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From Tuesday 02 May 2023

Shit Present – ‘What Still Gets Me’

There’s a distinct feeling about opening an unwanted present. The sense of deflation that you hoped the contents would be something worthwhile, the anger that the recipient thought this would be a good idea or just the melancholic sense that no-one seems to understand you. All of it compounded

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Press Club – ‘Endless Motion’

Press Club have quite a few things to get off their chest. The Melbourne-based four-piece have watched on in despair as the world has eaten itself. However, in despair comes art and their third LP, ‘Endless Motion’, is another bold step for one of the darlings of Australia’s DIY

Friday 19 August 2022

The Chats – ‘Get Fucked’

From the band that brought you songs about smoke breaks, dine and dashing, craving the nutritional glory of pub food and catching venereal diseases – everyone’s favourite mullet-adorning, garage punk Australians are back with a new, even more frantic record. Brisbane’s The Chats’ rise from scrappy

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