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From Wednesday 22 May 2019

Petrol Girls – ‘Cut & Stitch’

In late-2018, Petrol Girls released new material for the first time in two years. The three-track ‘The Future Is Dark’ EP was a ferocious onslaught of pent-up anger. It was a raging 15 minutes which held one hand on your throat, clasped your eyes open and screamed

Friday 17 May 2019

LIVE: SOAK / Pillow Queens @ Band on the Wall, Manchester

When walking through the rain-sodden streets of Manchester on a supposed spring evening, it can be easy to see where the inspiration for an album entitled ‘Grim Town’ eminates from. Bridie Monds-Watson – aka SOAK – described the title of her 2019 album as being something

Friday 10 May 2019

Charly Bliss – ‘Young Enough’

“The best emotional releases are crying and dancing, so it makes sense to me to marry the two.” It only needs one sentence from Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks to eloquently sum up the band’s sophomore record ‘Young Enough’. To some it may be seem like a

Friday 03 May 2019

Bad Religion – ‘Age of Unreason’

There are not many bands that come close to wracking up a career spanning 40 years, there are almost no bands that last 40 years and yet still remain relevant. Bad Religion are not most bands, though, and there could not be a more relevant time for

Thursday 18 April 2019

King Prawn Exclusive Track by Track for new album ‘The Fabulous New Sounds Of…’

Friday 05 April 2019

Martha – ‘Love Keeps Kicking’

Break-ups are horrible. No matter whether it comes in the form of a volcanic argument, the slow, drawn-out death of two people drifting apart, or the heartbreaking mutual decision that this is all “for the best”, break-ups are horrible. It takes a band like Martha to

Monday 25 March 2019

Nightmarathons – ‘Missing Parts’

The great state of Pennsylvania has a knack of producing stellar punk bands. From the evocative poetry of The Menzingers, the raging political voice of Anti-Flag to the feminist anthems of Cayetana, there is something in the water in the Keystone State that makes the music here

Thursday 14 March 2019

Blaqk Audio – ‘Only Things We Love’

When AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget last donned the mask of their synthpop alter-ego Blaqk Audio, it continued a trend that had manifested in recent AFI work. The 2016 LP ‘Material’ built on the dark motifs which flowed through the incredibly bleak AFI record ‘Burials’,

Wednesday 06 March 2019

Black Flag announce UK tour

Legendary hardcore punks Black Flag have announced a string of autumn UK shows with support from Total Chaos. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California in 1976 by guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member Greg Ginn, they have been the persistent presence in punk and hardcore for a generation. Their iconic

Sunday 24 February 2019

Masked Intruder – ‘III’

Masked Intruder are back and that pesky Officer Bradford is still hot on their trail. They are continuing to do what they love the most – robbing banks and crooning to the figure of their unrequited love. They are the lovable losers that will spend hard time