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From Sunday 11 September 2016

LIVE: Beach Slang @ Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

From the hit of the first note, Beach Slang go from calm and prepared to full punk rock fury. Frontman James Alex darts around the stage, throwing windmills on giant chords that fill the venue, with a confidence and bravado that captivates the crowd, and immediately makes the show

Thursday 19 May 2016

LIVE: Milk Teeth / Black Foxxes / Eat Me @ Barfly, Camden

An evening with Stroud’s finest punk rock pals is always going to be something to look forward to, so heading down to Camden’s Barfly on a sunny, gorgeous Thursday with the capital looking its finest, there’s an awful lot of excitement from those inside the venue and

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Max Raptor – ‘Max Raptor’

Max Raptor have always had an interesting sound. Something about them that screams of classic British punk bands. At times sounding like Gallows fronted by Frank Turner, it was 2013’s Mother’s Ruin that really piqued the attention, with its Billy Talent swagger and bounce to it, and a dark,

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Bailer – ‘Shaped By The Landscape’

For a band that’s only been around for a year or so, Bailer make quite the first impression. This Irish metal/hardcore four-piece throw fearless songwriting, colossal riffing and boundless energy into the mix on their debut EP ‘Shaped By The Landscape’, that smartly utilises every second of

Thursday 07 April 2016

Create To Inspire – ‘Home Is Where My Heart Dies’

Sounding like the bastard love child of Beartooth, Palm Reader and letlive., Create To Inspire achieve a feat that many bands of their type struggle so much with – the balance of melody and aggression. On this four-track EP, titled ‘Home Is Where My Heart

Wednesday 30 March 2016

The Colour Line – ‘The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval’

On first listen it’s easy to dismiss The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval. If you gloss over it, give it a casual listen, it can sound rather samey. Nothing of significance might jump out at you. But on the second, third, fourth listen, if you really pay attention, you

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Interview: Ignite

Formed in 1993, Orange County hardcore heroes Ignite are known for their socially and politically aware songwriting, as well as a phenomenal display of melody. Following the release of latest album ‘A War Against You’, we caught up with bass player Brett Rasmussen to discuss punk rock,

Thursday 03 March 2016

Yndi Halda: “We do our very best not to ascribe to any scenes.”

Monday 15 February 2016

Ondt Blod – ‘Finnmark’

A lot of people think of Scandinavian music and immediately say ‘black metal’. But what you may not be aware of, is the burgeoning hardcore scene up there in the cold that has been slowly growing under the surface. Mainstream audiences had Kvelertak brought to their

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Household – ‘Time Spent’

Let’s get right into this: Time Spent by Household is a pretty difficult listen. It has the distinct feeling of a band that is comprised of members who have a variety of influences, and in an attempt to placate each member, each of these genres have been