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An Aural History of Bangers

The punk scene as I know it is an ever-changing entity. Fads, bands, venues and fashions come and go, but after the last trend follower has sucked all they can from the musical vista, there is always a core set … Continue reading

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Reliving the Nightmare with The Kimberly Steaks

The Kimberly Steaks are a flesh ripping fast pop punk band from the Glasgow area who are coming off the back of a busy year, which featured releasing a cracking EP and completing an April UK tour with Austeros, along … Continue reading

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Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room – Party Adjacent

Party Adjacent is the second full length from Alkaline Trio bassist Dan Andriano under his “…in the Emergency Room” moniker; following on from 2011’s Hurricane Season. Opener ‘Pretty Teeth’ teases and teases that it’s going to get going and – … Continue reading

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Working Towards a Common Goal

It’s certainly safe to say that there is a healthy amount of positive talk within the punk community. And while it’s by no means perfect, many people who identify themselves as part of the punk (and wider) scene are strong … Continue reading

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Nature Channel – Nature Sounds

Before I start this review, I’d like to give major props to Nature Channel, who have managed to put out a full-length record in just over a year after their formation in Brighton. That’s no mean feat! The album in … Continue reading

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Millie Manders – Bacchus

Millie Manders’ latest single, ‘Bacchus’, released at the end of last month, is a fantastic fusion of ska, pop and punk rock. Her voice is smooth and soulful, and flows well with the track. Ska influences are obvious in the … Continue reading

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Colour Me Wednesday – People Are Afraid of Change

As I type this, the UK is basking in its first – and potentially only – heatwave of the year. When the summer comes along, many people scrabble around trying to find some fitting music; maybe some chilled out reggae … Continue reading

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Verses The World – Homesick/Roadsick

Even though I had never heard of Versus The World before their latest album dropped into my inbox, the title Homesick/Roadsick told me it was likely to be a punk rock record. As it turns out, my hunch was correct. … Continue reading

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Laura Mardon – One Week Record

I first met Laura when we played a show together. She was still calling herself Transfere Project and I was still calling myself MC iPod. Actually, I’m still calling myself MC iPod but that’s another story for another day. I … Continue reading

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Great Cynics – I Feel Weird

Fuck me this is a bit good, isn’t it. I figured I’d start bluntly so you could – hopefully – feel the same way I felt when I heard this album. Having been there when Cynics, as they were called … Continue reading

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