HeadHigh Reviews

HeadHigh's archive of album, EP and live music reviews from the independent & underground to the mainstream

Image for Haytor - greatexpectations [Single] Review

Haytor - greatexpectations [Single] Review

Haytor have hit top form with another banger, this time in the shape of ‘greatexpectations’. Released on November 1st and accompanied by…

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State Of Millenia @ Hideaways, Chelmsford [Review]

We last saw State Of Millenia grace a stage way back in the summer of 2017 under the railway tracks at The Asylum. Back then, SOM were a…

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Ten at 10: White Lies - ‘To Lose My Life…’ Ten Years On…

White Lies’ first release, ‘To Lose My Life…’ is as good a debut as you will see from a band, deservedly coming in at number one in…

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Ten at 10: Paramore - ‘Brand New Eyes’ Ten Years On…

Paramore’s follow up to break through album ‘Riot!’ (2007) came in 2009 in the form of ‘Brand New Eyes’, and was a turning point…

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Ten at 10: Brand New - ‘Daisy’ Ten Years On…

Brand New’s fourth record ‘Daisy’ was produced by long-term collaborator Mike Sapone at his New York studio. This record almost seemed…

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Burn It Down Festival 2019 [Review]

Check out our galleries of the event here » With a line-up stacked to the rafters with the best local talent and some of the biggest names…

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Ten at 10: Mastodon - ‘Crack The Skye’ Ten Years On…

Mastodon’s back catalogue is a rich and diverse pool of stoner metal, progressive rock and traditional metal. Slap bang in the middle of…

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Ten at 10: Biffy Clyro - ‘Only Revolutions’ Ten Years On…

Only Revolutions, Biffy Clyro’s fifth album, catapulted them into mainstream consciousness seemingly overnight. They had released…

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Social Contract @ The Old Blue Last

‘Indie’ guitar music is still reeling from the oversaturated and overhyped landfill indie scene of the mid 00s, where any four lads with…

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Touché Amoré Re-Record ‘...To The Beat of a Dead Horse’ For 10 Year Anniversary

Ten years on from the release of ‘...To The Beat of a Dead Horse’, Touché Amoré have re-recorded the record as a limited edition…

Image for Bertie Scott - Higher [Single] Review

Bertie Scott - Higher [Single] Review

Following on from his 2018 singles ‘Feel Alive’ and ‘Hear Me Now’, Bertie Scott has released his latest banger in the form of…

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PINE - Sunder [Single] Review

On September 13th, Ottawan natives PINE release their eponymous debut album. The first taste of ‘PINE’ emerged in the form of the…

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Microwave announce new album ‘Death Is A Warm Blanket’, release two tracks

It has been three years since Microwave’s sophomore album, ‘Much Love’, was released to great acclaim. Displaying their post-hardcore…

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Honey Lung - Nothing [Single]

New single ‘Nothing’ shows real ambition from these young chaps and is a nod to their alt rock influence in the The Jesus And Mary Chain…

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Social Contract - Common Tongue EP

Social Contract put out their debut EP titled ‘Common Tongue’ this month and we’ve had it spinning on repeat ever since. It’s laden…

Image for Decay pull no punches with debut EP ‘Modern Conversation’

Decay pull no punches with debut EP ‘Modern Conversation’

We recently had the privilege of reviewing Decay’s debut single ‘Slow Decline’ and it immediately hit us what a talented bunch these…

Image for ‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ sees Phoxjaw at their wonderfully weird best!

‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ sees Phoxjaw at their wonderfully weird best!

Phoxjaw, having recently signed to Hassle Records, dropped ‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ last week, their first EP since 2018’s…

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Settle For Less return with latest EP release ‘Sick of Being Bitter’

Essex based pop-punk band Settle For Less are back with their latest record ‘Sick of Being Bitter’. A five track EP filled with the kind…

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Relive The Best Moments From Slam Dunk Festival 2019

As the dust settles on another fantastic year of Slam Dunk Festival, read our review of the sets we managed to see and who we loved the…

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Settle For Less - “Yum-Yums” (Guitar Hero Lyric Video)

Chelmsford Pop-Punkers Settle For Less have just dropped their latest single ‘Yum-Yums’ along with a wicked Guitar Hero style lyric…

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John Floreani, A Celebration Of Sin

On a 4 day bender of shows, John Floreani played an incredible 6 sets across May Bank Holiday weekend. Half of these sets were just him, a…

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Past Kings @ O2 Academy Islington 2

A day after the release of their second single, Glass House, Past Kings reaffirmed the promise they’ve shown on their studio recordings…

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Izzy Warren - Space [Live]

We’re very excited to share this video of Izzy Warren performing her song ‘Space’, live at Brazen Sound Studios in Exeter. Taken from…

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Emo Newcomers Decay Make Bold Statement with ‘Slow Decline’

Have you ever listened to a song for the first time and instantly been drawn into it, so that everything else around you quiets down and…

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Past Kings - Glass House Review

Past Kings have been busy writing & recording and haven’t pulled any punches with their latest record, ‘Glass House’ (out May…

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Can’t Swim @ Borderline, London

2018 marked the release of Can’t Swim’s sophomore album, This Too Won’t Pass. The album exposed a darker side to the band and the…

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Past Kings - 100 Review

The ‘next big thing’ tag is thrown around far too often in the music industry, usually to the detriment of the artist it is assigned…