Based in the North West of England, Passionflowers mix of early 2000s emo and pop punk fused with their heavy forthright lyrics explore a resistance to love but a willingness to accept under the right circumstances. Wearing your heart on your sleeve is something too many bands are afraid to do but not Passionflower, that’s what this band are all about and they have no problem giving you the most honest and vulnerable portrayal of that in their music. This latest track from the band titled Joel and Clementine is of course a reference to the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind in which after an ended relationship Joel proceeds to wipe his memories of former partner Clementine as the pain of remembering her is so great and the band not only capture this in a beautiful melancholic style tribute, but completely acknowledge and understand the concept of a love so destructive that you try to hold on to but in the end your unsure if it was even worth the heartache and pain.
360 Phoenix Flip are a Pop Punk / Skate Punk band based in Hangzhou, China (by way of lead singer’s Mark's hometown Scarborough, UK). 360 Phoenix Flip is Mark’s latest project in his extensive music career, taking heed of his skate punk influences with a little touch of synths for good measure. Their first single Pyromaniac is a bold-faced pop-punk / EDM collaboration. Though, if that’s not your thing, latest track ‘Day in the Life' brings things back to more familiar territory.
Leeds-based Pop-Punk/Alt-Rock five-piece Gentleman’s Brawl present us with a heavier sound in their latest releases Roseblunt & Black Tar. Moving away from their catchier roots in tracks like ‘These Four Walls’, fans of all things hardcore will welcome this change of pace.