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From Thursday 18 February 2021

Normandie – ‘Dark & Beautiful Secrets’

The year is 2021, and genre is dead. Think of any of the most exciting releases you’ve heard recently, and chances are they don’t fit into any single pre-defined box, instead bringing a whole range of musical worlds together to create a new, dynamic sound. Since the release of

Friday 22 January 2021

Lonely The Brave – ‘The Hope List’

There can be few things more satisfying in the life of a music fan than seeing a band rise from the ashes of their previous life. For Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave, it seemed difficult to imagine anyone stepping into the place of former vocalist Dave Jakes after he left

Thursday 17 December 2020

Stuck Out – ‘Lie Through Your Teeth’

There’s a seemingly neverending stream of bands coming out of Australia right now. Not content with dominating metalcore, recent years have also seen a surge in pop punk bands emerging from the land down under – between With Confidence, Stand Atlantic, The Faim, Eat Your Heart Out and newcomers

Thursday 10 December 2020

Dave Jakes – ‘Dave Jakes’

As the year finally begins to draw to a conclusion and new releases begin to slow, there are still some gems to be found and to hear the return of a voice we’ve long missed seems a more than fitting way to bring a long and testing year to

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Fear No Empire – ‘Fear No Empire’

Probably the last thing anyone expected from 2020 was for the worlds of political protest music and Zebrahead to collide – but it’s been a funny old year and, well, here we are. Bringing in Dan Palmer’s Death By Stereo bandmate and drummer Mike Cambra, half of the notoriously

Thursday 22 October 2020

Hands Like Houses – ‘Hands Like Houses’

When Aussie quintet Hands Like Houses released fourth album ‘Anon.’ in 2018, the response from fans was, to put it mildly, a bit marmite. Considering the marked shift in sound that album represented, the reaction probably wasn’t too surprising; think of any release by a band who’ve made even

Friday 16 October 2020

Young Culture – ‘Young Culture’

It’s only four short (or in some cases long – looking at you, 2020) years since Young Culture made their first appearance on the scene, but with a cluster of EPs, a swathe of US tours, and collaborations with the likes of Derek DiScanio (State Champs) under their belts,

Friday 21 August 2020

State Champs – ‘Unplugged’

In the ten years since State Champs first made their way onto the scene, they have steadily created space for themselves in the hearts of pop punk fans everywhere. There’s something about them that perfectly combines the electric vibe of the mid-2000s with fresh, boundary-pushing sounds; continually

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Punktastic Picks: Volume 2

Is it too soon to call something a regular feature once it reaches its second edition? Well, we’re going to anyway. We make the rules around here (… probably), so this seems fine. With that in mind, welcome to the next volume of our regular (see) Punktastic Picks feature and

Friday 24 July 2020

Broadside – ‘Into The Raging Sea’

The path to album number three hasn’t been the smoothest for Broadside. Coming two years after sophomore full length ‘Paradise’, singles ‘King Of Nothing’ and ‘Empty’ marked the end of an era for the Virginia band in May 2019 as their final releases on Victory Records. With guitarist and