The Family - Welcome To The Family album review

Small Mercies - New Blood

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This debut EP offers chunky, 90s-tinted alt-rock riffs, Marmite-thick basslines and juicy shoutalongs. Matthew Baxendale is Johnny Rotten and Lemmy simultaneously receiving prostate exams. Raw, abrupt and cowbell-inclusive.

Alec Chillingworth

Alec is a longtime contributor with first-class BA Honours in English with Creative Writing, and has worked for Metal Hammer since 2014. Over the years, he's written for Noisey, Stereoboard, uDiscoverMusic, and the good ship Hammer, interviewing major bands like Slipknot, Rammstein, and Tenacious D (plus some black metal bands your cool uncle might know). He's read Ulysses thrice, and it got worse each time.