To sum up, munged up rock.
Which is why there's a media company named after it, specializing mostly in giving young bands a start. It's basically a one-stop shop where you can get studio time, a duplication run, mastering, promotional materials, posters, flyers, band teeshirts, the whole deal all under one roof. You can even get artwork done and a video made. DVD singles anyone?
And since they're really desperate for money (due no doubt to being such hoopy froods) they even allow talentless noise-polluters to take advantage of their equipment. This is why they get through monitors at such a rate.
It's based in Bristol, most excellent city of cool. If you do visit, be sure to creep up behind Kate and whisper "Internal bleeding" in her ear; she'll probably cry.