Tagged: Chicago

Down I Go – ‘Mortals’ EP *Pre-order*.

Down I Go – Stockholm/Toronto/Chicago. Artwork credit – Elliott Elam. Down I Go are a band that (as numerous other reviews of their work will tell you) gleefully defy attempts at catagorisation, and with good reason – their back catalogue is a diverse and some might say challenging affair, incorporating some of...

Dogs At Large – ‘It’s Nothing I’d Wear.’

Dogs At Large – Chicago, Illinois, USA. For our work on Dogs At Large’s sister band, Horrible – Click Here. Sat somewhere between the 90’s, Punk, Garage and Rock n’ Roll, Chicago exports Dogs At Large have recently returned from an audio-fashion shoot with the above and defiantly proclaimed, ‘It’s Nothing...

Horrible – ‘But Is It Even Music, Really?’ In Review.

Horrible – Chicago, Illinois, USA. ‘Two songs about wars, two songs about sleazy youth, two songs from a plot about aliens made of sound coming to earth.’ Horrible are the Chicago answer to the nostalgic raucous bliss of the 80’s Indie Rock circuit. Hard rocking, melodic and undeniably chaotically beautiful,...

The Curls – ‘Slice of Life’ Album Review.

The Curls – Chicago, Illinois, USA. Album art and cover image by Dana T. I don’t know whether to take The Curls seriously or not, because if you look at their bandcamp page their music has been tagged as ‘Fart Rock’ and they have a Flugelhorn player… But the band...

Fresh Picks: Alive/Alone.

Alive/Alone – Chicago, Illinois, USA. Photo credit – Stolen Photography – Click Here. August 2014 saw Chicago four-piece Alive/Alone hit the airwaves with their debut self-titled EP, showcasing six tracks that sit somewhere in the middle of a high-noted, passionate, screeching and discordant set of Post-Hardcore, from both the old-school...

UGLYBoNES – The ‘Growing Concerns’ Of Chicago Hardcore Punk…

UGLYBoNES – Chicago, Illinois, USA. ‘Four best friends that wanna take a chainsaw to each other’s gonads’ For our work on the 2014 UGLYBoNES/Step Right Up split – Click Here. For the band’s appearance in our fantasy Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack – Click Here. The Chicago suburb’s UGLYBoNES formed...

UGLYBoNES/Step Right Up – Split EP Release

UGLYBoNES & Step Right Up – Chicago, Illinois, USA. Two of Chicago’s freshest heavyweights, combing their fast, furious and relentless Hardcore into a six track release that will probably blow your ears off. It’s lucky I had some spare ears, they called me insane and ridiculed me, but who’s laughing...

Step Right Up – ‘Brassknuckle Lullabies’ EP

Step Right Up – Chicago, Illinois, United States Of America. Old school Hardcore Punk from Chicago. Fast, angry and beer-fuelled. Step Right Up are a 3-piece Punk Rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Playing at a break neck tempo and firing a full broadside repeatedly at your ears in a barrage of...