Matthew Burditt

Matthew Burditt

Writer (Oakville, ON, Canada)
- Whether it's sugary pop or beatdown hardcore, Matthew has devoted his time crafting the ultimate playlist and talking about the really good stuff along the way. When he’s not moshing, you can catch Matthew taking pictures at whatever show will let him in with a camera. Outside of music, he will be spending his time drinking coffee, watching The Office or Trailer Park Boys and admiring the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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In our new series, One & Done, we profile bands that came into existence and, with their debut album, unknowingly sang their swan song. In our first instalment, we look back at the Sex Pistols and their debut, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, released October 28, 1977, via Virgin.
on Feb 12, 2019
Ottawa hardcore band, Sedition have only played a grand total of three live shows and are already causing quite the stir. We sat down with vocalist Lance Crowder to delve further into the group, and what has transpired in its short life span.
on Jan 29, 2019

7.5 / 10

Sunflower Bean’s newest EP, King of the Dudes (out January 25th via Mom + Pop Records), has the band exploring a heavier sound that suits them ridiculously well.
on Jan 23, 2019
It is one again that joyous time of the year and we are running down the Top 10 Christmas songs that’ll get you in the spirit while staying true to your favourite heavy artists, including Motionless In White, Type O Negative, Issues, Breathe Carolina, All Time Low and more.
on Dec 05, 2018
Before a recent Toronto date, we took chatted with Mayday Parade guitarist Brooks Betts about the band’s most recent tour and Rise Records release, Sunnyland, playing Canada, and Vans Warped Tour coming to a close.
on Dec 04, 2018

7.5 / 10

Pop-punk band and Toronto locals, Incase We Crash have been grinding it out and today have released their second EP, No Education; an impressive sophomore recording that’s definitely worth a listen.
on Nov 09, 2018
Yungblud brought his “21st Century Liability Tour” to Toronto’s Rivoli on October 21st to promote his album of the same name. It was an evening packed with fun which was only amplified by Louisville, Kentucky opener, Arrested Youth.
on Oct 28, 2018
One year after making their Toronto debut with labelmates, Hollerado and Little Junior (the latter opening this show), Calpurnia, fronted by Finn Wolfhard of IT and Stranger Things fame, returned to the city and brought the ruckus at The Phoenix.
on Oct 23, 2018
Toronto’s annual hardcore/punk extravaganza, Not Dead Yet, has come and gone. We caught Californian hardcore band, Terror at The Hard Luck and have 5 reasons they proved they're still the kings of hardcore.
on Oct 22, 2018
Self-proclaimed fashion-art rock band, Palaye Royale have accomplished a lot since their incarnation. Unfortunately the new album, Boom Boom Boom (Side B), doesn’t quite meet expectations.
on Sep 25, 2018

7.5 / 10

Pale Waves are shining brightly on their highly anticipated debut album, My Mind Makes Noises, out now on Interscope and Dirty Hit.
on Sep 17, 2018
UK group Boston Manor are just about to drop their newest record, Welcome To The Neighbourhood, out September 7th via Pure Noise Records, which adds some heavier elements to their pop-punk sound while continuing to satisfy fans of their earlier work.
on Sep 06, 2018
We chatted with Dylan Villain, vocalist of the Canadian rock group THE WILD!, about Toronto, Bovine Sex Club, their live show, and Entertainment One release Wild At Heart.
on Sep 01, 2018
Hard rock band CKY and post-hardcore group Slaves brought their co-headlining tour to Toronto’s The Opera House on August 1st, 2018.
on Aug 16, 2018
Maybe As It Is do have good intentions with the style and sound change on record number three, but something about The Great Depression - out August 10th on Fearless Records - feels insincere.
on Aug 07, 2018

7.5 / 10

Trash Boat just released their second full-length, Crown Shyness, via Hopeless Records. Noticeably heavier and more hard-hitting than their first outing, it seamlessly continues the band’s trajectory as one of pop-punk’s most noteworthy acts.
on Jul 20, 2018
Remember how summer used to last forever? Well, now it definitely feels finite, and it’s already almost half over. So get your shit together and check out some banging tours before another one slips away.
on Jul 17, 2018
Burlington’s annual Sound of Music Festival has come to a close. How was it? Simply put, it was a whole heaping pile of music, activities and all-around fun. We’re going to try distill it down to some highlights of what the week had in store for its attendees.
on Jun 29, 2018
Boston’s metalcore heroes Vein release their debut full-length Errorzone on June 22 via Closed Casket Activities and, with this highly anticipated record, the five-piece have crafted 27 minutes of pure insanity!
on Jun 21, 2018
Culture Abuse recently released Bay Dream on Epitaph Records and with it the band have succeeded at crafting an album that shows progression while staying true to themselves.
on Jun 19, 2018

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