Monthly Archives: April 2014

Direct Effect – Sunburn

Direct Effect combine all the best aspects of old school and new school hardcore punk. Do you like it wild and loose, with songs that sound like the only thing holding them together is the intense fury of the band … Continue reading

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Dad Rocks! – Year of the Flesh

Dad Rocks! is the work of Snӕvar Njáll Albertsson; the Icelandic quarter of death-indie (their words) band Mimas. ‘Year of the Flesh’ is his second album, and one I have been eagerly awaiting. It’s easy to compare Dad Rocks! to … Continue reading

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Wonk Unit – Nervous Racehorse

Wonk Unit. Good ol’ Wonk Unit. One of the few UK bands who are genuinely hard to categorise and can be hard to understand. Basically, they’re a bit weird, but in a good way. Essentially, Wonk Unit are a punk … Continue reading

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Nightmares For A Week / Banquets – Split

Nightmares For A Week open this split with a delicate build up, reminiscent of Manchester Orchestra’s first full length. It flows straight into a bouncy country-punk-pop number that would fit on any Midwestern blues/punk record you’d care to mention. They … Continue reading

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Muncie Girls / Great Cynics – Split

The first thing that strikes me about this split is how much Muncie Girls sound like a chilled out, poppier Above Them. ‘Everyday’ is extremely catchy, and a great introduction to the record. It’s a very good pop punk song, … Continue reading

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La Dispute – Rooms of the House

I hope I don’t offend any La Dispute fans, but I find it hard to describe them as a real band in the typical sense. The band is all about vocalist Jordan Dreyer, their songs are more like stories set … Continue reading

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