Love them or hate them, there is no denying that Knocked Loose have made quite an impact on the music scene ever since their 2014 EP Pop Culture. Only continuing to grow with Laugh Tracks in 2016, this debut led the band to become even more talked about in both a positive and negative aspect causing a major division between people who either loved this style of hardcore with its extremely unique take on vocals, its bare-bone riffs or even the lyricism overall, to those who can’t stand it. The underlying question here is: did the band cater to the nay-sayers and change their sound up for their sophomore album? Within the first 10 seconds of Belleview that’s answered with a resounding “hell no”.
Blood Youth – STARVE [8.5/10]
Yorkshire-based Blood Youth are back with their sophomore album titled ‘STARVE’, and it’s a big time evolution from their previous melodic hardcore output.
Too Close To Touch just released their latest EP, I’m Hard To Love, But So Are You Vol 1, via Epitaph Records. The band announced they would become a trio back in April 2018, keeping previous members Keaton Pierce, Mason Marble and Kenneth Downey while parting ways with Thomas Kidd and Travis Moore. This new EP shows just what the band can do even with the loss of two members, the band has put a spin on their musical direction – taking it into a pop-rock aspect with the three new songs “Hard To Love”, “Casket”, and “The Fear of Letting Go”.
JUST DROPPED! A fire new collab between Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd titlted “Lost in Fire” off Gestaffastein’s upcoming sophomore album Hyperion. The two previously worked together on The Weeknd’s last EP in March 2018, My Dear Melancholy, for the songs “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You”.
Previously released was an 11-second teaser video with Tesfaye and Gesaffelstein facing back to back with a snap of the beginning audio to the song presented, giving fans just a taste of the fire this song really is. At least, we think so. You can listen to the song on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services. You can view the music video below: