Ben Firth

Ben Firth

Journalist (Reading, Berkshire, England)
- Having spent the first part of my career in the live music industry, I have 16 years experience working in London as a Sound Engineer and Producer for music, advertising and digital agencies, not to mention mixing and mastering for a vast number of record labels. Outside of this, I'm passionate about running the music collective “Made At Last” promoting new and emerging musical talent.
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Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri reflects on challenges, being true to himself, his bad’s latest SharpTone Records offering, Look At Yourself, his new label Redzone Records, and more.
on Apr 22, 2019
Emmure brought the fire to London’s O2 Academy Islington with a phenomenal lineup of support acts which included Rise Of The Northstar, Alpha Wolf, Fit For A King and Canada’s Obey The Brave.
on Apr 17, 2019

10 / 10

Vancouver-based emo/pop-punk band, Youth Fountain, have released their debut full-length, Letters to Our Former Selves, via American punk rock label Pure Noise Records and it’s pure perfection!
on Mar 08, 2019
Injecting a little bit of Californian sunshine into the hearts of the Union Chapel audience, acoustic rock duo This Wild Life dazzled the London crowd, with formidable support from former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key, and opener Rob Lynch.
on Feb 16, 2019
A fitting celebration of twenty years in the music industry, 'Twenty' is a suitably nostalgic trip for fans of emo kings Taking Back Sunday while, at the same time, setting things up nicely for the future.
on Jan 16, 2019
Northern Ireland’s alt-rock trio, Therapy?, triumph with a superb London show at O2 Academy Islington, promoting new album Cleave out now on Marshall Records. Openers were King Creature.
on Nov 30, 2018
Florida emo pioneers Dashboard Confessional make a triumphant return to the UK with a superb performance at London’s Koko supported by Black Foxxes.
on Nov 25, 2018
New York pop-punkers From States Away display an impressive return to form with third EP I Swear This Light Won’t Fade.
on Nov 16, 2018
Nothing,Nowhere made a triumphant return to London for a sold-out show at The Garage with support from Lontalius and Sullii.
on Nov 07, 2018
Saves The Day founder Chris Conley chats in depth about the story behind the band’s ninth studio album 9, his love for songwriting, having a loyal and appreciative fanbase, the possible return of The Bug Sessions.
on Oct 25, 2018
Seasonal evolve with a emotive and uptempo pop-rock sound for their sophomore EP Weathered, released on the newly formed independent UK label Undead Collective Records.
on Oct 11, 2018

8.5 / 10

Northern Ireland rock legends Therapy? are back and sounding stronger than ever - their 15th studio album Cleave via newly-founded Marshall Records leaves a sense of focus, determination, and hunger.
on Sep 07, 2018
Youth Fountain have received huge praise for crafting a fresh-sounding brand of pop-punk tinged emo, so upon signing with Pure Noise Records, we had a chat with the rising duo.
on Aug 08, 2018
Real Friends bassist Kyle Fasel discuses Warped Tour, coping with mental health issues, and superb new record Composure out via Fearless Records.
on Jul 19, 2018

6.5 / 10

Dartford post-hardcore three-piece Tailblock attempt to take off with the release of sophomore EP Think Or Be.
on Jul 03, 2018

8.5 / 10

Norway’s Halcyon Days re-emerge with a strong melodic hardcore sound on their second full-length album Rain Soaked Pavements & Fresh Cut Grass, via Indie Recordings.
on Jun 11, 2018
Ex-Emmure members are back with new band Painless. We caught up with vocalist and ex-Defiler frontman, Jake Shaw, to talk about the debut single “Spellbinder” and forthcoming No Help EP.
on Jun 07, 2018
Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans discusses the band’s SharpTone Records relesae, Cold Like War, and long-awaited return to the UK.
on Jun 02, 2018

6.5 / 10

Mainstream British quintet Seasons turn a new page with the release of third EP Chapters
on May 14, 2018
It takes something special to stand out from the pack and, although the Better Days’ formula is certainly nothing new, Call It Home are up there with the best of them.
on Apr 09, 2018


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