Pittsburgh band Second To Safety make an interesting observation that their home city, famed historically for steel and blast furnaces is now a booming health and medical centre.
We’re always suckers for a bit of old-school emo, but when a band goes full-on emo and covers our favourite Taking Back Sunday song well… we felt obliged to find out more about Ohio trio I Fight Fail.
Surprise by location, surprise by sound. Surprise, Arizona, quartet Holmstrum fuse pop-punk and alt-rock with elements of metalcore and overtly emo lyrics to form a fascinatingly diverse sound that varies from track to track.
Having formed my musical tastes in the early 2000s I’m a sucker for anything emotionally charged and full of edgy rocky angst. So it should come as no surprise that the sound of Canadian emo-rockers Selfish Things is right up my street.
Nottingham’s Molars are an intriguing bunch, fusing emo influences and trademark melodramatic lyrics with their engaging pop-punk meets midwest-emo sound. The trio of Chris (vocals and guitar), Dec (bass) and … Continue reading Introducing: Molars
Herefordshire newcomers Foxbite have combined elements of emo, pop-punk and alternative rock to form a hard-hitting but engaging fresh sound, which they describe as “sad, loud and shiny.”
Expect energy and plenty of it from North Carolina emo-rockers Run Home Jack, who aim to emulate the good old days of 2000s rock with modern production adding a bit of extra spice.
For anyone who, like me, grew up on the old-school emo and post-hardcore sounds of the early 2000s, we may just have found you a nostalgic new favourite band.
South-east London newcomers Death of Youth provide a nostalgic nod to emo and post-hardcore of the not too distant past, with their self-confessed “sad and shouty” approach. The band started … Continue reading Introducing: Death of Youth
Boston rockers Wave Break are aptly named, given the metaphorical theme of overcoming adversity – also known as a ‘wave break’ – dominates their lyrics. The quartet, founded by lead … Continue reading Introducing: Wave Break
If My Dinosaur Life sounds familiar then no, you’re not going mad, these Italian rockers were so inspired by the Motion City Soundtrack album that they borrowed its title as … Continue reading Introducing: My Dinosaur Life
Pop punk quintet Øff Guard peaked our interest when they described their intriguingly catchy sound as “intricate emo rock’n’roll.” These may not be the most natural musical genre bedfellows, but … Continue reading Introducing: Øff Guard