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Wanted: Album and Live Review Writers for Alter The Press!
10/21/09 at 11:34 AM by sean-reid
Probably not the best idea to do this on here but hey, got to get the word out.

Due our ever increasing demand, we are looking for new writers to review both albums and live shows.


Album Reviews
We require writers to write at least 4 reviews a month and people who are commited, trustworthy and reliable. A key interest in music, as well as having an open mind helps, as we cover a number of genres in the alternative music scene.

Please note: You will not always get well-known bands or big releases early, as many of the albums/EP's submitted to us are often from small/unsigned bands.

Live Reviews
We are looking for writers who have a passion for live music, attend gigs/shows often and of course, can write well.

However please be warned, we can not always get you guestlist for the biggest shows in town, well not straight away. As we like to build a relationship of trust before we provide guestlist spots to writers.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying to be a writer for Alter The Press! Please e-mail Sean @ sean@alterthepress.com with the following:

- Subject Title: Album review writer/live review writer (depends on which you are interested in)
- An example review of your chosen role of 4-6 paragraphs. (Note: Please don't send attached documents)
- Information about yourself.

Note: All roles are unpaid!

Good Luck!
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Busy As Always @ Alter The Press! (Cartel, Four Year Strong, Tegan and Sara and
10/19/09 at 04:50 AM by sean-reid
This weekend despite celebrating my 23rd birthday and Jon being ill with flu, we some how managed to post 2 interviews and some album reviews.



Whilst in the UK on the Eastpak Antidote 2009 Tour, Alter The Press! managed to sit down with the guys from Four Year Strong.

The band spoke to ATP! about the forthcoming album they had just tracked before coming overseas, song titles, playing 'The Great Hardcore Fest' recently, being added on the Eastpak Tour line-up and more.


Alter The Press managed to sit down with New York's own Matisyahu prior to his sold out headlining show at London's O2 Islington Academy.

Matisyahu spoke to ATP about how he spends his downtime in London, his new album 'Light', success, playing the legendary Vans Warped Tour and more.


Tags: Tegan and Sara, cartel, Strung Out, This Time Next Year, Four Year Strong,
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Interview: The Swellers & The Devil Wears Prada (and some reviews)
10/15/09 at 05:50 AM by sean-reid

Alter The Press! recently spoke with Nick Diener from The Swellers. Diener talked to us about the bands superb Fueled By Ramen debut, 'Ups and Downsizing', growing up in Flint, Michigan and the music scene there, the bands inspirations, their current US tour alongside platinum-selling group Paramore and more.

Read the full interview here.


Alter The Press! sat down with Mike Hranica and Jeremy DePoyster of The Devil Wears Prada whilst in the UK supporting Enter Shikari.

Mike and Jeremy spoke to ATP! about the success of their latest album, 'Roots Above And Branches Below', the Christian metalcore scene, signing to Ferret Music, The Office, new material and more.

Read the full interview here.


Latest Album Review
s:Single Review Round-Up:
Tell It To The Marines, Swound!, Green Day, Outraze and Crazy Arm

Tags: The Swellers, The Devil Wears Prada, Interview, Alter The Press,
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Interview: Dallas Green (Alexisonfire/City and Colour)
10/11/09 at 10:41 AM by sean-reid

Alter The Press! were fortunate enough to sit down with guitarist and singer behind Alexisonfire and City and Colour whilst in the UK touring with Alexisonfire’s latest release, ‘Old Crows/Young Cardinals’.

Dallas spoke to ATP! about how he got into music, meeting fellow members of Alexisonfire, his acoustic side-project City and Colour, the new Alexisonfire EP due next year, the future and more.

Read the full interview here.
Tags: dallas green, alexisonfire, interview, alter the press, city and colour
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3 New Interviews, A Free Song Download and A FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS COMPETITION
10/07/09 at 01:15 PM by sean-reid
I'll try and make this quick.

AlterThePress.com has 3 new interviews (Swound!, EastStrikeWest and Futures (ex-Tonight Is Goodbye)), a free song download by Stagecoach and are giving away 5 copies of The Friday Night Boys album, 'Off The Deep End! here.'
Tags: The Friday Night Boys, competition, alter the press, swound, eaststrikewest, futures,
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Interview: The Friday Night Boys
10/06/09 at 03:36 PM by sean-reid

Check out our interview with The Friday Night Boys

The band spoke to ATP! about their first time overseas, the bands love of The Office and more.

Expect a few more interviews in the coming months.
Tags: The Friday Night Boys, interview, alter the press,
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As Promised...
10/05/09 at 02:12 PM by sean-reid
Here is my review of Mayday Parade's new album, Anywhere But Here'

Also read another review I did of a band called Advantage here.
Tags: mayday parade, album review,
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Business As Usual
10/05/09 at 06:39 AM by sean-reid
Alter The Press! has been active as always and, in terms of viewers, growing.
Anyway below is a list of interviews and reviews we have recently posted.

Expect a Maydat Parade album review later today.
Latest Interviews
Latest Album Reviews
Tags: Relient K, Every Avenue, Stereo Skyline,
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09/30/09 at 11:43 AM by sean-reid

CLICK HERE (or the image) to win a SIGNED copy of AFI's new album 'CRASH LOVE'

In other news:

AlterThePress.com should hopefully have a few new interviews over the next few days, along with a few reviews.

Let's hope I don't get distracted by the new FIFA game on Friday.
Tags: AFI, AlterThePress, Competition,
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Are Labels Shooting Themselves in the foot?
09/29/09 at 03:45 PM by sean-reid
Ok let's admit album leaks are highly expected these days. Albums can leak days, weeks, even months before schedule (see Thrice's 'Beggars' for details.)

More or less of the time, it is unfortunate it happens and unfortunaly it can't be helped.

However more and more lately, there is a current trend at the moment of streaming records via myspace, ap.net etc, a week or so before their release.

For example, Relient K's new album (which is pretty decent I must say) and new releases from BlessTheFall and HORSE The Band, are currently streaming a week ahead of release, or in the case of the new 1997 and Four Letter Lie albums, 3 WEEKS! before release.

I'll admit for the most part, some people arn't going to download a webrip of an album. However some still do and in one way or another, affect the sales and success of these releases.

But who's to blame the non-consumer or the label for putting up the stream?

Should labels re-think the way to promote forthcoming releases?
Tags: labels, streaming, new albums, new releases,
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Album Reviews: AFI and The Swellers
09/28/09 at 10:57 AM by sean-reid
A quick blog to check out my review of AFI's 'Crash Love' here and The Swellers' 'Ups and Downsizing' here.
Tags: AFI, Crash Love, The Swellers, Ups and Downsizing,
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Interviewing Important People (I think ?)
09/27/09 at 01:42 AM by sean-reid
Before going out 2 nights in a row and losing all motivation I had, I posted an interview I did with Chris Hansan of No Sleep Records.

I think I’ve said it before, but I kind of like doing interviews with people who work within the music indsutry, and are not just in a band. I like finding out their views and opinions, on certain issues and how they started in the industriy. That's probably the History student still in me. I like knowing how things start and came to be.

Anyway Chris talked about his background, the aims of No Sleep Records, his thoughts on illegal downloading, their distribution deal with RevDistribution and more.

Read the interview here.
Tags: No Sleep Records, Interview, AterThePress,
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Interview: The Summer Set (and a bit of coming soon blog etc)
09/23/09 at 04:32 PM by sean-reid

AlterThePress.com have a new interview with 3/5 of The Summer Set

They talk about their new album, 'Love Like This', their new single, 'Chelsea', the use of social networking sites, their collaboration with Dia Frampton and more.

In Other News:

Welsh band, Tiger Please sent us this special video messege:

Personally I've got a list of big(-ish) releases to review within the next week or so.

AFI - Crash Love
The Swellers - Ups and Downsizing
Relient K - Forget and Not Slow Down
Sparks The Rescue - Eyes To The Sun (UK release)


This is a bit belated, but congrats to Adam Pfleider to becoming a AP staff member. I've been following his blogs for about a year now. Looking forward to reading his book in the future.

Also looked like I missed out on a talented writer when I had the chance, my bad.
Tags: The Summer Set, Adam Pfleider, interview, alterthepress,
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Busy-ish (and Signed Three Days Grace Competition)
09/22/09 at 12:18 PM by sean-reid
I've been a bit busy the past few days.

First of all I went to see British rock veterans, The Wildhearts on Saturday. We had a bit of an issue with the guestlist but eventually got in. Expect a review at some point.

On Sunday I was supposed to see Twin Atlantic but unfortuantly due to a travel issue, I was unable to attend.

Anyway AlterThePress.com has been busy as ever:

Album Reviews:
The Framecell - Metaphors and Abstract Imagery EP
The Wildhearts - Chutzpah (by me)
Perplexity of Things - A Motion Picture Soundtrack
Breakers Broken - Reset EP

Terra Terra Terra
Twin Atlantic

Free Song Download:
The Hint

Three Days Grace SIGNED CD/Poster

Before the end of the week, I plan on reviewing new releases from The Swellers, AFI and Sparks The Rescue.
Tags: Three Days Grace, Terra Terra Terra, The Hint, Ventana, The Wildhearts,
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Thought I'd share this with AP.net
09/18/09 at 10:02 AM by sean-reid
As you may or may not know, I've been linking (and proof-reading) my review of 'Daisy' the past 24 hours. So much that the man known to AP.net as NoahFawks linked it to a certain Scott Heisel.

Who replied with this


AlterThePress.com has had a pretty decent week. We've got 2 of our writers back permanently, and along with 3 or 4 we recruited recently, I can now spend my time focusing less on reviews and more of other aspects of the site. (I'm sure some will be relieved I won't be doing reviews as much).

We've had posted album reviews nearly every day and I've sent a few e-mail interviews up (The Summer Set, Jonny Craig, Of Mice and Men, No Sleep Records and more).

I'm off to see The Wildhearts tomorrow and then Twin Atlantic on Sunday.
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