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Beth McCarthy is a York based singer/songwriter.

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I was super lucky to win the vinyl test press of the Weatherstate album Born A Cynic and so, figured I would do a review for the lovely lads.

Before hand a special mention must go to the lads for their constant PR work across social media which has helped gain them a fa...


Its festival season once again and we are back out in the field, kicking off with the brand new looking Slam Dunk Festival North.

Moving site to Temple Newsam creating a fully outdoor event the festival certainly showed its growth and has no signs of slowing down.

The fe...


All questions answered by the band as a group. Andy Jackson (Guitars), Dave Wookey (Guitars), Rich Harrop (Vocals), Chris Hampton (Bass), Kyle Syrett (Drums)

1. Which bands have had the biggest impact on you to date, musically and visually?

Lamb of God, Inflames, Parkway...


So, musically, where did it all go wrong? Which bad men/women lead you to forming the band?

DW: It’s all Jack Black’s fault. Saw School of Rock, thought ‘yeah I could get behind that’. Teaching and trying to be rock star. Then recruit a load of students and boss the bat...


Knocked Loose – Mistakes Like Fractures,
Pure Noise Records. 

Mistakes Like Fractures is the latest instalment from the utter hardcore titans that are Knocked Loose. If you are a fan of music that makes you want to kick your best mate in the face, Knocked Loose are the b...


Following on from their first EP in nine (FUCKING NINE!) years we had a chat with Pray For Hayden front-man Ash Elliot.

Adam - So, with the long wait finally over it must be a relief to finally have the EP out there, what was the thinking behind York rather than your ho...

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