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Album Review: Enter Shikari – Take to the Skies
5 years ago

Album Review: Enter Shikari – Take to the Skies

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This is proper Enter Shikari! Back when I was 15, Enter Shikari were the very definition of emo culture. BStudent Music Review: Enter Shikari - Take to the Skieslending screamed vocals, heavy distorted riffs, simplistic (if a little poor) drumming and synths, Enter Shikari literally blew the music scene apart. Read More

Album Review: The King Blues – Punk And Poetry
5 years ago

Album Review: The King Blues – Punk And Poetry

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Student Music Review: The King Blues - Punk And PoetryThe King Blues were a six piece punk outfit who blended elements of rap, folk, punk and ska to create some of the most inspiring music I’ve ever heard. I hope to get their new and final album and when I do I can go into the frankly disappointing, hypocritical reasons the band broke up but for now I’ll refrain. Read More

Single Review: Heights – Heights is Dead

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Recently up and coming hardcore act Heights made a very strange u-turn in terms of their direction. After releasing two free singles in the shape of the These Street/Gold Coast split, things looked like they were on the up for the band until they made the surprise move to kick out their lead singer Thom Debaere. The fan base went into shock over the sudden decision especially after the release of the excellent split single. Read More

Album Review: Lower Than Atlantis – World Record
5 years ago

Album Review: Lower Than Atlantis – World Record

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Student Music Review: Lower Than Atlantis - World Record.Lower Than Atlantis are a four piece hardcore band from Watford – the home of other hardcore legends such as Your Demise and Gallows. Their third album Word Record is a perfect blend of punk rock, hardcore and indie rock which appeals to fans from all genres and explains the band’s popularity. They recently announced they would be playing Reading and Leeds which will only cement their popularity as a band that transcends expectations. Read More

Album Review: Architects – Daybreaker
5 years ago

Album Review: Architects – Daybreaker

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Student Music Review: Architects - Daybreaker.In a recent interview, many members of Architects spoke of their dismay and horror at how their previous album The Here And Now came out. In fact the band’s guitarist Tom Searle did one piece of press about the album and then refused to do any more as he disliked it that much. Read More

Live Review: Blink 182, Birmingham NIA, 7 June 2012
5 years ago

Live Review: Blink 182, Birmingham NIA, 7 June 2012

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Student Music Review: Blink 182, Live at Birmingham NIA, 7 June 2012Eighteen months. That’s like purgatory for a music fan and it’s where I’ve been for EIGHTEEN MONTHS since Blink-182 cancelled their original July tour so they could finish their most recent album Neighbourhoods to its best standard. Was it worth pushing the tour back for the album? No. Was the tour worth the wait? YES. Read More

Interview: Bury Tomorrow, Daniel Winter Bates

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Team Rockhaq believes in rewarding the top students in our community with pre-release music, concert tickets and interview opportunities with bands they would love to speak to. We call these Rockhaq Missions. Avid hardcore fan Sam Brookes was given the opportunity to interview one of his favourite acts, rising metal stars Bury Tomorrow. Here are the results of his phone interview with frontman Daniel Winter Bates, which strangely complements our Jubilee celebrations this week.
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Album Review: Architects – Hollow Crown

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THIS POST IS PART OF OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE FEATURES

Architects are a technical metalcore quintet from Brighton, who exploded onto the scene back in early 2009 with their third album Hollow Crown. Along with Bring Me the Horizon, Architects are responsible for the growth of the Metalcore scene in the UK, a scene that is flooded with american bands. As mentioned previously Hollow Crown is a technical metalcore album (from here on out we’ll just say tech). Read More

Single Review: Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
5 years ago

Single Review: Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

Never mind the Jubilee, here’s the Sex Pistols! The legendary punk pioneers released this single to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II silver jubilee in 1977 and now this review will go live on the Queen’s diamond jubilee thirty five years later. God Save The Queen is a satirical, raw song about power in 1970’s Britain and the reverence shown to the Queen. It caused a major scandal with printing presses refusing to print it, the BBC banning it and the organisation who monitor chart sales lying to keep it from topping the UK charts.
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Album Review: Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

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This. This is the Blink-182 that I know and love. Post-Enema of the State the band were well known and had enjoyed massive radio play of their single All The Small Things, a track all the non-Blink-182 fans will know (and all the Blink-182 fans will hate purely for the amount of times it’s been overplayed). Take off Your Pants and Jacket is their fourth full length album and last pure Blink-182 album before they turn emo in their self-titled release and before they changed their sound completely on Neighbourhoods.
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