Category Archives: Emo

World Sick – Delayed EP (2017)

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Sad music with guitars. Great.

Sad music with a wall of noise from guitars. Even better. Continue reading World Sick – Delayed EP (2017)

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Reside – Closing Doors EP (2017)

 

ClosingDoors_EP_Artwork_Press.jpgFrom the opening howls of ‘Fidelity’ and its melodic guitar searing behind it, I was instantly entranced. There’s an equal amount of melodic hardcore and punk rock to this that has my mind recalling the best moments of Set Your Goals and Citizen’s earlier work. Continue reading Reside – Closing Doors EP (2017)

Spilt Cities – Life, On Hold (2017)

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Perth based outfit Spilt Cities’ are bringing the goods with their full length album ‘Life, On Hold’. A fully realised body of work that is so tastefully executed that you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re some old school shoegaze post-punk group you’re older sibling used to listen to in the 90’s. Sounds too good to be true, and yet..here I am telling you..this is incredible. Continue reading Spilt Cities – Life, On Hold (2017)

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