New York-based band State Champs have been making their mark in the world of new-wave pop punk since 2010. With 3 full length albums and 3 EPs, their popularity and dedicated fan base has secured them stage time at well-known festivals including Slam Dunk and Warped Tour. The five boys have also supported the likes of Blink-182, All Time Low and many others. Living Proof is their most recent album release, making its debut in June 2018 and offers 13 songs with a similar sound to their earlier music, yet with a fresh take in attitude.
Thursday, 23 August 2018
Saturday, 18 August 2018
In support of new album release The Great Depression, UK-based alternative band As It Is have been attending a select few HMV stores across the country for an intimate album signing. Each session began with an exclusive acoustic set, a Q&A session, followed by a meet and greet with fans to personally sign copies of the album. The Manchester Arndale HMV signing took place on Wednesday 15th August and I headed down to check it out.
Brighton-based band As It Is formed in 2012, after vocalist Patty Walters gained traction from musical covers uploaded on YouTube. Soon after the boys joined up, they were quickly snapped up and signed by Fearless Records just two years later. With three albums to their name, The Great Depression being the most recent release, it's clear they're doing something right with an extremely dedicated group of fans and followers. Without spoiling anything, it's safe to say that this is more than just music. The band wanted to communicate the societal romanticisation of depression by asking questions rather than offering solutions, and they've certainly hit the nail on the head.
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Introduced by the king of not giving a fuck, Fronz from Attila has teamed up with US-based rapper DaBoiJ to bring us trap metal band, Bone Crew. Taking a leap into an extremely unexplored music genre, it blends heavy metal, hardcore elements and lyrics with a frenzied trap beat. Despite being an acquired taste for music fans, it's quickly been well-received making it's mark on the worldwide charts securing a place in the top 10 albums for hip-hop/trap.
Friday, 3 August 2018
Everyone copes with situations differently. Coping mechanisms vary from person to person and even though it's nice to have one, it's important to evaluate yours. Despite your best efforts, you may actually be doing more harm than good. But how do you recognise when your escapism becomes avoidance and you need to snap back to reality? First, it's important to understand the difference between the two...