Quiet Lions Wasteland album Absenteeism review

Quiet Lions – ‘Absenteeism’ album review


We’ve all been eagerly awaiting the debut album from Quiet Lions for quite some time now and recent singles ‘Echo Chamber’ and ‘Wasteland’ have just whet the anticipation even more. Based around social and political issues, they hinted at the overriding theme of isolation and dissociation in today’s digital world that can be found throughout…

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Holding Patterns share ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of ‘Endless’ album release


Holding Patterns (a band featuring members of previous Big Scary Monsters/Topshelf Records favourites Crash of Rhinos) have shared new single ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Endless’ via Vested Interest Records on 17 May (pre-order here). With lyrics referencing extracts of American poet Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘I Saw No Way…

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Dead Bars – ‘Regulars’ album review


We shared Seattle punk-rockers single ‘I’m a Regular’ a month or so back and now we’ve finally had the chance to listen to their new LP, also called ‘Regulars’ (out now via All in Vinyl in the UK). The DIY sound of ‘Freaks’ opens the album and works as a fine introduction to what Dead…