Sappenin' Sean Smith

Sean Smith’s Sappenin’

It’s impossible to listen to Sean Smith’s brilliant and insightful new Sappenin’ podcast and not shed a few tears over the fact that when The Blackout split up they really did split up.  These days, most bands that say they’re calling it a day ... Read More...
My Chemical Romance 2003

How to be a GREAT music journalist

To be a really great music journalist, you need a huge metaphorical spade, because you’re going to be doing a lot of digging for new music. Searching the internet and the world’s backstreet venues for the songs that have life-changing potential might... Read More...
Against The Current

Top Ten Against The Current

For a band with only one full-length album available, the intoxicating Against The Current have a surprising amount of material out there. Here are the ten songs we’re most looking forward to singing along to when the band arrive on our shores for th... Read More...


Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Favourite bands: Moose Blood, Architects, Arcane Roots, Rise Against, Creeper
Favourite album: Blind Melon: Blind Melon
Favourite song: The Used: Taste of Ink
Best gig: 30 Seconds To Mars @ Main Square Festival, July 2013
Lyric worth remembering: Live right now, just be yourself; it doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else
Most likely to feel: Inspired and determined
Favourite month and why: June – the start of festival season