"More Than Conquerors are streaming their latest single "Pits of Old"...The Irish band have also just announced a special show at the Old Blue Last..."
"Gargantuan" is a rousing, thumping crusade driven by an infectious piano-bashing beat, leading us to a final explanation of its march within the last lyrics of the song."
"'Don't Try' is exactly what the band needed: a reaffirmation of their prowess after six years out of the spotlight. Hopefully we won't have to wait quite as long for album number 5."
"Jetplane Landing looked destined to join McLusky and Reuben as flames that burnt brightly while not enough people paid attention, but Derry quartet return well-honed and taut."
"...we’re still alive, still touring and still loving every minute of it. We won’t be stopping anytime soon over who ate the last 12p pot noodle from Tesco."
"..The people who follow us seem to have genuinely embraced the record; they seem to be into it. To hope for anything more than that would feel a little greedy."
"The group only formed around 18 months ago but have already made impressive waves in the music industry..."
"Dynamic Alternative-Punk-Rock Quartet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. For Fans of: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Reuben & Twin Atlantic."
"With accessible structures and fist-in-the-air choruses to root themselves deep into the memory banks, 'Don’t Try' is a honeycomb of caustic guitar and punk snarl..."
"Belfast alt-rock quartet More Than Conquerors have announced their debut album will be called 'Everything I’ve Learnt'..."
"New tracks "Jaw" & "Try-Antlers" now streaming..."
"...it’s certainly deserving of a wide audience."
"More Than Conquerors draw upon early British post-hardcore influences merged with emotive melodic vocals and chunky guitars to create their own raw storm of noise."
"Reminiscent of early British post-hardcore...and the harmony-driven US rock of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, ‘Everything I've Learnt’ still manages to find its own place amongst these behemoths."
"Jetplane Landing...describe in a tweet: The daddies reclaim what is rightfully theirs!"
"For many though, the must-see show of Day One is the return to the stage of long-dormant Derry punks, Jetplane Landing..."
"Derry band Little Bear got 2013 off to a great start when they were chosen to replace Two Door Cinema Club at the Other Voices event in Derry in February. Things have got busier and busier ever since..."
More Than Conquerors Announce Debut Album 'Everything I've Learnt' Released 30th September 2013
A winning tale of hard lessons in life and love...
"...they’ve definitely not lost the ability to write a fantastic album of post-hardcore tracks."
'This is a backs to the wall, balls in a vice kind of record.'
I've never quite understood why this bunch of Kiwis haven't scorched their way into the hearts and minds of more people.
Steven McCool, Little Bear’s magnificently surnamed lead-singer, has a sneaky suspicion that the North West could be looking at a musical golden age.
But the winners on day one were also the comeback kings, Jetplane Landing.
Sure of voice, huge of sound, florid of production: five minutes in the microwave would see them ready for a main stage slot in any festival of your choice.
"...for many they remain one of the most influential bands Northern Ireland has produced in the past 10 years."
The final day of the London edition of the Other Voices festival saw performances from John Grant, Little Bear and Matthew E White.
"He’s back with a new single now and it’s cut from the same, superior pop music cloth."
The silver lining to this television executive's nightmare was the bumping up of 'Little Bear', an emerging Derry band from the music trail to the Glassworks.
Surely it was fate, for 'Little Bear' put on the performance of the entire weekend, banding technology and their own brand rock together seamlessly.
'Little Bear' - purveyors of emotionally literate rock
Their incredibly detailed music is the kind of sound many more established outfits can only ever dream of producing.
'Little Bear's' music is haunting and soulful - they were the one band whom all judges agreed upon as a perfect compliment to the great line-up.
Belfast Music Week comes to Sea Sessions, Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival, on Saturday, June 22 featuring Axis Of, Our Krypton Son and many more!
On the strength of these tracks, it is no surprise why 'Little Bear' are blowing their fellow countrymen out of the water -their sound is ambitious, their songs are captivating, and they aren't half-bad live either.
Compelling, enthralling, bloody loud, I want more.
"...drummer Michael Prain speaks to Crackle about his record collection and stuff."
"New Zealand trio 'Die! Die! Die!'s latest album 'Harmony' is chock full of spiky yet atmospheric and melodic alt rock that should appeal to fans of Texan punkers...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead..."
"With unadulterated energy, 'Harmomy' moves at a frenetic speed, powered by Wilson's masterful guitars and a rawness that can only be encouraged and is no doubt only amplified when experienced live."
"Highlights have been releasing the last four records and playing tons of amazing shows all around the world, and just continuing to be a musician creating music with our friends."
"It’s a thoroughly fine way to round off an impressively promising album."
They played with a lot of energy, and great catchy guitar hooks, snarling vocals and most importantly an amazingly steady rhythm section.
'Die! Die! Die!' have got presence and power, and a huge dash of punk spirit.
'Die! Die Die!’s' unfiltered and powerful stage show has earned them a reputation as one of the most energetic and hardest-working bands around.
"This short, sharp half-hour set embodied most of these New Zealanders’ characteristic energy and frenetic stage presence."
This album proves the band continue their evolution to perfect their sound.
I said previously in my preview that “a concoction of punk, noise pop, grunge, rock and indie all thrown in, with a dose of ranting vocals” was expected from headline band ‘Die! Die! Die!’ and they didn’t disappoint
New Zealand band Die! Die! Die! have been wowing crowds the world over with explosive, sweat-drenched punk shows of the highest calibre.
Die!Die!Die! hit town to promote new album 'Harmony' & bring it home to me that now’s maybe the time to invest in some earplugs for gigs. This was a damn loud show.