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From Thursday 06 June 2019

Heavy Rapids – ‘Cash In Hand’

There’s been a bit of a resurgence in post-hardcore punk recently. Bands like Idles, Metz, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – and Glasgow’s Heavy Rapids are a band who appear to be benefiting from the rise of such bands. That hard hitting, grizzly punk sound has become

Saturday 01 June 2019

Royal Republic – ‘Club Majesty’

We’re on the cusp of summer, and that means you need a perfect summer album. Something bright, bouncy and light-hearted that you can chuck on at a barbeque and bring the mood up. So look no further than Royal Republic’s latest release, ‘Club Majesty’. Sweden’s greatest musical export since Abba,

Friday 17 May 2019

Knuckle – ‘Life Is Hard When You’re Soft Inside’

Whether you want to accept it or not, Yorkshire has some real musical pedigree. You’ve got Arctic Monkeys, Rolo Tomassi, and Bring Me The Horizon from Sheffield. From Leeds, there’s Kaiser Chiefs, Pulled Apart By Horses, and Dinosaur Pile-Up. And from Huddersfield, there’s very little – at least according

Friday 10 May 2019

LIVE: Spanish Love Songs / Pkew Pkew Pkew @ The Hope And Ruin, Brighton

Starting at the bottom of Brighton’s West Street, heading north away from the sea, you’ll find some familiar names. Wetherspoons. Yates. Revolution. Head a bit further up that road and you’ll find The Hope And Ruin, a quintessential Brighton hipster dive bar. The kind of place that has weird

Thursday 02 May 2019

Tacocat – ‘This Mess Is A Place’

Seattle has always been a place that spits out genre-defining musicians and bands. Nirvana. Hendrix. Modest Mouse. Ray Charles. But over the last 10 years or so, there’s been a rise in catchy feminist pop-punk – and part of that reason could be Seattle natives Tacocat. Back in 2007, Tacocat

Saturday 27 April 2019

Grab The Tissues. It’s Crywank

I’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks. So imagine my disappointment when I realised that not only had I missed the release of the new Crywank album but I was so late that a full review would be outdated. I was gutted. Mancunian duo Crywank released ‘Wearing Beige On

Thursday 25 April 2019

PAWS – ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’

Progression and evolution of sound is an important factor if you’re looking to make it as a band. It’s all good having that distinctive sound, but unless you’re able to adapt and evolve over time, the likelihood is that it’ll start to become stale. Luckily for Glaswegian trio PAWS,

Wednesday 03 April 2019

PUP – ‘Morbid Stuff’

If you don’t already know PUP, it leads us to ask – where the fuck have you been? Their sophomore album ‘The Dream Is Over’ was one of the best records of 2016, jam packed with punchy punk classics. From the hilarious, anthemic ‘DVP’ to the meaty, macabre ‘The

Sunday 24 March 2019

Follower: “We usually go around one of our houses, crack open a few bottles and jam”

Thursday 21 March 2019

Follower – ‘Against The Ropes’

Guildford five-piece, Follower, are introducing themselves to the world with their debut EP ‘Against The Ropes’. A relatively new band, they’ve only been around since 2016 but they’re already making a name for themselves, filling venues in their home town. Initially meeting on music forums, vocalist Luke Archer and