Gloomy, visceral, dark and disturbing, the new album from A Place To Bury Strangers conjures up the image of some kind of Mad Max-esque future post-apocalypse. A world where haunted memories of life as it was cling to the nightmarish atmospherics that hang in the background of ‘Alone’ and ‘Slide‘, where the crashing, cataclysmic guitar lines ‘of You Are The One’ and ‘Worship’ mimic the twisted steel of a thousand cities burnt to the ground, and where the tortured vocals of ‘Fear’ replicate the petrified cries from the desperate few human survivors. A disturbing but utterly all-consuming listen.
Loads of super important stuff happeed this week, like All Time Lowselling out Wembley Arena and Gerard Way finally playing a show in the UK. Here are the super unimportant things that wouldn't matter at all if it wasn't for the internet. God bless the internet.
Reading & Leeds day two is go! We're on site at Leeds all weekend and this page is your one-stop shop for all of the photos, videos, reviews and more from Saturday. Big day today: we've got Gerard Way, Deaf Havana,Mallory Knox, Twin Atlantic, Enter Shikari, Brody Dalle, Jimmy Eat World, Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore to come. Phew! Missed the Friday action? Catch up on Friday's review + rolling updates page.