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From Thursday 25 April 2019

LIVE: PUP / Milk Teeth / Gender Roles @ The Garage, London

The Garage fills up quickly in the presence of a dim blue haze. The crowd is diverse, rich and eager with punk in their bones and PUP in their veins. Gender Roles are up first and the cotton candy pink of Tom Bennett’s hair lends itself to a beautiful juxtaposition

Monday 08 April 2019

LIVE: Simple Creatures @ Hanger, London

The venue is small, the stage smaller, but it’s perfect for tonight’s intimate show. It’s industrial, with exposed concrete and sturdy pillars and the kind of unfinished look that’s trendy nowadays: cool without trying too hard – an ethos shared with headline duo, Simple Creatures, who have already amassed

Thursday 10 January 2019

Taking Back Sunday – ‘Twenty’

It’s been two decades under the influence for Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday and, as they tour the globe in celebration of their twentieth year as a band, we take a look at their special anniversary compilation, ‘Twenty’. The album, packaged beautifully, essentially serves as a highlight reel for the

Tuesday 06 November 2018

Drug Church – ‘Cheer’

Okay, so Drug Church’s latest slice of punk heaven is here, and it’s bloody fantastic. The five-piece, originally born out of Albany only to be “sucked into the fast life” of LA, first bared their teeth with a couple of demo songs in late-2011 and enjoyed a pretty meteoric rise

Thursday 01 November 2018

It Looks Sad. – ‘Sky Lake’

It Looks Sad. are finally back and ready to put their anticipated debut LP out into the world, but with three years passing since their last release, is ‘Sky Lake’ worth the wait? From the ethereal opener of ‘Shave’, it’s clear the duo has moved away from the beachy, emo

Immerse yourself in Selfish Things’ new single ‘Flood’

Ontario-based Selfish Things first caught my attention when they popped up in my release radar with ‘Hangman’ earlier this year. It was love at first soundwave and their 2018 EP ‘Vertical Love’ has been on repeat ever since, while I anticipated their next move. Now they’re finally back with brand-new

Friday 12 October 2018

LIVE: Knuckle Puck / Tiny Moving Parts / Movements @ Electric Ballroom, Camden

When Knuckle Puck started out covering songs back in the cool autumn days of 2010, they probably didn’t think they’d end up releasing a split EP with Neck Deep and signing to Rise just a few years later – not to mention touring the world with original material. In

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Beartooth – ‘Disease’

If ‘Disease’ says anything about Beartooth, it’s that they’re a band who can consistently put out one spectacular album after another. Back with their third – and another dose of that fierce Caleb Shomo honesty – Beartooth are further cementing themselves as a force at the forefront of their

Friday 10 August 2018

As It Is – ‘The Great Depression’

When As It Is returned with the first song since their 2017 sophomore album, it was pretty clear it wasn’t just their wardrobe that got made over. ‘Wounded World’ shone with potential, hinting at the shape the album would potentially take whilst showcasing a band on the precipice of

Friday 20 July 2018

Trash Boat – ‘Crown Shyness’

When Trash Boat crashed the punk party back in 2014, the five-piece from St Albans quickly became synonymous with the bigger names in the scene. Leaning towards punk rock, they injected the predominantly American pop punk scene of the time with the visceral energy of EP ‘Brainwork’, before releasing