their debut full-length – ‘Where We Are’. It’s a favourable mix of rootsy heavy folk and blue-collar rock. Throughout the Isaac Birchall Band flex their musical chops from the ballad-esque ‘Omen’ to the jaunty ‘Don’t Send Me Away’ to the lively ‘Say It>>

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Influences: Dearist

With their forthcoming debut album, ‘This House Has No Windows’, Wolverhampton based quartet Dearist present a band of dynamic emotional rock that sees lyricist Adam Binder take from a range of influences from both home and abroad. The end result is a compelling and thrilling record that sees Dearist make>>

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FIVES: 5 Tour Essentials with Eskimo Callboy

Eskimo Callboy are currently on a UK headline tour with The One Hundred and Cabin Boy Jumped Ship. With their electro-infused mix of explosive riffs, melodic hooks and heavy breakdowns, it is no surprise Eskimo Callboy have been slaying on the tour so far. However or any band life out>>

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Junior

With their forthcoming ‘Juniorland’ mini-album, South Wales trio Junior abandon the typical pop punk characteristics of girls, skateboards and pizza, in favour of a more thought out conception that takes it cues from broken homes and an aesthetic inspired from 1950s American suburbia. Nevertheless Junior are a pop punk band>>

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Track Guide: V/Vega – Leaving Lyra EP

On October 2nd, Bedfordshire quartet V/Vega release their new EP – ‘Leaving Lyra’. With their inflences ranging from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dance Gavin Dance and Periphery to Karnivool, the EP sees V/Vega produce a compelling blend of ambient progressive metal and engaging alternative rock. Throughout the EP ebbs and>>

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Influences: ChuggaBoom!

When you receive an email from a band self-proclaiming to be “greatest metalcore band in the world,” you stand up and pay attention. Meet ChuggaBoom! The anonymous five piece are inspired by Asking Alexandria, Capture the Crown, 90’s Cartoons and “bitches”, whilst their forthcoming ‘Zodiac Arrest’ album takes all the>>

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Influences: Ocasan

Milton Keynes-based pop-rock trio Ocasan have been going strong for over 10 years now and are set to release a new single, ‘Camden Casualty’ this Friday. With past releases showed their diverse sound, ‘Camden Casualty’ takes a more stripped down rock direction with tight hooks and an upbeat tempo. Having>>

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Influences: Autumn Ruin

They say honest is the best policy and it seems Manchester’s Autumn Ruin live by it. They admit they’re no better than the endless amount of bands their hometown is producing yet they do suggest they do have better hair. Nevertheless the up-and-coming quintet do seemingly have potential. Their latest>>

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Influences: 8 Albums That Influenced Only Rivals

With their mix of bold choruses, pulsating hooks and impassioned lyrics, ‘Life Is Perfect,’ the debut record from Irish rockers Only Rivals is delivered with intent. Tracks like recent singles ‘Replace // Exchange’ and ‘Sing’ have an edgy rock exterior that is countered with a favourable and infectious poppy core.>>

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Track Guide: Neshiima – Beware of Gifts

Late last month Scottish modern metallers Neshiima released their new mini-album – ‘Beware of Gifts’. With elements of rap metal and tech metal, the quintet have produced a dynamic and intriguing collection that revolves a unique concept. ‘Beware of Gifts’ is inspired and centres around the Japanese myth of Urashima>>

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Influences: Adelphia

Since forming in 2013, Nottingham pop-rockers Adelphia have gradually been building a tight-knit following whilst perfecting their sound. They recently returned with a new single called ‘Better Off’, a plucky, infectious number that gives the five-piece plenty of potential. Now they’ve got a full line-up, Adelphia are ready to add>>

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Already Heard Track Guide: Venture – Away EP

Last month Kent-based pop-rockers Venture released their debut EP – ‘Away’. It contains four slices of harmonious, feel-good pop-rock that is carried with a subtle sense of maturity. The young four-piece have produced four single-worthy tracks that plead to be played repeatedly. Having crafted a short but favourable collection of>>

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Incoming: 6 Must Hear September 2015 Releases

It is no doubt that September is packed with important and notable releases. We’re only seven days in and the likes of Iron Maiden and The Wonder Years have already released important albums. Whilst the remainder of the month sees a handful of exciting releases including some that didn’t make>>

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Fives: Top 5 Places to Play by River Jumpers

Since their formation in 2012, Brighton-based melodic punks River Jumpers have hit the ground running on the road playing packed shows across both UK and Europe. Throughout that time they’ve played with a plethora of notable names and received support from influential figures such as Frank Turner. Earlier this year>>

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Fives: Top 5 Cities to Play In by Imperial Leisure

Since forming in 2000, London alt ska band Imperial Leisure have done their fair share of touring and then some. They’ve played shows and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. This summer they’ve appeared at the Secret Garden Party and Rebellion Festival, as well as dates with King Prawn. Having>>

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INFLUENCES: 5 Albums That Influenced Elasea

On their debut EP, ‘Where I Belong’, Berkshire alternative rockers Elasea produce an encouraging collection of anthemic numbers that could potentially see them breakthrough the glass ceiling joining their peers. With its mix of big choruses, impassioned vocals and driving guitar lines, Elasea have a lot to offer. It’s clear>>

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Already Heard Track Guide: Best Years – Drop Out EP

Later this month rising Manchester pop-punks Best Years release their new EP – ‘Drop Out’. With a growing UK scene, Best Years are making a good go at it as the EP includes three slices of booming pop-punk that sees them join a group of promising acts. “The title is>>

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INFLUENCES: 5 Bands That Influenced Midday Committee

With their infectious hooks and charming harmonies wrapped up in a ball of melodic pop punk, Midday Committee have all the ingredients to stand out from the ever-growing pop punk crowd. Latest single, ‘She Gets Me’ is a sincere, upbeat blast of summery pop-punk that highlights the Portsmouth trio’s talents.>>

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FIVES: Must Hear August 2015 Releases

With the festival season reaching its climax with Hevy, Arctangent and the beast that is Reading and Leeds taking place in the coming weeks, we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking five releases to recommend for your listening pleasure this month. The likes of Frank Turner, Neck>>

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