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Rex Orange County Live in London: despair and self-doubt dispelled with manic and mellow energy

On his Pony Tour, the schmaltzcore don wows with a heartfelt set laced with darkness

“There were times when I didn’t want to be alive any more”: punk heroes Creeper on their turbulent year and “aggressive reinvention”

The Southampton band returned to action earlier this month exactly a year on from their dramatic 'disbanding'

Creeper live in London: The resurrection of Britain’s most exciting punk band

Exactly one year ago, Brit punks Creeper brought the curtain down on their headline show at London’s Koko with the ominous promise that, “Of...

Dream State talk addiction and mental health: “It’s OK to cry, it’s OK to scream, and it’s OK to be a bitch sometimes”

Dream State's CJ Gilpin has spoken of how her journey from addiction and self-hate helped to inform their debut album 'Primrose Path'. The band found...

Waterparks are the thoroughly modern punk boyband you didn’t know you needed

Waterparks – who just released their third album, ‘Fandom', might just be the first millennial punk boyband. Inspired by the big hitters of noughties pop-punk,...

Simple Creatures – ‘Everything Opposite’ EP review: a whole new world of “trash-pop”

For the past 20 years, in their respective bands, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth have written the soundtracks for generations...

Grandson: “We’re seeing the last echoes of a dying breed, trying to reign in the limitless potential of young people”

While the world at large may seem to be wallowing in division, violence, hatred and uncertainty, a new generation of artists are stepping up...

Artists marching at London’s Global Climate Strike: “It’s quite an easy distraction to be thinking about Brexit, isn’t it?”

“No Music On A Dead Planet” warned Foals at the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize on Thursday evening. At the same time, halfway around the...

Blink-182 – ‘Nine’ review: the spiritual follow-up to the classic ‘Untitled’

2016’s ‘California’ proved that there was a future for Blink-182 after the soap opera departure of founding member Tom Delonge and the addition of...

Green Day vs ‪Weezer vs Fall Out Boy – which band sits on the Hella Mega Tour’s iron throne?

The Hella Mega Tour might be eight months away but it’s never too soon to start getting hyped for the Monsters Of Pop Punk....

WhoHurtYou: Jack Barakat and Kevin Fisher on the side project inspired by their “darkest moments”

For 16 years, Jack Barakat has been the comic relief in the American pop-punkers All Time Low. Whether the band were playing basements or arenas,...

Wake Up, Wake Up! Seven other punk acts being loud about change

The 1975’s ‘People' is a snarling, rallying cry for change. Sure, rock bands have always encouraged people to “fight the power” and “know your...

Neverworld is a magical land full of panto, pirates and indie-pop

It’s impossible to tell if Lucia are about to start a brawl, or declare their undying love for the crowd before them. Their angular...

Lotus Eater: five reasons to love Oli Sykes’ favourite new heavy band

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes had to eat his words during their headline set at All Points East. “A few months ago...

Halsey’s intimate London gig: anthems of anger and unity, with tribute paid to the lesbian couple assaulted in Camden

In the past few days, Halsey has played at Wembley Stadium and joined her new BFFs in BTS across the channel at Paris’ Stade de...

Tom DeLonge: the hardest working UFOlogist in pop-punk on his new album, films, shows, comics, books and cache of declassified UFO videos

12 years ago, Tom DeLonge quit one of the biggest bands in the world to create an art project to tell stories through multiple...

Yonaka – ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’ review

Over the course of a handful of EPs and singles, Yonaka quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Unafraid to experiment...

Frank Iero on making music after his brush with death – “You think, what if I didn’t survive, and this is the afterlife?”

Frank Iero creates bands to destroy them. His first two solo projects, The Cellabration and The Patience, lasted one album cycle before collapsing and...

Yonaka – the breakthrough British rock band tackling toxic relationships on their empowering debut

“I want them to feel strong,” starts Theresa Jarvis of what she wants people to get from Yonaka’s debut album. “I want them to...
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