BOSS KELOID – Melted On The Inch

Boss Keloid are a scary bunch. They’re one part art rock, two parts progressive metal, three parts sludge and seven parts obsessed with ‘Zodiac’ era Melvins. On their 2018 LP ‘Melted On The Inch’ they use those influences and their many quirks to challenge, frustrate and eventually entertain. Providing your mood is right – and this is the very definition of a mood record – it can lead to a fascinating trip.

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FRANK TURNER – Be More Kind

Over the first ten years of his solo career, singer-songwriter Frank Turner recorded some fantastic material. His deeply personal songs touched on many subjects, from death, love, travel, friendship, lost weekends and politics. In short, in that time, he’s acted as a friend who’s been there, seen it all and is able to lend a lyrical tale of empathy whatever your personal situation. This time, though, he’s really not messing about: the commentary of ‘Be More Kind’ is a world away from the songs of youth, parties and camaraderie that peppered his early releases. It’s also musically far broader. A restless album, even; one that refuses to settle into any one style, sometimes with only Turner’s honest and personal lyrical concerns as an obvious link to the past. And while it isn’t a concept album, more than a few of its songs are connected to the universal themes of time and mortality.

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Watch ‘Blue Rose’, the new video from Awooga

You don’t necessarily have to take our word for it, but Awooga’s new album ‘Conduit’ is one of the best albums of 2018 so far. In alt-metal terms it’s got everything: huge riffs, the kind of space-filling sound that’s rarely been heard outside of A Perfect Circle’s ‘Mer De Noms’ and the Smashing Pumpkins‘ ‘Siamese Dream’ and a sense of atmosphere to back up the heaviness.

The album’s trippiest offering ‘Blue Rose’ now has a new music video, which you can stream in full below.

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It’s almost time for ‘Assimilation’ with Ghost Island

In March 2018, the debut album by Ghost Island was remixed and remastered and released via Fluttery Records.

Next month, the Phoenix based post-rock band will give the world something entirely new. Their new full-length, ‘Assimilation’ promises to be a dark and almost ambient affair, the kind of record that will utterly bend your late nights into the stuff of twisted nightmares.

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