Combined by an admiration for early 2000’s emo bands, Brighton’s As It Is are the latest emerging pop-punk band to be making waves in the UK. Next week sees the release of the bands second EP, 'This Mind Of Mine' which sees them grow as a cohesive unit to produce four songs of honest pop-punk. Having received an overwhelming response from a
Kickstarter campaign and with vocalist Patty Walters’ dedicated YouTube following, As It Is
are a band on the rise. We caught up with Ben to find out more.
After receiving a five star review last month, next Monday sees the UK release of Twin Forks' self-titled debut album. However we're giving away three copies of the album. Find out how you can win one of thee copies here.
With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
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New Jersey’s hardcore outfit Gatherer have released their debut EP ‘Postcards’ through Glass Nail Records. This release by the five-piece is somewhat short but it’s the quality of the tracks that matters, especially when this is their very first offering as a band.
Opener ‘Wedding Bells’ kick starts the EP, introducing Christian Berrigan’s raw vocals that compliment their hardcore sounds perfectly. The passion that is expressed through the vocals is continued throughout the whole EP, which works particularly well in title track ‘Postcards.’ This is a definite standout track, with a mid section containing an infectious riff that works perfectly behind the gravelly screams. ‘Brittle Bones’ is another commendable track especially with dominant drumming in sections that produces an opposing powerful sound over softer guitar.
For a debut EP, ‘Postcards’ is a very impressive release and Gatherer should be proud of their efforts. My only criticism is the length of the record: totalling to just less than 8 minutes in length I was enjoying it so much that I wanted it to last longer. Nonetheless, musically the band has pulled it off and hardcore fans should certainly check Gatherer out, a five-piece that I look forward to hearing more from in the future.
'Postcards' by Gatherer is out now on Glass Nail Records.
Words by Hannah Gillicker (@HannahGillicker)