an ever growing and developing Hardcore scene dominating the UK and USA, it appears that there is certainly no shortage of talented new bands rising through the ranks and carving out their own unique style in this diverse genre.
With seminal bands such as Architects, Converge, and Dillinger Escape Plan laying down the early foundations for this brutal and unforgiving musical onslaught all those years ago, we are constantly encountering new Hardcore bands following in the footsteps of the early pioneers.
Whilst ‘Better Than Mending’ definitely fall into the Hardcore category, the Bristol based newcomers have a lighter side to their tone reminiscent of the post-hardcore scene of the late 90’s.
Formed in 2016, Better Than Mending combine elements of post-hardcore, screamo and post-rock, and cathartic emotional aggression.
2017’s Uprooted EP was produced by Lewis Johns (Rolo Tomassi, Employed to Serve, Bastions) and saw them playing alongside Palm Reader, Terrible Love, Arcane Roots and more.
Their new Desire Lines EP, due for release February 1st, recorded by Joe Clayton (Earth Moves, Pijn) pushes a darker, progressive sound with doom laden breakdowns and charging hardcore energy.