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From Tuesday 31 January 2017

Less Than Jake – ‘Sound The Alarm’

Less Than Jake celebrate 25 years together with ‘Sound The Alarm’, a seven-song EP that provides a whistle-stop tour of their sound, without adding much to their extensive back-catalogue. ‘Call To Arms’ opens with a dirty bass riff, in a similar vein to their classic

Saturday 24 December 2016

LIVE: Wonk Unit / A Fish Called Bastard / The Crash Mats / Aerial Salad @ Retro Bar, Manchester

In support of their new album, ‘Mr Splashy’, Wonk Unit spread their blend of organised chaos across Europe, the USA and finished in dear old Blighty. Supporting them on the bill of their Manchester gig was a trio of local bands. Aerial Salad kicked things off

Thursday 24 November 2016

Vanishing Life: “It’s not a supergroup”


Friday 28 October 2016

The Exquisites: “Home is kind of where the heart is”

Thursday 29 September 2016

Apologise, I Have None: “It’s just been a weird few years for us”

Thursday 22 September 2016

Wonk Unit: “I’m Mr. Splashy.”

Monday 09 May 2016

Colt 45 – ‘Snakes and Ladders’

Colt 45’s ‘Snakes and Ladders’ EP sits on the harder end of the pop-punk spectrum and, at times, edges towards post-hardcore. Its strength lies in squeezing as much energy as it can into short bursts while allowing some songs breathing space, but there’s enough here to show there’s a

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Interview: Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake are finally releasing their first live album, ‘Live from Astoria’, a full recording of their April 29th 2001 show from London. They’ll be putting out on the 15th anniversary of the gig, which just so happens to be the same day they play Groezrock.  I spoke to

Wednesday 30 March 2016

As the Sun Sleeps – ‘Never Stars’

‘Never Stars’ is a passable but uninspiring three-song EP that sounds desperately like it wants to trade the UK for the glorious sunshine of Florida. It’s inoffensive but unlikely to be anything more than background party music. ‘Digging Deep’ opens proceedings and, frankly, there’s not much to separate it from

Thursday 24 March 2016

Bad Cop/ Bad Cop on addiction, rehab and therapy