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From Monday 20 June 2022

Petrol Girls – ‘Baby’

When bringing ideas together for their third record ‘Baby’, Petrol Girls vocalist Ren Aldridge was conscious that she had lost her “fun side” and wanted to make something a little less intense than 2019’s excellent ‘Cut & Stitch’. Petrol Girls have always been at the forefront of confrontational, outspoken

Friday 10 June 2022

Interview: Peaness

Wednesday 04 May 2022

Peaness – ‘World Full of Worry’

In a world which seemingly lurches from one disaster to another, we each develop our own coping mechanisms. For Chester-based trio Peaness it’s to write, in their own words, “sad bangers,” and their debut ‘World Full of Worry’ is chocked full of them. It’s the ideal blend of dark,

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Cancer Bats – ‘Psychic Jailbreak’

Not since The Style Council penned their 1985 hit ‘Come to Milton Keynes’ has a Buckinghamshire new town been so effortlessly crowbarred into a song. Then again, have you ever “melted faces in Milton Keynes”? Well Cancer Bats have, and they want you to know about it. The self-proclaimed ‘road

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Pillow Queens – ‘Leave The Light On’

Once the darlings of dive bars and DIY venues, Dublin four-piece Pillow Queens now tread the boards of US talk shows, the smoke-filled rooms of the famous SXSW and sold-out shows in LA. Each show allows their star to shine a little brighter and their sophomore record ‘Leave The

Friday 18 March 2022

Hot Water Music – ‘Feel The Void’

Nothing makes you feel old like your beloved bands celebrating anniversaries. When Hot Water Music passed over their 25th year in 2019, it’s one of those moments that transport you back to those sweat-filled basement clubs that are now sadly no more, before catapulting you into the present to

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Mom Jeans – ‘Sweet Tooth’

Hailing from Berkley, California it’s pretty natural for a band to be inspired by all the greats that have come from this part of the Bay Area. Nearby to where pop punk four-piece Mom Jeans formed is the famous 924 Gilman Street, where a veritable who’s who

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Gregor Barnett – ‘Don’t Go Throwing Roses In My Grave’

Anyone familiar with the latter work of The Menzingers will already be well aware of guitarist Gregor Barnett’s penchant for soulful tales of Americana. Ever since the band moved away from their scratchy, screamy punk beginnings and delved into reflective and soul-searching songwriting, Barnett’s love affair with the landscape

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Dooms Children – ‘Dooms Children’

More commonly known for his raspy vocals as Alexisonfire’s rhythm guitarist and leading from the front of Gallows’ post-Frank Carter evolution, Wade MacNeil is getting a little more experimental with his new project Dooms Children. The group’s debut self-titled LP is a deeply personal and emotional record in which

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Chubby and the Gang – ‘The Mutt’s Nuts’

“Welcome to the Chubby and the Gang show,” Charlie “Chubby” Manning-Walker proclaims as the final bars of opener ‘The Mutt’s Nuts’ ring out. For the British punk scene of 2021, there really is only one show in town, and it’s the West London beatniks with their unique in-your-face sound. Springing