Album Review Frank Iero and the Future Violents - Barriers

Frank Iero and the Future Violents - Barriers

Still very much channelling the punk rock that’s been his lifeblood, ‘Barriers’ really benefits from Frank, well, not really having many.

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Frank Iero has never been afraid of productivity; even in the six years since My Chemical Romance called it a day, he’s had his finger in many a musical pie. That’s what makes the news of a third solo album - this time with another backing cast, the Future Violents - not too surprising. This time, however, some things are different. There’s an easiness to his genre-swaying - moving from the bluesy opener of ‘A New Day’s Coming’ through to the crunching riffs of ‘Fever Dream’ via the drama of ‘Basement Eyes’ - that feels more accomplished, more confident. Still very much channelling the punk rock that’s been his lifeblood, ‘Barriers’ really benefits from Frank, well, not really having many.

The Bitch With The Sauce: Kim Petras

The Bitch With The Sauce: Kim Petras

Her words - not ours. From haters to heartbreak, with every obstacle thrown at her Kim Petras has only gotten stronger, and debut album ‘Clarity’ is just the tip of the iceberg.