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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mammothfest Brighton To Support Hospice Following Passing of Tom Searle From Architects - Please share!



MAMMOTHFEST 2016 TO SUPPORT MARTLETS HOSPICE FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC PASSING OF TOM SEARLE FROM ARCHITECTS
THIS A CALL TO ALL BANDS/LABELS/MAGAZINES etc to send MAMMOTHFEST some prizes they can raffle off to help raise as much money as possible.



Tom Searle of metal band Architects - RIP



The Mammothfest team in Brighton have been deeply moved by the passing of Tom Searle of Architects recently. He spent his last days being cared for by the incredible people at Martlets hospice, a charity that rely on donations to continue to help those in need through their last days.
Stephen Dickson, Mammothfest director commented: "Firstly we send our love and compassion to the band and their families at this difficult time.


Having personally witnessed the passing of my best friend and Mammothfest business partner Rik Mosquero in 2013 after months in a hospice, we know just how tough a journey it is. It is fucking brutal so we are compelled to do something positive to put some back. The people in hospices are on another level, the care they give is so amazing so Architects and Martlets have got our complete support.

We have therefore invited Martlets hospice down to have a stall for the weekend and we will be holding daily raffles so we can try to raise as much money as possible. This is where we ask everyone around the world to chip in and help the cause!"

MAMMOTHFEST are asking you all, yes you bands, labels, magazines, printing companies and other - whatever it may be - if you have something that can be raffled, send it to the address below asap:


MAMMOTHFEST
3B Highcroft Villas
Brighton
BN1 5PS

Every prize will be raffled and every single penny raised will go directly to the hospice.

Cut off point is 20/09/2016 to submit prizes.




If you are unable to attend or send prizes for the raffle but want to support this incredible charity/cause then please donate at the following just giving page:

www.justgiving.com/thomassearle

MAMMOTHFEST.
www.mammothfest.uk



Please share and help raise for Martlets!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

NEW MUSIC: Murmur Tooth - The Room EP Review

The Room EP cover art


Berlin based Brit trio have just released a new EP, titled 'The Room', having only formed earlier this year by Leah Hinton (Guitars/Vocals) of innovative metal band, El Schlong. Again this isn't a standard rock sound, as they have blended grunge and pop to give them an unique edge, with a hint of grimy bleakness and a dash of beautiful lightness, to keep everyone happy or sad, whichever you prefer...

Opening song, 'Knees Are Clean' is a tense shiny grunge tune, and quickly asserts their unusual sound, making a good first impression, especially with varied vocals and dynamic melodic instruments with a gritty fuzzy feel.

The short creepy 'Bumps' sounds more downbeat and unhinged with memorable dark toned guitars, and again hard hitting vocal harmonies, and shows off their changeable mood swings.

'And I Wait' is a perfect balance of dark and light. It has drawn out effective vocals and one of the best stand out chorus's so far, along with driving rhythmic riffs and bass, and a stripped back breakdown, before kicking off again in a full happy grunge fashion.

To close is the lengthy 'Waste Away' which is alarming and alluring, created largely through the vocals and distorted guitars, as well as powerful build ups and yet more strong harmonies and beats. This is very well composed, like the previous offerings and adds extra depth with the use of effects. This makes a big impact and is memorable way to finish the EP, with lasting lingering effects, particularly with stark lyrics like, "The aching of bones and the smell of decay, wrap up warm or you'll never wake".

Their clever moulding of the sludgy gloomy side of grunge and more hopeful upbeat pop sounds works wonders, and makes for a compelling and refreshing listen throughout. You should happily sink your teeth into this!



Listen and download the EP for free here!  https://murmurtooth.bandcamp.com/releases




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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Stencil Mag - Issue 38 - July/August 2016 - Feat Billy Talent, Breaking Benjamin, Atreyu & More!




Check out the latest packed issue of Stencil Mag! It includes my reviews of Chelsea Grin, Milestones and Hunter Dumped Us Here as well as some of my intros I done for the interviews, including Vanna, The Bouncing Souls and more! This issue actually contains more reviews than normal too, so make sure you have a read and discover some new music! Unfortunately I was busy, as went on holiday, so didn't manage to contribute as much as normally do!

See all my reviews here: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue38/155

What are you waiting for check all this out & more!

 https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue38


Sunday, 7 August 2016

NEW MUSIC: Convey - 'Nothing But A Love Song' Single Review







Convey is an alternative post rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA, but originally from Boston who formed back in 2009, but have only just unveiled their first official release with single, 'Nothing But A Love Song'...luckily for us. They have a vast collection of influences helping them to create their own driving and fresh sound, including Muse, Tool, Deftones and Queens Of The Stone Age.

The long wait has paid off for the band, as this debut is extremely melodic, beautiful and powerful, with hard hitting vocals and bouncy groovy riffs, all wrapped up in perfect production and complimenting ambient and atmospheric tones throughout. They have hit the mark, as you are instantly hooked and captivated from the start to finish, with a song that the masses should 'love'.


Check out the single for yourself: https://soundcloud.com/convey/nothing-but-a-love-song







Fortunately we don't have to wait long to hear more from this exciting band, as they are releasing another single next month. So keep an eye out and visit their site for updates.




Monday, 1 August 2016

ARJUN - Gravity Album Review


Gravity cover art

Skilled Instrumental Act Impress With Moving Experimental Rock



This instrumental trio from New York made up of, Eddie Arjan Peters (Guitar), Lamar Myers (Drums) and Andre Lyles (Bass) have their own unique sound comprised of elements of rock, jazz and experimentalism, which they effortlessly inject with emotive and intelligible sounds. They are back with their new album, 'Gravity', which sees them again work with the revered producer, Scotty Hard (Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Arto Lindsay) with the follow up to their highly successful release, 'Core'. Here they continue to expand and build upon their previous releases, all acting as one big musical exploration. This time round, they are aiming bigger, by enlisting the help of a few guests...



To open we have, 'Prince', which is chilled, methodical and engulfed with style, including great bouncy riffs and rhythms making it very pleasing on the ears. Sit back and relax to their super classy vibes and impressive guitar work.

'Flutter' acts as an alarming filler before the first guest appearance from Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck) comes in the form of 'Run', which again exhibits interesting rhythms and beats, all oozing with talent and melody, with divine positive sounds that keep you hooked, especially with addition of the beautiful flute work from Jeff, giving it an extra depth and complimenting the rest of the instruments wonderfully.

'Ascent' follows and features the second guest, Cory Henry who plays the organ , which again offers something different and exciting and demonstrates their brilliant craftsmanship further, without losing the focus and definition of all the elements. This is a very mellow lulling song which is perfect to unwind too.

'Crossroad' makes a natural progression and maintains the album's seamless quality whilst 'Endless Again' is their most diverse and experimental offering, especially through the beats and transitions, sounding like an epic improvised jam session. 'Blas' has a slightly darker heavier tone and more chaotic feel, with them letting lose, but in an organised structured manner.

Leaving the longest until last, with the title song, 'Gravity', which progresses and builds up joyfully and acts almost as a musical conversation which is bursting with creativity and is cleverly constructed thought out, including the delightful strings from guest Molly Cherryholmes.

The excellent resonance throughout the entire album speaks just as loud as words, if not better, managing to portray pure emotion and feeling which you get swept up in, taking you on a wonderful ride. They are doing the instrumental front extremely proud and this new release takes them to new dizzying heights of musical creativity and flair, showing yet again what truly skillful musicians they are. 








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