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1: The King Blues- Punk and Poetry There’s nothing that can be said about this album that you won’t pick up just by listening to it. There’s been more creative albums this year, and perhaps there’s even been more well formed albums this year. But this is a slice of gritty, raw, REAL music. It wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve, and screams “if you’re not with us, you’re against us”. The brilliant songs and wonderful poetry help of course, but just for being the most true-to-itself album made this year, it gets the top spot. Best tracks: Set the…

Following an unexpected year out, a year that the band refers to as Matthew’s ‘trip to Disneyland’, Madina Lake are back on the road promoting their third studio album. ‘World War III’ has been a long time coming after bassist Matthew Leone was critically injured trying to stop a woman being beaten by her husband on the streets of Chicago.  Matthew took some time out of his busy schedule and sat down to speak to LJ Taylor at their recent Sheffield gig.  So what made you guys want to get into the music industry? Music is just sort of…

I was lucky enough to come across Within Temptation, a symphonic metal band from Holland, about five years ago. It was when I was going through my ‘goth’ stage, one I thankfully left behind (well, mostly) and my friend introduced me to them. This was the same friend that had introduced me to Nightwish, arguably Within Temptation’s Finnish counterparts, a year or so earlier. At first I admit, I was only into a few songs; namely ‘Stand My Ground’ and ‘Angels’ – the ones that Kerrang TV played most often. The first time she went to see them live I declined…

1: The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra) 2: Hard-Fi – Good For Nothing 3: Marina and the Diamonds – Radioactive 4: The View – Grace 5: Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down… 6: The King Blues – Set The World On Fire 7: Manic Street Preachers – This Is The Day 8: My Chemical Romance – Planetary (GO!) 9: Panic At The Disco – The Ballad of Mona Lisa 10: The Subways – We Don’t Need Money… 11: Noel Gallagher – AKA… What A Life! 12: Azealia Banks – 212 13: Viva Brother – New Year’s Day 14:…

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