Monthly Archives: March 2014

Patrons – S/T

Any band mentioning Reuben as an influence immediately gets my attention, and for Patrons, that influence definitely shines throughout. The Plymouth four-piece are releasing their self-titled EP on cassette tape at the end of the month. First track, ‘Rituals’, starts … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Weather / Losing Sleep – Split

Starting off this fantastic split record are Kingston’s Losing Sleep. Right from the off I was hooked on this band – reminiscent in different ways and in different places of The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music (lyrically speaking) and … Continue reading

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Atterkop – Atterkop

I always thought the term ‘skacore’ was grossly overused back in its parent genre’s heyday in the early noughties. The likes of Capdown, Antimaniax and Five Knuckle were rightfully linked with the phrase, but at one time it seemed bands … Continue reading

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Darwin & The Dinosaur – Remus

Remus is the follow-up to last year’s Romelus from Norwich’s Darwin & The Dinosaur. I was eager to listen to D&TD after seeing they were playing with The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to … Continue reading

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The Lawrence Arms – Metropole

The weight of expectation on a new album from The Lawrence Arms is so great it’s difficult to fathom. As far as the world of punk rock goes, they are one of the most popular bands on the planet, loved … Continue reading

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PUP – Self Titled

Trying to find a band which PUP sound like is hard. There are clear influences, but the closest I can make is if The Dissociates and The (International) Noise Conspiracy resurrected Johnny Ramone, moved to California and started a band. … Continue reading

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Lung Season – 2014

I started listening to the first track ‘Table 13’ as I read through the biography for Lung Season, a four-piece Scottish band blending punk, emo, drinking problems and blah blah blah, and quickly formed the impression that this band have … Continue reading

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