ELASTIC SLEEP – Leave You EP

elastic sleepA joint release between Big Tea and FIFA Records, this debut EP by Irish band Elastic Sleep is a like a vapourous retro-fuelled dream.  With layers of fuzz dragging their core sound through a technicolour haze, ‘Leave You’ is first class hybrid of dreampop and shoegaze.

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REAL GONE GOES OUT: ALL – Islington Academy, London 28/04/14

Live shows in the UK by punk legends Descendents are a rarity and appearances by their sister band ALL even rarer.  With that in mind, this – ALL’s only UK show in 2014 and their first since forever – seemed like a visit from punk rock royalty.  Over the course of almost a quarter-century between 1988 and 2000, the on-again, off-again band recorded some great albums, with 1993’s ‘Breaking Things’ and 1998’s ‘Mass Nerder’ being just as essential in any collection as the Descendents’ seminal ‘Milo Goes To College’, and 1990’s ‘Allroy Saves’ standing as a good example of their more angular, playful and arty styles.  A support slot from UK punk stalwarts Snuff only heightened the idea that this one-off gig shouldn’t be missed.

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New video from Seprevation

Bristol’s Seprevation have posted a promo video of their track ‘Slave To The Grave’ on YouTube which can now be seen in full below. It comes from the band’s debut album ‘Consumed’ which is released on May 10th in the UK. The mix of old-school thrash and a touch of death metal should thrill fans of classic late 80s/early 90s bands such as Entombed, Obituary et al.

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