What’s Up Punks? – April 2019

March turned out to be a massive month for solid releases all over the punk spectrum so let’s just dive in, first with the albums that need checking out and then the singles and EPs that have been spinning here at Wannabe Manor. Albums The Maine – You Are OK…

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While She Sleeps – So What?

While She Sleeps have received considerable popular and critical acclaim throughout their career. Yet they also remain one of modern metal’s most underrated acts. Each of the band’s albums has been the subject of substantial anticipation and praise in the lead up to their release, and the band have not…

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Shvpes – Greater Than

Pointing out that Shvpes singer Griffin Dickinson is, indeed, the son of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, might not be the biggest selling point, given his brother Austin’s track record with the quickly dismissed Rise to Remain and As Lions. Nevertheless, while it may have taken them a couple of…

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Hey! Listen to mewithoutYou!

For over a decade-and-a-half, mewithoutYou have been unleashing their sonically rich, idea-stuffed post-hardcore upon the world. Lashed together by frontman Aaron Weiss’ esoteric, impassioned lyricism and vocal performances and bolstered by a bass-heavy barrage of post-whatever instrumentation, the band’s tales of existential malaise, religious wrangling, and apocalyptic dread have transfixed…

PREMIERE: Feast Your Ears On The New Album From Carnivores At Grace

While “rebirth” is probably the wrong word to use, it doesn’t seem inaccurate to point out that the sun is really starting to shine again on the chaotic, discordant mathcore/post-hardcore sound of the early-to-mid-aughts. As groups like Seeyouspacecowboy… and Vein rise to prominence in the hardcore scene, The Callous Daoboys and Steaksauce Mustache become the new babyfaces…