Monthly Archives: February 2013

New music mix – February 2013

So 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty great year for music all ready. We’ve already had a new Postal Service track after 10 years, not to mention the first new My Bloody Valentine record in 22 years(!). Plus on the horizon we’ve got new albums on the way from old Riot Radio favourites like Wavves, Theophilus and Bad Religion. Plus there’s already been a handful of exciting new acts ripping shit up: Free Energy, Pure Love, Joey Bada$$, and Bleeding Rainbow to name just a few. Read more

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Review: Pure Love – ‘Anthems’

Remember that time when one of your fave bands put out a couple of epic hardcore records, and then the vocalist pulled the “musical differences” card, upped sticks and left to work on a new project with the former guitarist of another great hardcore band? For me, that time was about July 2011, when Frank Carter quit Gallows and joined up with Jim Carroll of The Hope Conspiracy in a band called Pure Love.  I knew the hardcore scene was quite incestuous, but I was intrigued by Frank’s “musical differences” and then forming a band with Jim. Fast forward to April 2012, and the release of Pure love’s debut single, ‘Bury My Bones’. Imagine my surprise at hearing the man who once spat “we have no fear, we have no pity … we hate you, we hate this city” melodiously singing ” I’m so sick of singing about hate, it’s never gonna make … Read more

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Review: My Bloody Valentine – ‘m b v’

If the Mayans were wrong about the apocalypse, then surely the release of a new My Bloody Valentine album is a much more significant sign that the end times are upon us. Their last album – the undeniably classic Loveless – was released in 1991, and despite the band never officially breaking up, the development of a follow up has been in the works since the mid 90s. Just think about all the water under the bridge since then: since Loveless‘s release we’ve had grunge, the entire golden era of hip hop, the rise of electronic music, hell, even the internet wasn’t around to any recognisable extent in 1991. The world is a very different place since My Bloody Valentine last released some original music. That’s a lot of historical baggage to be saddled with. The trick to enjoying new albums from classic bands is to listen to them for … Read more

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