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Lost In The Trees: 2000 Trees 2019

Trebuchet sets out to break our 2000 Trees virginity with their excellent 2019 instalment....

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The Tides Are In Our Veins

Floridian Post-Rockers Tides of Man return with brand new instrumental release 'Everything Nothing'. ...

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Heroes Sometimes Let You Down

Fraggle casts a critical eye on newcomers to the Finnish Metal tradition Heroes Don't Ask Why, and their new release 'Sound Of A Broken Heart'...

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When Godsmack’s Legend Stagnates

So just how much have seminal Nu-Metallers Godsmack phoned it in with latest release 'When Legends Rise'?...

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Sons of a Galactic Wasteland

Sons Of Alpha Centauri get a little space-y with latest instrumental release 'Continuum' - but is it cool, Sci-Fi space or just the dark bits in between?...

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Bullet For My Valentine’s Not Dead Yet!

Welsh Metalcore stalwarts Bullet For My Valentine are back with new release 'Gravity'. But does it stand up against their early material?...

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A Grand Day Out At Camden Rocks

Team Trebuchet visit a few of our favourite Camden haunts to soak in this year's Camden Rocks....

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Only The Support: How To Steal The Show

Bristol Indie-Rockers Coasts made for a stellar night with their headline appearance at Kentish Town's O2 Forum... But how did openers Only The Poets fare in navigating the crowd?...

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Call A Bloody Chiropractor (Cancer Bats – Live)

Trebuchet wade into the Manchester date of Cancer Bats' 'The Spark That Moves' album release celebrations to ensure they've still got it live!...

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Wrecked The Grading Curve – Home Wrecked

Sheffield Pop Punkers Home Wrecked tackle the tricky sophomore release with a fresh, mature approach in ‘Try What You Want, Just Make Sure It Works’....

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Diary of a Pop Punk kid – the team behind Pop Punk Pile Up 2018

Upstart young festival Pop Punk Pile Up take us through what their debut year has in store for the UK's Alternative scene....

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If we don’t choose the path we walk, who wrote this music?

Burgeoning Emo influenced Alt-Rockers Selfish Things pump a little Canadian sheen into a dreck-spattered scene....

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2018: the year of the Crown?

Lincoln Alt-Rockers Carry The Crown are angling to make a statement with new release 'Not Alone'...

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Frank Turner brings punk to the folk-core (or vice versa)

Contemporary Folk-Punk troubadour Frank Turner's Hardcore alter-ego Möngöl Hörde knock London's Scala down a couple of pegs....

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Dead Reflections, Live Context (Silverstein Interview)

A cosy chat with Silverstein singer Shane Told...

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Loitered Lens: Great British Tattoo Show

Beauty's only skin deep, but some tattoos... live forever?...

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Loitered Lens: Nova Neon

Heavy alt-pop stylings at the launch of Nova Neon's debut album...

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London Tattoo Convention 2016

Inky fingers and fiery lipstick at the UK's premier tattoo and body art event...

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Can You Boost Your Brain With a Battery? With tDCS, Hells Yeah!

Electrifying brain circuits may decrease depressive symptoms and chronic pain...

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Look Again: The Way of the Morris

Forget the decades of Pythonesque ribbing, Morris dancing is deep rooted folk ritual...

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Avast Load of Salty Shanty (Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Dead men tell no tales, but the Dread Crew of Oddwood take no prisoners with Lawful Evil ...

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Loitered Lens: Stiff Little Fingers (The Forum, 2016)

Never tired, never complacent, Stiff Little Fingers revved the Kentish Town Forum to the redline. Photos...

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Loitered Lens : Primus live at Brixton Academy

Primus wanted to remind you that they’ve always been a band looking forward, reminding us that the old stuff was just that....

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Smell the air and rub the sky

For most of us in the cities and towns the weather is just something that happens to us, something inconvenient, an impediment. Perhaps we should pay it more attention. ...

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Allowing the innate weirdness of the musicians to shine : Primus live dates

 gobstopping formula conjured by Claypool is to play the weird line very straight. This plays out with few of the clichés of weirdness that normal musicians might employ, rather allowing the innate...

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Alt-Fest Lineup Update

Alt-Fest expands from it's already established repertoire of Steampunk, Alternative, Gothic, Electronica and Industrial to bring a slew of the gnarliest metal acts to the Northampton 3-day...

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Druids, Magic Mushrooms and Cultural Memory

Iron Age Druids might have known about and used magic mushrooms even if there's no way of testing it....

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David Cronenberg’s Wife: Don’t Wait to be Hunted to Hide

Challenging and chillingly memorable rather than enjoyable; giving a glimpse into the lives of people we either pretend don’t exist or hysterically vilify. It personalises the men who exist in the...

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The Tribes of Britain

To be an activist is to suffer defeat after defeat after defeat. Without spirituality to recharge and revive us the danger is we fall into bitterness or despair or worse, self-righteousness. ...

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