Category Archives: Emo

Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity (2017)

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Far Away Stables have attempted a far reach with this new album. The ambition and intent to demonstrate musicality and musicianship is well on display as much as the bands grasp on melody and song writing. It’s not so much..technical..or progressive, it’s just very dramatic, busy and confident. Continue reading Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity (2017)

Featured: Recovery Room – Interview

Sydney based emo/alternative rock band Recovery Room have recently released their first musical offering with their new EP ‘A Lesson In Letting Go’ and you can check out our review of their new EP here.

I (virtually) sat down with Dylan and Christian in a cute Facebook group chat the other day and asked them a few questions about their new project and how it all came together.

Continue reading Featured: Recovery Room – Interview

Recovery Room – A Lesson in Letting Go (2017)

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Oh the nostalgia is strong on this one. Sounding like a cross between Death Cab For Cutie and Basement…the mid 00’s emo vibe is waaay big on this release and will resonate with anyone who enjoys the melodic heart-on-the-sleeve sound associated with it. It’s far from a rip off though, not a derivative genre copy. It’s a worthy new addition. I am all about this. Continue reading Recovery Room – A Lesson in Letting Go (2017)

Ceres – Drag It Down On You (Cooking Vinyl Australia) 2016

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Follow up albums are particularly difficult to craft when the acclaim of an amazing first album haunts any effort to match or improve upon said debut. Melbourne’s Ceres just went and did it with ‘Drag It Down On You’.

Continue reading Ceres – Drag It Down On You (Cooking Vinyl Australia) 2016

Spectral Fires – Wayfarer (EP) 2016

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What a jam.

Melbourne based outfit Spectral Fires have burst on to the scene-radar with this energetic and urgent collection of tracks titled ‘Wayfarer’. This EP will immediately find ground with fans of bands like Touche Amore, Trophy Eyes, Pianos Become The Teeth etc for its use of high octane drumming and guitar work, combined signing and screaming vocal delivery and melodic approach. Continue reading Spectral Fires – Wayfarer (EP) 2016

The Woman You saw is The Great City That Rules Over The Kings of The Earth – I Will Survive Failure

For today’s review, we have a submission from a group by the name of The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth. The album is a mixture of a really broad variety of influences. Twinkly math rock elements, anthemic Have Heart style melo hardcore, metal tuffness and a variety of unspoken influences from more various music realms that I can only guess at. For their third release I will Survive Failure, the band seems to have really upped the production and writing after their last release (My Heart Has Two Sides) and it pays off quite well. Continue reading The Woman You saw is The Great City That Rules Over The Kings of The Earth – I Will Survive Failure

We Set Sail – Feel Nothing (2016)

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This album is full of emotion and beauty.

Melody and movement entertain as much as the songwriting. The lyrics will move you and the sound grabs will surprise you.

‘Feel Nothing’ invokes pictures and memories in my mind of other albums whilst managing to sound current and relevant to todays top names in the emo/indie/post everything music scene. In short: this is a standout album. Continue reading We Set Sail – Feel Nothing (2016)

Crusch – Self/Centered 7″ (2016)

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7″ vinyl w/ bonus digital track

Melbourne based newcomers ‘Crusch’ have a debut 7” coming out on Hobbeldehoy Records. They sound like a combination between fellow locals ‘Ceres’ and Something For Kate (but in their earlier years).

Do I love it? Yes. Yes I do. Continue reading Crusch – Self/Centered 7″ (2016)