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Group Of Man announces EU/UK dates

Post-Hardcore outfit Group Of Man has announced a nice batch of tour dates. Their november and december run will see them hitting a fair amount of venues all over the UK and EU. Head down below for full dates.

Group Of Man’s last EP Always Looming came out on July 3rd earlier this year.



At the Drive-In announce EU and UK 2018 tour

At the Drive-In have announced a European and UK tour for February and March of 2018. Death From Above and Le Butcherettes will be tagging along. Check out the tour dates below.



Raise the Tides (post-hardcore) stream single “My Life, My Time”

North Syracuse post-hardcore outfit Raise The Tides have just released their new single, “My Life, My Time.”

As their first ever recorded track produced by Zach Teller, this certainly makes an impression and is a solid listen.

Scope it out below!



Music Video: Capstan – “Elysian Fields”

Post-hardcore act from the heart of Florida Capstan have premiered a music video for their new track “Elysian Fields.” You can watch it below.

“Elysian Fields” is taken from the band’s upcoming EP, which will be released by Adventure Cat Records.



Quicksand announce tour to support first album in 22 years

Post hardcore veterans Quicksand have just announced the tour to support the release of their first album in 22 years, Interiors. The full length will be available on November 10 via Epitaph Records. 

Check out the dates below!



Skywalker (post-hardcore) stream new EP “Sugar House”

Skywalker are streaming their new EP Sugar House in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Sugar House was released on September 1st, 2017.



In Good Nature stream new EP “The Words We’ll Never Say”

Massachusetts post-hardcore act In Good Nature are streaming their new EP The Words We’ll Never Say.

You can check it out below.

The Words We’ll Never Say was released on August 25th, 2017, and is the bands first for Anchor Eighty Four Records.



Quicksand reveal release date, track listing and artwork for “Interiors”

Following yesterday’s news that they had released a new song, post-hardcore legends Quicksand have revealed some details for their long-awaited third album Interiors, which is due for release on November 10th.

The album’s track listing is below and you can pre-order your copy of the album here.

Produced by Will Yip, Interiors is Quicksand’s first full-length studio album since 1995’s Manic Compression. Before the album comes out, the band will be touring the U.S., starting early next month.



Quicksand sign to Epitaph Records, stream first song in 22 years

Post-hardcore legends Quicksand have announced that they have signed to Epitaph Records, and their debut for the label, titled Interiors, will be released sometime this year. It will be the band’s first album since 1995’s Manic Compression, and only their third full-length studio album over the course of their 27-year career.

Quicksand also just released their first song in 22 years, “Illuminant”, which is available for streaming on Spotify.

In anticipation of Interiors, the band will embark on a U.S. tour, which begins two weeks from today. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the record (including an official release date) come to light.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Interiors will be released on November 10th.



At The Drive In Announce UK Tour Dates

Post-hardcore veterans At The Drive In have announced some November UK tour dates.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

At The Drive In last released in•ter a•li•a on May 5th via Rise Records. It is the band’s first full-length release since 2000’s Relationship of Command.



At The Drive In release animated video for “Call Broken Arrow”

At The Drive In have released an animated video for “Call Broken Arrow”. The song  is from May’s Rise Records album, “in•ter a•li•a”, the band’s first in 17 years. 

You can watch the video below.



Skywalker (Post-Hardcore) stream “Blood” from upcoming EP “Sugar House”

Skywalker are streaming a teaser track from their upcoming album “Sugar House”. The song is called “Blood” and you can check it out below.

“Sugar House” will be released on September 1st; you can pre-order your copy here.

The band will also be starting their European tour in September. You can find a list of dates below.



In Good Nature release video for “Vacant”

Massachusetts post-hardcore act In Good Nature have released a video for “Vacant”, a track from upcoming Anchor Eighty Four Records released EP “The Words We’ll Never Say”. The EP is out August 25th, with pre-orders up now.

You can watch the video below.



Petrol Girls (punk) release music video for “Fang”

The UK’s Petrol Girls have released a music video for their track “Fang” off their latest album, Talk Of Violence, and you can check it out below.

Talk Of Violence was released in November, 2017.



Album Review: Hundredth – “Rare”

Nothing strikes fear into a fan’s heart more than an announcement that a band has decided to rip apart their sound and start again. Sure, we expect a band to grow, to develop and to experiment but all within the relative confines of their signature style. However, when a band decides to recast themselves altogether, results can be mixed to say the least. Not only are the band challenging themselves, but they also have to brace themselves for the inevitable backlash from their fans. Some people will never forgive AFI for changing from the punk roots of “Answer That And Stay Fashionable” or the way Yellowcard went in a more pop-punk direction on the “Still Standing” EP. Even more popular bands that just about fall under the punk remit like Fall Out Boy and Paramore are, now, totally unrecognizable to the bands they started out as, which has been ‘divisive’ to say the least. Therefore, it is not without some degree of trepidation to learn that Hundredth have embarked on a whole new direction on their fourth record “Rare”.

Understandably, the band felt they had taken their hardcore sound as far as they could after 2015’s “Free”. Rather than split up, the band sought to metamorphosis into something different altogether. “Rare” sees the band totally dismantle their hardcore sound, leaving only the faintest of residue behind. The result is a dark, shoegaze album replete with sheets of distorted guitars and echoing, often ghostly, vocals. It is an admirable attempt at transformation and one that is, on the whole, pulled off with aplomb.

This is not a toe dipped tentatively in the water either. Hundreth have climbed to the top diving board and hurled themselves wholeheartedly into their new sound. Nothing contrived or fake here. From the The Cure-esque bassline and the layers of distorted guitar on opening song “Vertigo”, it’s clear that the band have buried any remnants of the band they were. It’s still a hard-edged, heavy track but the way the band have adopted a dark, brooding tone creates a far darker, almost oppressive soundscape. The creeping, echoing vocals from frontman Chadwick Johnson add to the air of claustrophobia giving the whole thing it’s own definite, downbeat character. As on the majority of the album they float rather than howl, dripping with ominous menace.  This is something that continues throughout the album. “Neurotic” adds bruising drums and a heavier break-down but it’s hardcore seen through the prism of 80s post punk and 90s shoegaze rather than approaching anything as crushing as heard on previous albums. “White Squall” again wears it’s 80s goth influences on it’s sleeve, starting out as a mid-tempo rocker before soon giving way to a resounding, panoramic chorus.

Thankfully, the band still know how to write urgent, insistent, heavy songs with “Hole” and “Disarray” providing a bit more bone and muscle. “Disarray” in particular hits hard with the band whipping up a discordant wall of noise as Johnson’s haunting voice echoes the line “control is a delusion/the walls are gonna cave”. At other points on the album, the band lock into a more shoegazzy groove with songs such as “Grey” and “Shy Vein” mirroring Catherine Wheel’s ability to sound aggressive over woozy, shimmery shoegaze guitars. The mid-tempo songs give the album real depth and substance. Initially, they might lack presence but on repeat listens their buzzing volatility becomes ever more exhilarating.

Hundredth’s new direction isn’t going to be for everyone. This, their fourth album, could be by a different band entirely, however, the laudable focus, commitment and sheer guts on show has seen them craft a mesmerizing, darkly beautiful album. There are obvious similarities to bands like Turnover and Nothing but if anything Hundredth’s take on shoegaze is darker, more unsettling, more nightmarish. A challenging album from a band not afraid to challenge themselves.

4/5 Stars