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From Tuesday 12 May 2015

LIVE: Title Fight / Cold World @ The Dome, London

Having taken a three year gap, Title Fight’s return this year with the compelling and almost dream-like ‘Hyperview’ has rightly been seen as a progressive and mature move by the band. More than just a shift in gear with regard to their musical direction, it is almost a

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Live: Modern Baseball/Into It. Over It./Tiny Moving Parts @ The Dome, London

As far as co-headline tours go, Modern Baseball and Into It. Over It. together is pretty high up the list of top double shows for 2015. After a run in Europe, the tour finally reaches the UK, with the bands set to play multiple sold out shows, including

Tuesday 07 April 2015

LIVE: Lagwagon, The Flatliners @ Islington Academy, London

All too often these days veteran punk bands get a bad rap for their output of material and efforts to stay relevant (eyes squarely at The Offspring right now). Some of these bands have simply not been able to stay relevant as a new generation of punks

Wednesday 25 February 2015

LIVE: Mariachi El Bronx @ Brooklyn Bowl, London

Most punk fans would be lying if they said they’d rather see Mariachi El Bronx then The Bronx, but when the day of the gig happens to fall on Valentine’s Day, who on Earth wouldn’t want to hear some swinging mariachi tunes from Los Angeles’ finest? If there

Tuesday 07 October 2014

LIVE: Me Vs Hero, Roam, Thrash Boat @ Islington Academy, London

UK pop-punk can hardly argue to have as large an audience in comparison to their North American counter-parts, internationally or even domestically. But on evidence of tonight’s performances it’s hard to see why the bands from this side of the Atlantic struggle to build a following, home and

Friday 03 October 2014

Finch – ‘Back To Oblivion’

How do you classify a comeback? In regards to Finch it’s hard to say. Since their last break up in 2010, the band looked like they had finally succumbed to post-second album “musical differences” syndrome. Their last release, ‘Epilogue’ a collection of left over tracks from their attempted third

Monday 28 July 2014

Four Year Strong – ‘Go Down in History’ EP

After a harsh and wholly unnecessary backlash from some fans on Four Year Strong’s last major release ‘In Some Way, Shape or Form’, the pop-punk/hardcore maestros rightly decided to reassess their own music, stance, situation and plans. At the time such animosity was unexpected from such a slight change

Monday 21 July 2014

Speaking in Shadows – ‘The Lies We Lead’

Speaking in Shadows rock in the field shared by Lower Than Atlantis, You Me At Six and We Are The Ocean – a mix of pop-punk with the harder energies of alternative rock and hardcore. However, listening to Speaking in Shadows, it’s clear there is little in common with

Friday 23 May 2014

Goodtime Boys – ‘Rain’

Currently it would seem that there is an abundance of US hardcore punk bands (Touché Amoré, La Dispute, Modern Life Is War to name just a few) with the UK and rest of the world seemingly being left in the wake of the endless pool of talent on the

Sunday 11 May 2014

Select Alt Delete Save As – ‘Ultra Cultura’

Much like their name Select All Delete Save As’s second release, ‘Ultra Cultura’, is a jumble. The duo of Anthony Walker and Terry Emm obviously had fun making this mix of alternative indie/electro rock but for the listener, it’s hard to get any focus or enjoyment from it. From