New York hardcore punk has been one of the most forward-thinking and flexible genres for generations. Bands who emerge, kicking and screaming, often drag their peers into a new wave of frantic chaos as they plough new furrows. Drug Church are no different and they’re about to bring their eclectic cacophony to British shores.
When you think of Nashville, Tennessee you don't usually think of twinkly emo anthems, yet Free Throw are redefining what you might expect from their hometown. After releasing a pair of albums and two extended plays they've put themselves firmly on the alternative rock map with soaring slices of forward-thinking indie punk.
Having battered their way through five albums in just nine years, it's clear that the frantic urgency present on every Cloud Nothing release at least partially seeps into other aspects of the band's lives. This week sees them make an all-too-rare trip to the UK to delve into their increasingly stunning back catalogue.
The chaotic world of emo and pop-punk is fit to bursting with power chord choruses and explosive melodies, so much so that we sometimes run the risk of things becoming, dare I say..., samey. Just Friends, named after a jazz track that they used to jam together are hitting the UK to blow genres out of the water.