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EP: Underdog Champs – Picked Last’

Michael Bird
Striking a balance between pop punk and post hardcore is nothing new, but the new ‘Picked Last’ EP from VA-based group Underdog Champs eschews the traditional points of fusion in favour of a more loose approach. Bouncy opener “Love Songs” is an almost entirely traditional slice of emo-inflected punk pop with a borderline-meta approach to […]

ALBUM: Virtue Lost – ‘Volumes EP’

Michael Bird
Passion is an underrated quality in bands. The difference between a truly motivated group and shameless coattail-riders comes down to more than just sound and influences, and real passion is immediately apparent from the best of any genre, but rock and metal in particular. What makes many of the crop of modern metalcore acts so […]