Articles by Stephen Sinnott-Clarke
Post/instrumental Rock tends to get a bad rap in some places these day, and often doesn’t help itself with the expected repetition of quiet/loud dynamics that used to engage us so actively in the first place. Underhand will bring that all back to you like it was only yesterday you broke out that Young Team album (it’s definitely better than Mogwai’s release this year), and I for one can’t wait to see where they go next.
Mountain Moves is a veritable feast of adventurous delights, a smorgasbord of post pop/punk perfection that we all need in our lives. Album of the year in my most humblest of opinions.
Fatalists wouldn’t have gone amiss on an Albini curated festival as such, and I think they’d have been a highlight of it too.
If their music were a square peg, then happiness would be the square hole into which it perfectly fits.
Back before the summer of 2014 we got the terrible news that one of our writers had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. However, the early prognosis was positive, some quick treatment and he should be back with us. Little did we realise then that it would turn in to a 14 month odyssey that would take Stephen to the brink physically and emotionally. In his own words, Stephen tells his story and how he used music as a crutch in the dark times.
Chaotic, intense, and unrelentingly brutal, veteran hardcore act STUBBORN FATHER chat to us about their new release, and the state of hardcore music in Japan. By Phil Kaberry
Tim Waterfield (AKA Karhide) had a chat with us recently to discuss new EP ‘Colossus’, and other future endeavors. By Dan Salter.
Math Rock trio Polymath recently blew our minds at the amazing Strangeforms festival in Leeds, and have just played a handful of dates around the UK. Bassist Yoseph Leigh Branton had a chat with us about what’s in store for the future. – By Stephen Lee Clarke.
A collection of discordant and distorted digital soundscapes that welcome you with open arms, as long as you have an open mind that’s ready to be rewarded. By Stephen Clarke
Thirteen floors of aural architecture that have been built carefully and purposefully to create a sonic structure of immense beauty and intrigue that stands proud and tall. by Stephen Lee Clarke.
Marijuana Deathsquads blew in to our lives earlier this year with their insane Oh My Sexy Lord album. Stephen lee Clarke grabbed some virtual interview time with Isaac Gale.
In his first piece of music writing of any kind, Gavin Davison recounts his first experiences with Pink Floyd’s seminal The Wall album and how it changed his view on music forever….
At this moment, they haven’t yet nailed it. – By Stephen Lee Clarke
This is an album that could very well be the cool kid at school that never gave a shit about being popular, and who did things his way – by his rules and his rules alone. By Stephen Clarke
Adam Nodwell has been a huge part of the Leeds DIY scene for some time now. Amongst the chaos of sorting out this year’s festival he took what little time of his own to answer a few questions for us. By Stephen Clarke
Pulled Apart By Horses have just announced dates for a UK tour and will debut new tracks from their upcoming album, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’. James Brown took some time out to talk to us about what to expect. By Stephen Lee Clarke.
There’s plenty here for fans of all things noisy, angular and melodic, a mixed bag of sonic flavours that meld together. – By Stephen Lee Clarke
A true statement for a tight-as-fuck, down-tuned colossus that will leave you with a huge grin on your face, and the fear of god in your eyes. – By Stephen Lee Clarke
It’s the breathtaking feeling of an adrenaline rush combined with electro-organic soundscapes warning you of an approaching apocalypse. By Stephen Lee Clarke
“Angel Dust… had me confused, scared, salivating, excited and everything else in between” – by Stephen Lee Clarke
Each track has it’s own distinct individuality, yet they blend together effortlessly. There is much to keep the senses going throughout this 11 track orchestral art-rock beauty. By Stephen Lee Clarke