Author Archives: Benji Walker

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Black Peaks

Interview with Black Peaks “This year is about getting out there”

Following the release of their exceptional second album All That Divides, Black Peaks ventured across the UK on a short headline run of dates with support from Phoxjaw. Having just finished their run supporting Enter Shikari. We caught up with front man Will at Reading University Students’ Union. RAMzine: So, firstly, how do you describe the sound of Black Peaks? Will: Heavy, Progressive, Hardcore, Post-Rock, ...

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Not Ur Girlfrenz

Not Ur Girlfrenz support Bowling For Soup

Somewhere there is a pop punk band, a group of seasoned pros who have had their life-force sucked out of them and placed in the bodies of a trio of Texan teenage girls – has anyone heard from Sugarcult recently? Sounds akin to the plot from Space Jam but it is the best way to describe Not Ur Girlfrenz – they strut around ...

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Atreyu drop album title track ‘In Our Wake’

Orange Country Metalcore goliaths Atreyu have announced the follow-up to 2015’s Long Live, their first album since their return from hiatus, in the form of ‘In Our Wake‘ which is due for release on October 12th through Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records. For album number seven Atreyu have also reunited with Goldfinger frontman and super-producer John Feldmann who worked with them ...

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Album Release Tour for Graveyard Johnnys

Chepstow based trio the Graveyard Johnnys hit the road in May across the UK and Europe in support of their new album ‘Dead Transmission‘ being released on the 11th May through Bomber Music. A mix of old school punk meeting classic rockabilly gives the Welsh three-piece one of the most exciting live bands around with the fun kicking off in ...

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Live Review: Toseland in Reading

The night isn’t off to a great start – I’m stood outside the venue for half an hour because of miss-information, but to put me in a better mood is the down right sleazy riffs of The Black Bullets – looking like they just fell out of London in the late 70’s. The only thing missing from front man Billy ...

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Live Review: Bury Tomorrow, in Reading

It’s always a hard ask to open a show like this – its early, people have been waiting around in a queue outside since God only knows when and the first thing they get is Confessions of a Traitor front man Stephen MacConville jumping over the barricade. Credit where it’s due, I thought MacConville was fighting a losing battle but ...

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The Graveltones return with new Single and Album

UK based Austrailian duo The Graveltones look to to put to rest the comparisons between themselves and other two piece rockers such as Royal Blood and the White Stripes with their follow up to their 2013 debut ‘Don’t Wait Down’. New album ‘Love Lies Dying’ will be released on 31st May on Lagoon Dog Records. New single ‘World on a String‘ ...

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Eureka Machines release new video and  fourth album ‘Brain Waves’ thanks to crowd funding effort

Eureka Machines have announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Brain Waves‘ for Monday 27th April. The power pop four-piece’s latest offering comes off the back of a crowd funding effort that saw them hit their target in a mere 80 minutes, and doubling it in two days. Currently there are over 1300 pre-orders from the Leeds based rockers ...

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Live Review: Young Guns – Bowery District, Reading

Before making my way down to the Bowery District for the first time, I worked out it was five years since I’d last seen Young Guns. The two year period before that seemed that they played every festival going and had either a headline or high profile support slot each month. Fast forward to now, coming back from a few ...

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Miss Vincent release new video for ‘How Much Further’

The moody punk quartet Miss Vincent have release a new video for ‘How Much Further‘ from their forthcoming EP ‘Reasons Not To Sleep’ on Engineer Records (Home of One Day Elliot, IRIS and wecamefromwolves). The EP is due for release on 11th May with a “much darker, aggressive, and unhinged” sound will be followed up by a stint on tour ...

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